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

Denise Johnson, M.D.




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 patients’ needs, and ensure their patients 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, PA

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
Wellstar Cobb Hospital
3rd Medical Group/Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, AK
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK
6th Medical Group/MacDill Air Force Base Hospital, FL

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 – Present
Marietta Eye Clinic
895 Canton Rd, Bldg. 100
Marietta, GA 30060

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

6/00 – 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 her husband and teenage daughters

"Excellent facility, kind caring staff and love Dr. Denise Johnson! I was totally comfortable! The place to go for cataract surgery!! Dr. Denise Johnson is kind, thorough, empathetic and an excellent eye surgeon, with a staff that is proficient in supporting her in every way!"
-Danny R.
"Dr. Denise Johnson is the absolute BEST! My husband and I just love her. She puts one at ease. She is warm, professional, and just a wonderful doctor."
-Gertraud H.
"A very talented professional in eye care and surgery."
-Michael R.
"Efficient, detailed, personable, considerate. Always a pleasant experience."
"Dr. Johnson is wonderful, kind and is so genuinely caring about her patients. She was as happy about my wonderful results after surgery as I was. Yes, I would definitely recommend her."
-Jeanie V.
"Every process seemed well orchestrated with the patient in mind. I felt well cared-for, especially by my surgeon, Dr. Denise Johnson, who even wheeled me into the OR. She described the process as a symphony, and I absolutely agree! Thank you for taking good care of me and helping make this such a positive experience. Highly recommended!"
-Debbra E.
"Had Dr. Johnson as my surgeon. She was excellent, as well as the staff!"
-Jacki L.
"Everything was as expected. Love Dr. Johnson!"
-Mabelle R.
"My husband had to have cataract surgery and was referred to Dr. Johnson. She did an excellent job for him, and now it's my turn. She's still the greatest!"
-Valerie H.