Richard J. Wyzykowski, M.D.

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski

Orthopedic Surgeon

MOS Locations:
Walnut Creek (Redwood Building)
Brentwood

Specialties:

Dr. Wyzykowski is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a special interest in upper extremity problems, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

He treats osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, overuse syndromes such as tendonitis and tennis elbow, nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries including biceps tendon ruptures, rotator cuff tears, and dislocations, traumatic injuries such as fractures, tendon lacerations, and ruptures, ligament injuries, and post-traumatic deformities.

Dr. Wyzykowski’s training also includes shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy.

Approach to Treatment

My practice focuses on comprehensive care and caring for the very young, “seasoned citizens,” and everyone else in between.

Dr. Wyzykowski combines advanced skill with sincerity to deliver the complete package in orthopedic upper extremity care. Patients appreciate his approachable bedside manner, and have come to rely on his communicative nature when diagnosing and treating their conditions.

Dr. Wyzykowski works to help patients understand not only their particular problem, but also tries to keep them informed regarding other orthopedic topics as well.

Maintaining and updating his skills are priorities for Dr. Wyzykowski in order to continue to provide his patients the very best of care.

Meet Dr. Wyzykowski

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000. After earning his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, he completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland before beginning a challenging fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

This specialized training gave him the experience necessary to expertly treat upper extremity conditions including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder.

Alumni Organizations:

  • University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles
  • Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

 

Get to Know Dr. Wyzykowski

(A John Muir Health Network video)

 

Curriculum Vitae

GROUP AFFILIATION:
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

OFFICE LOCATIONS:
2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

350 John Muir Parkway #100
Brentwood, CA 94513

EDUCATION:
1989 – University of California at San Diego, CA. – BA
1994 – University of Los Angeles, School of Medicine – MD

RESIDENCY:
1994-1999 – Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

FELLOWSHIP:
1999-2000 – Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Hand & Upper Extremity

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
2002 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

HONORS/AWARDS:
Valedictorian, El Toro High School, 1983
Magna Cum Laude, UCSD, 1989
Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Scholarship (based on academic merit), UCLA 1990-1994
Hartman Foundation Research Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine 05/91
Hartman Foundation Research Fellowship, UCLA School of Medicine 05/92
Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest Award, 11/96
Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest Award, 11/99

PRESENTATIONS:
T-Cell Receptor B-Chain Repertoire of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Basal Cell Carcinoma, Concurrent Theme Session, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Baltimore, MD 04/92

Evaluation of the Anatomy of the Common Peroneal Nerve: Defining Nerve-at-Risk in Arthroscopic Lateral Meniscus Repair, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA 02/97

Utility of MR Imaging in Evaluation the Extent of Zone II Flexor Tendon Laceration in a Cadaver Model, Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Essay Contest, 01/99

Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery Symposium, Brigham and Women’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Symposium Series, 04/00

Scapholunate Instability in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA 06/00

Shoulder Anatomy, Annual Spring Shoulder Symposium, Livermore, CA 03/03

Treatment of Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Athlete, Annual Spring Shoulder Symposium, Livermore, CA 03/03

SPECIALTY INTERESTS:
Upper extremity surgery, including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow and shoulder.

SPECIALTY ORGANIZATIONS:
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
California Medical Association
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
California Orthopaedic Association

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:
John Muir Medical Center
Premier Surgery Center
Sequoia Surgery Center
Aspen Surgery Center