200 Unicorn Park Drive Woburn, MA 01801
phone (781) 782-1300 • fax (781) 782-1350 info@excelortho.com

Richard J. de Asla, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon

I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery. I have most recently served as the Director of the Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Division at Mass General Hospital and continue to hold a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

My clinical interests include deformity and bunion corrections, trauma and sports injuries, the diabetic foot and arthritic conditions of the foot & ankle. I had the distinction of performing the first total ankle replacement at Mass General in 2010. My research interest include kinematics and biomechanics of the foot & ankle and I have been extensively published in the field of foot & ankle surgery.

My personal interests include travel, running, cycling, music and photography.


  • University of Rochester – BS 1991
  • State University of New York at Buffalo – MD 1995
  • Residency – University Hospitals of Cleveland 2001
  • Fellowship – Hospital for Special Surgery NY, NY 2002
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons