Dr. Johnson is an award-winning, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in active clinical practice. Experience in shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, hip, knee, foot, ankle and orthopaedic trauma. Has performed thousands of procedures. Peer Reviewer and Former Chairman of Committee on Orthopaedic Best Practices. Extensive Locum Tenens experience – licensed in six states.

Curriculum Vitae


CompHealth                                                                                                                            January 2022 – Present

Locum Tenens Orthopaedic Surgeon

North Platte, NE; Columbus, NE; Pontiac, IL; Washington, PA


NEXTLocums                                                                                                                          January 2021 – Present

Practitioner for Logistics Health Incorporated

VA Hospitals Nationwide


Hayes Locums                                                                                                                        January 2021 – Present

Locum Tenens Orthopaedic Surgeon

Demorest, GA


Weatherby Healthcare                                                                                                   October 2020 – Present

Locum Tenens Orthopaedic Surgeon

Watertown, SD; St. Alban’s, VT; August, GA


Randon Johnson LLC                                                                                                                  July 2020 – Present

Owner/Orthopaedic Surgeon                                                            

Chicago, IL


AMITA Medical Group                                                                           November 2011 – September 2020

Orthopaedic Surgeon                                               

Chicago, IL


Saint Elizabeth’s Ambulatory Orthopaedic Clinic                             September 2010 – May 2016  

Director/Orthopaedic Surgeon                                            

Chicago, IL


Randon Johnson LLC                                                                                                    July 2011 – October 2011

Owner/Orthopaedic Surgeon                                                   

Chicago, IL


Chicago Musculoskeletal Institute/ Metro Orthopaedics                 February 2009 – July 2011

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chicago, IL


Neurologic and Orthopaedic Hospital of Chicago                              August 2008 – January 2009

House Staff Physician                                                        

Chicago, IL


CompHealth                                                                                                   November 2008 – December 2008

Locum Tenens Orthopaedic Surgeon

North Platte, NE; Columbus, NE; Pontiac, IL; Washington, PA



Saint Mary’s and Elizabeth Family Practice Residency              March 2009 – September 2020

Volunteer Faculty

Chicago, IL


Saint Mary’s and Elizabeth Podiatry Residency                             March 2009 – September 2020

Volunteer Faculty

Chicago, IL


AO Principles in Operative Management of Fractures                                               September 2006

for Operating Room Personnel

Table Instructor

Omaha, NE



Committee on Orthopaedic Best Clinical Practices                   January 2010 – December 2010

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

Chicago, IL



Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research                                                            June 2007 - Present

Peer Reviewer                                                                         



  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Georgia Physician #87634
  • Illinois Physician #036.120944
  • Nebraska Physician #24126
  • Pennsylvania Physician #MD478954      
  • South Dakota Physician #12407
  • Vermont Physician #042.0015218
  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Letter of Qualification                              



University of Illinois-Chicago/Center for Athletic Medicine        July 2008 – November 2008

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow                                    

Chicago, IL


Creighton/Nebraska Health Foundation                                                                July 2003 – June 2008

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident                                                     

Omaha, NE



The University of Arizona College of Medicine                                                                              May 2003

Doctor of Medicine

Tucson, AZ


The University of Arizona                                                                                                                             May 1999

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology                                       

Tucson, AZ


The University of Arizona                                                                                                                             May 1999

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science                                                               

Tucson, AZ



  1. Chang J, Noland S, Adams JE, Mass DP, Seiler III JG, Taras JS, Trueblood A, Botte MJ, Kalainov DM, Johnson RC, Lauder AJ, Wolfe JM.  “Chapter 10: Tendon.” ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery (2010).  Lippencott, Williams, & Wilkins. (pp 93-144).
  2. Benjamin J, Johnson R, Porter S.  “Knee scores change with length of follow-up after total knee arthroplasty.”  Journal of Arthroplasty.  18(7): 861-71, 2003 Oct.
  3. Benjamin J, Szivek J, Dersam G, Persselin S, Johnson R.  “Linear and volumetric wear of tibial inserts in posterior cruciate-retaining knee arthroplasties.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  (392): 131-8, 2001 Nov.



  • Johnson R, Inda D, McMullen S, Fitzgibbons T.  “Experience of an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center with the use of osteocartilaginous transplant both autograft and allograft in patients with osteochondral disease of the talus.”
    • Podium Presentation – Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2008 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL


  • Johnson R, Mormino M, Tarkin I, Dunman P, Pape H, Fehringer E, Reed L, Lauder A, Feschuk C.  “Distinguishing commensal versus pathologic staphylococcus species in cases of fracture nonunion after internal fixation.”


  • Johnson R, Garvin K, Feschuk C, Pelt C.  “Anterior knee pain and total knee arthroplasty: are they related?”
    • Podium Presentation – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
    • Poster Presentation – Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2006 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX


  • Chilvers M, Benjamin J, Johnson R.  “Total knee arthroplasty without lateral release: Is the ‘Rule of No Thumb’ still valid?”
    • Podium Presentation – Western Orthopaedic Association 2005 Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI



Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, IL

    • Fractures of the Lower Extremities: Management and Rehabilitation – Nov 2010


AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, Chicago, IL

    • Anterior Knee Pain – Jun 2009


University of Illinois-Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Section of Sports Medicine, Chicago, IL

    • Exertional Compartment Syndrome – Aug 2008


UNMC Department of Orthopaedics, Omaha, NE

    • Anterior Knee Pain – Oct 2006
    • The Basic Science of Wound Healing – Oct 2007


UNMC Department of Orthopaedics Section of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Omaha, NE

    • Pediatric Soccer Injuries: Ankle – Apr 2005
    • Pediatric Soccer Injuries: Knee – May 2005
    • Fibrous Dysplasia – Jul 2005
    • Skeletal Dysplasias – Aug 2005
    • Pediatric Fractures – Aug 2005
    • Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures – Sept 2005
    • Pediatric Clavicle and Humerus Fractures – Sept 2007


The Nebraska Medical Center Nursing Education, Omaha, NE

    • Care of the Knee Arthroplasty Patient – Feb 2005
    • Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty – Jun 2008



  • AAOS Member
  • AOTrauma Affiliate Member



  • Medwest Associates, Inc. Surgeon of the Year – 2013
  • UNMC Department of Orthopaedics Frank P. Stone Award for Academic Excellence – Jun 2008