Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Abid Qureshi


  • Walnut Creek


“To provide the best possible care I can to spinal patients is the most important thing in medicine.  Most spinal conditions can be treated non-operatively, however when surgery is required my goals are to simplify complex issues to minimize surgical risk.”


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About Dr Qureshi

Dr. Qureshi began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2002. He earned his Medical Degree from The Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan in 1991, and then completed a research fellowship in orthopedic oncology and molecular biology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery here, which prepared him for a dual-clinical fellowship.

He gained fellowship training in orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgery at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL from 2000 to 2001, and in spinal surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA from 2001 to 2002.

Hardworking and driven, he has won several research citations including the Howard Schneider Research Award.

Dr. Qureshi has also served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the John Muir Medical Center.

  • Board Certification

    • Recertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Fellowship

    • Spinal Surgery

      Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA 2002

    • Orthopaedic Traumatology

      Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL 2001

  • Residency

    • Orthopaedic Surgery

      Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2000

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1996

  • Medical School

    • General Surgery

      The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan – 1991

  • Honorary Membership to the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2009
  • Chief Resident Thesis Award, Department of Orthopaedics, Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center, 2000
  • Winner, Annual Howard Schneider Research Award, Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000


About Dr Qureshi

Kimithy Hassel
Jun 07, 2023

Dr Qureshi is patient driven not scalpel driven. He wants to look at all possibilities for health improvement before suggesting surgery. He is thorough with wanting current MRI and other testing. Yes! I would recommend Dr Qureshi as your spinal orthopaedic surgeon.

Donald Barrella
Jun 06, 2023

With a philosophy of performing only what is necessary Dr. Qureshi performed a less extensive procedure than originally expected, an L3-L5 decompression. While my prognosis and procedure could be considered less significant than other spinal issues (spinal stenosis: L3-L5 decompression), because there is a degenerative component I embarked on this journey with the mindset that I may have to have another procedure in the future. Since my procedure in November 2022 I have had a very smooth and successful recovery, and would highly recommend Dr. Qureshi and his team to anyone, including myself.

Elise Jones
Jun 02, 2023

I honestly cannot share enough positive things about Dr. Qureshi. What a humble man and human. My first appointment with him for a consultation he was very thorough. I’m a visual learner so him actually showing me with a model of the spine exactly what was going on I’m my back was helpful. Along with showing me what would be done to correct the problem. The surgery went as planned, after a seven hour surgery, There is light at the end of the tunnel! Tomorrow will be one month post surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Qureshi for any needs concerning the back/spine.

Sandy Scott-Lemke
May 19, 2023

Currently undergoing treatment by Dr. Qureshi for a spine issue but in December, 2021, he did a surgery on my husband Joseph. Excellent, professional, courteous but strong and effective. Husband had a 2nd opinion consult at UCSF prior to his surgery. That Dr. said to let Dr. Qureshi do the work as he is excellent! We totally agree!!!!

Douglas Hill
May 13, 2023

Dr Qureshi is very competent and explains the orthopedic medical issue very clearly.

Priscilla Harris
Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Abid Qureshi performed my second cervical spine surgery, discectomy with fusion on C6, C7, and T1 vertebrae. (I previously had discectomy and fusion on C5 and C6.) I was extremely nervous leading up to the surgery for many, many reasons. However, Dr. Qureshi has such an amazing bedside manner and kind way of interacting with his patients he was able to help ease my mind. I especially appreciate the way he explains everything, whether it be in reviewing imaging or speaking about procedures and treatment in general. He answers questions before I even think of what to ask using terminology that is easy for me to understand. Dr. Qureshi is a true professional, and should I need further spine treatment, he is definitely my first choice.

Bernie Stamps
Apr 11, 2023

Had scoliosis, horrible pain unable to really enjoy traveling any more. Had the surgery a few months a go, what a difference it had made. I am no longer in pain ,able to resume my travels. I was scared to have the surgery to start, as I had so many bad stories about back surgery. But I must admit I feel great. It was the best decision I've ever made.

laura timmer
Mar 24, 2023

I love Dr. Qureshi!! He is an amazing surgeon and has always taken a personal interest in my medical needs. This last visit wasn’t what I usually get so I’m thinking he was having a tough morning. But that is the only reason I gave him a 4 instead of a 5! He is normally a 5 across the board!! I would recommend him for back problems to all my friends and family!

Sassan Falsafi
Mar 15, 2023

Professional, expedient and experienced surgeon with like minded staff. Recommend Dr. Qureshi and his team without reservations.

rosanna Lau
Mar 12, 2023

I had L3 to S1 depression, L4 to S1 TLIF in November 2022. Surgery was performed by Dr Qureshi (Dr Q). I didn’t have much pain after this extensive surgery (except little aches & discomfort which I believe it’s normal). Now it’s 3-1/2 mos after & I can say I have a very smooth recovery. Thank you Dr Q for taking excellent care of my spine during this extremely challenging time of my life. There are no words to express my deep felt thanks. His kindness, patience, medical knowledge & skills have been a blessing to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Assisting the Doctor:

Kelsey Hults, PA-C


Physician Assistants are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Qureshi is joined by Kelsey Hults PA-C, to provide the highest standard of care.

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Dr. Qureshi and his staff are the best of the best. Knowledgeable, professional and manages his patients with the highest level of integrity.  This the kind of doctor you want. A special thank you to Dr Qureshi and his staff.
- Mary M

Dr. Qureshi was my surgeon for a cervical Laminoplasty. He is the kindest and most gentle Doctor I have ever known. I would high recommend him to anyone needing his expertise. Very kind and personable Doctor.
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.Honest, sincere, straight-forward evaluationappreciated very much
- Tim H