About Richard Han, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon in Burlingame, CA

Richard Han, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon in Burlingame, CA

Richard Han, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Burlingame Orthopedics in Burlingame, California. He is a native of San Mateo County and specializes in sports medicine, treating patients of all ages in a welcoming, comfortable setting.

Dr. Han is highly skilled in cartilage restoration and repair, cartilage implantation and transfer, knee arthroscopy, rehabilitation, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, and many other treatments. His expertise extends to shoulder replacement, treatments for shoulder instability, meniscus and cartilage knee surgery, and ACL repair/reconstruction. 

Dr. Han grew up in Hillsborough, California, and is a local graduate of San Mateo High School.  He attended medical school at the prestigious Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed an internship and residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and a Sports Medicine/Shoulder fellowship at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.

He is a member and esteemed fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He holds an advanced board subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Han enjoys helping people heal and returning them to their favorite activities. He has taken care of athletes at the University of California, Berkeley and Temple University.

He understands the challenges of caring for athletes as well as those limited in simple daily activities and ensures that they reach their goals, often without the need for surgery. He’s also conducted orthopedic research and authored textbook chapters on orthopedic medicine.

Dr. Han spent 8 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He served as the Chair of Orthopedics for Sutter Gould and Sutter Memorial Medical Center. 

In his free time, Dr. Han enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, snowboarding, cooking, trying new restaurants and traveling internationally.

He welcomes new and existing patients to Burlingame Orthopedics and looks forward to serving his hometown community.