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William K. Johnston III, MD is a board-certified Urologist, a partner in the Michigan Institute of Urology, and an Associate Professor at Oakland University/Beaumont School of Medicine.

Dr. Johnston grew up in northern California, attended the University of California, Davis (BS, Chemistry), Albany Medical College (MD), and returned to the University of California, Davis for his Surgery/Urology residency. After residency, Dr. Johnston completed one of the first dedicated fellowship training programs in robotic surgery at the University of Michigan where he met his wife.

He specializes in urologic oncology (cancers of the prostate, kidney, ureter, and adrenal).

As a professor, Dr. Johnston has won two teaching awards and performs research centered on improving surgical outcomes through biomedical innovations- a passion that has led to >20 peer reviewed publications, presentations at national/world meetings, iPhone apps, a US Patent (US 7,591,817), and a new surgical device in use.

When Dr. Johnston is not working or spending time with his 4 active boys, he enjoys golf and running with his dog Blue, all while preserving an occasional wood-fired pizza.

Focus Areas: Robotic Surgery, Kidney and Prostate Cancer, Kidney stones, BPH, Urologic Oncology (Cancer).