Dr. Todd A. Richards is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and holds additional board certification in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Richards is fellowship trained in disorders of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and microsurgery.
Dr. Richards completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. He spent a year doing basic science research at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, before matriculating at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a distinction earned by top medical students. Following medical school, Dr. Richards completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He also completed a two-year full-time MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Richards then spent time as a visiting fellow in Hand Surgery at the Institut de la Main in Paris, France under the direction of Dr. Caroline LeClercq and also as a visiting Aesthetic Surgery Fellow at the Clinique Alphand in Paris under the direction of Dr. Bernard Cornette de Saint Cyr. Following his time in Paris, he returned to the United States to complete an ACGME approved fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
Originally from Mount Shasta, CA, Dr. Richards has had the opportunity to live and travel throughout the United States and abroad. He is an avid runner, having completed dozens of marathons. He is also an accomplished hiker, completing the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in a single season through-hike. He is a husband and the father of four wonderful children, including twin girls.
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