B. Stephens “Steve” Richards, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Scottish Rite for Children

B. Stephens “Steve” Richards, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

B. Stephens “Steve” Richards, M.D., is the chief medical officer at Scottish Rite for Children. He also serves as the director of the Center for Excellence in Foot. 


  • Clubfoot & Other Foot Disorders
  • Scoliosis & Spine 
“Dr. Richards, as my son says, ‘fixed his feet,’ and now he’s doing all things 5-year-old boys should be doing. He can’t wait to show him all of the things he can do now.”

  • Scottish Rite for Children
  • Children’s Health Dallas
  • Children’s Health Legacy
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
  • UT Southwestern University Hospital – St. Paul


  • University of Utah, magna cum laude
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine


  • University of California, San Diego Surgical Internship


  • University of Utah Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Scottish Rite for Children Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

  • Passed Oral Boards in Orthopaedics, 1989; recertified, 1998 and 2006
  • Passed Written Boards in Orthopaedics, 1986
  • National Board of Medical Examiners diplomate, 1982

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
    • Pediatrics, Your Orthopaedic Connection, chair, section editor 
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 
    • President, 2008-2009 
    • President-elect, 2007–2008 
    • Vice president, 2006–2007 
  • Scoliosis Research Society 
    • President, 2011-2012 
    • President-elect, 2010-2011 
    • Vice president, 2009-2010 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Dallas County Medical Society 
  • American Orthopaedic Association 
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine Alumni Association 
  • Spine Deformity Study Group, associate editor 
  • Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions, contributing author 
  • Spine, consultant reviewer 
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, editorial board, 1998-present