Aurora BayCare colorectal surgeon wins first Forward Award

Wed, Nov 1, 2017

GREEN BAY – Dr. Erik Johnson, an Aurora BayCare colorectal surgeon, was chosen as the first recipient of the Forward Award.


The Forward Award was created by the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. The award recognizes outstanding alumni contributions by current or former residents, faculty, and fellows of the UW Department of Surgery.


“The Forward Award is given to an alumnus that best exemplifies the spirit and mission of the UW Department of Surgery, the Wisconsin Idea, and Forward Wisconsin,” says Dr. Bruce Harms, a member of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. “Congratulations Dr. Johnson on being the first recipient!”


The mission of the UW Department of Surgery is to provide advanced multidisciplinary care to the people of Wisconsin and beyond, lead innovative research initiatives, and train the next generation of academic surgeons. 


“I think this is really a win for our hospital,” Johnson says. “I’m honored to be the first recipient of the award.”


Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He sees patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.




About Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

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