Richard Ahn, M.D.

Richard Ahn, M.D.


Dr. Richard Ahn, M.D.  is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgeries. He is a dedicated physician who is committed to provide the highest level of care to improve treatment outcomes of all of his patients.  His approach maximizes the use of non-operative treatments as a means to help patients avoid surgery; however, he will perform surgery when necessary to provide patients with the best treatment for their injury or ailment. 

Dr. Ahn graduated from the University of California, San Diego with double majors in Biochemistry and Economics. He then moved across the country to Buffalo, New York where he earned his medical degree at SUNY Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  He graduated with honors and was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor society which is granted to only top medical students in the nation. 

He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training in SUNY Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. During his residency, he provided coverage for two busy level 1 trauma centers where he treated various types of complex orthopaedic injuries in emergency room and operative room settings.  Dr. Ahn then moved to New York City and completed his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, a hospital that has been ranked as the #1 Orthopaedic Hospital for the last 10 years in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. During his fellowship training, he was trained under world pioneers in hand, wrist, and elbow surgeries, and was exposed to variety of rare and complex pathologies involving hand and upper extremity. In addition, he has completed microsurgery training at the world renowned Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India. 

Dr. Ahn is excited to have the opportunity to serve the community and provide care for a wide range of clinical problems affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, from simple to complex.

When he is not treating patients, Dr. Ahn enjoys playing tennis and golf with friends and spending time with his family. 


Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY 2019


State University of New York, Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Medical School

State University of New York, Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Magna Cum Laude
Alpha Omega Alpha


University of California at San Diego
Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

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