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


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




About Dr Lewis

Sreenivasan Chandrakumar
Mar 23, 2023

I am very happy that Dr.Donald Lewis has always been there when I needed him to help me with the severe pain from my past surgeries. He is very friendly and professional and takes the time to explain things and also what follow up if any is reqired.

Clark Moulthrop
Mar 23, 2023

Very welcoming and knowledgeable. Know their stuff

Rica Zaharia
Mar 17, 2023

Highly recommended.

Nora Cook
Mar 09, 2023

Dr lewis excellent dr

Feb 14, 2023

Dr Lewis is the best hand specialist!! Thank you, my trigger finger is gone! You really are the best! Wanda B.

Dianamarie Barrios
Jan 05, 2023

Dr.Lewis has very good bedside manners. Although he is very busy, he tries his best not to make you feel rushed. I highly recommend Dr. Lewis. Doctors recently seem to be rushed and may treat you like a number. I hope Dr. Lewis stays the same.

Lisa Corrigan
Dec 29, 2022

Deeply experienced, personable and very at ease, Dr. Lewis let’s you take the lead in your healing journey in a supportive and compassionate way. My carpal tunnel and trigger thumb surgery has been smooth and easy.

Barbara O'Neill
Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Lewis is very thoughtful and compassionate about his practice. He’s dedicated to making sure he can make my pain less and my life better for it. I highly recommend him!

Marissa Kaumavae
Dec 16, 2022

Dr Lewis performed my carpal tunnel surgery, less than 2 months ago, and he did an amazing job. I'm fully relieved of the pain and issues I was having in that hand and arm. I truly couldn't be happier and just scheduled to have the other side done! Ease of scheduling and short wait times have also been a plus for me. I'd absolutely recommend Dr Lewis!

Jim Sawin
Dec 13, 2022

I have “Dupuytren's Contracture” and need a 4th hand surgery. I was so pleased with my 3rd surgery from Dr Lewis and his fabulous staff that I made an appointment w/o hesitation. My reasons for going back to Dr Lewis are numerous, never any pain(none), good results, and best of all fast recovery(I was using a roto-tiller 3 weeks after surgery). I highly recommend his entire team.

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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