Robert I. Richmond, M.D.
Academic Role: Assistant Professor
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I chose Anesthesiology as a specialty because my two favorite subjects in medical school were physiology and pharmacology and I feel that Anesthesiology is a perfect blend of these disciplines. I enjoy the challenges of acute care in the operating room and there is nothing more rewarding to me than working with kids. I became a parent myself during my fellowship in Pediatrics, and that has truly changed me as a physician. I now see the children I care for through the eyes of their parents and I think this has made me a better anesthesiologist. In addition to Pediatric Anesthesiology, I am particularly interested in regional and neuraxial anesthesia and I am looking forward to joining the “Block Team” and practicing my skills in providing epidurals and other nerve blocks.
I enjoy teaching residents and medical students. I hope that I can give the residents the confidence and experience they need to be anesthesiologists in the “real world” and that I can inspire some medical students to choose Anesthesiology as a specialty.
I am excited to have joined the faculty here at UMass Memorial for my first position as an attending. I did my training in Buffalo, New York (for both my residency and my fellowship in Pediatrics) but it was always my long term goal to move to New England so that we could be closer to our families. My wife is a born and bred Massachusetts girl, having grown up in Fall River, MA and I grew up on the East Coast of Canada, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I love New England and enjoy the seasons and the proximity to the ocean.
M.D., St. George’s University, 2007
University at Buffalo, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2007-2011
University at Buffalo, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2011-2012