Richard Myers, MDOrthopedic Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Richard Myers is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic trauma surgeon. He specializes in traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system (fractures, dislocations, tendon ruptures, etc.). He is fellowship trained in orthopedic traumatology, allowing him to care for the most complex injuries of the musculoskeletal system including fractures of the pelvis, fractures around or involving joints, and multiply injured patients. Additionally, he is skilled in dealing with complex infections of the bone and soft tissue, fractures that don’t heal or heal incorrectly, and amputation care.
About Dr. Richard Myers, Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon in Missoula.
Dr. Myers brings a new type of expertise to the team and Missoula Bone & Joint. His training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center allows him to care for all traumatic musculoskeletal injuries including those of the upper extremities, lower extremities, and pelvis/acetabulum (hip socket). After a youth filled with team sports, he prides himself on the ability to work with many other surgical specialties to help the multiply injured patient have the best outcome. Of the varied nature of his work in the field of orthopedic trauma, he has also developed skills in complex joint replacement, limb salvage techniques, and tendon repair/reconstruction in addition to fracture work.
He enjoys the opportunity to meet someone in their time of greatest need and help them through the entire process to a full recovery. With his broad skill set including fracture fixation, soft tissue repair, complex joint replacement and reconstruction, and bone infection treatment, he is excited to provide a referral service to all of the communities of Western Montana and beyond!
His care philosophy involves an all-hands-on-deck approach to a patient’s recovery, enlisting the patient and their friends/family to set up a patient-centered community of support, in which Dr. Myers is a pillar. Some days he can be more of a coach, other days a therapist, but always the patient’s number one advocate. He likens his care process to a team, of which he always strives to be the patient’s greatest teammate.
Dr. Richard Myers grew up in the Philadelphia area, but has moved back and forth across this great country several times! He completed his undergraduate work at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia, then moved to the San Juan Islands for a year, pursued medical school on the east coast, residency back in Portland, OR, and fellowship then back in Baltimore, MD.
He comes to Missoula Bone and Joint after leaving a high acuity, high-paced orthopedic trauma position in Coastal Virginia working at hospitals in Norfolk & Virginia Beach. He was drawn back out West by the wide open spaces, the kindness of the people, and the quality of life to be had in this great Montana community. He is joined by his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters, Ellery and Ayalet. Richard is also excited to rejoin his former residency classmate and good friend, Dr. Roster!
When he is not putting his patients back together, he enjoys outdoor activities, travel, scuba diving, music, and team sports, but most importantly, family time with his wife and daughters.
Medical School: Brown University, Providence, RI, 2009
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2009-2014
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2014-2015
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2017
State Licensed: Montana, Virginia, North Carolina
Joined Practice: 2023
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Orthopedic Trauma Association
- Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
- Eastern Orthopedic Association
- Virginia Orthopedic Society
- 2022-23 Co-Medical Director, Orthopedic Service Line, Sentara Healthcare
- 2018-23 Assistant Professor (Community), Eastern Virginia Medical School
- 2019-23 Site Director, Ortho Trauma, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Residency Program
Hobbies: Hiking, scuba diving, travel, outdoor recreation, camping, snow sports, Lacrosse (player/coach/referee)
DR. MYERS’ TEAM
Rachel is the dedicated orthopedic assistant for Dr. Myers’ patients. Rachel works closely with Dr. Myers to make sure that each patient’s needs are met. If you have questions or concerns you can phone Rachel directly at (406) 532-8791.