Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD
78 Patient Reviews
(925) 326-6765

Office Hours

  • Mon:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri:9:00am - 4:00pm

Dr. Laura A. Timmerman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Specialist - General


  • Board Certified


Dr. Laura Timmerman, MD is one of the best ranked doctors in the United States. She specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine and currently sees patients in Walnut creek, Califo… Read more ›

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My shoulder was injured from wrestling in high school. It was to my throwing arm, which is a problem since baseball is my main sport. Local doctor treated the pain with cortisone shots that failed to work. College coach referred Dr. Timmerman. She quickly identified the cartilage was sheared off the bone. After surgery…

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Provider Training

University of California, BerkeleyBachelors DegreeB.A. Neurobiology1982
University of California, Davis School of MedicineDoctorateM.D.1986

Internship - Uc Davis School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery Internship - Davis, California Orthopaedic Surgery Internship1987
Fellowship - Amer Sports Medicine Inst, Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine Fellowship; Birmingham, AlabamaSports Medicine, Arthroscopy1992
Residency - Uc Davis School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Davis, California Orthopaedic Surgery1991

CertificationCert. BodyYear
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-Specialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery2010
Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery1994

Experience & Accolades

Team Physician for Intercollegiate SportsUC Berkeley
1994 - 2001
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
1992 - 1995
Associate ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
1996 - 1996
Clinical Associate ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Dept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery
1996 - 1999
Chief of OrthopaedicsContra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA
1996 - 1999
Orthopaedic SurgeonWalnut Creek, CA
1998 - Present
EditorAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
1996 - Present
Team PhysicianUSA Hockey
1995 - 1996
Team PhysicianSaint Mary’s College
2003 - Present
Team PhysicianUC Davis
1992 - 1996

Professional MemberPaul R. Lipscomb Society
1991 - Present
Professional MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
1993 - Present
Professional MemberAmerican Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
1991 - Present
FellowAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1995 - Present
Professional MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
1996 - Present
Professional MemberCalifornia Medical Association
Professional MemberCalifornia Orthopedic Association
Professional MemberThe Forum
2001 - Present
Professional MemberAlameda Contra Costa Medical Association

Outstanding StudentAmerican Medical Women's Association1986
Outstanding ResidentU.C. Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery1991
3-M Basic Science Research AwardAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine1993
Alumni ScholarUC Berkeley Alumni Association1982
Ishiyaku-EuroAmerican Scholarship AwardIshiyaku-EuroAmerican Inc.1986
Richard B. Irvine, M.D. Memorial Scholarship AwardMt. Diablo Hospital, Concord, CA1985
Paul R. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in OrthopaedicsUC Davis Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society1986
Selected Professional - Development SeminarAmerican Association of Medical Council1993

Publication Publisher Title Published
BookLippincottElbow Arthrosopy, in Operative Orthopaedics, 4th Edition2014
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleArthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related SurgeryArthroscopic Microfracture of Chondral Defects of the Knee: A Comparison of 2 Postop. Treatments2005
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Editor Elbow Instability in Instructional Course Lectures & Sports Medicine2005
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleW. B. Saunders CompanyDiagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy1997
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleBlackwell Science, Inc.Revision of Failed PCL - Revision of Failed Arthroscopic and Ligament Surgery1998
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleThe American Journal of Sports MedicineOutcome of Elbow Surgery in Professional Baseball Players1995
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleAmerican Journal of Sports MedicineThe Histologic and Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow1994
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleAmerican Journal of Sports MedicineArthroscopic Treatment of the Post-Traumatic Elbow Pain and Stiffness1994
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleAmerican Journal of Sports MedicinePre-Operative Evaluation of MRI & CT-Arthrography in 25 Baseball Players with Surgical Confirmation1994
Medical/Scholarly Journal ArticleAmerican Journal of Sports MedicineUndersurface Tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in Baseball Players1994

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Medical Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgeon - Sub-Specialty: Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Years In Practice: 29 (started in 1992)

Accepts New Patients: Yes

Dr. Timmerman specializes in treating the following types of patients:

  • Adults
  • Athletes
  • Children and Pre-Teens
  • Teens and Young Adults

Medical Philosophy: Traditional Medicine

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