Bryan L. Richards, MD
The specialty of otolaryngology — more commonly known as ear, nose and throat — drew Dr. Bryan Richards because of its range of diagnoses and patients.
ENT “has a great cross mix of young and old, male and female,” he said. “It’s a specialty with a broad range of pathologies and problems. You might have an easy problem like a child needing ear tubes one minute and a patient with cancer the next.”
Dr. Richards, a native of Salt Lake City, began his higher education by receiving a B.S. at the University of Utah. He remained in Salt Lake City to earn his M.D. from the U of U School of Medicine.
During his five-year residency in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., Dr. Richards was named Chief Resident.
His education remains ongoing as he is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Richards has been active in leadership at Davis Hospital and Medical Center since his arrival at Tanner Clinic in 1999. He recently served as president of the medical staff at Davis Hospital, as well as a member of the governing board. Other appointments at Davis include chair of the credentialing committee, chief of the surgery section and member of the medical executive committee.
He’s also served on the board of directors at Davis Surgical Center for eight years, operating as chairman for two of those years.
Dr. Richards’ humanitarian work includes a medical excursion to Haiti in the weeks following the January 2010 earthquake.
Dr. Richards is married and the father of five sons. They’re among his companions in his favorite activities of golf, water skiing, scuba diving, hiking and camping.