Alan Richards, MD

Associate Professor

   

Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
986395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6395

402-559-4411
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Education:
MBChB, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
FCS SA, Board Certified in General Surgery, South Africa
FRCS, Board Certified in General Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FACS, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Super-specialized in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Academic Appointments:
COM Phase 1 Blocks, Medical students
Structure and Development of the Human Body, Allied Health and Graduate students

Honors & Awards:
M4 Golden Apple Award, UNMC, 2019
Hirschmann Basic Sciences Teaching Award, UNMC, 2019
Valor in Educational Service Award, UNMC, 2017
Distinguished Teacher Award, UNMC Student Senate, UNMC, 2016
Creighton Resident Award – Head and Neck Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2007
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2002
Golden Apple Award, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2000
Golden Apple Award, Creighton University School of Medicine, 1999

Teaching:
Dr. Richards has practiced Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and General Surgery for 40 years.
Since 2014, he has been teaching gross anatomy of the whole body to professional education students. This includes lab dissections, lectures, and clinical case studies.

Publications:
  1. Richards, Alan. “Chapter 14: Surgical Exposures for the Nerves of the Neck.” Nerves and Nerve Injuries, by R. Shane Tubbs et al., Academic Press, 2015, pp. 201-213.
Presentations:
  1. Richards, A (2013). Anatomy and Pathology of the Pharynx and Larynx 10th Annual Esophageal Conference-Creighton University
  2. Richards, A (2016). Salivary gland anatomy. Residents’ Surgical Anatomy Course. University of Nebraska Department of Otolaryngology
  3. Richards, A (2017). Anatomical Considerations for Oral Cancer Surgery. Residents Surgical Anatomy Course, University of Nebraska Department of Otolaryngology
  4. Richards, A (2017). Facial Nerve and Parasympathetics. Residents Surgical Anatomy Course, University of Nebraska Department of Otolaryngology
  5. Richards, A (2018). Parotidectomy Anatomy. Department of Anatomy, St Georges School of Medicine, Grenada