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Meet the Director

Fred Richardson, Jr., MD is the Director of the Pre-Matriculation Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice. Dr. Richardson is Founder and Medical Director of Dr. Richardson’s Neighborhood Family Practice in Oak Park, Illinois for the past 24 years.

Dr. Richardson received his undergraduate degree in Biology (BS) from Loyola University of Chicago. The degree conferred was the Honors Degree, the highest academic distinction conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his medical degree (MD) from Rush University Medical College. He received the faculty member Alpha Omega Alpha certification for excellence in medical education from the Rush University Chapter and has received numerous teaching awards including the coveted Phoenix Award from Rush Medical College for academic excellence in medical education. He has taught with Dr. John Bradley in the Chicago Health and Medical Careers Program, CAHMCP, at IIT for the past 10 years using an innovative problem based curriculum to develop underrepresented minority students for careers in medicine and the health professions.

Dr. Richardson has taught on the national level co-lecturing with the former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, on disparities in healthcare. Dr. Richardson has served as principal investigator on grants supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services. He has served as a guest surveyor for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Dr. Richardson was featured in the American Academy of Family Physicians videotape "Family Practice...A Specialty for Our Time" designed for use in the American Academy of Family Physician's 50th Anniversary observance and also in the Public Broadcasting System special "The Family Doctor...At the Heart of Medicine" , one of four family physicians highlighted nationally. Dr. Richardson completed a two week trip to Haiti as a physician volunteer in the medical relief effort in April 2010.

Professional Goal

I remain committed to providing excellent medical care to the community at large and to teaching the art and science of Family Medicine to high school, undergraduate, nursing and medical students, residents, and colleagues. I have a special interest in and commitment to diversity in medical education.

Fred Richardson, Jr., MD Medical Director
Dr. Richardson’s Neighborhood Family Practice
310 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-524-0123