Dr. Anita Johnson, MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncologist | City of Hope Atlanta

Anita Johnson, MD, FACS, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at City of Hope Atlanta, serves as the Chief of Surgery at City of Hope Atlanta and Leader of the Atlanta Women’s Cancer Center. With more than 20 years of experience in breast oncology, she’s been on the leading edge of advancements in health care technology and surgery, often being the first to perform innovative procedures.

At City of Hope Atlanta, Dr. Johnson performs oncoplastic surgery, including lumpectomies and skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies. She also performs breast ultrasounds, needle core biopsies and infusaport placements and helps patients understand the implications of genetic testing. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to providing women with all aspects of oncoplastic oncology.

Dr. Johnson has decades of experience in strategic growth in the health care space, serving in leadership positions for multiple hospital committees committed to achieving exceptional levels in quality metrics. She’s also served on several national committees and advisory boards.

Dr. Johnson earned a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She then completed a surgery internship/residency at Grady Hospital Department of General Surgery in Atlanta, and subsequently completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Johnson served as the medical director for The Breast Care Team in metropolitan Atlanta. She’s a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. She also belongs to the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

A recipient of the 2020 “Women Making a Mark” award and the 2002 “Physicians Who Care” award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Johnson has been published in numerous peer-review journals, including American Journal of Surgery and Seminars in Surgical Oncology. She’s given many presentations on breast cancer for audiences such as American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons and Southwestern Surgical Congress.

“I enjoy the technology involved with treating breast cancer and more importantly the ability to inform women about their treatment options and maximizing their quality of life,” says Dr. Johnson on why she decided to pursue a focus in breast cancer surgeries.

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