Dr. Richard Beaver is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Beaver specializes in surgery on the foot and ankle.

Dr. Beaver received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he also completed his internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency. He went on to complete a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Foundation for Orthopedic Athletic Reconstruction and Research in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Beaver is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.


Undergraduate Degree
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Medical School
McGovern Medical School (UTHealth), Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School (UTHealth), Houston, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School (UTHealth), Houston, Texas
Foot and Ankle, Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic Reconstructive Research, McGovern Medical School (UTHealth), Houston, Texas


Smith DW, Henry MH, Beaver RL. Internal decompression of dorsal wrist ganglions. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 2002; 6(3): 145-51.

Coupe KJ, Beaver RL. Arterial injury during retrograde femoral nailing: a case report of injury to a branch of the profunda femoris artery. J Ortho Trauma. 2001; 15(2): 140-3.

Schwartsman R, Brinker MR, Beaver RL, Cox DD. Patient self assessment of tibial plateau fractures in 40 older patients. Am J Orthop. 1998; 27(7): 512-9.

Beaver RL, Brinker MR, Barrack RL. An analysis of the actual cost of tibial nonunions. J La State Med Soc. 1997; 149(6): 200-6.