Project Description



Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Donald Lewis



  • Walnut Creek

  • San Ramon


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.


Can I See Dr Lewis?

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    5201 Norris Canyon Road
    San Ramon, CA 94583

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


With Dr Lewis


About Dr Lewis

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.

  • Board Certification

    • Orthopedic Surgery


    • Hand Surgery


  • Fellowship

    • Sports Medicine and Trauma

      Barton Hospital, South Lake Tahoe, CA 2000

    • Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery

      The Philadelphia Hand Center; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 1999

  • Residency

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY 1994

  • Medical School

    • MD

      Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1993

  • College

    • BA

      University of Virginia, 1989

Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor List, 2013-2022



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Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

If you have a serious shoulder injury and are looking for one of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons in the Bay Area to make you whole again, you will find no better than Dr Donald Lewis.

- Mark R

Highly recommend Dr. Lewis! He made me feel very comfortable during my appointment and discussed all of my concerns. If I have any other issues I will definitely go back to him.

- Chris J

Now after surgery is complete, I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Lewis and his team. I would highly recommend.

- Heath CS