U.S. News and World Report's Top Doctors

Richards.jpgDr. William Richards is among physicians at the University of South Alabama named in the most recent US News and World Report's Top Doctors. He serves as professor and chair of surgery at the USA College of Medicine. He directs the laparoscopic and bariatric surgery programs at USA and is also a member surgeon with the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Dr. Richard’s clinical interests focus on surgical treatment of achalasia, paraesophageal hernias, Barrett's esophagus, adrenal tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Type 2 diabetes and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract using minimally invasive surgical procedures. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures since 1989 and is internationally recognized for his research and surgical expertise. See more...

From the Chair

Heartiest greetings from the Residents, Staff, and Faculty of the Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama College of Medicine. We appreciate your interest in the undergraduate and graduate General Surgical Educational Programs at this institution. The program was founded in 1949 at the Mobile General Hospital and we are proud of the continuous clinical service, education, and research provided to the community since that time.

This website has been designed to provide detailed information regarding the programs and personnel for the department. We look forward to your critique and would welcome your inquiries regarding the opportunities at this institution and in the historic community of Mobile, Alabama.

We wish you best of good fortune in your future endeavors.    



William O. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman
USA Department of Surgery


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