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Toby R. Johnson, M.D.


Specializing in Disorders of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand, Including Arthroscopy, Replacement, and Fracture Care

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Dr. Toby Johnson is a native to the Central Valley, moving to Fresno as an infant. After graduating from Bullard High School, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He briefly worked as an analyst before deciding to pursue a career in medicine.

Dr. Johnson moved to New York to earn a degree in medicine at Cornell University Medical College. An internship brought him to San Francisco, California, where he completed a year of general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Following his year in San Francisco, he became a resident in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami. Following his orthopedic training in Florida, Dr. Johnson moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and completed a one-year fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.

Dr. Johnson returned to Fresno in 2005, became board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007, and also received a Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand in 2009. He is still accepting new patients and specializes in disorders of the upper extremity—hand, elbow, and shoulder.

Dr. Johnson, Dr. Cary Tanner, and Dr. Alexander Majors are the hand surgeons for the Fresno State Bulldogs, The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds, and the Fresno City Rams. Dr. Tanner personally attends to the Fresno State men’s basketball team.

Visit Dr. Tanner at the Savemart Center sitting behind the basket on the Fresno State side! Dr. Johnson attends to the Fresno State men's baseball team.

Dr. Johnson, Dr. Tanner, and Dr. Majors utilize a team approach to care for a variety of throwing and upper extremity athletic injuries, combining diagnostic imaging, surgical intervention, and outstanding on-site athletic training and physical therapy.

Dr. Johnson and his wife, Michele, live in Fresno with their three children and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including biking and skiing.

Dr. Johnson is available to see patients at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus. Appointments may be scheduled by calling his office at (559) 256-1514.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, Cornell University Medical College
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of California
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association
  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
“"I have been utilizing Sierra Pacific Orthopedics for several years. Dr. Tanner has always been the physician taking care of my medical needs. This time I saw him initially, however, his associate Dr. Johnson performed the surgery on my hand. I cannot express enough my admiration for Dr. Tanner. I am very pleased that he has an associate such as Dr. Johnson to rely on as well. Dr. Johnson is kind, caring, and did a wonderful job on my hand. He has also treated my husband in the past for shoulder issues. My husband is a building contractor and after his surgery he is pain free and able to perform his duties as he did before his injury. I do not think you could find any other physician/surgeons who are as ethical and as highly trained as these two. They provide the highest standards of care to their patients at all times. Their staff who support them in their offices are kind and caring and highly trained as well. Thank you to these special physicians and the other staff at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. We appreciate all you do."”
– Sandra I.
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