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

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…….

Dale Petrich
Jan 26, 2023

Dr.Mead did a total hip replacement on my 63 year old overweight body and I was playing golf a month later with no residual effects. An absolutely amazing doctor. If you are having this surgery Dr Mead is the surgeon for you. Thank you Doc!

M.E. Sloan
Jan 22, 2023

Dr. Mead seems young (compared to me), but he is the consummate professional. He listens to you, and takes time to make you feel comfortable about any planned procedures. His follow ups are a breeze and it is rare that I have to wait more than 5 minutes during my scheduled appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Mead for any orthopedic procedure.

Jim Brown
Jan 21, 2023

Dr. Paul Mead performed a knee replacement on October 11, 2022. After 3 months I’m back to playing tennis and golf. I’ve been very pleased with the surgery. Dr. Mead is very personable and professional. I highly recommend him as do many of my friend who have had joint replacement.

Myrna Taiariol
Jan 21, 2023

Best knee orthopedic doctor.. Compassionate, patient, great listener and extremely efficient in surgery. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a knee replacement, robotic knee replacement.

Richard Snyder
Jan 19, 2023

Very impressed with our first meeting with Dr. Mead. He explained things and answered our questions without hesitation.

Jani Chayut
Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Mead is a personable, caring physician. I look forward to working with him again to resolve my issues. Highly recommended.

Wayne and Kate Kissinger
Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Meade provided a clear review prior to scheduling surgery, preop the day of surgery, meeting me for a review immediately after surgery, and at the post surgery follow-up appointment. In all cases very clear helpful listen to my issues and explained. Extraordinarily helpful and I would recommend, Dr. Mead to everyone . I am now in my fifth week post surgery walking and doing well and continuing to get stronger. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

Peggy Chaloner
Dec 31, 2022

This man is a genius! I had a total knee replacement and I wouldn't want it done by anyone else. I can't say enough good things about Golden State Orthopedics and Dr Paul Mead! Thank you Dr Mead for making a scary experience much better than I ever imagined!

Wynne Ysunza
Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Mead recently performed a total left knee replacement for me. From my initial visit I knew I was speaking to the right doctor for me. He took so much time answering my questions and explaining the procedure to me and that was reassuring. However he asked ME why I thought I was ready for this surgery. He said it was a big surgery and it was important to him that he felt I was ready. I explained in length my pros and cons list and why the pros greatly outweighed the cons. He never rushed me, listened intently and when I was done he told me why he agreed and was confident that I truly was ready. The surgery went seamlessly and I started PT immediately. I’m hoping to never have to touch my other knee but if I do I will be right back at Golden State Orthopedics in Walnut Creek with Dr. Mead and his PA Katie!!



Assisting the Doctor:


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