Richard A. Zell, MD

Richard A. Zell, MD


  • Orthopedic Surgery

About Richard A. Zell, MD

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When Rosemarie was finally ready to address that foot and ankle pain, Dr. Zell and the Upper Chesapeake Specialty Group got her back to the activities she loves.
Learn how Dr. Zell and the Upper Chesapeake Orthopedic Specialty Group are getting people back to the activities they love.

Dr. Zell attended the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After completing his orthopedic residency at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Zell furthered his training with fellowships in sports medicine (Hahnemann University in Philadelphia) and foot and ankle surgery (The Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City).

Dr. Zell spent the last 17 years as an attending surgeon in New Haven, Connecticut where he worked for a private practice group and served as an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. During his time in Connecticut he was recognized as one of the best doctors in the city of New Haven (New Haven Living Magazine) as well as the state of Connecticut (2018 Best Doctors award, Connecticut Magazine). Dr. Zell has also been recognized for his teaching (community teaching award for the Yale Orthopedic Residency program in 2004). He is the current membership director for the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Dr. Zell has relocated to Maryland to start an orthopedic foot and ankle program at UM Upper Chesapeake Health. He has vast experience in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, with special interests in the use of arthroscopy for ankle sports injuries as well as ankle replacement for ankle arthritis. He sees patients in both the Bel Air and Swan Creek offices.

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Gender: Male

Language(s): English


  • UM Upper Chesapeake Health


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Bel Air, MD 21014
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