Dr. Richard Fox

Dr Richard Fox - SurgeonGeneral Surgeon, Breast Surgeon

  • Boulder Community Hospital
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Avista Adventist Hospital
    Louisville, Colorado

Short Biography

Breast Cancer is personal for Dr. Richard Fox.  He lost his mother to the disease in the 1990’s and has dedicated his career to providing the most current breast care with an individual touch. He understands that patients want prompt answers to their questions and a treatment plan that’s right for them.

Richard J. Fox, MD, FACS is a Board-Certified General Surgeon in private practice in Boulder, Colorado since 2002. He started Alpine Surgical in 2007.  As a breast surgeon, he provides comprehensive evaluation and management of breast disease, including both benign and malignant diagnoses.   His scope of practice includes treatment options ranging from breast pain and nipple discharge to benign breast biopsies, lymph node biopsies and cancer removal.

He has been recognized by the Patients’ Choice Award, America’s Most Compassionate Doctors and US News and World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Fox received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery in 2002, and is a Fellow of the American College Of Surgeons. Dr. Fox is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Colorado Medical Society and Boulder County Medical Society. He previously served as Trauma Director for Boulder Community Hospital.

Dr. Fox earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Honors from Indiana University in 1993. He returned to the Midwest to pursue a Master’s Degrees in Applied Physiology and Pathology, as well as his MD degree, at the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago. While there, he was elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Fox completed his Surgery internship and residency in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, in 2002. His specialty certifications include:

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomat, American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Boulder County Medical Society

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Fox enjoys spending time with his family, traveling outdoors, hiking, cooking and making a good cup of espresso. Dr. Fox encourages his patients to continue having an active, healthy lifestyle post surgery.

Patient Testimonials

“We all want to thank you for your great skill and care! We feel we have a good sample of your talents and all have given rave reviews. More seriously, your gentle style, clear communication and sense of humor make these unpleasant situations far easier. You instill confidence and made us all feel calm.”
“I can’t thank you enough for how straight-forward and honest you were with me throughout my diagnosis and how patient and compassionate you’ve been throughout my treatment. It’s meant all the world to me. You are stellar at returning phone calls which, as a patient, is one of the hardest parts of this process. You’ve been very accommodating with your time on the weekends…. Humor is always a good thing… I think it’s rare to find such a caring and understanding team of outstanding doctors all under one roof.”
“Just wanted to say thanks for all you’ve done for me. Your abilities gave me back my life, but your kindness is what really touches me. You’re the best and I’m doing well now thanks to you…. Can’t imagine anyone else doing surgery on me! Thanks to you and your wonderful office gang.”
“I want to convey again my deepest gratitude for your skills as a surgeon, your kind and caring attitude; your completeness and thoroughness in your patient care.”