About Dr. James C Johnston

Dr. James C. Johnston is a Consultant Neurologist in private practice, and a Partner in Global Neurology Consultants.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Neurology, and has Added Certification in Neurorehabilitation.

Dr. Johnston is widely regarded as a prominent neurologist and medical law specialist with 30 years of experience.  He is a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, an Attorney in the United States, and holds Fellowship status in both the American College of Legal Medicine and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

He has served as an Honorary Professor of Neurology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia since inception of the neurology residency training program in 2006.  Dr. Johnston established the nonprofit organization Global NeuroCare to further advance neurological services in Ethiopia and sub-Saharan Africa.  Global NeuroCare is accredited by the World Health Organization, affiliated with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, and holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC.

Dr. Johnston has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, reports and letters.  He has also contributed a dozen book chapters in leading treatises on medical law that have been cited throughout the world.  Additionally, he has published several statements at the United Nations contributing to a greater understanding of how to improve health care in Africa.

In the early 1990s Dr. Johnston gained national prominence with his persistent efforts to ensure the Department of Justice, FBI and Office of the Inspector General investigated a hospital corporation for insurance fraud, kickbacks and performing unnecessary procedures on patients.  As a result of Dr. Johnston’s whistle blower efforts exposing these abuses and illegal actions, the federal government implemented significant actions to severely punish the fraud and abuse that had taken place.

For more about Dr. Johnston and to collaborate with or donate to Global NeuroCare, please log on to globalneurocare.org.

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