Orthopedic Surgeon

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  • Walnut Creek


“I have your utmost care in the forefront of my decision making.  The most important thing to me is that you get the best care possible to get back to your job and activities.”


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    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

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

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


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About Dr Clark

Dr. Clark is excited to serve the practice where his medical journey began. As a Junior playing football at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, he suffered a broken leg during summer practice which sidelined him for the majority of the season. The high level of care he received from Muir Orthopaedic Specialists with both their professional staff and physical therapy team led him to pursue a career as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Clark’s education has included time training with and serving communities all over the country with various programs. He was fortunate to train as an orthopedic resident at the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. This particular program is well known for its extensive experience in orthopaedic trauma at University Medical Center (formerly known as Charity Hospital). The Tulane orthopedic residency is also highly regarded for its strong sports medicine experience where Dr. Clark served as the team physician for Edna Karr High School, a member of the medical team for the Tulane University Division I Football and Men’s Basketball teams, a member of the medical team for Loyola University Division III Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and a part of the official medical team for the NCAA Sugar Bowl hosted at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Subsequent to his tenure at Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Clark trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, New York. This world-famous hospital has been the #1 Orthopaedic Hospital for the last 10 years in U.S. News and World Report rankings. Here Dr. Clark completed his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery where he had exposure to a wide array of hand maladies including trauma, microsurgery, brachial plexus, oncology, pediatric, arthroscopy, and all other routine hand problems. Throughout his tenure in the medical field he has also contributed to the specialty via several medical book chapters on the elbow joint.

In Dr. Clark’s spare time, he continues to enjoy covering local high school athletic programs, as well as all the activities and outdoor opportunities Northern California has to offer. Most of all, he is excited to have come full circle and now work side by side with his former treatment providers and mentors.

  • Fellowship

    • Hospital for Special Surgery

      New York, NY 2019

  • Residency

    • Tulane University School of Medicine

      New Orleans, LA 2018

  • Internship

    • UC Davis Medical Center

      Sacramento, CA 2013

  • Medical School

    • Tulane University School of Medicine

      New Orleans, LA 2012

  • College

    • University of California at Santa Barbara

      Santa Barbara, CA 2007


About Dr Clark

Steven McCann
Mar 21, 2023

I recently met Dr Clark for an issue with my hands/fingers. He was terrific! I was very impressed with his thoroughness and his approach to the issues. I’d definitely recommend him.

Leilani Russo
Mar 01, 2023

I met Dr. Tyler Clark via a referral from my primary physician to confirm Dupuytren’s Contracture on my right palm in July 2022. I was very happy to establish a patient file at Golden State Orthopedics as it had been since 2015 when I was under orthopedic care for degenerative joint disease. My hands and left elbow were in so much pain that I made a call and was scheduled for a visit for the following Thursday. X-rays were taken, I was given the results and was quickly taken care of. The staff is very friendly, professional and a nice clean office environment. Dr. Tyler Clark is a great caring doctor and a professional in the treatment of hand orthopedics. As my hand troubles occur with age and overuse..I am fortunate to be in good hands with Dr. Clark’s expertise and specialty.

Lily Lopez
Feb 27, 2023

10/10 would highly recommend.

Bob Stell
Feb 16, 2023

Very Clean Office, Very timely with appointments. Dr. Clark excellent. Willing to really communicate with you and understand your needs. Great doctor and service

Alan McCauley
Feb 10, 2023

Dr Clark performed Carpal Tunnel surgery on my right hand. I was 66 years old and had worked over 35 years in software development, applying the repetitive hand movements typical to the profession. I experienced increasing pain in my wrists and numbness in my arms that kept me awake at night to the point where it was difficult to concentrate at work, and interfered with participation in sporting activities that I enjoy. Dr Clark diagnosed my issues, explained clearly the damage and options available for treatment for each of my two hands. He arranged and performed surgery on my right wrist in a matter of weeks during the height of the Covid endemic. The surgery was essentially painless, the recovery quick and total. I am 75 years old now, still pain-free with full motion and strength in my hand, able to play golf and enjoy all the pleasurable activities that retirement brings. Dr Clark is an excellent surgeon and doctor in all respects, and I am grateful to have been referred to him.

Loree Barry
Jan 24, 2023

Dr. Clark found an advanced rare condition in my wrists, Keinbock disease. He also sent me for additional tests. I had severe carpal tunnel in both wrists. He recommended and performed carpal tunnel surgery as a beginning to address my pain and weakness. He did a marvelous job on my wrists, my pain is reduced and I have increased mobility. I've had my wrist x-rayed a couple times before and nobody ever caught my condition. Unfortunately, it wasn't found until it was too late and the only option was fusion. I appreciate Doctor Clarke's approach to my solution. He is very knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Clark. I have already sent my daughter to Dr. Clark since she also has wrist pain. She should get diagnosed and treated before it's at a stage of fusion.

Ellisia Lombardo
Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Clark has been an amazing orthopedic surgeon he has great bedside manner my body is healing wonderfully after surgery he’s very attentive to his patients and tracks the process and their care throughout the whole entire process of healing I highly recommend him

Stephen Toy
Dec 31, 2022

Thankfully I don't have to visit often, but when I do, Dr. Clark is the Doctor who is ready to listen to my concerns and treats the problem I present with. Always amiable, professional and ready with a treatment. (Almost painless) and mostly efficacious.

John Brownfield
Dec 01, 2022

Dr Clark has been helping me with shoulder issues. I am 70 and still very active, i kitesurf and ride my ebike a lot . I’m have had bad shoulder issues for the last couple of years and he has made it possible for me to keep active and doing what I love to do. Thank you Dr Clark!!!

Deborah Burstyn
Nov 23, 2022

Thoughtful, considerate and good-natured with truthful straightforward diagnosis and treatment options. Knee injury resolved.

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Great experience from intake to treatment. I would recommend Dr. Clark to all my family and friends.
- Jeff E

Dr. Clark is the best. I have seen other doctors for this same problem and he is the best. I referred my neighbor to him, she was thrilled!
- Molly C

Dr. Clark has great knowledge to diagnose and treat hand issues. I’ve had unexpected and immediate success with this.
- Jim L