Abid A. Qureshi, M.D.

Dr. Abid Qureshi, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Abid Qureshi

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Sequoia Building)


Dr. Qureshi practices spinal surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery. He is fellowship-trained in orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgery and spinal surgery, and did a research fellowship in orthopedic oncology and molecular biology.

About the Doctor

Dr. Qureshi began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2002. He earned his Medical Degree from The Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan in 1991, and then completed a research fellowship in orthopedic oncology and molecular biology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery here, which prepared him for a dual-clinical fellowship.

He gained fellowship training in orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL from 2000 to 2001, and in spinal surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA from 2001 to 2002.

Hardworking and driven, he has won several research citations including the Howard Schneider Research Award.

Dr. Qureshi has also served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the John Muir Medical Center.

Alumni Organizations:

  • Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Emory University Hospital

In the News

Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Earthquake relief work – Pakistan, 2005
Earthquake relief work – Haiti, 2010

1986 – 1991 Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan – M.B., B.S.

2005 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

1/07 – 1/09 – Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California

9/02 -Present – Attending, Orthopaedic Trauma and Spinal Surgery, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, Walnut Creek, California

8/01- 7/02 – Fellow Spinal Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship Director: John Heller, M.D.

8/00 – 7/01 – Fellow Orthopaedic Traumatology, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida
Fellowship Director: Roy W. Sanders, M.D.

7/96 – 6/00 – Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Program Director: Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D.

7/94 – 6/96 – Intern and Resident Department of General Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Program Director: Richard A. Prinz, M.D.

8/92 – 9/92 – Department of General Surgery, Fauji Foundation Medical Center, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

6/91 – 7/91 – Department of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

5/91 – 6/91 – Department of Orthopaedics, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.

1/93 – 7/94 – Research Fellow Department of Orthopaedics. Section of Oncology/Molecular Oncology Laboratory, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center Chicago, IL
Advisor: Steven Gitelis MD, JA Block MD

2/92 – 7/92 – Research Fellow Department of Cardiac Surgery, National Institute of Heart Diseases, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Advisor: MBY Bilal FRCS

5/09 – Honorary Membership to The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

5/00 – Chief Resident Thesis Award, Department of Orthopaedics, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

4/00 – Winner, Annual Howard Schneider Research Award, Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

7/99 – First Runner Up, Resident Research Competition, Rush Surgical Society, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

5/99 – Resident Research Award, Department of Orthopaedics, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

5/99 – Certificate of Recognition, Sigma, Xi, The Scientific Society for, “Scientific Achievement in the Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation.”

7/96 – Resident of the Year Award, Department of Urology, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL.

2/95 – New Investigator Research Award finalist, Orthopaedic Research Society, 41st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

11/86-11/91 – Fauji Foundation Scholarship

3/83 – Merit Scholarship High School Board Examination

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
John Muir Medical Center, Concord
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion

2007-Present – American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

1998-Present – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1995/1999 – Orthopaedic Research Society

1993-1994 – American Association for the Advancement of Science Pakistan Medical Association

Bilal MBY, Riaz N, Qureshi AA, Ullah I, Khan MR, Yusuf M;Circulatory, Mechanical Assist Devices in cardiogenic shock used at NIHD after open heart surgery: one years experience: International Research Journal Vol. 4, Serial No. 12 (Sp. Supp.) Dec 1992.

Qureshi AA, Gitelis S, Templeton A, Piasecki PA: Pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland with metastasis to the bone, a case report and review of literature. Clin. Orthop and Related Res, (308): 192-8, Nov 1994.

Gitelis S, Qureshi AA, Block JA: Chondrosarcoma of bone. Current Opinion in Orthopaecics, Vol. 5, #6, pg. 70-74, 1994.

Gitelis S, Qureshi AA: Coometary on, Chromosome Study of 249 Patients examined for a Bone Tumor. M. Tarkkanen. E. Karaharju, T. Bohling, J. Szymanska, H. Helio, A. Kicioja, I. Elomaa, S. Knuutila, Clin Orthop 1993; 297: 117-128. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 3, pg. 135-138. 1994.

Hejna MH, Qureshi AA, Block JA, Gitelis S: Chondrosarcoma and its Variants, Advances in Operative Orthopaedics, vol. 3, pg. 85-97, 1995.

Jagasia AA, Block JA, Qureshi AA, Diaz MO, Nobori T, Gitelis S, Iyer AP: Chromosome 9 related Aberrations and Deletions of the CDKN2 and MTS2 putative Tumor suppressor genes in Human Chondrosarcoma. Cancer Letters, 105 (1): 91-103, 1996.

Qureshi AA, Kuo KN: PostTraumatic Cleido-scapular synostosis following a fracture of the clavicle. A case report. JBJS, 81A, No. 2:256-258, 1999.

Choong PF, Qureshi AA, Sim FH and Unni KK: Osteosarcoma of the foot: a review of 52 patients at the mayo Clinic. Acta Orthop Scand 1990; 70 (4): 361-364.

Qureshi AA, Shott S, Mallin BA and Gitelis S: Cureent Trends in the Management of Adamantinoma of Long Bones. An International Study. JBJS, 82A, No. 8: 1122-31, 2000.

Qureshi AA, Virdi AS, Didonna ML, Masuda K, Jacobs JJ, Paprosky WP, thonar EJMA and Sumner DR: Implant design affects urinary markers of bone formation and resporption in Total Hip Replacement. (Manuscript published at J Bone and Mineral Research 6/02).

Franssen SL, Qureshi AA, Sanders RW: Percutaneious Removal of Intramedullary rods. (Submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma).

Kuo JN, Qureshi AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Templeton A: Ilizarov Distraction Histogenesis to reconstruct Massive Post-Traumatic Osteoarticular Defects. JBJS, 85A, No. 6: 1125-1128, 2003.

Qureshi AA, Archdeacon MT, Jenkins MA, Infante TA, DiPasquale T, Bolhofner BR, Infrapectineal plating for acetabular fractures: A Technical Adjunct to Internal Fixation. J Orthop Trauma 2004; 18: 175-178.

Yoon ST, Qureshi AA, Heller JG, Nordt JC 3rd: Kyphoplasty for salvage of a failed vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: case report and surgical technique. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Feb; 18 Suppl: S129-34

Qureshi MA, Saleem M, Khan AH, Raza A, Butt IA, Khan AS, Chowdhry Z, Ahmed K, Qureshi AA, Aebi M: Spinal Surgery in Earthquake victims. Pak Armed Forces Med J Dec 2006: 56(4): 382-9.

Block, JA (Principal Investigator), Qureshi AA, Gitelis S, Jagasia AA. Tumor Suppressor Gene Abnormalities in Human Chondrosarcoma. Rush Arthritis and Orthopaedic Institute, $35,000.

Residency Training
Served on the Resident’s House Staff Committee at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center Chicago, IL 1998

Medical School
Best Athlete Aga Khan University 1986-1991
Elected student representative to the University sports committee 1986-1987

College Captain and holder of Colors in Horse riding and Mountaineering 1983-1985
College Best Athlete and holder of Colors 1984-1985
College Captain and Color holder of Basketball 1984-1985
Recipient of the Cowasjee Gold Medal of the Alpine Club of Pakistan 1984-1985
Awarded Col. Alim’s medal for Best Sportsman of the year 1984-1985
Chief Prefect 1984-1985