Orthopedic surgeon Damien Richardson, M.D. has joined Newport Orthopedic
Institute as a foot and ankle physician in the fall of 2019.
Dr. Richardson played in the National Football League (NFL) as a strong
safety from 1998 to 2004 for the Carolina Panthers. His seven- year NLF
career included a National Football Conference Championship and a trip
to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Before he was drafted by the Panthers, he was a
three-year starter for the Arizona State University Sun Devils where he
studied bio-engineering, mechanical engineering and pre-medicine requirements.
“Even before being drafted into the NFL, I had planned to become
a physician,” said Dr. Richardson. “Orthopedic surgery felt
like a perfect fit considering my experience on the field. Joining this
group of highly respected physicians at Newport Orthopedic Institute feels
like being part of a Pro Bowl team of orthopedic physicians.”
After his football career, Dr. Richardson attended medical school at the
University of California San Francisco. He then completed a master’s
degree in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School
of Public Health.
Dr. Richardson completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University
of Arizona College of Medicine. After his residency, he then returned
to Harvard to complete his foot and ankle fellowship at Massachusetts
Dr. Richardson, a southern California native, returns to California to
practice here at Newport Orthopedic Institute as an orthopedic surgeon
and foot and ankle specialist. Give us a call at 949.722.7038 to schedule
an appointment today.