George J. Tischenko, M.D.

Dr. George Tischenko, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. George Tischenko

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Sequoia Building)


Dr. Tischenko practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine and total joint replacement.

Approach to Treatment

I truly enjoy being an orthopedic surgeon and taking the time to sit down with my patients to listen to their complaints and symptoms, diagnose, treat and follow their progress toward recovery.

Dr. Tischenko applies skill and sensitivity daily to his practice. Personable and family-oriented, Dr. Tischenko is well respected for his ability to design solid treatment programs that get results.

Dr. Tischenko ensures new patients have their condition explained in detail, frequently with the use of models, diagrams, and/or handouts. He then discusses with the patient and family members the possible treatments. When a particular treatment is not proving to be effective for patients, he discusses alternative treatment programs in order to help patients through their injury or chronic problem.

Dr. Tischenko often manages his patients conservatively, without surgery initially. However, if surgery is indeed the best option, then it is clearly recommended. He understands the faith and trust that goes with allowing him to be your orthopedic provider, so he promises to do his best to uphold that trust in a professional and compassionate manner.

Dr. Tischenko’s ability to counsel patients in both English and Spanish adds to the personalized treatment he offers, and his dedication to the field is evident in the numerous presentations and publications authored.

Meet Dr. Tischenko

Dr. Tischenko began practicing orthopedic surgery in 1988 after earning his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completing his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco.

This prepared him for a challenging position as an Associate Professor of Trauma Orthopedics at Stanford University Medical Center, where his commitment and compassion inspired both patients and peers.

Alumni Organizations:

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Stanford University Medical Center

Get to Know Dr. Tischenko

(A John Muir Health Network video)

Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

1978-1979 – University of San Francisco – BS
1979-1983 – University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine – MD

1983 – 1984 – University of California, San Francisco, CA

1984 – 1984 – University of California, San Francisco, CA Orthopaedic Surgery

1988 – 1989 – Assistant Clinical Professor of Trauma Orthopedics Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA

1989 – present – Orthopedic Surgery Private Practice with Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (previously Muir Orthopaedic Group)

1991-2000 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
2000-2021 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Recertification

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
Alameda-Contra Costa County Medical Association
California Medical Association

John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion

Rheumatoid Foot and Surgical Intervention, Literature Review, May 1985

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Literature Review, February 1985

Ipsilateral Fractures of the Femur and Tibia, Clinical Series and Review, November 1986

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Clinical Series and Review, November 1986

Acquired Hip Subluxation and Dislocation in Cerebral Palsy, Clinical Series & Review, October 1987

Smith’s Fractures of the Distal Radius, A Clinical and Radiographic Review, May 1988

Richard’s Resident Program, Memphis, TN, 8/87 “Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”

Texas Tech University and the Mexican Orthopedic and Traumatology Congress CD. Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, 9/87 “Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2/90 “Compartment Syndrome After Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia”


Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Vol. 72-A No.1 Jan 1990. Compartment Syndrome after Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia