About Lars Richardson, MD

Dr. Lars Richardson specializes in athletic and traumatic injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has extensive experience in the care of athletes ranging from professionals to weekend warriors.

Dr. Richardson played lacrosse at Harvard, graduating cum laude in History and Literature. He earned an MD from Columbia Medical School where he was captain and president of the Rugby Football Club. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident at Mass General, running the West Trauma Service. Following his residency, Dr. Richardson completed a six-month foot and ankle fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a year-long fellowship at Mass General in Sports Medicine.

Before coming to Mass General in 2014, Dr. Richardson held a position as Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedics at BIDMC for 12 years. He has been working with the sports teams at Harvard since 2000. With his partner, he provides orthopaedic care for 42 varsity teams and two Rugby clubs. He has also provided orthopaedic care for the Boston Bruins since 2003. He works with multiple local colleges, always trying to get athletes safely and swiftly back to competition.

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Sports Medicine Service
Charles River Plaza
175 Cambridge St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-7500

Medical Education

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Richardson currently serves as the local principle investigator for a project on the epidemiology of concussions in Ivy League sports.

Current interests include injuries due to overtraining and non surgical treatment of Achilles ruptures.


  • Select Publications:

    • Chacko AT, Ramirez MA, Ramappa AJ, Richardson LC, Appleton PT, Rodriguez EK. Does late night hip surgery affect outcome? J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):447-53; discussion 453.
    • Ramirez MA, Rodriguez EK, Zurakowski D, Richardson LC. Detection of orthopaedic implants in vivo by enhanced-sensitivity, walk-through metal detectors. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Apr;89(4):742-6.
    • Ramirez MA, Richardson LC. Pulmonary embolism associated with spontaneous bilateral Achilles tendon rupture. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug;46(4):283-7.
    • Richardson LC, Reitman R, Wilson M. Achilles tendon ruptures: functional outcome of surgical repair with a "pull-out" wire. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 May;24(5):439-43.

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