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


Upcoming Event: May 4, 2019 – Community Recycling

Go GREEN with MEC! Saturday, May 4th Marietta Eye Clinic will be holding a fun community recycling event from 12:00 – 3:00pm Kennestone location – 895 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30060 This is a fundraiser event for MEC’s purple cross, a program that benefits employees in need.  Come join us for recycling and community fun!…


Marietta Eye Clinic Supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Vision Walk Event Sponsorship Brings Needed Funds for Disease Research MARIETTA, GA April 9, 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 Atlanta Vision Walk fundraising event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event raised funds for the Foundation Fighting…


Marietta Eye Clinic Awarded “Best of Cobb”

Cobb Life Magazine’s Annual Competition Awards MEC as Best Eye Care Group   MARIETTA, GA April 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 Cobb County’s most established ophthalmology and optometry group practices. Cobb Life Magazine…

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