Christopher J. Coufal, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Coufal, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Christopher Coufal

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)


Dr. Coufal is a full-time orthopedic trauma surgeon. He has extensive experience in fracture care, including fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum.

He specializes in Ilizarov techniques for the treatment of acute fractures, alunions, non-unions, and correction of angular deformities. He sees both pediatric and adult fracture patients.

Approach to Treatment

I feel it is a part of my job to educate the patient about their orthopedic condition and listen to their concerns.

Dr. Coufal applies expertise and specialized training daily to deliver state-the-art care.

He recognizes the importance of all patients thoroughly understanding the cause and treatment options for their problem. In fact, he admits, “My biggest shortcoming is that I talk and spend too much time with patients.”

Orthopedics is a large area of expertise and one surgeon “cannot do it all.” Muir Orthopaedic Specialists has many surgeons that cover the gamut of care, so Dr. Coufal will refer patients to the best surgeon for them within the MOS group, if necessary.

In the practice, Dr. Coufal is most proud of the full-time orthopedic trauma service. He is committed to the compassionate treatment of his patients.

Meet Dr. Coufal

Dr. Coufal began practicing medicine in 1998. He completed his medical school and orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a fellowship trained orthopedic traumatologist from Henry Ford and Detroit Receiving Hospitals in Michigan.

Currently he is a full-time orthopedic trauma surgeon at John Muir Medical Center, the regional trauma center.

Alumni Organizations:

  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Henry Ford Receiving Hospital
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital

Get to Know Dr. Coufal

(A John Muir Health Network video)



Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists


2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
350 John Muir Parkway, #100
Brentwood, CA 94513


1988 University of California at Los Angeles, CA. – BS in Biology
1992 University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX. – MD

1992-1993 University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX.
General Surgery

1992-1997 University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX.
Orthopaedic Surgery

08/97-07/98 Henry Ford Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma, Detroit, MI.

2001 – 2021 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)