Dr. Chad Richardson named Director of Trauma Services

Dr. Chad Richardson
Dr. Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson, MD, was recently named Director of Trauma Services at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). He has been serving as Assistant Director since 2008 under his predecessor Dr. Arthur Ney, who chose to step down after 24 years as Director of Trauma Services. Dr. Ney, who developed HCMC’s successful trauma program (which achieved the state’s first Level I Trauma verification) remains an active trauma and general surgeon at HCMC.

“Dr. Richardson is well-prepared to lead us in the years ahead,” explains Dr. Mark Odland, Chief of Surgery at HCMC. “He’s an outstanding surgeon who is focused on delivering the best patient care possible for our trauma patients.”

Originally from Anoka, MN, Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training in surgery at HCMC. He received a fellowship in surgical critical care at HCMC and a fellowship in Renal Transplant at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hennepin County Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital with the largest emergency department in the state. HCMC’s was the first hospital in Minnesota to achieve Level I Trauma Verification status, and in 2014 it will mark its 25th year as a Level I Trauma Center. In addition to the 462-bed acute care hospital and primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin offers primary care clinics in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County.

HCMC doctors make Top 29 Orthopedic Traumatologists list

Orthopaedic trauma surgeons Drs. Andrew Schmidt and David Templeman were  both included in Orthopedics This Week’s recent list of the Top 29 Orthopedic Traumatologists in the United States. This list was obtained through a telephone survey of thought leaders in the field. They were the only orthopaedic trauma surgeons from Minnesota to make the list.

“He is an all around traumatologist, but does especially good work around the shoul­der and knee,” said one of those surveyed about Dr. Andrew Schmidt. “He has great leadership and organizational skills.”

About Dr. Templeman, a surveyor heard:  “He has a good old fashioned way of training fellows so that they learn the importance of surgical planning.”

Dr. Schmidt is president-elect of the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) and Dr. Templeman is a past president of the OTA. Both are also professors of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Hennepin County Medical Center offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic services, where ongoing, nationally recognized orthopaedic research is conducted at the Excelen Center for Bone and Joint Research and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation.