Ramiro A. Miranda, M.D.
Dr. Miranda practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine and total knee replacement at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists. As President of the group, he’s gained the respect of his peers with his selfless commitment to improving patient care. As one of the MOS founders, he has contributed to successfully gathering a group of orthopedic specialists with a variety of skills in order to provide complete orthopedic services.
Committed to the community, Dr. Miranda has also served as the team physician for St. Mary’s College for almost 20 years.
Dr. Miranda is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years experience in treating patients in this community. Trained at Stanford University and UCSF Medical Center, Dr. Miranda brings both vast experience and knowledge to the practice and is recognized by his peers to be a leader in his field.
Dr. Miranda began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1986. A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Miranda earned his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco and served his internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His ensuing residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF gave him both the experience and the confidence necessary to deliver superior, cutting-edge treatment.
My Approach to Treating Patients
I believe that well-informed patients make the best choices about their treatment. For this reason, I educate my patients about their treatment options. I explain each step of the diagnostic process and treatment plan in language that is easy to understand. I present a matter of fact view point on what results can be expected, as well as the risks, benefits and alternatives to any treatment offered.
My approach is to tailor treatment plans to the expectations and lifestyle needs of my patients. My goal is to offer my patients the same level of care that I would expect my own family to receive.
I believe that many orthopedic problems can be managed conservatively through such treatments as physical therapy, medications and injections. But when surgery is necessary, rest assured that I use state-of-the-art techniques. My goal is to offer you the highest quality orthopedic care in the Bay Area.
Although I consider myself a general orthopedist, my specialty is treatment of the shoulder and knee. My practice encompasses a vast range of patients, from the athletes of all ages and levels, to patients with degenerative joint conditions needing joint replacement surgery of the knee or shoulder. My expertise is in arthroscopic techniques, rotator cuff repairs, knee ligament reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. I was one of the first surgeons in the Bay Area to utilize minimally invasive total replacement surgery for the knee and I have found that this state-of-the-art treatment allows me to help my patients most effectively return to their optimal level of function.
Meet Dr. Miranda
(A John Muir Health Network video)
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
1975 – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA – BS
1979 – University of California, San Francisco, CA – MD
1979 – 1980 – Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, General Surgery
1980 – 1981 – Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, General Surgery
1981 – 1983 – Private Practice, Emergency Medicine, Los Altos, CA
1983 – 1986 – University of California, San Francisco, CA, Orthopaedic Surgery
6/80 – National Board of Medical Examiners of the U.S.
7/89 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons- Fellow
Western Orthopedic Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, since 1986
John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion
Team Physician, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA 1986 – Present
Board of Directors, Leroy C. Abbott Alumni Society 1992 – 1994
Scientific Program Director, Leroy C. Abbott Scientific Program, 1994
Brachial Plexus Neuritis Incidence, Prognosis and Treatment American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2/86
The Infected Total Hip Literature Review and Case Presentation, 11/83
Club Foot Incident and Treatment Literature Review and Grand Rounds Presentation, 2/85
Acetabular Fractures Literature Review and Grand Rounds Presentation, 9/85
Total Knee Arthroplasty: Longevity and Reasons for Failure Literature Review and Case Presentation and Grand Rounds Presentation, 2/86