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Melissa K. Johnson

Melissa K. Johnson, MD

Specialties: Surgery

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Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    • La Crosse Clinic - Level 5

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    • Office Phone: (608) 775-2331
    • Fax: (608) 775-7327

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Medical Interests

Breast, Endocrine, and General Surgery

Personal Interests

Melissa (Mel) Johnson, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon who joined Gundersen Health System in 2020, specifically to engage in surgical education with the general surgery residency program. After six years as the associate program director for another general surgery residency program in the Midwest, she became one of the associate program directors for Gundersen in July 2020. Her interests include broad spectrum general surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery and surgical education. Research interests involve the training of general surgery residents for rural general surgery practice. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Matt, have two children and enjoy playing tennis, biking, skiing and attending their kids' sporting events.


  • English

Education and Training

Medical School
University of South Dakota
Rush University Medical Center

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education


  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

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