David M. Contreras, M.D.

Dr. David Contreras, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. David Contreras

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Sequoia Building)


Dr. Contreras is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine and knee replacement. He was fellowship-trained in orthopedic trauma, and his interests include Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and Adult Reconstruction.

My Approach to Treating Patients

My goal is to restore maximum function with the highest level of quality care so you can get back to living life.

I perform several hundred successful orthopedic surgeries annually. Your health and quality of orthopedic care are my two top priorities. My patients participate in a carefully performed physical exam, along with the appropriate x-ray or MRI, here on our orthopedic campus. The results of these tests are explained in detail to my patients by using models or drawings. This facilitates a rapid decision-making process and in many cases leads to non-surgical treatments. I am delighted my patients can experience the care and technology here at Muir Orthopedic Specialists.

My 13 years of experience at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital have provided me with a broad background of treatment options.

Meet Dr. Contreras

Dr. Contreras, began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1991 after receiving his medical degree and completing his internship and residency at University of California, San Francisco. His ensuing fellowship in orthopedic trauma prepared him for a challenging position as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF’s School of Medicine, and lead to his appointment as the acting Chief of the Orthopaedic Department at San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Contreras is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience in treating patients.

Dr. Contreras applies his years of experience and knowledge daily to overcome orthopedic challenges. His thoroughness and contemplative nature ensure all avenues are explored when planning treatment, and his traditional values and personable demeanor offer patients comfort in addition to superior medicine.

An educator by nature, he has lectured and authored several articles on his specialty.

Alumni Organizations:

  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • San Francisco General Hospital

In the news

Get to Know Dr. Contreras

(A John Muir Health Network video)


Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

1978 – University of California, Los Angeles – BA
1982 – University of California, San Francisco – MD

1982 – 1983 – University of California, San Francisco

1983 -1987 – University of California, San Francisco, Orthopaedic Surgery

1987 – 1988 – San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA Orthopaedic Trauma

7/90 – San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA Orthopaedic Trauma

Inman-Abbott Society
Western Orthopedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1988 – 1991 – Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF, San Francisco General Hospital
1990 – 1991 – Acting Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital
1991-Present – Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery

John Muir Medical Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion