Richard Forster, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Kettering, Dayton, Miamisburg, OH, Tipp City, OH, & Springboro, OH

Richard Forster, MD

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About Dr. Forster

Richard Forster, MD, FRCS, is an orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience practicing in the Dayton area. Dr. Forster’s subspecialty is in hip and knee replacement surgery including robotic knee replacements and computer navigation. He has performed over 20,000 joint replacements. He sees patients throughout Dayton and Tipp City locations at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton.

Dr. Forster received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He performed his orthopedic residency at the Montreal General Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Forster completed specialized training in joint replacement during a fellowship program in Exeter, England, at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopedic Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Dr. Forster is certified in orthopedic surgery, both by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Forster is on staff at Miami Valley Hospital South and Greater Dayton Surgical Center.

Dr. Forster Specialties

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Dr. Forster's Health Care Team

Sheela Patel, MPAS, M.Ed., PA-C, ATC has been Dr. Forster’s Physician Assistant since 2012. She received her undergraduate degree in athletic training and sports medicine training from University of Cincinnati and her master’s degree in sport administration from Xavier University. She has worked as an athletic trainer at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Miami Valley Hospital prior to receiving her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from Kettering College.

Sara Browning-Chapa is Dr. Forster’s coordinator. She can be reached at (937) 531-6704.

While Dr. Forster is the only surgeon on the team, we all work together to provide the best quality of care for the patient.



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