Richard S. Woodworth, M.D.

Shoulder, Hip and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Trauma

Dr. Richard Woodworth is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in providing sports medicine care for the hip, knee, and shoulder. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, ligament reconstruction, fracture care, and joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Dr. Woodworth has been providing orthopaedic surgical care in the Las Vegas area since 2009. He joined Desert Orthopaedic Center in 2020, and he is committed to providing patients with the superior care they need to get back to enjoying the activities they love.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Utah State University in Logan, Dr. Woodworth attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he graduated with his Doctor of Medicine degree. He went on to complete an internship and his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, also in New York. Dr. Woodworth stayed at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry following his residency to undergo additional training through a sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Woodworth is a team physician for the Henderson Silver Knights and Las Vegas ACES.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Woodworth enjoys keeping active by downhill skiing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and waterskiing as well as playing golf, lacrosse, and soccer. He also likes to play the saxophone.

Available to see patients in Las Vegas at our Central and Henderson offices, Dr. Woodworth is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care.


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Utah State University, Logan, UT
    • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
    • Internship: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
    • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY


    • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Orthopaedic Co-Management Committee, Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
    • Henderson Hospital
    • Parkway Surgery Center
    • Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
    • Sunset Ridge Surgery Center
    • “Dr. Woodworth and his staff are very professional. They also make an effort to provide you with any answers to whatever questions or concerns you may have regarding your situation. He explained how my knee surgery would be performed and what I needed to do for the check-in to the surgery center. After the surgery, the surgical staff kept constant contact with me to monitor my recovery. His M.A., Eva, helped assist me with the refills for my pain medication when there was an issue with the pharmacy and insurance red tape. Her patience was above and beyond. I can't express my gratitude enough for the excellent job done. 5 Stars and more. Thank You, Dr. Woodworth and crew.”
      – Clifford M.
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