Murali Moorthy, M.D.
Dr. Moorthy currently practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in foot and ankle orthopedics and sports medicine at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, with a specialty background in the treatment of complex disorders of the foot and ankle. A local resident and Northgate High School alumnus, he shows continued commitment by offering state-of-the-art treatment to the community he calls home.
Dr. Moorthy began practicing orthopedic medicine after earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and completing his residency at the USC Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Inspired by his father, a well-established cardiologist at Mt. Diablo and Sutter Delta, Dr. Moorthy continued his orthopedic training with a challenging foot and ankle fellowship at Harbor-UCLA/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, where he excelled at delivering specialized orthopedic care.
Dr. Moorthy’s hobbies include playing chess, fantasy football, and soccer. He is also a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
My Approach to Treating Patients
I am dedicated to help educate patients about their musculoskeletal disorders and make informed decisions about treatment options. I enjoy helping people regain their functional capacity – whether they are a child on the playground, a star athlete, a weekend warrior, or an elderly grandparent wanting to keep up with their grandkids.
My interests lay in directly helping people with functional aspects of their lives; not just living a longer life, but a fuller and more satisfying life.
I’ve taken that approach with each patient I see. Regaining function in a timely but safe fashion is the goal. A goal oriented approach allows me to better assess what each person needs from me. Direct involvement of the patient in the decision making and course of treatment is of paramount importance. As a patient in my care, you have access to our entire network of physicians, surgeons, therapists, and supporting health-care staff members here at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.
With a focus on meeting the needs of each patient, I stand ready to provide you with the highest quality of care. Bilingual patient care specialists and office staff are available to answer questions and facilitate your care. My ultimate goal is to help patients realize their full potential and an improved quality of life.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to come back to my home town to practice general orthopedics with a sub-specialty in foot and ankle surgery. Being at home makes it that much easier to treat each patient as if they were one of my family, and I’m proud to have an excellent team supporting me in the care of my patients.
Meet Dr. Moorthy
(A John Muir Health Network video)
Fusion vs. STAR ankle replacement
STAR surgical technique
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
350 John Muir Parkway
Brentwood, CA 94513
1994 – University of California, San Diego – BS
1998 – University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine – M.D.
1998-2003 – University of Southern California, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2003-2004 – Foot and Ankle Fellowship Harbor-UCLA/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
American Medical Association
John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion
LD Door, S Tawakkol, M Moorthy, W Long, Z Wan, “Medial Protrusio Technique for Placement of Porous-Coated, Hemispherical Acetabular Component without Cement in THA in Patients Who Have Acetabular Dysplasia.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 81-A, No. 1, pp. 83-93, 1999