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BJ L. Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Internship: Rush University Medical Center (Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor's Degree: Lee University (Biochemistry)
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati (General Surgery)
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Surgery)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 2018-11-12) - (Recertification Date: 2023-10-05)

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

General Surgery

Abdominal Hernia

Acalculous Cholecystitis


Bile Duct Stones

Bile Reflux

Biliary Dyskinesia

Billiary Disease

Bleeding in the Small Bowel

Bowel Obstruction




Colonic Diverticulitis

Diverticular Disease


Femoral Hernia

Fractured Ribs

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder Inflammation (Cholecystitis)


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Groin Hernias



Lung Collapse (Pneumothorax)


Pilonidal Cyst

Pilonidal Dimple

Pilonidal Sinus

Pyloric Stenosis

Traumatic Injury

Umbilical Hernia

Ventral Hernia

Peer Reviewed Publications

Jung, Andrew D; Dhar, Vikrom K; Hoehn, Richard S; Atkinson, Sarah J; Johnson, Bobby L; Rice, Teresa; Snyder, Jonathan R; Rafferty, Janice F; Edwards, Michael J; Paquette, Ian M 2018. Enhanced Recovery after Colorectal Surgery: Can We Afford Not to Use It? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 226 4, 586-593

Johnson, Bobby L; Midura, Emily F; Prakash, Priya S; Rice, Teresa C; Kunz, Natalia; Kalies, Kathrin; Caldwell, Charles C 2017. Neutrophil derived microparticles increase mortality and the counter-inflammatory response in a murine model of sepsis. Biochimica et biophysica acta. Molecular basis of disease, 1863 10 Pt B, 2554-2563

Johnson, Bobby L; Rice, Teresa C; Xia, Brent T; Boone, Kirsten I; Green, Ellis A; Gulbins, Erich; Caldwell, Charles C 2016. Amitriptyline Usage Exacerbates the Immune Suppression Following Burn Injury. Shock (Augusta, Ga.), ,

Midura, Emily F; Prakash, Priya S; Johnson, Bobby L; Rice, Teresa C; Kunz, Natalia; Caldwell, Charles C 2016. Impact of caspase-8 and PKA in regulating neutrophil-derived microparticle generation. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 469 4, 917-22

Johnson, Bobby L; Abodeely, Adam; Ferguson, Martha A; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Is sacral neuromodulation here to stay? Clinical outcomes of a new treatment for fecal incontinence. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 19 1, 15-9; discussion 19-

Johnson, Bobby L; Davis, Bradley R; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Postoperative predictors of early discharge following laparoscopic segmental colectomy. International journal of colorectal disease, 30 5, 703-6

Midura, Emily F; Hanseman, Dennis J; Davis, Bradley R; Johnson, Bobby L; Kuethe, Joshua W; Rafferty, Janice F; Paquette, Ian M 2015. Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy: Are all laparoscopic techniques created equal? Surgical endoscopy, ,

Freeman, Christopher M; Quillin, Ralph C; Wilson, Gregory C; Nojima, Hiroyuki; Johnson, Bobby L; Sutton, Jeffrey M; Schuster, Rebecca M; Blanchard, John; Edwards, Michael J; Caldwell, Charles C; Lentsch, Alex B 2014. Characterization of microparticles after hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. PloS one, 9 5, e97945

Johnson, Bobby L; Iii, ; Kuethe, Josh W; Caldwell, Charles C 2014. Neutrophil derived microvesicles: emerging role of a key mediator to the immune response. Endocrine, metabolic & immune disorders drug targets, 14 3, 210-7

Kuethe, Joshua W; Prakash, Priya S; Midura, Emily F; Johnson, Bobby L; Kasten, Kevin R; Caldwell, Charles C 2014. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin mediates the host response and increases mortality during sepsis. The Journal of surgical research, 191 1, 19-24

Paquette, Ian M; Abodeely, Adam; Johnson, Bobby L; Rafferty, Janice F 2014. Quantifying patient improvement following sacral neuromodulation: is it time for a new scoring system for fecal incontinence? Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57 10, 1209-12

Siegl, Daniel; Annecke, Thorsten; Johnson, Bobby L; Schlag, Christian; Martignoni, Andre; Huber, Nadine; Conzen, Peter; Caldwell, Charles C; Tschöp, Johannes 2014. Obesity-induced hyperleptinemia improves survival and immune response in a murine model of sepsis. Anesthesiology, 121 1, 98-114

Johnson, Bobby L; Goetzman, Holly S; Prakash, Priya S; Caldwell, Charles C 2013. Mechanisms underlying mouse TNF-? stimulated neutrophil derived microparticle generation. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 437 4, 591-6

Martens JP, Archdeacon MT, Johnson BJ, Le TT, Wyrick JD 2011. Operative delay in hip fracture patients on clopidogrel (Plavix) Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, ,

Kassam A.;Mirza A.;Kim Y.;Hanseman D.;Woodle E.;Quillin R.;Johnson B.;Govil A.;Cardi M.;Schauer D.;Smith E.;Diwan T. 02-01-2020. Long-term outcomes in patients with obesity and renal disease after sleeve gastrectomy American Journal of Transplantation, 20 2, 422-429

Kuethe, Joshua W; Mintz-Cole, Rachael; Johnson, Bobby L; Midura, Emily F; Caldwell, Charles C; Schneider, Barbara St Pierre . Assessing the immune status of critically ill trauma patients by flow cytometry. Nursing research, 63 6, 426-34