Foot and Ankle Center

Richard deAsla, MD

Richard deAsla, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery. He most recently served as the Director of the Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Division at Massachusetts General Hospital and continues to hold a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

His clinical interests include deformity and bunion corrections, trauma and sports injuries, the diabetic foot and arthritic conditions of the foot & ankle. He performed the first total ankle replacement at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2010. His research interest include kinematics and biomechanics of the foot & ankle and he has been extensively published in the field of foot & ankle surgery.

During his free time, Dr. deAsla enjoys travelling, running, cycling, music and photography.

Richard deAsla, MD is a physician at Excel Orthopedic Specialists in Woburn, MA.


  • Bachelor of Science – University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Medical Degree – State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH


  • Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons


  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Deformity and Bunion Corrections
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot
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