DISC Sports & Spine Center (“DISC”) has welcomed Dr. J. Patrick Johnson to its roster of world-renowned spine surgeons. Dr. Johnson, who joins as partner, is a globally recognized neurosurgeon and instructor who is renowned for his trailblazing work in minimally invasive spine surgery.
“Pat’s reputation as both a leader and visionary in spine is truly unsurpassed, and his incredible depth of clinical experience will help DISC create the preeminent spine program in Los Angeles,” said Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., DISC’s founding director. “I look forward to working alongside him again as we usher in DISC’s return to the Los Angeles market with a showcase center that will set a gold standard in outpatient care.”
Dr Johnson will maintain his practice and continue as a Director of the Cedars Sinai Spine Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he has served since 2001. During Dr. Johnson’s more than two decades at Cedars-Sinai, one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the Western United States, he has trained and mentored some 167 spine surgeons.
“I am very excited to join Rob and DISC’s already stellar team in taking spine care to new heights in Los Angeles,” said Dr. Johnson. “The quality-driven model that DISC has created through its specialized surgery centers is really making a difference in patients’ lives, yielding safer recoveries and better outcomes. DISC has also redefined what’s capable in the outpatient setting, bringing advanced spine care to a more optimized environment.”