Max R Johnson, MD, RPh, FACS

Max R Johnson, MD, RPh, FACS

Max R. Johnson, MD, RPh, FACS

Dr. Max Johnson opened Retina Consultants in 1988.  A Fargo native, he received his pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University and completed a postgraduate hospital pharmacy residency in South Carolina.  He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, followed by a surgical and medical retina fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member in several retina societies.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons. 



1988       Chief Vitreoretinal Fellow
                     Schepens Retinal Associates, Boston, Massachusetts

1988       Vitreoretinal Medical/Surgical Fellow
                     Schepens Retina Associates and Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

1988       Clinical Retina Fellow
                     Harvard Medical School and Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts

1988       Clinical Low Vision Fellow
                     Schepens Retina Associates/Gerald R. Friedman, OD, Boston, Massachusetts

1988       Research Associate
                     Eye Research Institute/Retina Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts

1986       Ophthalmology Residency
                     Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

1983       Transitional Medical/Surgical Internship
                     Marshfield Clinic/St Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin

1982       Doctor of Medicine Degree
                     University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1981       Summer Medical Research Fellow
                     National Institute of Health Summer Research Fellowship
                     University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1980       Bachelor of Science Degree – Medicine
                     University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1976       Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency (certified by Am. Soc. Hospital Pharmacists)
                     Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

1975       Pharmacy Internship
                     Broadway Pharmacy, Fargo, North Dakota

1975       Bachelor of Science Degree – Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
                     North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota



2016       Fellow
               American College of Surgeons

2013       Fellow
                     International College of Surgeons

1988       Ophthalmology
                     American Board of Ophthalmology


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Retina Specialists

Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Henry Ford Hospital Alumni Society

Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology

North Dakota Medical Association

North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association

Upper Mississippi Valley Retina Society