Mr David Johnson graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Medical Sciences in 1989. He was awarded The Skerne Scholarship and The Belfield Clarke Prize for Biological Sciences for obtaining the top First Class Degree in the University. He was awarded the Ida Mary Henderson Scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford and graduated from Oxford University in Clinical Medicine in 1992.
After his general surgical training he undertook three years of full time research as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, where he researched into the molecular biology of craniosynostosis. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Oxford University and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship as recognition of his research by The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Johnson trained in Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford. He spent one year as a Senior Craniofacial Fellow at The Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide before taking up his Consultant Post in Oxford in 2006. He is the Director of the Craniofacial Unit in Oxford which is one of the busiest craniofacial units in the world primarily treating children with craniosynostosis. He has over 70 publications and he is a lead editor of the 39th and 40th editions of the world famous Gray’s Anatomy textbook.