About Andrew B Richardson, MD

About Dr. Richardson

Andrew Barrister Richardson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Adult Reconstructive Joint Replacement focusing on primary hip and knee replacement (arthroplasty) as well as hip and knee revision arthroplasty. He has a special interest in robotic hip and knee replacement, muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement, minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement rapid recovery protocols and outpatient hip/knee 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.

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.


Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson is excellent in what he specializes in- Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction.

    Denise H.
  • 5 star

    He is a very kind and patient doctor. He is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

    Janet W.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson was the best doctor through my whole ordeal.

    Leanne K.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson knows his medicine and has a great bedside manner. He listens to his patients, I wish all doctors would take note of his standard of excellent care.

    Pauline Y.
  • 5 star

    I’m SO thankful Dr. Richardson was my surgeon, best bed side mannered doctor/surgeon EVER.

  • 5 star

    His Doctor's manners are the "BESTEST".

    Carolyn A.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson is the best. His office staff is very friendly and always willing to help.

    Liann S.
  • 5 star

    Dr Richardson is informative and professional.

    Johnny V.
  • 5 star

    Very professional & amicable, he listened to my concerns and made sure to answer them.

    Dave Y.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson is AWESOME! I would recommend him to friends and family.

    Mamalei H.