John L Kronick MD

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  • Primary Specialties:
    • Hip, 
    • Knee, 
    • Total Joint
  • Gender: Male
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Care Team: David Brand PA-C

"What I am most proud of is being able to take care of patients with difficult problems that other surgeons don’t tackle. I enjoy restoring my patients’ quality of life real sports medicine that allows them to return to an active lifestyle."

Dr. Kronick is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has 17-plus years of experience in treating patients. He began practicing orthopedic surgery in 1995 after completing his medical training at the Chicago Medical School and his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Following residency, he completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at the Rush Orthopaedic Institute under the direction of Wayne G. Paprosky, M.D., where he advanced his skills in hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee surgery, and the management of bone loss. He then performed a Biologic Hip Reconstruction Fellowship at Wayne State University under the tutelage of Jeffrey Mast, M.D. and Keith Mayo, M.D. where he refined his skills in the art of osteotomy and internal fixation.

Following his education, he joined the faculty at Wayne State University as an Assistant Professor and was named Teacher of the Year in 2000. Dr. Kronick’s special training and experience make him one of the best joint replacement surgeons in California. He is one of the few surgeons skilled in the reconstruction of failed hip and knee replacements with major bone loss. He manages the more difficult reconstructive problems in the area. He is willing and able to take care of difficult hip and knee reconstructive problems that other surgeons won’t tackle.

Dr. Kronick has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been asked to present his published work at many nationally referred conferences.

In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, such as going to swim meets with his two daughters. He also enjoys cycling, hunting, wake surfing, fishing, and the outdoors.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Residency

    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

      Wayne State University School of Medicine,

  • Internship

    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

      Wayne State University School of Medicine,

  • Medical School

    • MD

      University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL

  • College

    • B.A. in Chemistry

      Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

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  • Brentwood

    350 John Muir Parkway
    Brentwood, CA 94513


  • Walnut Creek - Redwood

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Real Patients.
Real Success Stories.

  • “He did a thorough exam and very clearly explained my options.”

    - Ted T.
  • “He’s everything you would want in a doctor … patient, understanding, a good listener, and wants to help you get better.”

    - Jeanette W.
  • “Dr. Kronick didn’t even flinch when I asked him to replace both knees at the same time! He is pleasant but professional and has such a positive outlook.”

    - Kathleen M.