Ronald Johnston, MD, is a Board-certified Dermatologist who specializes in clinical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology, and is highly skilled in the use of medical lasers for both cosmetic and traditional procedures.

Dr. Johnston is an acknowledged expert in his field. He was the author of an international dermatology textbook in 2012 and numerous articles in peer review journals over the years. Additionally, Dr. Johnston is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).

vjDr. Johnston graduated from the US Air Force Academy, where he earned both his diploma and his commission as an US Air Force Officer. After a career as an F-15C fighter pilot with over 2000 total hours and 40 combat missions, Dr. Johnston attended medical school at USF and then completed a surgical internship. After a tour as an F-15C Pilot-Physician, Dr. Johnston completed his dermatology residency at USF as a Chief Resident. Following over 22 years in the Air Force and the promotion to the rank of Colonel, Dr. Johnston retired and chose to hang up his flight suit and uniforms to practice medicine on the Gulf Coast. Besides discussing dermatology, however, Dr. Johnston is always happy to talk about flying and pulling G’s. Dr Johnston sees patients in all the Florida locations.

  • Residency – Dermatology
    Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Internship – General Surgery
    Keesler Medical Center
    Keesler Air Force Base, MS
  • Medical School
    University of South Florida, College of Medicine
    Tampa, FL
  • Undergraduate Degree
    US Air Force Academy
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Faculty Appointment (2011 – Present)
    Affiliate Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL