Best Doctors in Dallas

dr Stuart JohnstonDr. Johnston was born and raised in South Texas and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University. After graduating from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School he completed his surgical training at the University of Colorado. As a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corp, he has completed six tours of duty.

“I love what I do,” says Dr. Johnston. Cognizant of the needs of others around him as well as his role as a healthcare provider, he strives to treat his patients as if they were his own family. Dr. Johnston is eager to help others and has the reputation of being a compassionate surgeon.

Dr. Johnston joined the practice of North Dallas Surgical Specialists in 1998. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds membership in several professional societies including the Society of Breast Surgeons and the Christian Medical & Dental Association, and has been recognized in “D Magazine” on multiple occasions as one of the best general surgeons in the Dallas area. He has served several terms as the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at a North Dallas Baylor hospital.

Dr. Johnston’s commitment to excellence is demonstrated by the additional time he is willing to spend with patients, staff, or peers to properly ascertain the best and most appropriate way to improve a patient’s medical condition. He is devoted to providing the same quality of care and the latest advances in surgical treatments as found anywhere in the country.

A family man and married for over twenty years, Dr. Johnston--a twin himself-- has twin boys in addition to a beautiful daughter. He enjoys running, attending sporting events, and participating in church activities.

Education & Experience

Undergraduate Education
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    September 1984 – May 1988
Medical Education
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
    August 1988 – May 1992
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
    June, 1992 – June, 1993
Residency Training
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
    July 1993 – June 1997
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
    1993 – Present
Board Certification
  • The American Board of Surgery
    February 1998, Recertified 2006, Recertified 2016
  • American Regional Health Center
    August, 1997 to April, 1998
  • North Dallas Surgical Specialists, P.A.
    May, 1998 to Present
Professional Societies
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Christian Medical Association
  • United States Army Reserve, 1992 – Present
Community Leadership
  • Chief of Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland, 2007 - 2013
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland, 2013 - 2015
  • Chief of Staff, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland, 2015 – 2018
  • Hope Clinic, Volunteer Physician, 2011 – 2018
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland, Board of Directors, July 2012 - 2018
  • Trauma Medical Director, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, 2020
  • D Magazine “Best Doctors in Dallas: General Surgery” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • The Bridge Breast Network "2017 Salute to Service Award"