Timothy Bray, MD

  • Specialities

    Trauma, Fracture Surgery & Adult Reconstruction including Joint Replacement of the Shoulder, Hip & Knee

  • Fellowship

    Trauma - University of California, Davis

  • Residency

    University of California, San Francisco

  • Medical School

    University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

About

Timothy J. Bray was educated at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center (UCD). He was a member of UCD's full-time faculty and Director of Orthopaedic Trauma from 1983 to 1987 prior to joining the Reno Orthopedic Center in 1987. 

He currently is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCD Medical Center and maintains a clinical affiliation with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Bray is active in multiple national and international orthopedic surgery organizations, he teaches orthopedic residents and fellows, and is past President (2010-2011) of the Orthopedic Trauma Association which promotes excellence in care for the injured patient through the provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications and books including the original article describing the development of Northern Nevada’s trauma system.

Dr. Bray’s current clinical interests are in fracture surgery and adult reconstruction including joint replacement of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He is the current Director of the ROC Foundation which promotes orthopedic research and community philanthropy, and is the Director of the ROC Trauma Fellowship which educates graduate orthopedic surgeons in the surgical techniques of trauma care.

He has voluntarily re-certified for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery twice. He was first certified in 1984 and re-certified in both 1994 and 2006. Dr. Bray maintains an active practice at the Reno Orthopedic Center, as well as holding monthly clinics in Fallon, Nevada.

Awards

  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Publications

  • Publications

    Althausen, P.L., Kauk, J.R., Shannon, S., Lu, M., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Operating Room Efficiency: Benefits of an Orthopaedic Traumatologist at a Level II Trauma Center. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2013 July 28.

  • Althausen, P.L., Shannon, S., Boyden, E.M., Thomas, K., Lu, M., Coll, D., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Implant Standardization for Hemiarthroplasty: Implementation of a Pricing Matrix System at a Level II Community Based Trauma System. Accepted pending revision to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012.

  • Althausen, P.L., Shannon, S., Coll, D., Cvitash, M., Owens, B., Lu, M., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Impact of Hospital Employed Physician Assistants on a Level II, Community-based Orthopaedic Trauma System. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2012 June 22.

  • Althausen, P.L., Shannon, S., Lu, M., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Clinical and Financial Comparison of Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Displaced Clavicle Fractures. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, 2012 Sept. 7.

  • Althausen, P.L., Shannon, S., Watts, C., Thomas, K., Bain, M.A., Coll, D., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Early Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest With Locked Plate Fixation. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2011 Nov;25(11):641-647.

  • Ziran, B., Bray, T.J., Kane, S.M., O'Mara, T., & Althausen, P.L. Delivery of Orthopaedic Trauma Care. Schmidt, A.H. and Teague, D.C. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma4. AAOS, September 2010.

  • Althausen, P.L., Davis, L., Boyden, E.M., O'Mara, T.J., Uppal, R., & Bray, T.J. Financial impact of a dedicated orthopaedic traumatologist on a private group practice. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2010 Jun;24(6):350-4.

  • Althausen, P.L., Coll, D., Cvitash, M., Herak, A., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. Economic Viability of a Community-Based Level-II Orthopaedic Trauma System. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Am. 2009;91:227-235.

  • Bray, T.J., Althausen, P.L., & O'Mara, T. Growth and Development of the Northern Nevada Orthopaedic Trauma System (NOTP) 1994-2007. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Am. 2008 Apr; 90(4):909-14.

  • J.R. Kauk, T.J. Bray. Orthopaedist-Hospital Alignment in a Community Setting. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol.471, No. 6. June. 2013

  • T.J. Bray. Orthopaedic Traumatology – More than Just Surgery. Clinical News and Views. AAOS Now. June 2013

  • Althausen PL, Lu M, Thomas KC, Shannon SF, Biagi BN, Boyden EM. Implant Standardization for Hemiarthroplasty: Implementation of a Pricing Matrix System at a Level II Community Based Trauma System. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Aug 14. doi:pii: S0883-5403(13)00510-X. 10.1016/j.arth.2013.07.006. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Althausen PL, Kauk JR, Shannon S, Lu M, O'Mara TJ, Bray TJ. Operating Room Efficiency: Benefits of an Orthopaedic Traumatologist at a Level II Trauma Center. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Jul 28.

  • DeGiacomo A., Bray T. Outcomes After Plating of Olecranon Fractures: A Multicenter Evaluation Injury. Journal of Injury. 2016

  • T.J. Bray and P.L. Althausen. Introduction: Current State of Healthcare Economics, Expenditures, and Our Moral Obligation to Cost Containment. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Vol.30, No. 12 Supplement, December 2016.

  • P.L. Althausen, J.R. Kauk, S. Shannon, M. Lu, T.J. O’Mara, and T.J.Bray. Operating Room Efficiency: Benefits of an Orthopaedic Traumatologist at a Level II Trauma Center. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Vol. 30, No. 12 Supplement, December 2016.

  • P.L. Althausen, S. Shannon, B. Owens, D. Coll, M. Cvitash, M. Lu, T.J. O’Mara, and T.J. Bray. Impact of Hospital-Employed Physician Assistants on a Level II Community-Based Orthopaedic Trauma System. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Vol. 30, No. 12 Supplement, December 2016.

Dr. Bray changed my life when he replaced my hip 20 years ago, and then alleviated a lot of anxiety about what I needed for a revision. He's a hero in my whole extended family!

Everyone from the people downstairs in the hall to the receptionists to Dr. Bray, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. ROC is my ace in the hole to be able to continue bodybuilding and stay in shape. I am 63 now and because of ROC I will keep going indefinitely.

I feel so fortunate to be Dr. Bray's patient. He gave me the most current information on my condition so I was able to make an informed decision on whether to have surgery on my knee. He genuinely cares about my pain level and has given me a number of options to gain relief. I trust him and feel confident that he has my best interests at heart. Thank you, Dr. Bray!