Dr. Johnson was born in Statesville, North Carolina and received his bachelor’s degree in biology from East Carolina University in Greenville in 1983.
Clyde joined SAR at our John Randolph Hospital office in Hopewell, VA in 1999, where he has served as Chief of General Surgery from 1999 until 2006. Effective December 2006, Dr. Johnson has now joined our offices located at Johnston-Willis Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. During his military service he was awarded a National Defense Medal, the Army Superior Unit Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. He also has had extensive training in combat casualty care and at the Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA, as well as academic experience as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and also as Assistant Consulting Professor of Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center. Clyde has authored or co-authored over 13 publications in surgery and has a busy and thriving practice at CJW Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center.
Clyde subsequently moved to Washington, D.C. and pursued and completed a Masters degree in Science at Georgetown and then his doctorate in medicine. As part of his US Army commitments, he interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and completed his general surgery residency there in 1994. Following this training, Clyde served his country as a staff surgeon at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and then as surgeon to the Joint Special Operations Command. He returned to Washington in 1996 on staff at Walter Reed in general surgery and served at the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany in support of the United Nations and US Amy Operations in Bosnia. Following his return to the United States, he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was Chief of General Surgery at the Reynolds Army Community Hospital.
Outside the hospital, Clyde is an ardent outdoorsman who enjoys all types of fishing, spending time on the water, and duck hunting.