Orthopedic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon
Dr. Richard Harrison is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine practicing in Melbourne, FL. At First Choice Orthopaedics, Dr. Harrison’s practice focuses on total shoulder replacements and replacement revisions, rotator cuff repair, fracture treatment, sports injuries and hand surgery.
More about Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS
Dr. Harrison joined First Choice Medical Group (FCMG) in late 2013 following a four-month deployment to Kaiserslautern, Germany as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corp. While on active duty and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dr. Harrison served as Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center, and was twice deployed to the Middle East with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by a Hand and Limb Fellowship at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City — which also included training in Melbourne, Australia and congenital hand surgery training at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. At FCMG,
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