Dr. Brian Johnson is local to the Upstate, graduating from Seneca High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Political Science at Clemson University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Clemson, he was awarded the Clemson University Chemistry Faculty Award. At the Medical University of South Carolina, he obtained his medical degree and was awarded the MUSC College of Medicine Alumni Award. While at MUSC, he earned several honors including those in Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Johnson performed an internship in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He then completed his Ophthalmology residency at Penn State where he served as co-chief resident his final year. He won the Penn State Vision Research Award for the most outstanding and significant eye care research for performing studies regarding intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in cataract surgery.
Dr. Johnson and his family returned to South Carolina in 2007 to join Dr. Parisi at Clemson Ophthalmology. Dr. Johnson has served patients in Clemson and Easley. He has been on staff at Oconee Memorial, Easley Baptist and Newberry Hospitals. He has served as medical director of Piedmont Surgery Center since 2017. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology including surgical treatment of cataracts and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery as well as laser surgery for glaucoma and retinal disease and medical management of glaucoma, diabetes and other eye diseases. He has special interest in new technologies for cataract surgery, especially in the treatment of astigmatism and refractive error resulting in freedom from glasses. In 2009, he was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a current member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a surgeon for Servants for Sight organization, providing vision saving care for the disadvantaged in our local community
Dr. Johnson lives in the Clemson/Seneca area with his wife Anna and their three children: Brianna, Bennett, and Brock. He enjoys golf, boating and swimming, and attending Clemson sporting events. A member of First Baptist Clemson, he enjoys horticulture, history, and travel with his family.