OV Richmond Physicians

Rick J. Placide, MD

Special Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education:  University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (1989), B.S. in P.T.
  • Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (1996)


  • University of Pennsylvania, Department of General Surgery


  • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002)


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Combined Neurological and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, OH (2003)

Professional Organizations

  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • North American Spine Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Chippenham Medical Center
  • Johnston-Willis
  • St. Francis


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issue, '12, '13, '14, '15, '17



Placide, RJ: Differential Diagnosis of the Cervical Spine: Spinal Masqueraders. In: The Cervical Spine: The Cervical Spine Research Society, 5th ed, pp 156-166, 2012.

Steinmetz M, Placide RJ, Krishnaney A, Benzel EC: The Surgical Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. In : Schmidek and Sweet Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods and Results, 6th ed, pp 1801-1813, 2012.

Placide, RJ, DePalma MJ, Mazanec DJ: Masqueraders of Spinal Pathology. In: Benzel EC, ed. Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management, 3rd ed, pp 241-255, 2012.