Michael H. Johnson, MD

Michael H. Johnson, MD

Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Urologic Surgery

Common Procedures

  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Robotic kidney surgery
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Robotic pyeloplasty
  • Vasectomy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Prostate cancer
  • Elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen)
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney masses
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Desired sterility

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology


Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2009


Urology Residency, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2014


Urologic Oncology Fellowship, John Hopkins Hospital, Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, Baltimore, MD, 2016

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons (ACS, fellow)
American Urological Association (AUA, member)
Society of Urologic Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Endourological Society

Awards and Honors

Resident Teacher of the Year (2019)
Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Program award (2015-2016)
Morris Abrams Award, most compassionate resident (2014)
Sexual Medicine Society Men’s Health Travelling Fellowship Award (2013)
Washington University Resident Teacher of the Year (2012)
IVUmed Travelling Resident Scholarship (2012)
William J. von Liebig Fellowship in vascular surgery (2006)
Dartmouth College Presidential Scholar (2000)

Grant Funding

  • Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Grant – Integrated computational and biological identification of personalized tumor-specific neoantigens in renal cell carcinoma (7/1/2015-6/30/2016)
    • Role: Principal Investigator
    • This study utilizes whole-exome sequencing of renal cell carcinoma tumors to identify tumor-specific antigens. Neoantigens are then synthesized and tested for immunogenic abilities and possible use in cancer vaccines.
  • Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science (K01) – Molecular analysis and precision medicine in renal cell carcinoma (9/30/15 – 04/2020)
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Description: This study focuses on the analysis of genome-scale molecular data to discover predictors of medical treatment success in patients with renal cell carcinoma.


  1. Johnson FE, Johnson MH, Virgo KS: Current follow-up strategies after potentially curative resection of upper aerodigestive tract epidermoid. International Journal of Oncology 10:927-931, 1997.
  2. Johnson FE, Virgo KS, Clemente MF, Johnson MH, Paniello RC: How tumor stage affects surgeons’ surveillance strategies after surgery for carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract. Cancer 82(10): 1932-1937, 1998. PMID 9587127
  3. Paniello RC, Virgo KS, Johnson MH, Clemente MF, Johnson FE. Practice patterns and clinical guidelines for posttreatment follow-up of head and neck cancers: A comparison of two professional societies. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 125(3):309-313,1999. PMID 10190803
  4. Clark JG, Virgo KS, Clemente MF, Johnson MH, Paniello RC, Johnson, FE. How surgeon age affects post-treatment surveillance strategies for upper aerodigestive tract cancer patients. American Journal of Otolaryngology 20(4):217-222,1999. PMID 10442773
  5. Patterson JMM, Johnson MH, Zimonjic D, and Graubert TA. Characterization of Ly-6M, a novel member of the Ly-6 family of hematopoietic proteins. Blood 95(10): 3125-3132, 2000. PMID 10807778
  6. Virgo KS, Paniello RC, Johnson MH, Clemente MF, Johnson FE. Surgical Decision making in upper aerodigestive tract cancer patient follow-up. International Journal of Oncology. 21(5):1101-1109, 2002. PMID 12370761
  7. Marzolf, Bruz and Johnson MH: Validation of Microarray Image Analysis Accuracy. Biotechniques 36(2):304-308, 2004. PMID 14989095
  8. Lausted C, Dahl T, King K, Smith KA, Johnson MH, Hood L, Lasky SR. POSAM: A fast, flexible, open source, piezoelectric oligonucleotide synthesizer and microarrayer. Genome Biology. 2004;5(8):R58. Epub 2004 Jul 27. PMID 15287980
  9. Marzolf B, Deutsch EW, Moss P, Campbell D, Johnson MH, Galitski T. SBEAMS-Microarray: Database software supporting genomic expression analyses for systems biology. BMC Bioinformatics. 7(1):286 Jun 2006. PMID 16756676
  10. Deutsch EW, Ball CA, Bova GS, Brazma A, Bumgarner RE, Campbell D, Causton HC, Christiansen J, Davidson D, Eichner LJ, Goo YA, Grimmond S, Henrich T, Johnson MH, Korb M, Mills JC, Oudes A, Parkinson HE, Pascal LE, Quackenbush J, Ramialison M, Ringwald M, Sansone SA, Sherlock G, Stoeckert CJ Jr, Swedlow J, Taylor RC, Walashek L, Zhou Y, Liu AY, True LD. Development of the Minimum Information Specification for In Situ Hybridization and Immunohistochemistry Experiments (MISFISHIE). OMICS. 10(2):205-208 Jun 2006. PMID 16901227

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Patients Seen At

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1044 N. Mason Road
Medical Building 4, Suite 230
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


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