Ramon L. Jimenez, M.D.
Offices: Oakland, Hayward
Dr. Ramon L. Jimenez is a San Jose native who has had an orthopedic surgery practice in San Jose, Salinas and Monterey since 1974.
After graduating from San Jose’s Bellarmine Prep, he became a pre-med major at Santa Clara University and was accepted to medical school after three years. He received his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine and served his residency in General Surgery Residency, with an emphasis on cardiovascular and neurosurgery at St. Louis University Hospital.
Dr. Jimenez then moved to the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program at UCSF, after which he served as a major in the United States Army,101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as an orthopedic surgeon.
He went into private practice in 1974, when he founded the Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic in San Jose and practiced orthopedic surgery (total joints and arthroscopy) for over 35 years.
He has been medical director of Central Coast Medical Specialists and Central Coast Arthroscopy Institute in Salinas and is currently the senior consultant at Monterey Peninsula Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute in Monterey.
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Jimenez has been doing medical legal evaluations for more than 12 years.
Dr. Jimenez has been active in many medical and civic organizations over the years, Including the America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as President of the California Orthopaedic Association. He is past president of the Western Orthopaedic Association. Dr Jimenez is currently President of Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). He is also a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
He is on a long-time member of the board of regents of Santa Clara University, and is a member of the board of trustees of the National Hispanic University.
Dr. Jimenez is married with three daughters and enjoys watercolor painting, golf, hiking, and bike riding.
- Residency, 1969-1972: San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program, San Francisco, Calif.
- Residency, 1967-1968: St. Louis University Hospital; General Surgery Residency; emphasis on cardiovascular and neurosurgery
- Internship, 1967-1968: St. Louis University Hospital; Straight Surgical Internship
- Medical School, 1963-1967: St. Louis University School of Medicine; M.D. Degree June 1967
- College, 1960-1967: Santa Clara University; Pre-Med major; accepted to medical school after 3 years
- United States Army, 1972-1974, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Rank: Major; Orthopaedic Surgeon, 101stAirborne. We took orthopaedic care of 36,000 paratroopers and their injuries, both on and off-duty.
- O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, Calif., Gilroy, Calif., 1980-Present (Active)
- St, Louis Regional Medical Center, 1989-2003
- Alexian Brothers Hospital (now Regional Medical Center), San Jose, Calif., 1974-2003
Senior Consultant at Monterey Peninsula Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, Monterey, Calif., 2005-present
- Medical Director, Central Coast Medical Specialists and Central Coast Arthroscopy Institute, Salinas, Calif., 2003-2005
- President, Owner and Founder, Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic in San Jose, Calif., 1974-2003
- Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, September 1973
- Married with three daughters.
- Avocations: Watercolor painting, golf, hiking, and bike riding.
- Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic, a medical group, San Jose, Calif. (single specialty orthopaedic group with five surgeons): Founder, Owner, President, and Senior Partner 1975-2003
- Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1974-Present
- Western Orthopaedic Association, 1976-Present
- Santa Clara County Medical Association, 1974-Present
- Calif. Medical Association, 1974-Present
- Commission on Legislation for Calif. Medical Association, Orthopaedic Representative 1987, 1988
- Santa Clara Valley Orthopedic Club, 1974-Present
- Commissioner of Health, Health Advisory Board, City of San Jose, 1981-1982
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1975-Present
- AAOS, Board of Councilors, 1988-1993
- AAOS, Board of Councilors, Communications Committee, 1988-2002
- AAOS, Board of Councilors, Chairman, Resolutions Committee, 1992-1993
- AAOS, Board of Directors, Member at Large, 1999-2000
- AAOS, Membership Committee, Northern Calif., 1988-1993
- AAOS, Committee on Public Education, 1992-1998
- Chairman, 2000-2003
- AAOS, Media Speakers Bureau, 1992-Present
- AAOS, Diversity Committee, 1996-2008
- Chairman, 2003-2008
- AAOS, Orthopaedic Consumer Book, Editorial Board, 1996-2000
- AAOS, Bone and Joint Decade Task Force, 1998-2001
- AAOS and Bayer Institute, Mentor and Faculty, 2000-2003
- Communication Skills Mentoring Program
- AAOS Leadership Fellows Program
- Mentor 2003-2004
- Mentor 2004-2005
- Mentor 2005-2006
- Mentor 2006-2007
- Mentor 2012-2013
- AAOS Your Orthopaedic Connection, Editorial Board
- Section Editor En Espanol 2008-2012
- AAOS Nominating Committee 2009
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 1992-Present (50 percent of practice must be total hips and/or total knees)
- Calif. Orthopaedic Association
- Calif. Orthopaedic Association, Board of Directors, 1984-1999
- Chairman of Committee on Public Relations 2000-2011
- Calif. Orthopaedic Association, President Elect, 1994-1995
- Calif. Orthopaedic Association, President, 1995-1996
- Santa Clara County Medical Society, Chairman, Quality Assessment Committee, 1986-1990
- Alexian Brothers Hospital, Member, Board of Trustees, 1986-1991
- Bonaventure Surgery Center, LLP: Founder, Designer, and General Partner, 1987-1992 (3 operating rooms, 43 surgeons, 25 limited surgeon partners)
- Medicare Practicing Physicians Advisory Council, appointed by Louis Sullivan, M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1991-1992. (There were 11 physicians (out of 660,000) on this board.)
