UND Physician Keeping USA Men’s Hockey Healthy, Among 12 Alums With Olympic Connections

UND Physician and alum Phil Johnson (left) of Team USA takes care of Jeremy Morin during warm-up at the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship. Johnson, the team doctor with the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team in South Korea, is one of 12 UND alums serving in official capacities at the Winter Games. Image courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/HHOF-IIHF Images).

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Competition on the international stage never gets old for Dr. Phil Johnson.

And for the next two weeks, Johnson, a clinical professor of surgery at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will be getting more than his fill – up close and personal.

In fact, you may catch glimpses of Johnson behind the bench of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team as it goes for gold in The XXII Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Johnson is serving as the team physician for the U.S. squad. He’s one of a dozen people at the Winter Games, including several athletes, who have strong ties to UND.

“I’ve been fortunate enough and humbled enough to be taken on by the Olympic team this year,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be exciting.”

To read more about UND’s Olympic appearances, click here.