Shaneeta Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery


Dr. Shaneeta M. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Program, and Residency Associate Program Director at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Johnson graduated from St. Andrews High School as the Alpha Kappa Alpha Female Valedictorian of the Bahamas. She attended The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. While matriculated there, she was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Multicultural Award for Personal and Academic Excellence in addition to other honors. Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She completed her internship and surgical residency in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. While at Howard Hospital she was awarded by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, District of Columbia for her research and also received the Chairman’s Surgical Award.

With an interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Johnson then pursued and completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. She holds board certifications in both General Surgery and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Johnson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

An expert in the fast-growing field of robotic minimally invasive surgery, Dr, Johnson has worked to institute and spearhead knowledge based learning in this innovative technology at Morehouse School of Medicine. This state of the art technology allows for improved patient outcomes, decreased pain and decreased hospital stay by performing complex surgeries through minute incisions.

Dr. Johnson’s interests include the surgical treatment of obesity and a wide variety of general surgical diseases. Her preferred techniques are laparoscopic and robotic approaches to the treatment of these diseases. Additionally her interests include surgical simulation and surgical education. She believes in a well-rounded, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patient care and has attained the distinction of national accreditation as a comprehensive center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Dr. Johnson serves on several national and local surgical committees and organizations. She has been awarded for excellence in healthcare and is a sought after and renowned speaker on robotic surgery, surgical education and bariatric surgery.

Title Associate Professor, Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Gender Female
Languages English
Department Surgery
Specialties Bariatric Surgery, General/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery
Training Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency Howard University Hospital
Hospital Affiliations Dekalb Medical Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, Southern Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients Yes
Board Certifications American Board of Surgery
Special Interest Bariatric Surgery
Shaneeta Johnson

shajohnson@msm.edu
(404) 616-1415

Primary Location
Morehouse Healthcare
1800 Howell Mill Rd. Ste.275
Atlanta, GA 30318

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