Steven L. Johnson, MD
Dr. Steven L. Johnson has made a career of staying current with new techniques and therapies in his specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
The OB/GYN, who has been with Tanner Clinic since 1986, was one of the leaders at Davis Hospital Medical Center to use laparoscopic laser surgery and to introduce hysteroscopic techniques for evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding. Both procedures are now routine. He’s also among the first in Utah to perform Single-Site procedures with the robotic Da Vinci Surgical System. Procedures such as hysterectomies using Single-Site require a single 2-inch incision hidden in the umbilicus (belly button).
In his role as an innovator, Dr. Johnson was among the first physician to perform laser laparoscopes at Davis Medical Center. He was also the first to perform laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomies and is today an accomplished da Vinci Robotic gynecological surgeon.
Dr. Johnson began his education at Brigham Young University in his hometown of Provo, Utah, later receiving his M.D. at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was drawn to a number of specialties, but after participating in the delivery of his first child, his direction became clear. He completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
The board-certified physician served for more than a decade as chairman of the Surgical Laser Department at Davis Medical Center.
Active in African humanitarian efforts, Dr. Johnson has been on multiple missions with Reach the Children, a nonprofit organization focusing on Kenya and the Congo. Over the years, he’s seen more than 1,000 children and supervised health clinics in Kenyan orphanages.
The Kaysville resident is married and raised six children, all of whom he delivered. Two of his sons are currently in medical school. His pastimes in his spare time include reading, traveling and Jazz games. Plus, he counts himself as a huge BYU football fan.