Richard M. Kirby, MD For an appointment call: 206.386.2600


  • Orthopedic


  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Orthopedic Physician Associates

Clinic Locations:

  • First Hill - 601 Broadway

Richard M. Kirby, MD, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, including shoulder arthritis, shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff problems, shoulder instability, shoulder fractures, and sports injuries.

He lives in Seattle with his wife whom he met in junior high school. They have two grown daughters and one grandchild. He has a passion for windsurfing and he spends much of his recreation time in Hood River, Oregon. He also enjoys skiing, wakesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and photography. He and his wife have three beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, Stanford University
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, with honors

Orthopedics and sports medicine, University of Washington Medical Center

Shoulder surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member and president (former), Northwestern Medical Association
Member, Washington State Orthopedic Association
Preceptor, University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Third year medical students)
President (former) and Member, Puget Sound Chapter, Western Orthopedic Association


Seattle Met Magazine — Top Doctor
University of Washington Orthopedic Residents — Clinical Faculty Teaching Award

Surgical Facilities

Seattle Surgery Center
Swedish Medical Center