Richard M. Kirby, MD


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(206) 622-1644


Richard M. Kirby, MD, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, including shoulder arthritis, shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff problems, shoulder instability, shoulder fractures, and sports injuries.

Dr. Kirby had specialty training in the shoulder with Dr. Charles Neer II in New York City and has extensive experience in the treatment of all shoulder problems.

He lives in Seattle with his wife whom he met in junior high school. They have two grown daughters and one grandchild. He has a passion for windsurfing and he spends much of his recreation time in Hood River, Oregon. He also enjoys skiing, wakesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and photography. He and his wife have three beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs.


Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center

Program: Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery
Institution: Columbia Presbyterian

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Washington State Orthopedic Association

Preceptor at University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Third year medical students)

Puget Sound Chapter, Western Orthopedic Association

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Sports injuries


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