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Gary R. Richo, M.D., Ph.D

Gary R. Richo, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Richo

Dr. Richo, M.D., Ph.D joined Valley Orthopaedic Specialists in 2004. He is a Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and reconstructive surgery of the foot. He currently serves on staff at Griffin Hospital as the only fellowship trained foot surgeon. He has been involved with care of high school athletes from Derby, Ansonia, and Oxford High Schools.

Dr. Richo received a B.S. in Biology at Yale College where he also was a member of the Yale Freshman football team. Upon graduation from Yale College he began a research career at The Rockefeller University. His research continued at the University of Miami where he earned a doctoral degree in Cell Biology and had articles published in peer review journals as well as book chapters. 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.

He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ-University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. Dr.Richo was selected to the prestigious position of administrative chief resident in his final year of residency. 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 orthopaedic and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder. He is scheduled in the spring of 2010 to receive training for total ankle replacement surgery and will be the only surgeon at Griffin Hospital to offer this surgery.

Dr. Richo lives with his wife and son in Milford, CT. His outside interests include family, golf, squash, and cinema.