Robert N. Richards, Jr., M.D.



1968-1970   Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

1970-1974   B.A. Biology     Bucknell University

1974-1978   M.D.                Temple University Medical School


Postgraduate Training:

1978-1979     Intern in General Surgery, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA

1979-1983     Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Phila., PA

1980-1981     Shiners’ Hospital for Crippled Children, Phila., PA

1981             St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Phila., PA

1982             Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA

1982             Episcopal Hospital, Phila., PA

1980-1983     Abington Hospital, Abington, PA



07-02-79       Pennsylvania Certified; License Number MD-022281-E


Specialty Certification:

1985             Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Hospital and Administrative Appointments

Past President                 Surgical Staff of the Chambersburg Hospital, PA

                                       Infection Control Committee

Board of Directors            Summit Health Surgical Center, Chambersburg, PA

Treasurer 2010-present     Secretary and Treasurer Summit Health Medical Staff

President 1983-2012        Orthopaedic Associates, Chambersburg, PA

President 2012-present    Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine,  Chambersburg, PA


Memberships and Positions in Professional Societies:

1983-present   Franklin County Medical Society

1983-present   Pennsylvania Medical Society

1983-2000       American Medical Society

1983-present   American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

1986-present   Eastern Orthopedic Association / EOA

                      2011-2013   CME Chairperson

                      2010-2011   Ortho Preferred Board of Directors                                                                                                                 

                      2009-2010   President

                      2008-2009   1st VP

                      2007-2008   2nd VP

                      2007-2009   Jazz Band Coordinator

                      2006-2007   Member at Large

                      2005-2006   Treasurer

                      1998-2006   Historian

                      1990-1995   Membership Committee

                      1988-1990   Audio Visual

                      1986-present Jazz Band member

                      1986-1987   Resident Membership Coordinator

1991-present   Hanlon Orthopedic Society

                      2015-2016  President

                      2007-2008   President

                      1998-1999   President



Journal of Orthpaedics, Volume 7 Number 11, 1984

“Arthroscopic Surgery for Relief of Pain in the Osteoarthritic Knee”


Special Achievements and Honors:

1970     Mercersburg Academy Outstanding Student Athlete Award

1974     Bucknell University Student Athlete Award

1974     Franklin County Athletics Hall of Fame

1986     Bucknell University Athletics Hall of Fame and institution of

            “The Bob Richards” Annual Men’s Springboard Diving Award

            Current record holder, Bucknell University Men’s diving

1994     Service to Youth Award, Chambersburg YMCA

2015     Lifetime achievement award , Chambersburg YMCA


Employment History:

1976-1980        Professional High Diver, Maxwell’s Professional Water Shows, Inc.

1983-2012        Orthopaedic Associates, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, President

1983-present    Shippensburg University Sports Medicine, team physician

1983-present    Chambersburg Area School District, team physician

2000-2008        Chambersburg High School Varsity Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach

2012-present    Penn State Mont Alto College, team physician

2012-present    Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine, President


Community Service and Volunteer Positions:

1976-1983        Assistant Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach: LaSalle University and Villanova University and LaSalle Age Group Diving

1983-2006        Shrine Hospital Crippled Children’s Regional Clinics

1983-1989        Assistant Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach Shippensburg University

1985-2003        Assistant Age Group Diving Coach, Chambersburg YMCA

1990-1998        Assistant Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach, Mercersburg Academy

1983                Co-Founder Chambersburg Turtlehead Rugby Club

1986                Co-Founder, Chambersburg Youth Soccer Association

1986-1997        Coach of Chambersburg Girls Youth Soccer, all levels

2009-present     Lector, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, PA

2011                 Chambersburg YMCA Board of Directors

2011                 Organized first Orthopedic Free Medical Clinic for community

Other Past Positions:  Chambersburg Area Development Corporation Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Chambersburg Youth Soccer Association and past President of the Chambersburg Area Sr. High School Booster Club