Health & Fitness:Medicine
Celebrating the Life of COL(R) Anthony Johnson, MD- An Amazing Man, A Remarkable Journey (1965-2022)
Join us as we celebrate and remember the amazing journey and life of Dr. Anthony Johnson, cornea specialist, researcher, leader, and teacher, and be prepared to be inspired through his own words recorded shortly before he passed after a courageous 20-month struggle with stage 4 gastric cancer. His story of resilience, ingenuity, and dedication begins with his childhood passion for medicine, maturing at West Point and at USUHS and leading to his innovative work in ophthalmology and impacting the lives of many in his sphere of influence.
Learn about the experiences that shaped Dr. Johnson's life, from the challenges and bonds he formed during his time at West Point to his innovative suturing techniques inspired by seasoned ophthalmologic mentors. The stories from his military deployment to Iraq are a testament to his ability to handle chaos and adversity - improvising with limited resources, conducting life-saving surgeries, and making an impact even in the most challenging of circumstances. The poignant reunion years later with patients he treated after the United Nations building bombing in Iraq adds an emotional depth to the amazing care he provided throughout his career.
In the final segment of our conversation, we explore Dr. Johnson's reflections on life and his career, his travels to the World Cornea Congress, and his instrumental role in updating equipment for deployable ophthalmology teams. Listen as he opens up about his time in the Army, his commitment to his faith and family, his zest for life, and his unwavering passion for his work. Don't miss this fascinating memorial to the life and career of a physician who dedicated his life to making a difference.
(0:00:00) - Becoming a Physician and Ophthalmologist
(0:07:43) - Suturing Techniques and Military Deployment Experience
(0:15:57) - Chaotic Deployment to Theater
(0:20:59) - Medical Mission in a War Zone
(0:32:59) - Medical Response to UN Building Bombing and Reunion with Patients Years Later
(0:44:15) - Career and Personal Reflections
(0:58:01) - Reflections on a Fulfilling Life
Take Home Messages:
Cornea Specialist, Brooke Army Medical Center, Resilience, Ingenuity, Dedication, West Point Military Academy, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Military Deployment, Iraq, UN Building Bombing, Reunion, Reflections, World Cornea Congress, Ophthalmology Teams, Teaching Faculty, Suturing Techniques, Life Lessons, Improvising, Life-Saving Surgeries, Zest for Life, Passion for Work
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