richard whipple md

Dr. Whipple is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who is well known for his work in hand and upper extremities whose interests include Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release and Orthopaedic Trauma and fracture care.

Outside interests include skiing, sailing, hiking and traveling.

Richard R. Whipple, M.D. 

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand Surgery Certificate of Added Qualifications


Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery including Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, and Orthopaedic Trauma 


U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD  
B.S., Biochemistry with honors, Brown University, Providence, RI
M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY  


Completed fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstruction at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Associations / Awards

  • Hand Surgery Certified  
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Superintendent’s List - U.S. Naval Academy Top 1% in Academics and Leadership
  • Named in "Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons"
  • Member of:

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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


Albany, Malta