Freedom Johnson, MD

Freedom Johnson, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His clinical practice is at MetroHealth Medical Center where he serves as the Director of Head and Neck Oncologic, Reconstructive, and Cranial Base Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

A native of Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Johnson received his undergraduate degrees in Geological Sciences (BS) and English Literature (BA) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his medical degree and completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of California, Davis. He then completed Otolaryngology residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He went on to complete a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic, Microvascular Reconstructive, and Cranial Base Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he also served as an Instructor in Cranial Base Surgery.

A board-certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Johnson has a particular interest in treating cancers and other abnormal growths of the head and neck. This includes surgical removal of these abnormalities as well as complex bony and soft tissue reconstruction utilizing a number of techniques, including microvascular free tissue transfer. Other areas of clinical interest include tumors of the skull base, treatment of facial trauma, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, airway surgery, and general otolaryngology. In addition to these clinical subjects, he maintains interests in medical technology and biomedical ethics.

In his academic role, Dr. Johnson actively trains medical students and residents, and regularly lectures to other medical professionals in various stages of training. Through his daily clinical activities and academic involvement, he continues to pursue the best and most up-to-date care for all patients with diseases of the head and neck.