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Hand & Wrist

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Dr. Cassandra Riggs is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist surgery. 

She earned her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic residency at Boston University. Most recently, Dr. Riggs completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center.


Oklahoma Christian University – Oklahoma City, OK 
BS, Biology -  Summa Cum Laude, 2008

Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine – Saint Louis, MO
Doctor of Medicine, 2012


Boston University, Boston Medical Center – Boston, MA 
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, 2017


Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center – Philadelphia, PA
Hand Surgery Fellow, 2018

The Clinical Experience

Specializes in hand and wrist surgery

HOnors and Awards

President’s Medal Winner at Oklahoma Christian University 2008
Dean’s Award for Arts and Sciences 2008
Perry Don McBroom Math and Science Scholarship 2008
NAIA Scholar Athlete 2006, 2007
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American 2006, 2007
Women’s Varsity Soccer Scholarship 2004-2008


Jeffrey J. Nepple, MD; Cassandra N. Riggs, MD; James R. Ross, MD; John C. Clohisy, MD. Clinical Presentation and Disease Characteristics of Femoroacetabular Impingement Are Sex-Dependent. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014 Oct 15; 96 (20): 1683 -1689


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