Meet Dr. Fabian Johnston, Jamaican-born, Surgical Oncologist and An Inspiration for Caribbean People

Meet Dr. Fabian Johnston, Jamaican-born, Surgical Oncologist and An Inspiration for Caribbean People 1

There are many titles to this Jamaican-born doctor but the one that I like most is “Inspiring”. His story is an inspiration for the thousand of young people from the Caribbean who dream big.

Fabian Johnston migrated to the US when he was 2 years old. In the 1980’s, role models or positive confidence were not common throughout the Jamaican community. But Johnston’s parents thought him otherwise-working hard towards a goal and trying to improve ones current status in life were a strong part of the values that this family cherished.

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Fast forward to today and Johnston’s life journey is an example of what is possible. Dr. Fabian Johnston is a surgical oncologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and co-director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program. Dr. Johnston’s areas of clinical expertise include colorectal cancer, cytoreductive surgery, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and tumors, HIPEC, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cancer and sarcoma.

He continues to make a difference in the world of medicine. In 2015 in commemoration of Black History months, Dr. Fabian Johnston reflects on the importance of ones legacy and how he would like to be remembered.

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