Gary R. Richo, M.D., PhD

subspecialty: Foot and Ankle Surgery

availability: Oxford: M, Shelton: T,Th,F

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Education and Training
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Residency: New Jersey Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief Resident
Internship: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Medical School: University of Miami
Doctorate Degree: University of Miami, PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University, B.S. in Biology

Special Interests/Procedures:  Peroneal Tendon Repair, Bunionette/Bunionectomy, Cheilectomy, Hammer Toe Correction, Ankle Fusion, Total Ankle Replacement, Fracture Care of the Foot and Ankle, MTP Fusion, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Instability, Labral Repair, ACL Reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Subchondroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty

Board Certifications:  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Hospital Affiliations: Griffin Hospital, Surgical Center of CT

Dr. Richo is a Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and reconstructive surgery of the foot.  He earned a B.S. in Biology from Yale University where he was also a member of the Yale Freshman football team. He then began a research career at The Rockefeller University followed by a doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the University of Miami.  Upon completion of his thesis, he matriculated to the University Of Miami School Of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.  His Orthopaedic residency was completed at UMDNJ-University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey where he was selected to the prestigious position of administrative chief resident.   Upon completion of residency, he extended his surgical training in foot and ankle surgery by completing a fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. During this fellowship he was involved in the care of athletes from Villanova University, the Philadelphia 76ers, and dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Dr. Richo’s interests include surgical reconstruction of tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, bunion and hammertoe surgery, care of the diabetic foot, and conservative and surgical care of sports related foot and ankle injuries. He also enjoys practicing general orthopaedics and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

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