Dr. Richards completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University in Rhode Island. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Brain and Behavior in 1990.
She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University in New York and graduated with honors in 1992.
Dr. Richards continued her education at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2001. She completed her residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident during her last year.
Dr. Richards served in the US Army as a Major in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Womack Army Medical Center and as Brigade Surgeon for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division while deployed to Iraq from March 2007- May 2008.
She is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physical Medicine, North Carolina Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Special Interests: Electrodiagnostics (EMG/ncs), Spinal Injections, Muskuloskeletal Medicine, Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection for Spasticity.