Bret Johnson, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
I grew up in a small town located in northeastern Kansas. My hometown only had a population of 1,000 people and my graduating high school class only had 40 kids. Growing up in a small town afforded a wonderful experience to grow and develop into an adult and helped instill many of the values – hard work, determination, kindness, and collaboration – that have helped lead me to where I am today.
Education and Training
After graduating high school I attended the University of Kansas, graduating with Highest Distinction with a B.A. in Biology and then completed my medical doctorate at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Following completion of medical school, I moved to Dallas, Texas where I completed two residencies, in both general surgery and plastic surgery, at UT Southwestern.
My residency training was unparalleled, as the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery residency is perennially ranked as the number 1 plastic surgery residency in the nation. I received a high volume, hands-on training with significant autonomy in addition to having the opportunity to work with and learn from many of the top leaders in the field of Plastic Surgery. I chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training following residency, focusing on adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery at the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute and Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. During this year, I not only received specialized training in reconstructive craniofacial surgery, but also a significant amount of additional aesthetic surgery experience, including facelift, rhinoplasty, and breast and body procedures.