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Richard Koehler

Richard Koehler, MD

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Richard Koehler please call 760-924-4014.

Accepting new patients.


Year joined staff:


  • General Surgery

Areas of Interest

Dr. Koehler specializes in general and thoracic surgery with expertise in cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties of Surgery
  • American Board of Medical Specialties of Thoracic Surgery


Medical Degree

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate


University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, General Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery


University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, General Surgery


Dr. Koehler has been active in clinical research and surgical education and has published articles on paraesophageal hernias, cancer treatment and staging, as well as ways to minimize pain following surgery.

Dr. Koehler moved to Mammoth Lakes in 2013 and enjoys skiing, climbing, and mountain biking in the High Sierras.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mammoth Medical Missions and was instrumental in the group's relief efforts in response to Super-Typhoon Haiyan.

More on Dr. Koehler can be found here.

Honors, Awards, etc.

Dr. Koehler has won a number of awards including one of Seattle’s best lung cancer surgeons and multiple Patients’ Choice Awards. Dr. Koehler also helped lead a team which was honored with a patient safety award for their work in improving safety and communication in the operating room.

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Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 760-924-4014
  • Fax: 760-924-4146
  • Email:

Office Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed for Lunch 11:30am - 2:00pm


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