Anita Johnson,MD, FACS


Leader, Atlanta Women's Cancer Program; Chief of Surgery, Atlanta

Anita Johnson - Breast Surgical Oncologist

City of Hope was an excellent fit for me because of my experience in being involved with the latest options in breast cancer treatment, as well as my desire to provide my patients with a comprehensive approach to treating their disease.

City of Hope Atlanta
600 Celebrate Life Parkway
Newnan, GA 30265
Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgery
Medical school:
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
General Surgery - Grady Memorial Hospital (Morehouse School of Medicine), Atlanta, GA

Surgery - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
Surgery - Medical College of Georgia (August University), Augusta, GA


Diplomate -American Board of Surgery

About Me

Anita Johnson, MD, FACS, a Breast Surgical Oncologist atCity of Hope Atlanta, serves as the Chief of Surgery at City of Hope Atlanta and Leader of the Atlanta Women’s Cancer Center. With more than 20 years of experience in breast oncology, she’s been on the leading edge of advancements in health care technology and surgery, often being the first to perform innovative procedures.

At City of Hope Atlanta, Dr. Johnson performsoncoplastic surgery, including lumpectomies and skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies. She also performs breast ultrasounds, needle core biopsies and infusaport placements and helps patients understand the implications of genetic testing. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to providing women with all aspects of oncoplastic oncology.

Dr. Johnson has decades of experience in strategic growth in the health care space, serving in leadership positions for multiple hospital committees committed to achieving exceptional levels in quality metrics. She’s also served on several national committees and advisory boards.

Dr. Johnson earned a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She then completed a surgery internship/residency at Grady Hospital Department of General Surgery in Atlanta, and subsequently completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Johnson served as the medical director for The Breast Care Team in metropolitan Atlanta. She’s a Diplomate of theAmerican Board of Surgery, a Fellow of theAmerican College of Surgeonsand a former Ambassador for theAmerican Cancer Society. She also belongs to theAmerican Society of Breast Surgeonsand theSociety of Surgical Oncology.

A recipient of the 2020 “Women Making a Mark” award and the 2002 “Physicians Who Care” award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Johnson has been published in numerous peer-review journals, includingAmerican Journal of Surgery and Seminars in Surgical Oncology. She’s given many presentations on breast cancer for audiences such as American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons and Southwestern Surgical Congress.

“我喜欢技术参与治疗的信徒ast cancer and more importantly the ability to inform women about their treatment options and maximizing their quality of life," says Dr. Johnson on why she decided to pursue a focus inbreast cancer surgeries.

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