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Richard Andrew Schaefer, M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Expertise: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Musculoskeletal Tumors Involving the Extremities, Orthopaedic Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Richard A. Schaefer, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His focuses and interests are in general orthopaedics and in musculoskeletal tumors and diseases.

Dr. Schaefer earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of Health Science. He completed orthopaedic residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and an orthopaedic oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Schaefer served for over 30 years in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of colonel. He had a number of stateside and overseas assignments at military medical facilities, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He received several military decorations and awards for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Dr. Schaefer is a graduate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Leadership Fellows Program and has served on several AAOS committees, including the Public Relations Oversight Group and the Diversity Advisory Board. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1985)


  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center / Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)


  • Mayo Clinic (1995)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (1994)

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic/Ivins Society
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