John P. Schilling, M.D.

Dr. John Schilling, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. John Schilling

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)
San Ramon


Dr. Schilling is board certified in orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery. He is proficient in arthroscopic treatment of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder. His practice includes shoulder replacement for arthritis.

Dr. Schilling’s specialized training enables him to treat a variety of upper extremity conditions including nerve injuries, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and arthritis.

Approach to Treatment

My primary interest is helping people with the functional aspects of their lives. I wanted to assist people not only live a longer life, but also maintain a high quality of life.

Whether it’s an injured high school athlete, a weekend warrior with tennis elbow, or an elderly patient with arthritis, Dr. Schilling’s focus is on helping patients achieve their functional goals.

His philosophy of care revolves around helping each patient regain function in a safe, timely manner. In most cases, a non-operative course of treatment will suffice. However, an operative approach may lead to a quicker and better resolution of the problem. After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Schilling will work with you to make the appropriate decision for your specific situation.

Direct involvement of both the patient and involved family members in deciding the course of treatment is of paramount importance. He welcomes all patient questions, concerns, and expectations for recovery.

Meet Dr. Schilling

Prior to joining Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. John Schilling completed his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

Dr. Schilling is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Resident Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Schilling is dedicated and focused to his practice and continued education. He has completed research on topics including clavicle fixation methods and prolotherapy treatment for tendinopathy.

Dr. Schilling was born and raised in Walnut Creek and is delighted to be back in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alumni Organizations:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Get to Know Dr. Schilling

(A John Muir Health Network video)

Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Redwood Building
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
5201 Norris Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
350 John Muir Parkway
Brentwood, CA 94513


Medical College of Wisconsin, Fellow, Hand and Upper Extremity, 2007-2008

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002-2007

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Preliminary Intern, General Surgery, 2001-2002

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, May 2001

University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science, Science Pre-Professional, May 1996

Goldstein, W., Murphy, B., Schilling, J.: Classification System for Total Knee
Arthroplasty Patellar Periprosthetic Fractures
UIC Clinical Research Conference

Graf, C., Lim, J, Schilling, J.: Epidural Spinal Injections for the Treatment of
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
UIC Senior Theses

Samaddar, R., Milzman, D., Schilling, J: Noninvasive Hemodynamic Surveillance in the Acute Setting.
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Schilling, J, Grindel, S., Daley, R., Hodgson, M., Wang, Mei: Biomechanical Comparison of Plate location on the Stability of Clavicle Fractures
Department of Orthopaedics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Schilling, J., Nicola, T.: Prolotherapy Treatment for Tendinopathy
UIC Clinical Research Conference
UIC Senior Thesis

Tsai, C., Chiu, J., Schilling, J.: The Effect of Novel Anti-Fibrotic Agents on Epidural Fibrosis
University of California, San Diego

Schilling, J.: Comparison of the Stability of two Clavicle Fixation Methods.
Eleventh Annual John S.Gould Lectureship. Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Medical College of Wisconsin; June 27, 2008

Schilling, J.: Prolotherapy’s Effect on Pain for Tendinopathy. UIC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Senior Theses Day; June 30, 2007

Schilling, J.: Scaphoid Malunion Advanced Collapse. UIC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds; September 9, 2005; Chicago, IL.

Schilling, J.: Glomus Tumor. UIC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds; April 30, 2005; Chicago, IL.

Schilling, J., Murphy, B., and Goldstein, W.: Classification System for Total Knee
Arthroplasty Periprosthetic Patellar Fractures. UIC Clinical Research Conference; April 27, 2005; Chicago, IL

Schilling. J: Acetabular Fractures. UIC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds; April 24, 2004; Chicago, IL.

Schilling, J., Pike, D., and Nicola, T.: Prolotherapy Treatment for Tendinopathy. UIC Clinical Research Conference; March 24, 2004; Chicago, IL

Schilling, J.: Distal Radius Malunion. UIC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds; January 10, 2004

ASSH Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington
September 27-29, 2007

Miller’s Orthopaedic Review Course
Westminster, Colorado
May 23-27, 2007

AAOS Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
February 14-18, 2007

ASSH Specialty Day
San Diego, California
February 17, 2007

AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow:
Surgical Techniques and Management
Rosemont, Illinois
January 26-28, 2007

Musculoskeletal Clinicopathologic Seminar
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
October 16-18, 2006

8th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium
Chicago, Illinois
July 27-30, 2006

Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course, DePuy
Atlanta, Georgia
August 11-14, 2005

Chicago Trauma Symposium
Chicago, IL
August 12-15, 2004

Junior Resident Basics of Arthroscopy Course, AANA
Rosemont, IL
November, 2003

Chicago Trauma Course, Resident Training Course, Zimmer
Chicago, IL
September 5-7, 2003

Chicago Trauma Symposium
Chicago, Illinois
August 8-10, 2003

Licensure and Certification:
USMLE Step I – June 17, 1999
USMLE Step II – March 13, 2001
USMLE Step III – February 23, 2005
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons – Board Certified
Board Certified Hand Surgery

American Medical Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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