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January 11, 2012 10:15 AM
Dr. Celine Richardson



Celine Richardson, M.D., has been appointed staff general surgeon, Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Richardson received her Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She then obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, and completed her general surgery residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Her fellowship training in bariatric and advanced minimally invasive surgery included endoscopy, and her basics of robotic surgery training was completed at Northwest Hospital and Sinai Hospital of the LifeBridge Health system in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr Richardson’s area of expertise is the laparoscopic management of intra-abdominal diseases including hernias, gastroesophageal reflux, gallbladder disease and intestinal disorders, among others. In addition, she is trained in single-incision techniques for cholecystectomy, appendectomy and colon/small bowel resections. Despite her specialty training, she has extensive experience and training in the management of general surgery disorders.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Richardson to the Department of Surgery,” said Adrian Barbul, M.D., chairman and surgeon-in-chief, Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC. “She is a talented surgeon with vast experience who can provide exceptional quality of care to our patients.”

The Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC consists of highly-trained, Board-Certified members representing all specialties in surgery. It is an integrated member of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) surgical residency program and maintains the highest general surgery caseload in the state of New Jersey.  HackensackUMC's Department of Surgery also provides the community with specialties such as: Comprehensive Minimally Invasive Surgery program with a Robotic Training Center, Advanced Wound Management, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Oncologic Surgery, Organ Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Richardson’s collaborative research was displayed at the 2011 SAGES Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. She also enjoys teaching responsibilities to UMDNJ residents as well as St George’s School of Medicine students. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

For more information, please contact Katie Grasso at 551-996-3780 or

To make an appointment with Dr. Richardson, please call 551-996-2959.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center is a 775-bed not-for-profit, tertiary care, teaching and research hospital and provides the largest number of admissions in New Jersey. Founded in 1888 with 12 beds and as Bergen County's first hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center has demonstrated more than a century of growth and progress. Hackensack University Medical Center is a nationally recognized healthcare organization offering patients the most comprehensive services, state-of-the-art technologies, and facilities. Honors include being named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by 

HealthGrades® for five years in a row. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York, and New England to receive this honor for five consecutive years. Hackensack University Medical Center was also named one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hackensack University Medical Center eighth in the New York Metro Area in its first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, giving it the top ranking out of all the New Jersey hospitals listed. Additionally, Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked in geriatrics, heart and heart surgery, and cancer in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals. The U.S. News Media Group also named the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to its “2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals” list – ranking as one of the top 50 in the specialty of neurology and neurosurgery – the first hospital in the State of New Jersey ever to be ranked in a Best Children’s Hospitals specialty. Hackensack University Medical Center is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, first in New Jersey, second in the nation, receiving its fourth designation in April 2009. Hackensack University Medical Center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets.



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