Paul Johnson, M.D.
Dr. Paul Johnson is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in cosmetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Johnson performs facial rejuvenation procedures including upper and lower eyelid blepharopasty (eyelid lift/contouring), brow lifts, Botox injections, soft tissue fillers (Radiesse/Juvederm/Restylane), and chemical peels with meticulous attention to detail.
Dr. Johnson is also skilled in reconstructive oculoplastics including ptosis repair, excision and reconstruction of eyelid skin cancer, orbital decompression surgery, repair of orbital fractures, eye socket reconstruction, management of facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy), blocked tear duct repair (dacryocystorhinostomy), ectropion and entropion repair, management of thyroid eye disease, enucleation and evisceration surgery, and the repair of orbital, eyelid, and tear duct trauma.
Dr. Johnson attended Johns Hopkins University and Jefferson Medical College. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and his oculoplastics fellowship at the top-rated Wills Eye Institute. He has authored multiple publications and has been actively involved in teaching future ophthalmologists at both New York Eye & Ear and Wills Eye Institute.
Wills Eye Institute
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Transitional Internship, Chief Resident
Jefferson Medical College
Doctor of Medicine, cum laude
Johns Hopkins University
BA Biology, with honors
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
- Junior AOA
- Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society at Jefferson Medical College
- Awarded Dr. James D. And Jennie M. Beach Memorial Scholarship based on academic merit, institutional commitment, and community service at Jefferson Medical College
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Owner & President – Paul B. Johnson, M.D., PC
- Director, Rittenhouse Center for Aesthetic Medicine
- Director of Oculoplastics – Cooper University Hospital
- Director of Oculoplastics – Aria Bucks, Torresdale, and Frankford Hospitals
- Oculoplastic Surgeon – Soll Eye Associates
- Attending Oculoplastic Surgeon – Wills Eye Institute Emergency Department
- ASOPRS Thesis: Johnson PB, Luo B, Carrasco JR. Hydroxyapatite granules in the treatment of enophthalmos in orbital fracture patients. (Manuscript in progress for submission)
- Maguire J, Murchison AP, Jaeger E (eds): The Wills Eye Institute 5-Minute Ophthalmology Consult. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012: Johnson PB, Carrasco JR. “Medial Orbital Wall Fractures.” Johnson PB, Carrasco JR. “Orbital Floor Fractures.”
- Johnson PB, Lelli GJ, Khorsandi A, DellaRocca DA. Spontaneous dural cavernous fistula in infancy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):118-9.
- Kim HJ, Johnson PB, Kropinak M, Brazzo B, Sims L, Lauer S, Moskowitz B, McCormick SA, Milman T. Subepidermal calcified nodules of the eyelid. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec;25(6):489-90.
- Kharod BV, Johnson PB, Nesti HA, Rhee DJ. Effect of written instructions on accuracy of self-reporting medication regimen in glaucoma patients. J Glaucoma 2006;15:244-247.
- Johnson PB, Katz LJ, Rhee DJ. Selective laser trabeculoplasty: predictive value of early intraocular pressure measurements for success at 3 months. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;90(6):741-3. Epub 2006 Feb 7.
- Selected to attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology Mid-Year Forum in Washington, DC as a representative of the New York State Ophthalmology Society. Met with members of congress and their aides to lobby for issues affecting ophthalmology today, including Medicare physician pay cut reform, the Vision Care for Kids Act of 2007, Ambulatory Surgical Center Medicare Payment Modernization Act, and National Eye Institute funding.
- Vice-President of Jefferson Chapter of AOA (2004-2005)
- Secretary of the Executive Board of Jefferson Student Council (2002)
- Class Representative to Jefferson Student Council (2001)
- Treasurer of the Duane Ophthalmology Society at Wills Eye Hospital (2004-2005)
- Co-President for the Society for Tomorrow’s Physician (2002-2003)
- Secretary of the Jefferson Pediatrics Society (2002-2003)
- Liaison to the LCME upon their visit to Jefferson (2002)
- Represented Jefferson to pre-medical advisors from undergraduate institutions (2002)
- Active member of the Duane Ophthalmology Society at Wills Eye Hospital (2003-2005)
- Active member of JeffHOPE (2001-2005)
- Peer counselor for A Place To Talk (1998-2001)
- Volunteer in Operating Room and Emergency Department of St. Barnabas Medical Center (1996-2001).
- Bridging The Gaps (Summer 2002)
- Stationed at Youth Emergency Services, a homeless shelter for adolescents ages 12-17.
- Designed and led group activities that focused on providing the residents of the shelter with life skills.
- Served as an advocate for each resident’s health care needs.
- Prepared and presented an academic poster at the annual Bridging The Gaps symposium.