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Richard A. Fischer, M.D.

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Dr. Richard A. Fischer specializes in disorders of the shoulder, sports medicine and general orthopedics.

Dr. Fischer completed his medical school education and his residency at the University of Vermont. He completed his internship at the University of Arizona and a fellowship in shoulder surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Fischer is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has a number of academic appointments and honors to his credit. He was named 2011 “Teacher of the Year” by Mount Carmel Health System’s Department of Orthopaedics; twice named “Teacher of the Year” for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ohio State University, and is a co-winner of The O’ Donoghue Award for Sports Medicine Research from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Fischer has written for a number of textbooks including a chapter on Rotator Cuff Disorders, Evaluation, and Treatment for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Monograph series. Actively involved in the orthopedic community, Dr. Fischer has participated in a long list of presentations both individually and with colleagues on a number of orthopedic topics.


  • Medical School
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • Internship/Residency
    University of Arizona Medical Center and University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • Fellowship
    Columbia Presbyterian, New York Orthopaedic Hospital

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