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Dr. Damien Richardson Joins the NOI Team

Dr. Damien Richardson Joins the NOI Team

Dr. Damien RichardsonOrthopedic 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 General Hospital.

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.