Richard E. Gray, MD For an appointment call: 253.582.7257


  • Orthopedic


  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Clinic Locations:

  • Gig Harbor
  • Lakewood
  • Tacoma

Richard Gray, MD, is fellowship trained in spinal surgery and has maintained expertise in joint replacement and general orthopedic care. As an orthopedist with over twenty-five years of experience serving the Tacoma community, he brings a uniquely holistic skill set to the diagnosis and treatment of his patients. His goal is to team with his patients and their families to accurately and clearly define their problems, provide understandable treatment options, and to carry out the plan with professional, precise and expert care. His first goal is to avoid surgery, but when it’s necessary, he has the perspective to advise the best surgical procedure for each patient. He meticulously oversees the rehab and recovery phase of his patients to get them back to their best selves as soon as possible. 

Dr. Gray consults and instructs courses on spine reconstruction techniques for Stryker Spine, a medical device manufacturer. He shares his orthopedic knowledge by volunteering as a sports medicine consultant for Bellarmine Preparatory School.

He is an active participant in his community school and church. Together with his wife and six children, he enjoys a wide range of family activities, mostly involving the great outdoors. He is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home.

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Education & Fellowship

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Orthopedic surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Spinal surgery, Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, Pierce County Medical Society
Member, North American Spine Society
Member, Washington State Medical Society