Joshua Richards MD

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Offers Phone/Video Appointments
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  • Position: Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Primary Specialties:
    • Elbow, 
    • Hand & Wrist, 
    • Shoulder
  • Secondary Specialty:
    • Repair & Reconstruction Surgery
  • Gender: Male
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“I like to learn about each patient’s injury and lifestyle in order to develop an effective treatment plan. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer.”

Joshua Richards MD, MPH is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgeries of the hand and wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF. He has performed thousands of complex reconstructive and fracture surgeries of the upper extremity since he began practice in 2006.

Dr. Richards obtained his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology at Cornell University, his Masters of Public Health at Columbia University, and his Medical Degree at New York Medical College.

He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program. He then returned to Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery to complete his fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Richards has volunteered internationally in Haiti and Africa and locally for Operation Access and San Francisco General Hospital. He currently volunteers in the education of UCSF Hand Fellows.

  • Fellowship

    • Cornell: Hospital for Special Surgery

      New York, NY

  • Residency

    • St. Mary's Medical Center


  • Medical School

    • New York Medical College

      New York, NY

  • College

    • Columbia University, Masters Public Health


    • Cornell University, BSc Neurobiology


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  • San Ramon

    5201 Norris Canyon Road
    Suite 300
    San Ramon, CA 94583


  • Oakland

    80 Grand Avenue
    Suite 600
    Oakland, CA 94612


  • Walnut Creek - Redwood

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598