Douglas Ross Johnston, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 1998
Residency:
Massachusetts General Hospital - 2005
Fellowships:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

179 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

54 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

54 Reviews

August 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Douglas Johnston exhibits knowledge in his field.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Warm kind intelligent compassionate caring and answered all questions pleasantly.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very kind

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston answered all my questions. Explained the benefits of my surgery versus other options.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston has a very impressive long list of procedures that he has performed related to heart valves and he said the magic words I was hoping to hear- It might not have to be open heart surgery.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Expertise and patient centric care

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Very easy to communicate with, answers questions in an understandable manner.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Professional, informative, and polite

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Seems like a good, honest and caring person.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and extremely experienced.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Very upfront and I liked his approach to my issue.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Answered all my questions. Very thorough

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Personable, explains proceedure well, answered all my questions, concerns.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston was very informative in a calm and kind manner. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions. I appreciate that he was willing to do a televisit with me and considered my circumstances. If I could choose a 10++ I would have done so.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

He was a pleasure to meet with and very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston is extremely knowledgeable and is able to communicate the options to patients clearly. He is patient-centered and helps provide all necessary information to make an informed decision.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston explained clearly to me. Personable and encouraging about upcoming surgery.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Excellent credentials, instills confidence you are making right decision

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Very clear explanations. Very compassionate surgeon.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Ease talking and answered my questions.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston not only has impeccable credentials, he takes the time to answer all my questions and make me feel at ease with the upcoming surgery.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and explained things very well and answered my questions

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and explain things very well.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

He saved my life

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Johnston is very kind and has extream empathy for what I will be happening for my surgery.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Explained the surgery so that I understood the procedure.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Highly recommended clear explanations

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April 25, 2023

5.0

I would recomend Dr Johnston to others for care. He showed great compasion and carring when letting my wife and I know what cardiac issues I had and what needed to be done.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

See comments above. He was recommended to me and I have since recommend him to others.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Professionalism, knowledge and expertise.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

He was very nice - didn’t rush and had me feel more relaxed with our meeting. And did answer my questions without stressing me.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Johnston has impeccable credentials and carefully explained his evaluation of my diagnostic tests (echo, TEE) and his recommended course of treatment.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

He explained everything very clearly and he has impressive credentials

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April 04, 2023

5.0

We were treated with total sincerity and explanations were excellent.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Dr.Johnston is very responsive, friendly and takes time to explain details about the surgery and has put me at ease with his inputs.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Again, just starting the process. He communicated well, answered all my questions and the consultation went well.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent attention

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Provided clear information and recommended two additional tests.

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March 10, 2023

4.0

He is an expert in my particular condition.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

His knowledge and skill

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March 03, 2023

5.0

I have not had my surgery yet, but so far, Dr. Johnston has been extremely accessible, knowledgeable and personable.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Considered an expert in this specialized field.

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February 25, 2023

5.0

He know what he’s doing

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February 18, 2023

5.0

He’s professional and thorough.

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February 04, 2023

5.0

Easy to communicate with, very detailed about surgery.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

He was very informative and professional. Advised us on a plan that made a lot of sense.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Exceptional doctor! Dr.Johnston took the time and answered all my questions!

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Johnston's ability and intellect, combined with his acute understanding of my needs as a patient, and empathy for what I am going through, gave me peace of mind. I felt real stress relief after the pre-surgery consultation.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

great care

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January 01, 2023

5.0

He spent time explaining in detail, all that they wanted to do with regard to my examinations at the hospital go to determine how they’re going to proceed with my problem, the best

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December 14, 2022

3.0

He did not answer some of my questions.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

At the top of his field. Lucky to have him for my surgeon.

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December 04, 2022

5.0

Dr. Johnston explained everything in a manner which we could understand. He answered all our questions and was very patient with us.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Profesional

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Disclosures

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