Heather Richardson, MD, FACS

Breast Cancer Surgeon

One of the top breast cancer surgeons in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Heather Richardson has been caring for patients with breast disease since 2004. “I can’t think of a better job. Very few people have an opportunity to use their hearts, hands, eyes, and ears every day with the goal of giving more time to mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives.”

Impressive Credentials

Dr. Richardson was raised in Augusta, Georgia, and attended Davidson Fine Arts magnet school before earning a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Fine Art from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and went on to complete general surgery residency training at Emory University in 2004.

In 2004, she joined the top breast center oncology office in Atlanta and became a partner. She moved to Los Angeles, where she practiced at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, and then came to Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, where she is thrilled to serve her patients as one of the best mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgeons Los Angeles has to offer.

Innovations and Clinical Specialties

She specializes in nipple sparing mastectomies and breast conserving therapy (lumpectomies and oncoplastic surgery). While in Atlanta, Dr. Richardson devised the Goldilocks mastectomy along with her plastic surgery colleague, Dr. Grace Ma and published the definitive paper describing the application of the procedure and initial cases. This procedure reconstructs a breast using the patient’s own tissue, eliminating the need for additional flaps or implants. Dr. Richardson has lectured on the topic and introduced the technique to audiences in Europe and throughout the United States.

Maintaining an interest in high-risk patients, advanced mastectomy surgical technique, oncoplastic breast conservation, and lipomodeling, Dr. Richardson feels it is a privilege to care for patients and ensures the best in breast care.

Dr Richardson is a star! A brilliant doctor, and an incredibly compassionate person. She takes her time to address all your concerns truthfully and cares about your well-being. I trusted her the moment I met her.

Education & Training

Emory University: Residency in General Surgery
Medical College of Georgia: Doctor of Medicine
Wake Forest University: BS in Biology

Professional Experience

Private Practice Breast Specialist Surgeon, Pink Lotus Breast Center: 8 Months
Private Practice General Surgeon, Breast Disease Specialist at Atlanta Breast Care: 10 Years

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