Dually qualified as a neurologist and attorney, Dr. James C. Johnston currently serves as the director of Global NeuroCare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable neurological care for the most vulnerable populations in the most impoverished regions. The organization collaborates with local partners in developing nations to improve patient services, train physicians and advance medical research. Global NeuroCare is accredited by the World Health Organization, holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and is affiliated with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa.
Dr. James C. Johnston is an Honorary Professor at the Addis Ababa University Department of Neurology in Ethiopia where he has served for the past twelve years. It is this longstanding relationship with his Ethiopian colleagues that encouraged Dr. James C. Johnston to start the Global NeuroCare charity.
Other organizations that benefit from Dr. James C. Johnston’s contributions include Global Neurology Consultants. This unique team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroethicists provides expertise in developing and improving evidence-based neurological care.
Dr. Johnston is one of a handful of neurologists in the world qualified and licensed to practice both medicine and law. He is a USA attorney and counselor at law, and a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.