John L. Kronick, M.D.

Dr. John Kronick, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. John Kronick

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)


Dr. Kronick is board certified in orthopedic surgery, with a focus on reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

His expertise also includes primary hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, total joint replacement in young patients, evaluation and management of painful hip and knee replacements, bone loss in joint replacement and infected joint replacement.

Dr. Kronick is the only fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon in Walnut Creek.

Approach to Treatment

What I am most proud of is being able to take care of patients with difficult problems that other surgeons don’t tackle.

I enjoy restoring my patients’ quality of life real sports medicine that allows them to return to an active lifestyle.

In addition to his expertise, he offers patients sincerity, communication and a calm demeanor that puts them at ease.

Meet Dr. Kronick

Dr. Kronick is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has 17-plus years of experience in treating patients. He began practicing orthopedic surgery in 1995 after completing his medical training at the Chicago Medical School and his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Following residency, he completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at the Rush Orthopaedic Institute under the direction of Wayne G. Paprosky, M.D., where he advanced his skills in hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee surgery, and the management of bone loss. He then performed a Biologic Hip Reconstruction Fellowship at Wayne State University under the tutelage of Jeffrey Mast, M.D. and Keith Mayo, M.D. where he refined his skills in the art of osteotomy and internal fixation.

Following his education, he joined the faculty at Wayne State University as an Assistant Professor and was named Teacher of the Year in 2000. Dr. Kronick’s special training and experience make him one of the best joint replacement surgeons in California. He is one of the few surgeons skilled in the reconstruction of failed hip and knee replacements with major bone loss. He manages the more difficult reconstructive problems in the area. He is willing and able to take care of difficult hip and knee reconstructive problems that other surgeons won’t tackle.

Dr. Kronick has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been asked to present his published work at many nationally referred conferences.

In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, such as going to swim meets with his two daughters. He also enjoys cycling, hunting, and the outdoors.

Alumni Organizations:

  • Chicago Medical School
  • Wayne State University
  • Rush Orthopaedic Institute

Get to know Dr. Kronick

(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


1986 – Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine – B.A. in Chemistry
1990 – University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL – MD

1990-1991 – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

1991-1995 – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

2000 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (re-certified, 2010)

Magna Cum Laude, Bowdoin College
Alpha Omega Alpha honor Medical Society
Teacher of the Year, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University

Initial Analysis of a Prospective Randomized Comparison of the Gamma Intramedullary Nail versus the Sliding Hip Screw for the Treatment of Peritrochanteric Hip Fractures, AOA Resident’s Conference, Seattle, WA; AAOS San Francisco, CA; Hilton Head, SC

Proximal Deformity Secondary to Loosening and Osteolysis: The effect on Reimplantation, Hip Society, Eugene, OR; American Assoc. of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, TX

Cement less Total Hip Arthroplasty with Extensively Coated Femoral Components in Patients under 50, AAOS San Francisco, CA 02/97; American Assoc. of Hip and Knee Surgeon 8th Annual Fall Meeting Dallas, TX 11/96; MAOA Southampton Princess, Bermuda 04/99

Complications in revision Total Hip Arthroplasty with the Extended Proximal Femoral Osteolysis, AAOS, San Francisco, CA 02/97; MAOA Hilton Head, SC Annual meeting 04/97

Proximal Femoral Deformity Secondary to Loosening and Osteolysis: The effect on Reimplantation, AAOS, San Francisco, CA 02/97; MAOA 15th Annual Meeting 04/97

Acetabular Bone Loss Secondary to Osteolysis vs. Stable Cup Removal, AAOS, San Francisco, CA 02/97; MAOA Hilton Head, SC 04/97

Porous Ingrowth Acetabular Cups with Peripheral Screw Placement: A Solution to the Deficient Acetabulum, MAOA 15th Annual Meeting Hilton Head, SC 04/97

Complications of the Dall Miles Cable Grip in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, MAOA, 15th Annual Meeting 04/97

Abduction Osteotomy for treatment of nonunion of the femoral neck, MAOA 16th Annual Meeting Acapulco, MX 04/98

Treatment of Progressive PeriAcetabular Osteolysis: Results of Cup removal vs. liner Exchange and Bone grafting, MAOA Southampton Princess, Bermuda 04/99

Minimum 10 year follow up of total hip replacements in patients under 50, AAOS Anaheim, CA 03/00

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
John Muir Medical Center
Mt. Diablo Medical Center
Hutzel Hospital, Detroit MI
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit MI
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Chief Orthopaedic Section, John Dingell Detroit VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI