Daniel L. Richardson, D.O., CCOM Class of `88
Dr. Richardson has practiced Emergency Medicine for nearly 30 years primarily in the Detroit, Michigan area. He attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) and completed his residency training at Michigan State University. He is board certified by the American College of Emergency Physicians as well as the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Richardson has special interests in trauma care and bedside ultrasound serving as an Assistant Residency Director and Director of Ultrasound at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, Michigan. He has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 1989. Dr. Richardson lives in Okemos, Michigan with his wife and their two children.
Dr. Richardson shared the following quote and story.
“ Together we felt a strong desire to give back to those in need. This led us to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. ”
"Go +Be". This simple slogan on a T-shirt has become our call. Since graduating from CCOM in 1988 and completing an Emergency Medicine Residency at Michigan State University in 1992, much has happened in my life. In 1997, I married Melissa Snyder Richardson, D.O., a Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) graduate, and General Surgeon. Together we felt a strong desire to give back to those in need. This led us to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Over the past many years, we have completed medical/surgical missions into multiple communities in rural Haiti. Along with a team of amazing physicians, nurses, and good-hearted souls we have provided hundreds of otherwise unavailable surgeries to the people of Northwest Haiti. Operating out of clinics at orphanages we have been provided with life-changing experiences. We have joined with other members of our mission team to form the nonprofit World Health Partnerships.
Through this organization, we look to continue our outreach to countries in need of care. Our recent mission to Pignon, Haiti has allowed us to work alongside Haitian doctors and nurses. We have become involved in teaching in the classroom, at the bedside, and in the operating room. God is good and we look to share his love with all we encounter. As I enter retirement, this calling to "Go + Be" has filled my heart and my need to care for others! Sharing this with my wife, and working together to provide care, has been amazing.
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