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A. Aziz Richi, MD

Dr Richi

Office and Contact Information

  • Main: 203-709-6871
  • Fax: 203-759-1537

133 Scovill Street, Suite 303, Waterbury

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About Dr. Richi

A. Aziz Richi, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery and thoracic surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital, with an interest in robotic-assisted bariatric procedures.

Dr. Richi earned his medical degree from Damascus University in Syria. He completed his internship at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Mass., and his surgical residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital. He also completed a residency in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Richi is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery and Associate Chief of Staff at Saint Mary’s. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, and the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Richi previously served as Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery, as Section Chief of General Surgery, and as Surgical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital. He is in practice with Franklin Medical Group.

Meet Dr. Richi

Dr. Aziz Richi discusses surgery and the bariatrics program at Saint Mary's Hospital, and hear from Amy Dumont, one of Dr. Richi's patients.  

What happened during Dr. Richi's childhood in Syria that made him want to become a surgeon? What does he teach his surgical residency students about a patient-centered approach to care? Find out in this video.

Dr. Aziz Richi is Vice-Chairman of Surgery at Saint Mary's Hospital, and in this video, he talks about the intensity of focus required to be a skilled and effective surgeon, and his favorite part of being a physician - seeing patients recovered and happy.

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Medical School: Damascus University

Residency: Saint Mary's Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital & Med. Center-Hartford, Medical University of South Carolina, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • General Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians