Dr. Phil Johnson is serving as the team physician for the United States National Junior Team for a 14th year. To date, Johnson has played a role in six medal-winning U.S. National Junior Teams, including his most recent stint when the U.S. claimed the gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. He also was a part of the U.S. gold medal-winning squads at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia and the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as well as bronze medals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Leksand and Mora, Sweden.
Most recently, Johnson served as a team physician for the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team that competed in the 2019 IIHF World Championship. Johnson also served as team physician for the Men's National Team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
In addition, he has served as a USA Hockey team physician for USA Hockey not only for several medal winning national junior teams but also on several Under-17 and Under-18 international competitions since 2000. He was the chief medical officer for the 2009 Men's Under-18 World Championship in Fargo, North Dakota, where Team USA won gold. He completed his U.S. Olympic Physician Training in 1999 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista California. Currently, Johnson serves as a medical supervisor for the IIHF.
He has served as the team physician for West Fargo High School and Concordia College for the last 20 years as well.
Dr. Johnson graduated from Fargo South High School earning 11 varsity letters, four in hockey as a goaltender. He then attended The University of North Dakota on a football scholarship graduating Magna Cum Lauda with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy in 1980. After that, he pursued and graduated with a Doctorate in Medicine from UND in 1984. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1990. This was followed by a Sport Medicine Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario in 1990-91.
Currently he practices orthopedic surgery at Orthopedic and Sport Medicine Specialists of Fargo in Fargo, North Dakota.
He has two daughters and currently resides in Horace, North Dakota.