Tahshann Richards

Tahshann Richards, DO, MPH, is a Board-certified Family Physician with a special interest in reproductive health, behavioral health, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Richards joined Columbia Health in 2015.

She received her medical degree from UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital. She later served as the Family Medicine Residency Associate Director and as a staff physician in both the Adolescent & Family Medicine Departments.

Holding a Master’s Degree in Public Health from The George Washington University and through securing a Teen Pregnancy Prevention grant from the NYC Department of Health, Dr. Richards assisted in developing the Teen Health Center as well as creating youth development programs during her tenure at the Union Community Health Center, Bronx NY.

Dr. Richards has served as the Clinical Care Team Leader of the Riverside Practice Team at Columbia Health for the past 2 years. She is the current President of the Empire State Medical Association. Dr. Richards remains committed to improving the overall health of the Columbia University community as well as the health of those living in underserved communities.  She enjoys spending time with her family and 14 year old son.


  • D.O., Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.P.H., George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • B.A., Colgate University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Program Director, St. Barnabas Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Physician, Union Community Health Center Department of Family Medicine
  • Physician, St. Barnabas Departments of Family Medicine and Adolescent Medicine

Awards and Honors:

  • President, Empire State Medical Association, New York Affiliate of the National Medical Association
  • Clinical Care Team Leader, Riverside Practice Group, Columbia Health


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Empire State Medical Association, New York Affiliate of the National Medical Association