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Troy A. Johnston, MD

Troy A. Johnston, MD

Cardiology

On staff since August 1999

Children's Title: Program Director, Cardiology Education

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Troy A. Johnston, MD, is assistant director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the sub-board in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Johnston is director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship. Dr. Johnston has participated in many multi-institutional clinical trials of devices used in transcatheter treatment of congenital heart disease and has successfully recruited patients to participate in these trials.

Additionally, he has played an integral role in writing proposals, abstracts and manuscripts for transcatheter treatment of congenital heart disease and has led a research project examining the use of technology to improve the auscultation skills of pediatric trainees. He has been an abstract reviewer for the annual scientific session of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Recommendations

  • R Redmond, WA 02.29.12

    We have met Dr Johnston when son was hospitalized for AV canal defect heart failure. He speaks very softly and answers all the questions. He make you feel comfortable to ask questions. Wonderful doctor!

  • BJ Friday Harbor, WA 03.30.11

    Dr. Johnston has been my daughter's heart doc for years. She is in college now and still sees him. He has a wonderful bedside manner, treats her with respect, and thoroughly explains her options. What a blessing to have found him!

  • BJ Friday Harbor, WA 03.30.11

    Dr. Johnston has been my daughter's heart doc for years. She is in college now and still sees him. He has a wonderful bedside manner, treats her with respect, and thoroughly explains her options. What a blessing to have found him!

  • Annie Bremerton, WA 02.24.11

    We first met Dr. Johnston when our newborn baby, Avery was less than 2 weeks old. Dr. Johnson has delivered some hard news in a professional and consise manner but has also laughed with us and enjoyed watching Avery thrive and grow. It is never easy to have a child who requires this level of medical care, but I am thankful everyday to have someone like Dr. Johnston on Avery's team. He is a wonderful doctor and a great person. I would recommend him to any other worried mommy.

  • Amy Redmond, WA 12.01.10

    Dr. Johnston has been there for every cath my son has had (and unfortunately he has had more than his fair share.) He has worked closely with our son's cardiologist and together they have decided the course of care. Dr. Johnston is honest in his explanations, and he does an excellent job making the entire process easy to understand.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and congenital interventional cardiology

Publications

  • Hunyady AI, Pieters B, Johnston TA, Jonmarker C
    Front teeth-to-carina distance in children undergoing cardiac catheterization.
    Anesthesiology , 2008 June : 1004-8
  • Pieters B, Johnston TA, Jones TK, Cohen G, Jonmarker C
    Resistant hypoxemia in an infant with a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (Sano) shunt.
    Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia , 2007 Dec. : 880-2
  • Forbes TJ, Moore P, Pedra CA, Zahn EM, Nykanen D, Amin Z, Garekar S, Teitel D, Qureshi SA, Cheatham JP, Ebeid MR, Hijazi ZM, Sandhu S, Hagler DJ, Sievert H, Fagan TE, Ringwald J, Du W, Tang L, Wax DF, Rhodes J, Johnston TA, Jones TK, Turner DR, Pass R, Torres A, Hellenbrand WE
    Intermediate follow-up following intravascular stenting for treatment of coarctation of the aorta.
    Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions , 2007 Oct. 1 : 569-77
  • Forbes TJ, Garekar S, Amin Z, Zahn EM, Nykanen D, Moore P, Qureshi SA, Cheatham JP, Ebeid MR, Hijazi ZM, Sandhu S, Hagler DJ, Sievert H, Fagan TE, Ringewald J, Du W, Tang L, Wax DF, Rhodes J, Johnston TA, Jones TK, Turner DR, Pedra CA, Hellenbrand WE
    Procedural results and acute complications in stenting native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta in patients over 4 years of age: a multi-institutional study.
    Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions , 2007 Aug. 1 : 276-85
  • Salerno JC, Johnston TA, Chun TU, Jones TK
    Coronary compression by an epicardial pacing lead within the pericardium.
    Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology , 2007 July : 786
  • Evans K, Jones TK, Johnston TA
    Novel use of the Amplatzer duct occluder for percutaneous closure of a large subclavian artery to innominate vein fistula in a neonate.
    Congenital heart disease , 2006 Jan. : 46-9
  • Johnston TA, Grifka RG, Jones TK
    Endovascular stents for treatment of coarctation of the aorta: acute results and follow-up experience.
    Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions , 2004 Aug. : 499-505