Andrew B. Richardson M.D.



Adult Hip and Knee Replacement
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Rapid Recovery Protocols
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
Professional Societies
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
Hawaii Orthopedic Association
Ahahui o na Kauka (Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians)

Licensure and Certificates

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, board eligible.

Andrew “Keola” Barrister Moliakalaniikeola Richardson M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee replacement at Orthopedic Associates of Hawai`i. A third generation Native-Hawaiian orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richardson graduated from medical school at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier programs with consistent rankings among the top programs in the country. While at Duke, Dr. Richardson received the prestigious John M. Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award.  As a part of this honor, he presented his research in total hip and knee replacement at the annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting.
After completing residency training in 2015, Dr. Richardson completed his subspecialist training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction at the world-renown Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc clinic in New Albany, Ohio. While in fellowship, he trained in state of the art techniques in hip and knee replacement and worked with internationally recognized experts, Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi Jr and Dr. Keith R. Berend.

Dr. Richardson is honored to have the opportunity to continue his family’s orthopedic legacy Hawai`i.  His grandfather, Dr. Barrister (Buster) Allen Richardson, was the first Native Hawaiian board certified orthopedic surgeon. His father, Allen B. Richardson, was an internationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine and served as team physician for UH Wahine Volleyball team and the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team for over 20 years.

Dr. Richardson’s special interests include muscle-sparing anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, minimally-invasive partial and total knee arthroplasty, complex revision hip and knee reconstruction, rapid rehabilitation protocols and outpatient or same day surgery hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Richardson has had a passion for sports since his high school years at Punahou School. While obtaining his undergraduate degree in Biology and Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, he was a member and co-team captain of the NCAA Division I men’s water polo team.

Outside of the office, he enjoys surfing, swimming, hiking and spending time outdoors at the beach with his wife, Jessica and daughter, Raleigh.


May 2010 – Doctor of Medicine, University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine
Aug 2005 – Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Medical training

2015-2016: Fellow: Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc.
2010-2015: Resident: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical School


Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Perioperative Dexamethasone Administration Does Not Increase the Incidence of Postoperative Infection in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Analysis.  Richardson AB et al.  J Arthroplasty. 2016.

Arthroscopic debridement: effective treatment for impingement after total ankle arthroplasty. Richardson AB et al. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012.

Book Chapters:
Anterior Supine Intermuscular Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Richardson AB et al. Springer. Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics 2015.

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