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    Johnson Named One of the Top U.S. Sports Medicine Specialists

    Feb. 12, 2013

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, has been named one of the top U.S. sports medicine specialists by Orthopedics This Week, the most widely read publication in the orthopaedics industry.

    As one of the top 19 specialists — determined via recommendations given to Orthopedics This Week from thought leaders in the field of orthopaedics — Johnson is considered a sports medicine physician who is extraordinarily equipped to meet the needs of athletes.

    Johnson earned his medical degree at UCLA and began his UK career in 1993. He currently serves as director of sports medicine and head orthopedic surgeon for the Kentucky Wildcats. Johnson has been awarded several honors during his career, including 2012 SEC Physician of the Year and being selected for Castle Connelly America's Top Doctors List annually from 2002 to 2012.