Dr. James C. Johnston, Attorney and Neurologist

James C. Johnston, JD, MD

Dr. James C. Johnston is a Neurologist and Attorney with a private consulting practice, and the Founding Partner of Global Neurology Consultants, a unique group of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroethicists dedicated to advancing sustainable evidence-based neurological care.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Neurology with Additional Certification in Rehabilitation, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, and an active member of the World Association for Medical Law, American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Texas and Washington Bar Societies, New Zealand Law Society and a number of other professional organizations.

Dr. Johnston is an Honorary Professor of Neurology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia where he has served since inception of the neurology residency training program in 2006. This expanding neurology program has graduated 32 neurologists, with 21 physicians in the three-year residency, and is making significant strides toward treating and preventing neurological disorders in the Horn of Africa. Additionally, the program trains physicians from other African nations, and serves as a tropical neurology training site for Western physicians from all over the globe.

Dr. Johnston established the nonprofit organization Global NeuroCare to further advance neurological services in Ethiopia and sub-Saharan Africa. Global NeuroCare holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, is accredited by the World Health Organization and affiliated with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa.

A prolific author, Dr. James C Johnston has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, reports and editorials.

Dr. Johnston first gained national prominence in the early 1990s with his persistent efforts to ensure the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General and FBI investigated a hospital corporation for insurance fraud, kickbacks and related activities including performing unnecessary procedures on patients. He was one of the first doctors to make a whistle blower complaint against these abusive and illegal actions. As a result of Dr. Johnston’s efforts to stop these abuses, the federal government implemented significant actions to severely punish the fraud and abuse that had taken place.