Craig C. Johnson, PA-C

Craig C. Johnson, PA-C

Foot & Ankle, Sports Medicine

Coastal Region

Wilmington - Ashton
Leland – Brunswick Forest

Craig “CJ” Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Medicine from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem and attended the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest where he earned his physician assistant certification. Craig earned his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska. He has been with EmergeOrtho as part of the foot and ankle and sports medicine team with Dr. Albert Marr since 1996.

Craig has a special interest in sports medicine having been an assistant coach at the Wake Forest University Men’s Soccer Program and has been an advocate and leader in youth soccer development across the Wilmington region. He has held and continues to be involved in the development of youth soccer programs at the recreational, high school and collegiate levels and working with the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC Soccer Program one of the largest youth soccer development programs in the state.

Craig has extensive experience in the treatment of foot and ankle and sports related injuries for patients of all ages. As part of the EmergeOrtho team with Dr. Albert Marr, Craig specializes in following patients before and after foot and ankle and sports medicine surgery as well as helping those with sports medicine injuries both on and off the field.

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  • Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, BS in Health and Sports Medicine
  • Graduate: Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program
  • Masters: University of Nebraska, Master in Physician Assistant Studies


  • Physician Assistant – NCCPA


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • United States Soccer Federation
  • New Hanover/Pender County Medical Society
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Coastal Cape Fear Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, Past President

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


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As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.