Positively affecting lives through Health and Education.
Optimum health and access health care is a right and not a privilege. As an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon, it is my honor and privilege to provide care to the best of my ability. If I cannot effectively provide the care, I will find and refer my patients to the physician or healthcare professional who can. Education will not only improve healthcare outcomes but will improve the overall quality of life for all.
Dr. Christopher J. Richardson is a general surgeon. Dr. Richardson is formally the Trauma Medical Director at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, from April 2017 to May 2018. He was also in practice from April 2006 thru May 2018 at Rochester General Hospital. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Fellowship, trained in specialized Surgery of the hand. In addition, Dr. Richardson has received further advanced specialized training in Robotic Surgery and has been performing a variety of minimally invasive robotic procedures since September of 2011.
Dr. Richardson has been a non-faculty preceptor for medical students and surgical residents from University of Rochester from 2006-2011, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the D’Youville College since 2012 and Rochester Institute of Technology since 2013 Physician Assistant Programs. He has served on numerous committees at Rochester General Hospital. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, New York State Medical Society, and the Monroe County Medical Society. He has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons.
In 2015 Dr. Richardson joined the board of the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester. Founded in February of 2015 and operating as 501(c)(3) nonprofit the organization that engages local black physicians and mental health professionals to partner with each other. The goal is to foster a community of professionals dedicated to addressing disparities in healthcare. In addition, the organization looks to inspire, promote excellence, innovation, and mentoring to overcome challenges faced when pursuing a career in medicine for disadvantaged minority youth. Please visit them at blackphysiciansnetwork.org.
- Prep for Prep, New York, New York, Contingent V
- Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, Brooklyn New York, 1989
- Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts Biology, 1993
- New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999.
- Undergraduate Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy 1996-1999
- St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx New York. General Surgery Residency 1999-2004
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx New York. Hand Surgery Fellowship 2004-2005
- Board-Certified General Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 2007
- Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons FACOS 2011
- Fellow of American College of Surgeons FACS 2018
- 2014 Board of Directors Crestwood Children’s Center a Hillside Family of Agencies member
Dr. Christopher Richardson In the News:
Video of General Surgeon Dr. Christopher Richardson
about Robotic Surgery with Rochester WHAM 13 local News in 2013:
General Surgeon Dr. Christopher Richardson shares his thought on careers and HOT Jobs of the future. An inspiration to those who dream big and desire to challenge themselves to succeed. Read the Democrat & Chronical article HOT JOBS: Surgeon can’t think of anything else he’d rather be.
Dr. Richardson Welcomed 140 New Members into the College
Richardson’s charge to the newest members… “My charge to you all regardless of your politics is to lead. Remember how you were raised. Remember what your values are. Remember your Osteopathic Oath and lead. From your private practice or hospital division to local, state and national organizations, lead.
I will conclude with a quote from Mohandas Gandhi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world!” Read the full article.
Richardson Helping Youth Highlighted on WHEC 10 Rochester in Focus
Richardson shares his passion for helping youth through the Hillside work scholarship and in his work at Rochester General Hospital during Medquest youth day. See the interview with Focus in Rochester at 8:42 in the video.