Donald Lewis MD

  • Accepting New Patients
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  • Primary Specialties:
    • Elbow, 
    • Hand & Wrist, 
    • Shoulder, 
    • Sports Medicine
  • Gender: Male
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"When possible, I always start with non-surgical treatment that can return function quickly. In situations requiring surgery, I use minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to decrease pain and shorten the recovery period."

Dr. Lewis began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000 after earning his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His internship and residency at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York prepared him for two successive fellowships – one in hand and elbow surgery and another in shoulder surgery, arthroscopy, and sports medicine.

Dr. Lewis treats both simple and complex hand, elbow and shoulder disorders, which often involve sports-related issues. He has expertise in wrist arthroscopy and minimally invasive hand surgery. Common hand and elbow problems Dr. Lewis can treat are carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral nerve disorders/injuries, fractures and ligament injuries, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, tendonitis and tendon ruptures, thumb basal joint and hand osteoarthritis, tumors/masses/ganglions, tennis and golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis).

Shoulder conditions and injuries that Dr Lewis treats include both simple and complex shoulder arthroscopy, labral and SLAP repair, and rotator cuff repair including revision surgery.

Dr. Lewis thrives on overcoming the challenges faced in orthopedic medicine. His attention to detail rivals only his dedication to helping patients return to their favorite sports and activities. Meticulous skill, combined with a polite and professional bedside manner, ensures his patients receive the best orthopedic treatment available.


  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctor List 2020
  • Board Certification

    • Orthopedic Surgery


    • Hand Surgery


  • Fellowship

    • Sports Medicine and Trauma

      Barton Hospital, South Lake Tahoe, CA

    • Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery

      The Philadelphia Hand Center; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Residency

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Medical Center,

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Medical School

    • MD

      Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons,

  • College

    • BA

      University of Virginia,

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  • Walnut Creek - Redwood

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598


  • San Ramon

    5201 Norris Canyon Road
    San Ramon, CA 94583


Real Patients.
Real Success Stories.

  • “He is genuine, listens, has a good sense of humor and is an excellent physician.”

    - Barbara Sue C.
  • “I had seen Dr. Lewis many years ago when he did a¬†joint replacement¬†on my right thumb, he remembered me from that surgery.”

    - Catherine M.
  • “I can sleep at night without pain in my left arm.”

    - Diana J.