Denise Johnson, MD is an ophthalmologist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Denise Johnson, M.D.



Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataracts Dry Eye Cosmetic Treatments


Kennestone Acworth Towne Lake

The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patient’s needs, and ensure they have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.


Primary Care Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery
Dry Eye
Cosmetic Procedures


Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Board Certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

State of Georgia, 2005

Honors & Awards

Army Commendation Medal 2000
Air Force Commendation Medal 2002
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal 2005


Cornell University
Bachelor of Science
Ithaca, NY
Major: Biology/Minor: Nutrition

Temple University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

6/1995 – 6/1996
Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami Internship
Department of Internal Medicine
Miami, FL

7/1996- 1/1998
University of South Florida Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology, Tampa, FL

1/1998 – 5/2000
Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology, San Antonio, TX

Fluent in English and Spanish.

Hospital Appointments

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, 30060
Wellstar Cobb Hospital
3rd Medical Group/Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, AK 99506
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK 99508
6th Medical Group/MacDill Air Force Base Hospital, FL 33624

Professional Associations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgeons
American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

Research & Publications

Ayyala RS, Cruz DA, Margo CE, Harman LE, Pautler SE, Misch DM, Mines JA, Richards DW.
Cystoid macular edema associated with latanoprost in aphakic and pseudophakic eyes. Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Oct;126(4):602-4
*Published under maiden name, Cruz.

Employment Experience

12/05 to the Present
Marietta Eye Clinic
895 Canton Rd, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30060

6/02 to 8/05
Chief of Ophthalmology
3rd Medical Group
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506

6/00 to 5/02
Chief of Ophthalmology
6th Medical Group
MacDill AFB, FL 33624

Served in the United States Air Force as an Ophthalmologist from 1998 to 2005.

Personal Interests

Singing, hiking, and spending time with my husband and teenage daughters.

Dr. Johnson's Main Office

Marietta Eye Clinic Acworth Office

4450 Calibre Xing, Suite 1104

Acworth, GA 30101

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Extended hours may be available.

News & Events


Marietta Eye Clinic Supports Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Event Sponsorship Brings Needed Funds for Eye Care for the Uninsured MARIETTA, GA March 22, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the practice’s support for the 2019 Night of Spectacles fundraising event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event raised funds for the Georgia…


Marietta Eye Clinic Awarded “Best Eye Doctor” in Canton, Georgia

Canton Family Life Magazine’s Annual “Best of Life” Awards Marietta Eye Clinic   MARIETTA, GA February 12, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of Cherokee County’s most established ophthalmology and optometry group practices. Canton Family Life…


Amy Cherof, MD Awarded Board Certification in Ophthalmology

Dr. Amy Cherof Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology MARIETTA, GA January 2, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) granted board certification to…

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