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Damien Richardson, MD

  • Primary Specialty:
    Orthopedic Surgery
  • Areas of Interest: Foot & Ankle,  Knee,  
  • Surgery of the Foot & Ankle
Procedures & Conditions Treated:


  • Achilles Tendonitis Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation
  • Cheilectomy
  • Coricosteroids / Cortisone shots
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Custom Orthopedic Prescriptions
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Foot Arthroscopy
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fractures of the Talus Surgery
  • Hammertoe Correction / PIP Joint Arthroplasty
  • Hindfoot Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lisfranc Fracture Surgery / Dislocation Surgery
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Surgery
  • Total Ankle Replacement Surgery


  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle & Foot Dislocation/Subluxations
  • Ankle & Foot Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette / Tailor's Bunion
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flat Foot / Pes Planus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Morton's Neuroma / Metatarsalgia
  • Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Stress Fractures
  • Toe & Foot Fractures
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Stiff Big Toe / Hallux Rigidis


Dr. Damien Richardson is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery. A native of California, he spent the majority of his life has involved in team sports. Soccer was his original childhood passion, setting the stage to become a three-year letter winner in high school participating in football, basketball, and track. He played division one football for the Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils where he majored in Bio-engineering, with an emphasis in mechanical engineering, while also fulfilling his pre-med requirements. At ASU he was team captain and participated in both the Rose Bowl and Sun Bowl before being drafted into the NFL by the Carolina Panthers. His 7-year NFL career included a National Football Conference championship and a trip to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Dr.

Richardson truly understands the value of hard work, loyalty, and teamwork and he brings that experience to his patients to make shared decisions regarding care. He respects the role that our clinical, administrative, and ancillary services play in maximizing each patient's individual experience and outcome.

Dr. Richardson's medical journey officially began at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School where he was honored to be accepted into Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow, where he earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Dr. Richardson completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He then returned completed his foot and ankle fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Richardson truly understands the value of hard work, loyalty, and teamwork and he brings that experience to his patients to make shared decisions regarding care. He lives in Orange County and spends most of his free time with his wife and three kids. In addition to athletic pursuits like riding his mountain bike and yoga, Dr. Richardson is a big fan of classical jazz and enjoys cooking.

  • Medical School
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School (Medical Doctor)
  • Residency
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Foot and Ankle Surgery)
Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Huntington Beach Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics