Project Description



Orthopedic Surgeon

Picture of Dr Michael Y Chang Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine



  • Brentwood

  • Walnut Creek


I feel it is a part of my job to educate the patient about their orthopedic condition and listen to their concerns.”


Can I See Dr Coufal?

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday-Thursday
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM


With Dr Coufal


About Dr Coufal

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. He recognizes the importance of all patients thoroughly understanding the cause and treatment options for their problem. In fact, he admits, “My biggest shortcoming is that I talk and spend too much time with patients.”

Orthopedics is a large area of expertise and one surgeon “cannot do it all.” Golden State Orthopedics & Spine has many surgeons that cover the gamut of care, so Dr. Coufal will refer patients to the best surgeon for them within the GSOS group, if necessary.

In the practice, Dr. Coufal is most proud of the full-time orthopedic trauma service. He is committed to the compassionate treatment of his patients. In his off time, he enjoys photography, travel, and woodworking.

  • Board Certification

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,

  • Fellowship

    • Orthopedic Trauma

      Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 1998

  • Residency

    • Orthopaedic Surgery

      University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 1997

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 1993

  • Medical School

    • MD

      University of Texas Medical School, 1992

  • College

    • BS in Biology

      University of California, Los Angeles, 1988

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

This guy is amazing. I’ve had no problems with the arm since, thank you so much Dr. Coufal!
- Don Z

Dr Coufal is amazing. Very personable and he speaks in plain english. No fancy Dr speak!

- Review

If you want  good doctor go to the doctor other doctors go to because they know the good docs. I Went to MY ENT doc and he broke himself up on a motorcycle/ Dr. Coufal put is back together and my ENT guy said he was great.
- Tom S