Anita Johnson,MD, FACS


Chief of Surgery, City of Hope Atlanta; Leader, City of Hope Atlanta Women’s Cancer Center

Anita Johnson - Breast Surgical Oncologist

City of Hope was an excellent fit for me because of my experience in being involved with the latest options in breast cancer treatment, as well as my desire to provide my patients with a comprehensive approach to treating their disease.

City of Hope Atlanta
600 Celebrate Life Parkway
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgery
Medical school:
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
General Surgery - Grady Memorial Hospital (Morehouse School of Medicine), Atlanta, GA

Surgery - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
Surgery - Medical College of Georgia (August University), Augusta, GA

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Anita Johnson, a Breast Surgical Oncologist at City of Hope Atlanta, serves the Chief of Surgery at City of Hope Atlanta and Leader of the Atlanta Women’s Cancer Center. Dr. Johnson performs oncoplastic surgery, including lumpectomies and skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies. She also performs breast ultrasounds, needle core biopsies and infusaport placements and helps patients understand the implications of genetic testing.

Dr. Johnson earned a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She then completed a surgery internship/residency at Grady Hospital Department of General Surgery in Atlanta, and subsequently completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Johnson was the medical director for The Breast Care Team in metropolitan Atlanta. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. She also belongs to the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

"I enjoy the technology involved with treating breast cancer and more importantly the ability to inform women about their treatment options and maximizing their quality of life," says Dr. Johnson on why she decided to pursue a focus in breast cancer surgeries.

Dr. Johnson has been published in numerous journals, including American Journal of Surgery and Seminars in Surgical Oncology. She has given many presentations on breast cancer for audiences such as American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons and Southwestern Surgical Congress. In 2002, she received the "Physicians Who Care" award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and she has been an Ambassador to the American Cancer Society. In May 2020, she was named to Atlanta Magazine's Women Making a Mark.

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