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Richard Choi, M.D.

Richard Choi, M.D.

Board Certified Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon
Hand, Upper Extremity & Trauma Care

Dr. Richard Choi is a highly qualified orthopedic hand surgeon with extensive education and experience. He has special interest in hand and upper extremity and general trauma care. He obtained his BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from Rutgers Medical School. Following this, he completed various internships and residencies, specializing in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery.

Dr. Choi is board-certified and holds licenses in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


  • BA, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Baltimore, Maryland, 9/1987-5/1991
  • MD, Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 9/1991-5/1995
  • General Surgery Internship, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 7/1995-6/1996
  • Orthopaedic Residency, NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases-Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 7/1996-6/2000
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 8/2000-7/2001

Employment History

  • 8/2001-4/2024, Orthopaedics Northeast, Andover, MA
  • 5/2024 to present, Richard Choi Orthopaedics, Lawrence, MA


  • Medical Director of Health South Physical Therapy, Salem, New Hampshire, 1/2003-1/2005
  • Medical Director of OR Dept., Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1/2010-12/2012
  • Chief of Surgery, Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1/2012-1/2016
  • Trustee, Lawrence General Hospital Board, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1/2014-1/2017
  • Executive Member, Orchard Surgical Center, Salem, New Hampshire, 1/2015-1/2017
  • Trustee, Community Medical Associates Board, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1/2015-1/2017
  • Trustee, Charitable Trust Board, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1/2015-1/2017
  • Associate Professor for Tufts PA Program, 1/2023-
  • Executive VP Korean American Society of Massachusetts 1/2023-1/2025
  • Associate Professor for Assumption PA Program, Starting on 1/2025
  • Adjunct Professor for Mass General Hospital PA Program, 2/2023-

Medical Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 8/2001- to present


Board Certification Of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 8/2001-5/2035


Rotatory subluxation of the scaphoid

Rotatory subluxation of the scaphoid remains a challenging problem; a thorough understanding of the basic anatomy, particularly the ligament complexes of the wrist, as well as wrist kinematics are required for the proper diagnosis and treatment

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of Florida
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University