Richard Coughlin, MD
Richard Coughlin, MD
Laguna Honda Hospital - Trauma & Problem Fractures
Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at Zuckerberg San Francisco General - Foot & Ankle
Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at Zuckerberg San Francisco General - Trauma & Problem Fractures
UCSF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Marin - Mill Valley - Foot & Ankle
|University of California||2018|
- Ibrahim JM, Liu M, Wu HH, Patel KR, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Morshed S, Shearer DW. The extent of pediatric orthopaedic research in low- and middle-income countries and the impact of academic collaboration on research quality: a scoping review. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Mar; 35(3):397-411. PMID: 30413920
- Wu HH, Ibrahim J, Conway D, Liu M, Morshed S, Miclau T, Coughlin RR, Shearer DW. Clinical Research Course for International Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2-Year Outcomes. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Oct; 32 Suppl 7:S35-S37. PMID: 30247398
- Shearer DW, Morshed S, Coughlin RR, Miclau T. From Mission Trips to Partnerships: The Evolution of International Outreach. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Oct; 32 Suppl 7:S1-S2. PMID: 30247389
- Wu HH, Liu M, Patel KR, Turner W, Baltus L, Caldwell AM, Hahn JC, Coughlin RR, Morshed S, Miclau T, Shearer DW. Impact of academic collaboration and quality of clinical orthopaedic research conducted in low- and middle-income countries. SICOT J. 2017; 3:6. PMID: 28134090
- Wu HH, Patel KR, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Hansen SL, Carey JN. Surgical Management and Reconstruction Training (SMART) Course for International Orthopedic Surgeons. Ann Glob Health. 2016 Jul - Aug; 82(4):652-658. PMID: 27986236
- Carey JN, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Hansen S. Building Orthopaedic Trauma Capacity: IGOT International SMART Course. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct; 29 Suppl 10:S17-9. PMID: 26356207
- Coughlin RR, Roy N, Patel V. Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Coincidental Involvement in the Gujarat Earthquake, India (2001). J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct; 29 Suppl 10:S11-3. PMID: 26356205
- Elliott IS, Sonshine DB, Akhavan S, Slade Shantz A, Caldwell A, Slade Shantz J, Gosselin RA, Coughlin RR. What factors influence the production of orthopaedic research in East Africa? A qualitative analysis of interviews. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jun; 473(6):2120-30. PMID: 25795030
- Elliott IS, Spiegel D, Gosselin RA, Trafton PG, Coughlin RR. Volunteer opportunities for orthopaedic surgeons in the developing world. Instr Course Lect. 2014; 63:495-503. PMID: 24720334
- Morshed S, Shearer DW, Coughlin RR. Collaborative partnerships and the future of global orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Oct; 471(10):3088-92. PMID: 23884799
- Sonshine DB, Shantz J, Kumah-Ametepey R, Coughlin RR, Gosselin RA. The implementation of a pilot femur fracture registry at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital: an analysis of data quality and barriers to collaborative capacity-building. World J Surg. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1506-12. PMID: 22851146
- Sonshine DB, Sonshine D, Caldwell A, Gosselin RA, Born CT, Coughlin RR. Reply to letter to the editor: Critically assessing the Haiti earthquake response and the barriers to quality orthopaedic care. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb; 471(2):692-3. PMID: 23179116
- Chen AT, Pedtke A, Kobs JK, Edwards GS, Coughlin RR, Gosselin RA. Volunteer orthopedic surgical trips in Nicaragua: a cost-effectiveness evaluation. World J Surg. 2012 Dec; 36(12):2802-8. PMID: 22777413
- Sonshine DB, Caldwell A, Gosselin RA, Born CT, Coughlin RR. Critically assessing the Haiti earthquake response and the barriers to quality orthopaedic care. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Oct; 470(10):2895-904. PMID: 22487879
- Disston AR, Martinez-Diaz GJ, Raju S, Rosales M, Berry WC, Coughlin RR. The international orthopaedic health elective at the University of California at San Francisco: the eight-year experience. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Dec; 91(12):2999-3004. PMID: 19952266
- Stanley CM, Rutherford GW, Morshed S, Coughlin RR, Beyeza T. Estimating the healthcare burden of osteomyelitis in Uganda. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Feb; 104(2):139-42. PMID: 19709706
- Spiegel DA, Gosselin RA, Coughlin RR, Kushner AL, Bickler SB. Topics in global public health. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Oct; 466(10):2377-84. PMID: 18712457
