Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Eric Fulkerson



  • Walnut Creek


In our practice, I am proud to see patients with severe injuries regain their function and independence after surgical treatment of their injuries.”


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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 Fulkerson

Dr. Eric Fulkerson is dedicated to patient excellence, commitment to quality patient care and contribution to medicine.

Patients recognize him for his hands-on approach to individual patient care and his unsurpassed dedication to excellence and innovation in orthopedic traumatology. Technology and experience are important, but are not everything; Dr. Fulkerson believes compassion is also a key ingredient to good medical care.

A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and the University of California Davis, Dr. Fulkerson completed his internship and residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and gained experience as a trauma surgeon during his fellowship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Leading the trauma team of nurses, resident physicians and support staff, Dr. Fulkerson is responsible for the initial resuscitation and stabilization of the patient, as well as ongoing evaluation. His goal is to ensure that patients who undergo orthopedic trauma surgery are able to return to normal functions despite the seriousness of their injuries.

The challenging nature of complex orthopedic injuries and the potential for returning patients to normal function led Dr. Fulkerson to specialize in the demanding field of orthopedic medicine. With the broad scope of his training and experience, his commitment for returning patients to their pre-injury state of activity and functioning is the driving force behind his passion for this specialty.

In keeping with his dedication to this field, Dr. Fulkerson has done a number of research projects and published extensively in many orthopedic areas, including orthopedic trauma surgery. As a resident, he was the recipient of the Senior Resident Research Award. He also is part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and is currently a reviewer for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. His knowledge and experience in many facets of orthopedics allow him to offer his patients the most advanced and individualized approaches to care.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

In his spare time, he likes to snowboard, mountain bike, go rock climbing, and read. He also enjoys gardening and growing his own produce.

  • Fellowship

    • Orthopedic Trauma

      Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Director: Roy Sanders M.D, Tampa, FL 2008

    • Research Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery

      NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 2004

  • Residency

    • Resident Physician, Orthopedic Surgery

      NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 2019

  • Medical School

    • MD

      Georgetown University School of Medicine, , DC 2001

  • College

    • BS, Physiology

      University of California, Davis, 1996


About Dr Fulkerson

Yash Nyznyk
Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Fulkerson and staff were personable and knowledgeable and took the time to respond to questions during each of several appointments. Highly recommended!

xiangdog Liao
Nov 01, 2022

doctor are very caring and highly skilled professionals!

Robert Foley
Oct 28, 2022

I was in the ER at John Muir Hospital when I met Dr. Fulkerson. I had suffered a spiral fracture of my left tibia and fibula. My daughter was also getting married in 45 days when this happened. Dr. Fulkerson put me at ease and assured me I would walk my daughter down the aisle on her big day. Everything he assured me that would happen happened. I walked her down the aisle as promised. I can’t say enough about Dr. Fulkerson and his surgical skills and bedside manner.

Demarionte Smith
Oct 04, 2022

Dr. Eric W. Fulkerson is amazing i had a really bad car accident in march of 2018. Broke my right leg in 3 places. Dr. Eric W. Fulkerson is god sent i do not know where i would be without him thank you so much

Aura Carrillo
Oct 01, 2022

I’m so grateful with Dr. Eric Fulkerson, he fixed my ankle after fracturing it really bad in a car accident (Pilon fracture) He did two surgeries, 2 months after the second surgery I started walking. I’m so so grateful he fixed my foot, I will always be grateful for helping me. Thanks Dr. Fulkerson you’re my hero.🙏

pauline lozano
Sep 19, 2022

I absolutely love Dr Eric Fulkerson he has been there for me over the last 5yrs guiding me through some very rough times regarding the health of my well being, addressing my issues with care and confidence. He LISTENS to me anytime I asked for help. He’ll remedy the problem proficiently he is also was willing to refer me in the right direction when I needed a surgery he did not perform. HE IS my “GO TO GUY” !! Whenever I have a new orthopedic issue which happened recently (I’m back to being under his care) no matter how long the in between time is he’s still there for me with his warm smile, kindness and professional opinion he acts upon. In my mind there’s not an ortho problem he can’t fix or refer you in the right direction I would greatly refer Dr Fulkerson at Muir Orthopedics to anyone with orthopedic problems, he does not disappoint under any circumstances so if you’re in an ortho discomfort state please have your primary care doctor write a referral for you to go see “HIM” it’s the best decision you can you doc and thank you so much for everything you do !!! Sincerely...Pauline Lozano Rudy

Marchelle Pettiford
May 23, 2022

I had a bad car accident about three years ago. I had a lot of broken bones and one of them was my pelvis. I remember them saying I wouldn’t walk again and if I did it will take a while. Well, I had surgery on my pelvis by Dr. Fulkerson and my recovery was excellent. I couldn’t walk for three months after the surgery, but once he removed the bars that were sticking out of my pelvis I was able to start my physical therapy. When the bars were removed it was very painful because I wasn’t on any medication, but I asked to not be put under. Within a month or so I was walking. Today I am walking and even sometimes running lol. I want to thank Dr. Fulkerson, the rest of the doctors, and the nurses that worked on me. I’m truly thankful and blessed.

Stacy Stierwalt
Dec 28, 2021

Dr Fulkerson & Gayle Fenner were fantastic!! They spent lots of time with my daughter and were very kind. I interacted mostly with Gayle and she was so wonderful!!! Responded to emails quickly, was very kind during visits & thorough. Had very good advice. I felt in good hands! I would definitely see them again!! Thanks for taking good care of my daughter!!

Carl Ashcroft
Sep 09, 2021

I’m walking proof of the expertise and professionalism of Dr Fulkerson and his crew.

Martha Shogren
Jul 10, 2021

Dr. Fulkerson listened carefully to my concerns and gave his honest opinion about my hip and the age of a possible break now healed. I had fallen and he was asked to give a second opinion. He was extremely polite and caring, which I appreciated very much.

Assisting the Doctor:

Fenner, Gayle PA-C

Physician Assistants are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Fulkerson is joined by Gayle Fenner, PA-C to provide the highest standard of care.

Reviews Mean So Much!

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

I’m walking proof of the expertise and professionalism of Dr Fulkerson and his crew.
- Carl A

Dr. Fulkerson listened carefully to my concerns and gave his honest opinion about my hip and the age of a possible break now healed. He was extremely polite and caring, which I appreciated very much.
- Martha S

I was referred to Dr Fulkerson by a friend, I am recouping now but all in all felt he and Gayle were great to deal with. Just hope I don’t have to see them again!:)
- Scot D