Richard L. Uhl, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (117 patient reviews and ratings)
Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Trauma

Dr. Richard Uhl specializes in the hand and upper extremity as well as orthopaedic trauma. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Uhl is a professor of surgery and residency program director and head of the division of orthopaedic surgery at Albany Medical College.

“Dr. Uhl is very pleasant and informative.”

– Barbara B.

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“I really appreciate the care that Dr. Uhl has given me with my problems. He takes the time to listen to all my concerns and takes whatever time is needed to solve them. I know he really cares about me. Thank you, Dr.Uhl.”

– Donna I.

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“Not only did Dr. Uhl. provide excellent care when I was at Albany Med in critical condition, but he also gave me informative, kind and excellent care in the months following my accident. I have been discharged as his patient but know that I can call on him in the future, should I need to. I have no hesitation recommending Dr. Uhl and have gratitude to him and his staff for their care and concern.”

– Mary S.

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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • General Surgery Internship: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • AO Alumni Association
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)


  • “Best Doctors in America”
  • “Best Doctors in the Capital Region", 2016
  • “Best Doctors in Hudson Valley"
  •  "Who’s Who in America"

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical College: Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital


(518) 489-2666