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Eric Johnson, MD, General Surgery, Minneapolis, MN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital


General Surgery Minneapolis, MN

Minimally Invasive Surgery


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  • Dr. Eric Johnson is a seasoned general surgeon based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a subspecialty in minimally invasive surgery. He is a distinguished alum of University of Minnesota Medical School, where he also completed his surgical residency. Dr. Johnson has a wealth of experience, particularly in foregut procedures. He has made notable contributions to medical literature, with numerous publications in esteemed journals such as Diseases of the Esophagus and JAMA Pediatrics. Over the years, Dr. Johnson has secured several awards recognizing his excellence in patient care and teaching, including the Bruce Linderholm Award for an outstanding physician and Top Doctor from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine.

    He is currently the Medical Director of the Surgical and Procedural Service Line for Allina Health. This includes General surgery, Weight Management, ENT, Gastroenterology and Plastic Surgery

Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaResidency, Surgery, 1991 - 1999
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical SchoolClass of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1993 - 2025
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, 2002-2023
  • Check Book Top Doc Twin Cities Consumers, 2013-2015
  • Best Doctors for Women and Best Doc Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Postoperative Incidence of Incarcerated Hiatus Hernia and Its Prevention Following Robotic Transhiatal Esophagectomy  
    Sutherland, J., N. Banerji, J. Morphew, E. Johnson, D. Dunn, Surgical Endoscopy, 1/1/2011
  • The Robotic Whipple Operative Technique and Technical Considerations  
    S. Mackenzie, K. Kosari, E. Johnson, Journal of Robotic Surgery, 1/1/2011
  • Pathologic Evaluation of Axillary Dissection Specimens Following Unexpected Identification of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases  
    Gutierrez, J., D. Dunn, E. Johnson, J. O’Leary, D. Stoller, S. Fraki, S. Pearson, L. Diaz, T.J. Lillemoe, Arch. Path. Lab. Med., 1/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Robotic-Assisted Transhiatal Esophagectomy; a 3 Year Single Center Experience. 
    D.H. Dunn, E.M. Johnson, J. Morphew, P. Dilworth, J. Krueger, N. Banerji, Diseases of the Esophagus (online)

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