Matthew Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

    About me

    Dr. Matthew Johnson, Assistant Professor of Surgery and partner in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also has clinical interest in pediatric craniofacial surgery. He is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Prior to joining SIU, Dr. Johnson completed internship and residency training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He then continued on to complete fellowship in Syracuse, NY at Upstate Medical University, training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery.  This fellowship involved a focus on pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery.  This includes training in cleft lip and palate repair, speech surgeries, facial bone grafting, mandibular and craniofacial distraction osteogenesis (moving and elongating bones), cranial vault surgery (open, endoscopic, and distraction osteogenesis), otoplasty and ear reconstruction of microtia or malformed ears, nasal surgery and reconstruction. 

    Additional clinical interests include rhinoplasty, facial paralysis, facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery or cancer removal, facial trauma, facial aesthetic surgery including: facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, laser skin treatments, botox, filler injectables, and fat grafting. 

    Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

    Director of SIU Facial Nerve Clinic


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    Education & training

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Medical School
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
    Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY - Craniofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery


    Johnson MD. "Management of Pediatric Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)."  Facial Plastic Surg Clin North Am.  2017 May;25(2):211-221. 

    Johnson MD.  “Genioplasty.”  Book Chapter, Facial Plastic Surgery Review.  Editor: Brian Wong.  2015.  

    Johnson MD, Kellman R.  “Maxillofacial Trauma.”  Book Chapter, Review text.  2015. 

    Johnson MD.  “Office management of obstructive sleep apnoea: appliances.” Current Opin Otolar Head Neck Surg.  2015 Aug;23(4):323-8. 

    Upton DC, Johnson MD, Zelazny SK, Dailey SH.  "Prospective evaluation of office-based injection laryngoplasty with hyaluronic acid gel."  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol.  2013 Sep;122(9):541-6.

    Johnson MD, Gentry LR, Rice GM, Mount DL.  "A case of congenitally absent left internal carotid artery: vascular malformations in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome."  Cleft Palate Craniofac J.  2010 May;47(3):314-7.


    SIU Resident Teaching Award, 2016, 2017

    Surgery Resident Teaching Award, 2012-2013