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Richard M. Kirby, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder

Dr. Kirby was born and raised in Seattle. He attended Stanford University where, as a junior, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In medical school at the University of Washington he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and was #1 in his class. After his orthopedic residency at the UW, Dr. Kirby was trained in shoulder evaluation and treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. His practice is now focused on shoulder problems and he is committed to the importance of each patient.

Dr. Kirby lives in Seattle with his wife, who 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.

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

Pre-Medical Education
Stanford University

Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicinee

Children’s Orthopedic Hospital /University of Washington

University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Shoulder Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, with Dr. Charles Neer

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member and president (former), Northwestern Medical Association

Member, Washington State Orthopedic Association

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

President (former) and Member, Puget Sound Chapter, Western Orthopedic Association

Swedish Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206-386-2600
Fax: 206-622-1644