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Chief of the Hip Preservation Service to operate at BWFH

Richard Wilk, MD

Richard Wilk, MD, who was recently appointed Chief of the Hip Preservation Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will now operate at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital one day per week. Dr. Wilk sees patients in clinic at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center in the Building for Transformative Medicine, as well as in BWH’s ambulatory care centers in Chestnut Hill and Foxborough.

Dr. Wilk received his undergraduate degree at Emory University before attending medical school at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his Orthopaedic residency and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Tufts University Hospital.

With more than two decades of experience as a medical professional, Dr. Wilk has performed more than 1,000 hip arthroscopy procedures and has established himself as a leader in New England in the advancement of arthroscopic surgical techniques of the hip. He also has expertise in treating sports injuries and complex knee and shoulder problems.

Here at BWFH, Dr. Wilk will perform minimally invasive arthroscopic sports medicine and open reconstructive procedures of the hip, shoulder and knee. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to operate at BWFH,” he says of his decision to perform surgery at BWFH. “I’m excited to be part of a hospital that provides wonderful care to patients, and has a great reputation for quality and safety.”

At home, Dr. Wilk is a husband and father to two girls with whom he enjoys spending as much time as possible. He stays active by biking in the warmer months and skiing in the winter. He also enjoys travel. “We’re very fortunate—my wife’s parents have an apartment in Paris, and our family has enjoyed traveling throughout Europe,” he says.

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