Dr. James C. Johnston is a consultant neurologist and attorney in private practice, and a Partner in Global Neurology Consultants.
James C. Johnston, MD, JD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Neurology with Additional Certification in Neurorehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Johnston is one of the very few neurologists in the world that is also trained, qualified and licensed as an attorney and counselor at law. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.
Dr. Johnston serves as an Honorary Professor of Neurology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Dr. Johnston established the nonprofit organization Global NeuroCare to further advance neurological services in 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 115 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and reports, and a dozen book chapters in leading treatises on medical law. He frequently makes written and oral statements at international meetings including the United Nations conferences where he provides expert analysis to advance international agreements contributing to global health.
In the early 1990s Dr. James Christopher Johnston gained national prominence with his persistent efforts to ensure the Department of Justice, FBI and Office of the Inspector General investigated a large hospital corporation for insurance fraud, kickbacks and performing unnecessary procedures on patients. As a result of Dr. Johnston’s whistle blower efforts exposing these illegal actions, the federal government severely punished the hospital corporation for fraud and abuse with a fine of 900 million dollars, a requirement to sell off a number of hospitals and compliance monitoring.
For more about Dr. James C. Johnston please see GlobalNeurology.com, and to collaborate with or donate to Global NeuroCare go to globalneurocare.org.