Paul Joseph Braaton, M.D., FAAOS - Orthopedic Surgeon

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  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Achilles Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Hindfoot/Midfoot Fracture Management and Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Calcaneal Osteotomies
  • Biomechanics of Foot and Ankle
  • Neuropathy of the Ankle, Hindfoot, Midfoot, and Forefoot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
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Dr. Paul J. Braaton is a board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon at OrthMed Center. He is currently the only fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon in the Modesto area of the San Joaquin Valley.

Originally from Colorado, Dr. Braaton completed his undergraduate program at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. His desire to contribute to the community while building his career led him to medical school at Creighton University. He then completed his medical residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He chose to do a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Braaton practiced orthopedics in Yakima, Washington, for 6 years before moving to Modesto, California, in 2004 and establishing his practice exclusively with OrthoMed Center. He has a medical license to practice in the states of Texas, Washington, and California.

Today, Dr. Braaton is a leader in orthopedics. He is also well-known among his patients and the community for his volunteer activities and as someone who works hard to serve the community, even outside of orthopedics. Dr. Braaton’s patients are always impressed with his dedication and professionalism in dealing with every patient with patience, sensitivity, and honesty. He is committed to patient care while treating his patients for conditions such as ankle replacements, realignment surgery, and fusions to help treat foot deformities and help patients have a better quality of life.

Appointment Location

Modesto, CA

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Medical School:
Doctor of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Transitional Internship
Methodist Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

Mini-Residency in Trauma
University of Tennessee - Campbell Clinic
Memphis, Tennessee

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Tennessee - Campbell Clinic
Memphis, Tennessee

Military Experience:
United States Naval Reserve
Lieutenant Commander Medical Corp
Honorable Discharge

Foot and Ankle Fellowship
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners


Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, CA
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital, Modesto, CA
Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, CA
Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale, CA
Valley Surgery Center, Modesto, CA

OrthoMed Center, Private Practice
Modesto, CA

Academic Appointment:
Faculty Member
Valley Consortium for Medical Education
Valley Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Modesto, CA

Board of Directors and Committee Appointments:
Catholic Medical Association Board of Directors
Chair of Media and Communications Committee
California Orthopaedic Association Board of Directors
California Orthopaedic Association PAC Chair
Peer Review Committee, Memorial Medical Center/Sutter Health
Vice Chair, Orthopedic Department, Sutter Memorial
Parish Council Member, St. Joseph, Modesto
FIAMC (World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations), North American Representative

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Member, Catholic Medical Association
Member, California Orthopaedic Association
Member, Western Orthopaedic Association

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1335 Coffee Road Suite #101
Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: (209) 524-4438

Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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