Mark Johnson, MD
General surgeon Mark Johnson, MD, FACS, serves as the surgical director for the Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center in a team approach to patient care.
“Surgery is an equal partner in the delivery of cancer care along with medical and radiation oncology,” Dr. Johnson said. “We are often the first access patients and their families have to a cancer-related issue. We’re part of a team that all works together.”
Dr. Johnson, a general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon with Skagit Valley Medical Center in Mount Vernon since 1979, works with the oncologists at the Regional Cancer Care Center and a patient’s primary care provider to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.
“I work very closely with the radiation and medical oncologists to plan the most appropriate treatment for the patient,” Dr. Johnson said. “We stay involved at various levels not only during the treatment phase, but long term.”
In his surgical director role, Dr. Johnson works to evaluate the surgical services offered for cancer patients in the community and works closely with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for tertiary surgical support.
“I am always looking into what services we offer and what we can do to enhance our services for the future,” he says.
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Washington Medical School. He performed his General Surgery Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and served as Chief Resident and Fellow in General Surgery at Virginia Mason.
Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1982.