Dr. James C. Johnston is a consultant neurologist and attorney in private practice, a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, and a Partner in Global Neurology Consultants.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Neurology with Additional Certification in Neurorehabilitation, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Johnston is internationally recognized for his expertise in global health.
He is an Honorary Professor of Neurology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and has served in that role since inception of the residency training program. 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, and 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 please see GlobalNeurology.com, and to collaborate with or donate to Global NeuroCare go to globalneurocare.org.