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.
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
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
- Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder
- Rotator cuff problems
- Shoulder arthritis
- Shoulder fractures
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder joint replacement
- Sports injuries
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