Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow



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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Max Johnston gained his medical degree from Cardiff University in 2010 and completed 2 years of foundation training. He then moved on to Imperial College to study for a PhD entitled 'Exploring and improving the escalation of care process for deteriorating patients on surgical wards in UK hospitals’ which was awarded in September 2014. He was awarded the diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in March 2014 and is now a Core Trainee in Surgery in Wessex and an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow. Mr Johnston has research interests in escalation of care, mHealth, surgical outcomes, communication, failure analysis, teamwork and simulation in healthcare.



Johnston MJ, Sinha M, Pietropaolo A, et al., 2022, Do outcomes of ureteroscopic stone treatment vary with stone composition? A prospective analysis, Central European Journal of Urology, ISSN:2080-4806

Clement KD, Light A, Asif A, et al., 2022, A BURST-BAUS consensus document for best practice in the conduct of scrotal exploration for suspected testicular torsion: the Finding Consensus for Orchidopexy in Torsion (FIX-IT) study, Bju International, Vol:130, ISSN:1464-4096, Pages:662-670

Beamish AJ, Johnston MJ, Harries RL, et al., 2020, Use of the eLogbook in surgical training in the United Kingdom: A nationwide survey and consensus recommendations from the Association of Surgeons in Training, International Journal of Surgery, Vol:84, ISSN:1743-9191, Pages:199-206

Beamish AJ, Johnston MJ, Harries RL, et al., 2020, Real-world use of workplace based assessments in surgical training: A UK nationwide cross-sectional exploration of trainee perspectives and consensus recommendations from the Association of Surgeons in Training., Int J Surg, Vol:84, Pages:212-218

Johnston MJ, Johnston TJ, Hanna L, 2020, Editorial Comment to Development and content validation of the percutaneous nephrolithotomy assessment score, International Journal of Urology, Vol:27, ISSN:0919-8172, Pages:965-965

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