Murali Moorthy, M.D.

Dr. Murali Moorthy

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)


Dr. Moorthy practices orthopedic surgery with a special interest in foot and ankle orthopedics and sports medicine, specializing in the treatment of complex disorders of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Moorthy performs ankle fusion and the STAR ankle replacement surgical technique, treating foot deformities, sports injuries, work injuries and senior citizen conditions.

Approach to Treatment

I enjoy helping people regain their functional capacity – whether they are a child on the playground, a star athlete, a weekend warrior, or an elderly grandparent wanting to keep up with their grandkids.

I am dedicated to help educate patients about their musculoskeletal disorders and make informed decisions about treatment options.

My interests lay in directly helping people with functional aspects of their lives; not just living a longer life, but a fuller and more satisfying life. My ultimate goal is to help patients realize their full potential and an improved quality of life.

Regaining function in a timely but safe fashion is the goal. Direct involvement of the patient in the decision making and course of treatment is of paramount importance. As a patient in my care, you have access to our entire network of physicians, surgeons, therapists, and supporting health-care staff members here at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.

With a focus on meeting the needs of each patient, I stand ready to provide you with the highest quality of care.

I have enjoyed the opportunity to come back to my hometown – being at home makes it that much easier to treat each patient as if they were one of my family, and I’m proud to have an excellent team supporting me in the care of my patients.

Meet Dr. Moorthy

Dr. Murali Moorthy began practicing orthopedic medicine after earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and completing his residency at the USC Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Inspired by his father, a well-established cardiologist at Mt. Diablo and Sutter Delta, Dr. Moorthy continued his orthopedic training with a challenging foot and ankle fellowship at Harbor-UCLA/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, where he excelled at delivering specialized orthopedic care.

Patients appreciate his good nature and attentiveness, and have come to rely on his honest evaluations. Committed and enthusiastic, he delivers realistic treatment programs designed to minimize discomfort and facilitate recovery.

A local resident and Northgate High School alumnus, he shows continued commitment by offering state-of-the-art treatment to the community he calls home.

Dr. Moorthy’s hobbies include playing chess, fantasy football, and soccer. He is also a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Alumni Organizations:

  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

In the news

  • Dr. Moorthy talked with the San Francisco Chronicle about Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s 2018 right ankle injury that caused him to miss six games.
  • Dr. Moorthy was featured in the local San Jose Mercury News‘ report on Golden State Warriors’ point guard Steph Curry and 2016 knee injury.

Get to Know Dr. Moorthy

(A John Muir Health Network video)

Fusion vs. STAR ankle replacement

STAR surgical technique

Curriculum Vitae

Group Affiliation
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

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

1994 – University of California, San Diego – BS1998 –

1998 – University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine – M.D.

1998-2003 – University of Southern California, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

2003-2004 – Foot and Ankle Fellowship Harbor-UCLA/Balance Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
American Medical Association

John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion

LD Door, S Tawakkol, M Moorthy, W Long, Z Wan, “Medial Protrusio Technique for Placement of Porous-Coated, Hemispherical Acetabular Component without Cement in THA in Patients Who Have Acetabular Dysplasia.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 81-A, No. 1, pp. 83-93, 1999