David Johnstone, MD



  • Heart and Vascular Center - Center for Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8900 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Cancer Center - Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital

Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital

My goal is to provide each patient with a clear understanding of his/her illness and treatment choices available, arriving at the best possible decisions for each person. Clear communication with patients, families, and medical professionals is essential for good care and establishing trust.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Motility Disorders
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Thymoma and Thymic Tumors

Treatments and Services

  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Bronchoscopic Procedures
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Repair of Complex Hiatal Hernias
  • Esophagectomy
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital – Menomonee Falls
  • Froedtert West Bend Hospital – West Bend
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital – Waukesha
  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinic Locations



Dr. Johnstone comes to Milwaukee from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, where he was Director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.  He brings with him 20 years of experience in thoracic oncology, most notably, in the multidisciplinary management of lung cancer.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, IL (1984)
Residency, General Surgery - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - New York, NY (1984-1989)
Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Cornell University Medical Center - New York, NY (1990-1992)