Valley Orthopaedic Specialists - Shelton

Gary R. Richo, M.D., PhD
Current Appointment

Orthopedic Surgeon at Valley Orthopaedic Specialists

Medical School

University of Miami


Total Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Meniscal Repair, Subchondroplasty, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Richo is a Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and reconstructive surgery of the foot.  He earned a B.S. in Biology from Yale University where he was also a member of the Yale Freshman football team. He then began a research career at The Rockefeller University followed by a doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the University of Miami.  Upon completion of his thesis, he matriculated to the University Of Miami School Of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.  His Orthopaedic residency was completed at UMDNJ-University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey where he was selected to the prestigious position of administrative chief resident.   Upon completion of residency, he extended his surgical training in foot and ankle surgery by completing a fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. During this fellowship he was involved in the care of athletes from Villanova University, the Philadelphia 76ers, and dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Dr. Richo’s interests include surgical reconstruction of tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, bunion and hammertoe surgery, care of the diabetic foot, and conservative and surgical care of sports related foot and ankle injuries. He also enjoys practicing general orthopaedics and arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

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