Richard G. Schmidt, MD – Medical Director of Orthopedic Oncology
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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey
Internship / Residency
Orthopedics - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Orthopedic Research - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Oncology - Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
"I give patients the treatment options that are available to them, explain the options and help them make a wise choice as to what to do. I always encourage patients to participate in the decision-making process and their care."
Dr. Richard G. Schmidt
Medical Director of Orthopedic Oncology
Dr. Richard Schmidt is the Medical Director of Orthopedic Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Schmidt graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1980. He completed an internship, orthopedic residency and fellowship in orthopedic research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt completed an orthopedic oncology fellowship at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Schmidt specializes in sarcomas, which includes cancer of the bone and soft tissue. He also has significant experience in treating metastatic bone cancer. He is known for his expertise in the surgical management of limb salvage surgery.
Aside from his role at CTCA, Dr. Schmidt is currently Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is also an attending surgeon at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Schmidt is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is past president of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society and the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society.