- O’Connor Hospital,
- Member, Medical Staff, 1978-Present; President- Elect, Medical Staff, 1993-1994; President (Chief-of-Staff), Medical Staff, 1995-1996 (Medical Staff numbered 720 physicians)
- Chairman of Surgery Department:185 surgeons
- Chairman of Credentials Committee
- Chairman of Surgical Qualifications Committee
- Chairman of Medical Executive Committee
- Chairman of Institutional Review Board
- Member, Board of Directors, CHW Bay Region, 1993-2000
- Personal Choice Medical Group IPA, Board of Directors, 1993-1999; President, January 1997-1999. )This was a multi-specialty IPA comprised of 450 physicians.)
- Bay Area Knee Society, 1992-Present
- Eska America Corporation, Surgeons Advisory Board, 2001-Present
- Pacific Medical, an arthroscopic instrument purveyor, Surgeons Advisory Board and Instructor, 1998-2002
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Member, Board of Directors, November 2004-2009. This is an oversight and credentialing organization which has over 1500 facilities under review.
- Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Consultant Reviewer, July 2003-present
- PR-ASAP, Consultant Reviewer (A medical peer review organization for review of orthopaedic surgeons, including surgical privileges.)
- Orthopaedics Today, Editorial Board, 2005-2012
- Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation
- Board of Trustees, 2005-2012
- Chair, Annual Giving Committee, 2009-2012
- Secretary BOT, 2010
- Vice-President of Development, 2009-2012
- President-Elect, 2010-2012
- President, 2012-2014
- Kaleidoscope Associates, Consultant Associate. (National organization that works with profit and non-profit associations in reference to strategic planning, new programs.)
- 160,000 patient interviews
- 4,200 knee arthroscopies since 1975
- 2,200 shoulder arthroscopic procedures since 1983
- 3,200 total hip replacements, both primary and revisions, since 1969
- 2,600 total knee replacements, both primary and revisions, since 1975
- 1,000 lumbar operative procedures, including laminectomies, decompressions, and instrumented fusions. I was founding partner of Backcare, Inc., an innovative center for the conservative, non-operative and operative care of the cervical and lumbar spine.
- Holy Name Society, St. Christopher’s, 1974-1999
- San Jose Country Club
- Silver Creek Valley Country Club, Board of Governors, 1993-1996
- Santa Clara University
- Board of Regents, 1991-present
- Chair, Task Force and Student Recruitment
- Executive Committee
- Board of Fellows, 1978-1996
- Executive Committee, since 1984
- President, Board of Fellows, 1990
- Board of Athletic Governance, 1985-1991
- Board of Regents, 1991-present
- Santa Clara University, Maarkula School of Applied Ethics Advisory Board, 1992-2000
- Bellarmine College Preparatory School
- Alumni Association
- Science Endowment Board
- St. Francis High School, Foundation Board, 1984-1990
- Mexican Heritage Corporation of San Jose, Board of Trustees 1999-2002
- National Hispanic University, Board of Trustees 2002-present
- Laureate International University (LIU-NHU) 705,000 students worldwide, Board of Trustees 2011-2013
Total joint replacement and revision surgery
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
Personal Injury and Workmen’s Compensation Evaluations
Communication skills for Orthopaedic Surgeons
Diversity and culturally competent care in Orthopaedics
HONORS and AWARDS
- Alumnus of the Year: San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program, 2000
- Founders Award: Calif. Orthopaedic Association, 2002
- Calif. Physician of the Year: Medical Board of Calif., 2006
- AAOS Diversity Award: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2009
- William Tipton, M.D. Leadership Award: Calif. Orthopaedic Association, April 2010
- Barriers to Minorities in Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Orthopaedic Society, June 1998, Asheville, North Carolina
- Bare Bones Marketing for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Instructional Course
- Lecture, Anaheim, Calif., February 1999
- Visiting Professor at the Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy of the Knee Course in Mexico City, 1998
- Visiting Professor at Total Hip Revision Course in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, March 2002.
- Visiting Professor at AMECRA meeting in Ixtapa, Mexico for Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, June 2002.
- Visiting Lecturer at Grand Rounds University of Colorado—Orthopaedic Department in December 2003.and in 2008
- Keynote Speaker, Diversity Symposium, Annual Meeting Society of Vascular Surgeons, June 2008
- Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, St Joseph’s Medical Center, Patterson, New Jersey, April 2009
- Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennesee, July 2009
- Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds, University of Missouri Department of Orthopaedics, September 2006 and July 2009
- Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds, University of Connecticut Medical Center Orthopaedic Department, September 2009
- Keynote Speaker, Diversity Day, Carolinas Medical Center, May 2009
- Commencement Address, Research Day, San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program, June 2010
The Minority Orthopaedist, Board of Fellows Symposium, La Jolla, Calif., October 1997
- The Body Almanac 2003; AAOS Publication – A Consumer Book; 2003
- Guidebook To Culturally Competent Care; AAOS Diversity Advisory Board Publication, 2005 (Published as companion book to CCC CD)
- CORR: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Reports, Barriers to Minorities in the Orthopaedic Profession, Clin Orthop 1999, 362: p44-50