Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Paul Mead


  • Walnut Creek

  • Brentwood


When caring for his patients, he ensures that he explains their condition and treatment options in fine detail, even providing visuals to help patients fully understand.”


Can I See Dr Mead?

    350 John Muir Parkway
    Brentwood CA 94513

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

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


With Dr Mead


About Dr Mead

Dr. Mead is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. After residency, Dr. Mead completed a fellowship in Lower Extremity Reconstruction at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA, where he trained extensively in hip and knee replacement, reconstruction, and advanced osteochondral joint preservation techniques. He is passionate about restoring function through engineering and implant design.

Dr. Mead finds it rewarding to help patients return to activities that they love doing but once thought were too painful or difficult to do. He has special interests in primary and revision arthroplasty surgery, including the anterior and posterior approach to hip replacement, and minimally invasive techniques. Through total joint replacements, he enables patients to return to the activities that bring them joy and finds it most satisfying to hear when patients are now able to play with their grandchildren.

Dr. Mead values the importance of providing his patients with quality care for their individual needs. When caring for his patients, he ensures that he explains their condition and treatment options in fine detail, even providing visuals to help patients fully understand. Dr. Mead’s desire to educate patients overflows outside of the clinic, and he looks for opportunities to provide community lectures at convenient locations for all.

Dr. Mead is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to travel. He enjoys mountaineering, climbing, skiing, camping, and backpacking. One of his greatest memories is summiting Kilimanjaro with his wife. When opportunities allow, their dog Cooper joins them on their adventures.

  • Fellowship

    • Scripps Lower Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship

      San Diego, CA 2018

  • Residency

    • Orthopedic Resident

      San Francisco, CA 2013

  • Medical School

    • New York Medical College, New York, NY 2013

  • College

    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

      Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 2007

  • Gar Wynne Clinical Excellence Award, 2014


About Dr Mead

May 25, 2023

Dr. Mead, and his staff, have proven to be the most competent, patient-centric and positive orthopedic support team I have ever experienced! Dr. Mead is a consummate professional and an extremely competent orthopedic surgeon! His staff is just as capable with their respective duties as well. I was so lucky to be referred to such a group by my personal physician and highly recommend their services!👏🏽🤙🏽

Patsy Landers
Apr 29, 2023

Dr. Mead is very professional and and answered all of my concerns.

David O'Neill
Apr 06, 2023

From the very beginning of knowing I had a bone on bone issue with my right knee, I knew I was in the best hands with Dr. Mead. My issue was very dibilitating and weighed heavily on my ability to stand for a length of time. That alone made me quite weary of what my work life may look like... There is one more issue we're now addressing so Dr. Mead's commitment to me is really critical moving forward. Couldn't recommend him enough!!! Skilled, friendly, and straight forward .. he's very much appreciated. David M. O'Neill.

Mar 05, 2023

I had two successful knee surgeries done by Dr Mead. A left knee partial and a right full knee replacement. I highly recommend Dr Mead. My quality of life has increased substantially. No more pain😀

Trisha Green
Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Mead did an amazing knee replacement for me. He’s caring and listens when you have questions. I have two friends who have been treated for their knee problems by Dr. Mead , so I continue to refer him.

Michelle Schrader
Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Mead is concerned and explains things in a way easy to understand. He puts people at ease. Would recommend him to anyone.

George Kellner
Feb 12, 2023

Knee surgeries are not pleasant, Paul Mead, MD does everything possible to minimize the discomfort and advance a swift recovery. The team at Golden state orthopedics, which was John Muir orthopedics, is outstanding, and having done a lot of research, I decided on Dr. Paul Mead,, based upon significant learned references in the medical profession. His colleagues speak highly of him, for good reason. Six stars if there were that many! By the way, I drove home from the surgery :-). I never took a pain pill. Can’t say enough good things about this team.

Lilia Kilmer
Feb 11, 2023

Dr Mead is the absolute best. Not only did he replace my right knee (which is perfect and is now the strongest part of me) but when an x-ray of my left knee was inconclusive with my symptoms, he ordered an MRI which revealed the damage so Dr Mead said another knee replacement is appropriate. I have no doubt that after Dr Mead operates i will have 2 perfect knees and I'll be back hiking everywhere with my dogs 😁 GSOS can be super busy and hard to communicate with, however their staff knows and are addressing the situation. Honestly I'll handle ALL the communication snafus just to make sure Dr Mead is the one who fixes my knee, he really is that good. 10 stars 😁

Judy Horvath
Feb 11, 2023

Very efficient, kind and very helpful with both my knee and hip. I would recommend him to all.

Erich Cumby
Feb 03, 2023

Dr. Mead and his staff are great! Dr. Mead is personable and very knowledgeable in his field. This was my first consult with him and I truly felt like he had my best interest at hand. Thank you…….



Assisting the Doctor:

Katie Grant

Physician Assistants are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Mead is joined by Katie Grant, 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 have 2 new knees which function as if I were 25 again! I can not say enough about Dr. Mead and his surgical team. They were all extremely professional and compassionate. I will always be grateful for such a fabulous doctor as Paul Mead.
- Shelley M

I’m extremely happy with my experience in Dr. Mead’s office. He looked me in the eye and LISTENED to me. Dr. Mead answered all of my questions and concerns. I’m doing great… No walker or cane and getting stronger every day! Go see Dr. Mead!
- Sallie K

I highly recommend Dr. Paul Mead. He is knowledgeable, caring, patient and supportive of his patients. I felt he took the time to listen and respond to my myriad of questions . I could not be happier with Dr. Mead.
- Karen K