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Richard J. Ehrlichman, M.D.

Richard J. Ehrlichman, M.D.

Richard Ehrlichman, M.D., is a plastic surgeon on the active medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in 1976 and went on to receive his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1980. He completed a surgical internship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and did his surgical residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, both in Boston. His plastic surgery residency training took place at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following his residencies, he went on to become a staff surgeon in the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Lahey Clinic Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. While there, he was also the director of the residency program and head of the melanoma clinic.

For over 30 years, Dr. Ehrlichman has maintained an active role in medical research through a number of research fellowships. His most recent research has focused on peripheral nerve regeneration at the Nerve Tissue Culture Lab of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.

Dr. Ehrlichman is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.


  • Medical Degree, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1980
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Surgery, 1985
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Plastic Surgery, 1987

Board certifications:

  • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery