Richard M. Clary, M.D., joined the MCV Foundation board in 1999.
Richard retired in 2012 after devoting three decades to medical practice in Richmond, both with Surgical Specialists of Richmond and then Richmond Surgical. Early in his career, he served 10 years of active duty in the U.S. Army and then 20 years in the reserves. He was activated for Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and served at the 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.
In civilian practice, Richard served as chief of surgery both at Stuart Circle Hospital and at Retreat Hospital. From 1983 to 2000 he was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at VCU School of Medicine. Since retiring, he has been a member of the medical school’s admissions committee. He also sits on a number of community boards, including Saint Catherine’s School, New Community School, the Westminster Canterbury Foundation and the Aquia Foundation.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute and a medical degree from VCU School of Medicine.
He and his wife Kathryn are active members of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond.