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Dr. Coufal is one of two full-time orthopedic trauma surgeons at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists. He has extensive experience in fracture care, including fractures of the pelvis and accetabulum, and specialized in Ilizarov techniques for the treatment of acute fractures, alunions, non-unions, and correction of angular deformities. He sees both pediatric and adult fracture patients. Dr. Coufal began practicing medicine in 1998. He completed his medical school and orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is a fellowship trained orthopedic traumatologist from Henry Ford and Detroit Receiving Hospitals in Michigan. Currently he is a full-time orthopedic trauma surgeon at John Muir Medical Center, the regional trauma center.


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350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100, Brentwood, CA, 94513
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Muir Orthopedic Specialists
350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100
Brentwood, CA, 94513
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"Dr Coufal is an extremely knowledgeable and skillful trauma surgeon. On a personal level he takes the time to follow up on his patients with empathy and answers questions thoroughly. His willingness to follow up with his patients sets him apart from other doctors. I was lucky to have him as a surgeon for an unlucky event. Plus he has a sense of humor! "
  • March 6, 2024
"Dr. Coufal is wonderful! He fixed my broken tibia and finula this past December after falling off a ladder. Dr. Coufal is very patient and explains everything that he has done and wants you to do to heal. I highly recommend him and is staff. He deserves a five star rating"
  • February 8, 2024
"Dr Coufal is a fantastic surgeon. He was able to put my very damaged shoulder back together instead of a replacement. I’m extremely satisfied with his treatment. The one thing I love about him is he always upbeat and encouraging. A happy but serious and professional guy. Thank you Dr Coufal ??"
  • December 5, 2023
"This is my second surgery with Coufal. One in 2014 when he removed some of the hardware from my leg from a previous surgery at Highland Hospital. The head trauma surgeon from Highland recommended Coufal. It was a good call because he isn’t excellent orthopedic surgeon. My most recent was in 2023, Sept. You removed all of the hardware out of my leg and this was from an injury back in 2013 when I was hit by a drunk driver on my motorcycle. I have a local doctor that is an orthopedic surgeon and he recommended Coufal recently and I told him that I already had surgery with him back in 2014. This is the doctor that the doctors go to… Seriously. He did a great job getting all of the hardware out of my leg. I had two plates and 18 screws.. It was a very complex hardware removal… He has a nice bedside manner. He came up to visit me a couple of times in John Muir hospital…. He explained everything in depth about the procedure, at least to my satisfaction. Which I am not easily satisfied…. I would ...
definitely recommend him to anybody that needed a quality surgeon and one that is very familiar with complex procedures…. I am still recovering from the surgery, but everything in time…. I rarely put any comments on the Internet, but I figured this was a worthy rating that he deserved. Definitely a five star Dr… "
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  • October 24, 2023
"Dr. Coufal did magic on my shattered femur I was in a hit and run accident , hit by a drunk driver I was emotional and traumatized and my femur was severely damaged he knew exactly how he was going to make it whole so I could walk again . he was so kind to me , positive and always uplifted me when I started to doubt my own abilities . I have worked with him and have known him for over 15 years I feel so blessed he was on trauma duty that night to work his magic Lynnette D Diaz "
  • October 19, 2023
"Nothing short of Amazing! Dr. Coufal's knowledge, skill and interpersonal interaction are truly commendable. Not that I have a lot of interaction with Orthopedic Surgeon's, but I would venture to say you would be hard pressed to find a better Surgeon anywhere. He will sit with you and explain what to expect, and then follow through with aftercare that is so thorough and empathetic. His knowledge is such that he can guide you through the whole process...and he takes the time to do so. If I could rate him 100, I would. Truly remarkable!"
  • October 6, 2023
"I was seen by dr coufal for my left arm fracture which was a broken humerus mid break and he did great !!! He helped me feel comfortable and herd unlike the first Orthopedic dr I seen from county . Would highly recommend him ! Super nice and organized office ."
  • September 5, 2023
"Doctor Coufal is the kind of doctor everyone should have when dealing with broken bones. I was afraid when he came to help me. He explained my situation and my options. He answered all my questions and made me feel safe. He is a respected surgeon and a very caring man."
  • September 1, 2023
"Dr. Coufal is absolutely amazing. He has operated on me twice. The first time was for a very complicated femur fracture and the second time for a sacrum/pelvic repair for insufficient fractures. His work is meticulous and he explains what he is going to do in terms I could understand. I highly recommend this talented surgeon. "
  • August 25, 2023
"After suffering a horribly fractured ankle in a fall I was terrified of the surgery I knew I needed. Dr Coufal used his unique blend of warmth, plain English technical explanations, and compassionate to put me at ease, and I knew I was in good hands. Post-surgery, his entire team at Golden State Orthopedics has been just as professional, compassionate and understanding of my pain and fear. I highly recommend Dr Coufal and his team! "
  • August 10, 2023
"Dr Coufal was just the Doctor I needed to put my femor back together again. I was very lucky he was on duty when I was brought into the ER at John Muir Hospital that night. The Dr and Nurses managed my pain excellently once I got to the hospital. The way I tell it, my femor snapped like a chicken bone. He inserted a rod from my knee to my hip to stablize the femor. It has healed with hardly a scar, considering I ended up with 84 staples along my outer right leg. Recovery included excellent physical therapy and teaching myself to put my full weight on the the repaired leg. My last X-ray a few weeks ago, showed that bone had grown around the rod, knitting two ends of my femor together. Dr Coufal is personable and very easy to work with. Despite the broken femor, I enjoyed meeting Dr Coufal and his staff. "
  • July 24, 2023
"This is the 1st time ever in my entire life that I have needed an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Coufal goes above and beyond the call of duty! Very pleased is an understatement! He has worked on my pelvis, left elbow, and left hip and leg. I was in a head on collision and Dr. Coufal put Humpty Dumpty together again! His staff is also very nice and accommodating at both his Brentwood and Walnut Creek offices. "
  • May 18, 2023
"Dr. Coufal has been great to work with. I couldn't be happier. Great bedside manner and very concerned for my well being as a patient."
  • April 18, 2023
"Dr. Coufal has been my primary surgeon for 14 years. He is the most compassionate, kind, proficient incredibly truly patient focused doctor I have ever met. Dr. Coufal listens in depth to what you are feeling and never gives up on doing anything to provide you with a solution to your issues. Dr. Coufal is far more than an amazing surgeon, he truly treats you like family. My life would not be what it is today if it weren’t for Dr. Coufal’s incredible talent, patience, compassion and encouragement. Truly the best surgeon I have ever had the blessing to have vigilantly standing always beside me to improve my quality of life. Thank you Dr. Coufal, Dr. Lee and Dr. Knight for everything. You are all truly amazing."
  • March 16, 2023
"He is the best! I get all of my broken bones fixed by this man and he never disappoints . Highly recommended!"
  • March 4, 2023
"Dr. Coufal is very caring, straight forward, and has great bedside manner. He is an excellent surgeon and passionate about his work. He listens to you, informative, and explains info clearly. I highly recommend him."
  • December 31, 2022
"An “unplanned” backflip on an off-road motorbike in the hills of the Easy Bay of California, left my left leg crushed. My tibia and fibular broke into over 5 pieces and the top of my tibia at the knee split open. In addition, I had 2 broken bones in my foot. The assessment at a local East Bay hospital was amputation as there was not possible to hold all the bone pieces in place while the leg healed. As a last option, it was decided to send me to see a trauma Surgeon at John Muir trauma hospital in Walnut Creek. There I the incredible fortune of meeting up with Dr. Christopher Coufal. Rather than simply accept that amputation was the only option, Dr Chris Coufal was prepared to apply an Ilizarov frame. While a procedure developed in Europe was widely accepted, at the time of the accident, the technique was not in wide use in the States. Some 4 operations later and 8 months of recovery under the guidance of Dr. Coufal and my leg was saved, and I have over 90% range of movement. I will always ...
be indebted to Dr. Coufal: his skill, approach and attitude to saving my leg was incredible. He refused to just “give up” and used his experience and training to find a way forward and a solution that worked. I have followed-up with Dr. Coufal at regular intervals since. He and I have monitored the condition of the knee and ankle joints. Dr. Coufal has an approach and optimism that provides incredible comfort and confidence when a person needs it most. "
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  • November 1, 2022
"Hi feel very fortunate to have had Dr Coufal take care of my hip fracture that happened on a Sunday morning. What an amazing guy, friendly, professional and easy to talk to. Hope I never see him again:) But I sure do recommend him."
  • October 25, 2022
"Dr Coufal is patient and kind, and takes time to explain medical information in a way I was able to easily understand. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an orthopedist who isn’t full of himself. "
  • September 28, 2022
"Dr. Coufal is very personable and caring. He listens to you and provides the best care. He tells you how you are progressing. He has time for you."
  • September 8, 2022


Golden State Orthopedics & Spine
350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100
Brentwood, CA, 94513
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2625 Shadelands Dr
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
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Medical School
Mcgovern Medical School At The Univ Of Texas Health Science Ctr At Houston
Graduated 1992
University Of Texas Health Science Center


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