Richard D. Perlman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Richard Perlman is an orthopaedic surgeon and hand surgeon treating patients in San Diego, California, and the surrounding communities. He holds certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is affiliated with facilities including Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Perlman is also a member of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Administrators.

For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Perlman attended Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude. He pursued his medical degree at Columbia University, followed by an internship program at the Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Perlman continued his medical education at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, where he received residency training in both general and orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Perlman has also completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network.

Patients visiting Dr. Perlman can receive a full range of orthopaedic services. He provides general consultations, arthroscopy, and evaluations for worker’s compensation and disability. Treatment is available for issues including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, contractures, tendonitis, and cysts. In addition to practice, Dr. Perlman has prepared publications on topics including forearm fractures, and congenital thumb deformities.

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Undergraduate Education:

Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

Medical Education:

Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

Postgraduate Education:

Graduate School of Public Health
Division of Health Services Administration
San Diego State University


Columbia Surgical Division
Bellevue Hospital
New York, New York


General Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York

Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, New York


Frauenthal Fellowship in hand surgery with Drs. Boyes, Stark, and Ashworth.
Orthopedic and California Lutheran Hospital.
Instructor in Orthopedics at USC
Los Angeles, California

Teaching Appointments:

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Membership in Medical Societies:

American Medical Association, 1969
Society of Military Surgeons, 1969
Western Orthopaedic Association, 1972
San Diego County Medical Society, 1971
California Medical Association, 1971
American college of Surgeons, Fellow, 1974
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1973
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1976
International Federation for Surgery of the Hand, 1976
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 1984
California Orthopaedic Association