Dr. Phil Johnson is serving as the team physician for the U.S. National Junior Team for the 16th and final time in 2023, having previously played a role in nine medal-winning U.S. National Junior Teams, including Team USA’s run to the gold medal in 2021 in Edmonton. He also was a part of the U.S. gold medal-winning squads at the 2017 and 2010 World Junior Championships. Additionally, Johnson was on staff for U.S. National Junior Teams that won silver in 2019 and bronze in 2016, 2011 and 2007.
Johnson also served as the team physician for the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team at the 2019 IIHF Men’s World Championship, 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and several Under-17 and Under-18 international competitions since 2000. He also served as the chief medical officer for the 2009 Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minn.
Johnson completed his U.S. Olympic physician training in 1999 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and serves as a medical supervisor for the IIHF.
He currently practices orthopedic surgery at Orthopedic and Sport Medicine Specialists of Fargo and has served as the physician for West Fargo High School and Concordia College for the last 20 years.
A 1984 graduate of University of North Dakota’s Medical School, Johnson completed an internship at St Luke’s hospital in Fargo, N.D., and spent five years in residency as an orthopedic surgeon at Michigan State University-Kalamazoo. He was the chief resident during his final year of residency. Additionally, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at The University of Western Ontario.