About Dr. Richardson
Andrew Barrister Richardson, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with locations in Honolulu, Waipio, and Kahului, Hawaii. Dr. Richardson specializes in adult reconstructive joint replacement with a focus on outpatient joint replacement including total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision total joint replacement.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Richardson is a third-generation Native Hawaiian orthopedic surgeon. He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Richardson completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, one of the nation’s top-ranked orthopedic training programs.
After completing his residency training in 2015, Dr. Richardson completed his subspecialist training in hip and knee joint replacement at the world-renowned Joint Implant Surgeons clinic in New Albany, Ohio. While there, he trained in state-of-the-art hip and knee replacement techniques and worked with internationally recognized experts Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi Jr. and Dr. Keith R. Berend.
Dr. Richardson is honored to continue his family’s orthopedic legacy in Hawaii. His grandfather, Dr. Barrister (Buster) Allen Richardson, was the first Native Hawaiian board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and his father, Allen B. Richardson, was an internationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine.
Dr. Richardson’s special interests include muscle-sparing anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement, complex revision hip and knee reconstruction, rapid rehabilitation protocols, and outpatient or same-day surgery hip and knee replacement.
In his spare time, Dr. Richardson is passionate about sports. He was co-captain of the men’s water polo team while at UC Berkeley, and he continues to enjoy canoe paddling, surfing, swimming, hiking, and spending time with his family.