Dr. Steve Richards is Chief Medical Officer and director of inpatient services at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In addition, an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and a consulting staff member at Baylor University Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Utah and earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Richards completed his surgical internship at the University of California, San Diego and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association; the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Scoliosis Research Society; the American Medical Association; the Dallas County Medical Society; and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Richards is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and is a consultant reviewer for Spine.


Medical School
St. Louis University School of Medicine (1981)
University of California at San Diego (1982), Surgery
U. of UTAH Hospital (1986), Orthopedic Surgery
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1987), Pediatric Orthopedics & Scoliosis

Research Interest

  • Clubfeet
  • Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia
  • Scoliosis in children and adolescents
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Repeat Surgical Interventions Following "Definitive" Instrumentation and Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis: 25-Year Update.
Mignemi M, Tran D, Ramo B, Richards BS Spine Deform 2018 Jul - Aug 6 4 409-416
Percutaneous heel cord release for clubfoot: a retrospective, multicentre cost analysis.
Hedrick B, Gettys FK, Richards S, Muchow RD, Jo CH, Abbott MD, J Child Orthop 2018 Jun 12 3 273-278
The Lumbar Gap Measurement in Lenke 1-4C Curves.
Zhang H, Richards BS, Sucato DJ, Jo CH, Tran D, Wang L Spine Deform 2018 May - Jun 6 3 241-249
What Factors Influence Union and Refracture of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia? A Multicenter Long-term Study.
Shah H, Joseph B, Nair BVS, Kotian DB, Choi IH, Richards BS, Johnston C, Madhuri V, Dobbs MB, Dahl M J Pediatr Orthop 2018 Apr
Clubfoot Infants Initially Thought to be Idiopathic, But Later Found Not to Be. How do They do With Nonoperative Treatment?
Richards BS, Faulks S J Pediatr Orthop 2017 Apr


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Honors & Awards

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Dallas County Medical Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society