Richard R. Whipple, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.85 (52 patient reviews and ratings)
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Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hand, Hip, Shoulder, Trauma, Wrist

Dr. Richard Whipple is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is well-known for his work in the hand and upper extremity. His interests include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger fingers, fractures, thumb reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, and shoulder replacements.

His outside interests include skiing, sailing, hiking, and traveling.

“Dr. Whipple is very professional and patient. Took the time to answer all my questions and didn't rush. I highly recommend Dr. Whipple!!”
– Jacqueline S.
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“Everybody treated me like I was the only patient they had. Everything went quickly and smoothly.”
– Lucy S.
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“Dr. Whipple was outstanding. Explained everything in great detail. He continued to demonstrate his course of treatment and follow up. I would highly recommend Dr. Whipple to anyone needing his services.”
– Pamela W.
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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
  • General Surgery Internship: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Named "Best Doctors, America's Top Surgeons"
  • Superintendent's List, U.S. Naval Academy Top 1% in Academics and Leadership

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Affiliations

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


(518) 489-2666
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