Charles E. Johnston, M.D., Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Charles E. Johnston, M.D.

Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus

Charles E. Johnston, M.D., serves as the assistant chief of staff emeritus for Scottish Rite Hospital.


  • Scoliosis & Other Spine Disorders
“My son had scoliosis surgery this week, and we feel blessed to have had Dr. Johnston do his surgery. I would highly recommend if you have a child that has scoliosis to check out Scottish Rite Hospital. You will not be disappointed.”

  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Abilene State School
  • Denton State School


  • Yale University
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Bexar County Hospital Surgery (categorical)


  • University of Virginia Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1984

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • Program Committee, chairman, 1995 
    • Membership Committee, chairman, 1991-1992 
  • Scoliosis Research Society 
    • Instrumentation Committee, chairman, 1993 
    • Nominating Committee 
    • Growing Spine Committee 
    • Worldwide Course Committee 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association 
  • European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society 
  • Spine Deformity Study Group, member 
    • Early Onset Scoliosis Study (EOSS), leader 
  • Growing Spine Study Group, executive committee 
  • Orthopaedics, editorial board 
  • Spine, reviewer 
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, reviewer
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author 
  • Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, editorial board