- Coughlin RR, Kelly NA, Berry W. Nongovernmental organizations in musculoskeletal care: Orthopaedics Overseas. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Oct; 466(10):2438-42. PMID: 18685907
- Spiegel DA, Gosselin RA, Coughlin RR, Joshipura M, Browner BD, Dormans JP. The burden of musculoskeletal injury in low and middle-income countries: challenges and opportunities. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Apr; 90(4):915-23. PMID: 18381331
- Roy N, Shah H, Patel V, Coughlin RR. The Gujarat earthquake (2001) experience in a seismically unprepared area: community hospital medical response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2002 Oct-Dec; 17(4):186-95. PMID: 12929949
- Haskell A, Rovinsky D, Brown HK, Coughlin RR. The University of California at San Francisco international orthopaedic elective. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Mar; (396):12-8. PMID: 11859217
- Rovinsky D, Brown HP, Coughlin RR, Paiement GD, Bradford DS. Overseas volunteerism in orthopaedic education. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Mar; 82(3):433-6. PMID: 10724235
- Spiegel JH, Lee C, Trabulsy PP, Coughlin RR. Endoscopic harvest of the gracilis muscle flap. Ann Plast Surg. 1998 Oct; 41(4):384-9. PMID: 9788218
- Gellman RE, Paiement GD, Green HD, Coughlin RR. Treatment of supracondylar femoral fractures with a retrograde intramedullary nail. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1996 Nov; (332):90-7. PMID: 8913149
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About Richard Coughlin, MD
Born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, R. Richard (Rick) Coughlin attended the United States Air Force Academy before graduating with honors with a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Maryland in 1974. He attended graduate school in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his medical school graduating Magna Cum Laude at the Universidad Centrale De Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in 1981. After completing his orthopaedic residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City in 1986, Dr.Coughlin received fellowship training in Sports Medicine with Dr. Fred Allman at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship with Roger Mann in Oakland, California.
Dr Coughlin joined the private practice group of California Pacific Orthopaedics in 1987, where he practiced for 6 years. During this time, he was instrumental, along with his partner Taylor Smith, in initiating the orthopaedic program of Operation Rainbow, a non-governmental organization offering surgical intervention and training in the developing world. He also maintained a clinical appointment with the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF), attending the Foot/Ankle clinic.
In 1993, Dr. Coughlin joined the full time faculty at UCSF, with a clinical position at San Francisco General, where he concentrated on resident education and program development. Dr. Coughlin has been distinguished with the Teacher of the Year Award in 1997-1998 as well as the award in 2003 for Outstanding Dedication to Resident Education.Dr. Coughlin in India.
During his clinical academic career, Dr. Coughlin has been able to continue his passion of global orthopaedics, with over 20 trips to developing countries, where he has lectured and performed surgery. Some of the countries include Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Russia, China, Vietnam, Venezuela, South Africa and most recently Uganda. He is on the board of Orthopedics Overseas and has taught the Orthopaedic Surgery in Developing Countries course at the Academy for the last 5 years. Dr. Coughlin is quite proud to have implemented an overseas rotation for his senior residents at UCSF in the Transkei of South Africa at Bedford Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Coughlin has written several articles advocating volunteerism in orthopaedics. Furthering this endeavor, Dr. Coughlin was awarded his master's degree in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in November 2004.
After completing his Masters Degree has continued his work in orthopaedics in third world countries, in 2006, Dr. Coughlin was awarded the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' "Humanitarian of the Year Award", which is given to one surgeon world-wide annually, for care of disadvantaged populations both at home and abroad. Also in 2006, Dr. Coughlin was the founder and one of three principle administrators of the Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, an initiative developed within the Department of Orthopaedics at UCSF. Dr. Coughlin is currently chairman of Orthopedics Overseas, an NGO whose goal is advancing musculoskeletal healthcare worldwide through volunteerism, emphasizing teaching and training.
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