Ramiro A. Miranda, M.D.

Dr. Ramiro Miranda

Dr. Ramiro Miranda

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Sequoia Building)


Dr. Miranda is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in sports medicine, total knee replacement, and treatment of the shoulder and knee.

His expertise includes arthroscopic techniques, rotator cuff repairs, knee ligament reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the Bay Area to utilize minimally invasive total replacement surgery for the knee.

Approach to Treatment

My approach is to tailor treatment plans to the expectations and lifestyle needs of my patients. My goal is to offer my patients the same level of care that I would expect my own family to receive.

Dr. Miranda believes that well-informed patients make the best choices about their treatment. For this reason, he educates his patients about their treatment options, explaining each step of the diagnostic process and treatment plan in language that is easy to understand.

Dr. Miranda presents a matter of fact view point on what results can be expected, as well as the risks, benefits and alternatives to any treatment offered.

He believes that many orthopedic problems can be managed conservatively through such treatments as physical therapy, medications and injections. But when surgery is necessary, he uses state-of-the-art techniques.

Dr. Miranda treats his patients and partners like extended family, and they have come to count on his friendly, yet direct, approach to treatment. He applies professionalism and honesty to all aspects of his practice, and his ability to counsel patients in both Spanish and English ensures they understand his analysis and can express their concerns without conflict.

Meet Dr. Miranda

As President of Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Miranda has gained the respect of his peers with his selfless commitment to improving patient care. As one of the MOS founders, he has contributed to successfully gathering a group of orthopedic specialists with a variety of skills in order to provide complete orthopedic services.

Committed to the community, Dr. Miranda has also served as the team physician for St. Mary’s College for almost 20 years.

Dr. Miranda is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 20 years experience in treating patients in this community. Trained at Stanford University and UCSF Medical Center, Dr. Miranda brings both vast experience and knowledge to the practice and is recognized by his peers to be a leader in his field.

Dr. Miranda began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1986. A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Miranda earned his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco and served his internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His ensuing residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF gave him both the experience and the confidence necessary to deliver superior, cutting-edge treatment.

Alumni Organizations:

  • Stanford University
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Get to Know Dr. Miranda

(A John Muir Health Network video)

Curriculum Vitae

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

1975 – Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA – BS
1979 – University of California, San Francisco, CA – MD

1979 – 1980 – Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, General Surgery

1980 – 1981 – Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, General Surgery
1981 – 1983 – Private Practice, Emergency Medicine, Los Altos, CA
1983 – 1986 – University of California, San Francisco, CA, Orthopaedic Surgery

6/80 – National Board of Medical Examiners of the U.S.
7/89 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons- Fellow
Western Orthopedic Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, since 1986

John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion

Team Physician, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA 1986 – Present
Board of Directors, Leroy C. Abbott Alumni Society 1992 – 1994
Scientific Program Director, Leroy C. Abbott Scientific Program, 1994

Brachial Plexus Neuritis Incidence, Prognosis and Treatment American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA, 2/86

The Infected Total Hip Literature Review and Case Presentation, 11/83

Club Foot Incident and Treatment Literature Review and Grand Rounds Presentation, 2/85

Acetabular Fractures Literature Review and Grand Rounds Presentation, 9/85

Total Knee Arthroplasty: Longevity and Reasons for Failure Literature Review and Case Presentation and Grand Rounds Presentation, 2/86