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First State Orthopaedics is the home of Delaware’s first and second Black adult orthopaedic surgeons.

It is truly and honor and privilege to be an orthopaedic surgeon. The practice of Orthopaedics has evolved over time as a highly specialized, technical and sought-after practice. Talented medical students, most often the tops of their classes, aspire to become orthopaedic surgeons and match into 5 or 6 year residency programs geared to make them the next generation of surgeons charged with taking care of the bones of joints of the young and old alike. It is a highly competitive field and we draw from “the best of the best.”

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Eric T. Johnson, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Quick Bio

  • Chairman, Orthopaedic Trauma - CCHS
  • Past Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma - CCHS
  • Special Interests: General Orthopaedics, Trauma, Fracture Care, Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
  • Top Doc - Delaware Today  
  • Top Doc - Philadelphia Magazine 
  • CCHS - BOD
  • CCHS - BOD Finance Committee
  • CCHS - Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • CCHS - Past President MD Staff
  • CCHS - Past Director Orthopaedic Trauma Service
  • BOD - Tower Hill School
  • BOD - Delaware Academy of Medicine
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware - Past Board
  • Easter Seals - Medical Advisory Board
  • Mentor


  • Trauma
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Fracture Care

Meet the Physician

Medical School

  • Pennsylvania State University -  College of Medicine, Hershey


  • Internship, General Surgery - Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine, Hershey
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Pennsylvania State University -College of Medicine, Hershey


  • Orthopaedic Trauma - Cooper University/Hospital, Medical Center, UMDNJ/ University of Pennsylvania


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Licences - DE, PA, NJ

Hospital Affiliations

  • Christiana Care Health System
  • A.I. DuPont Hospital/Nemours

Academic Rank

  • CCHS - Medical Dental Staff/Instructor
  • University of Delaware - Adjunct Clinical Professor

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Delaware Medical Association
  • Delaware Academy of Medicine
  • National Medical Association
  • Gladden Society