Tahshann S. Richards

Tahshann S. Richards, D.O., M.P.H., joined Columbia Health in November 2015. Tahshann is a board-certified family physician with special interests in reproductive health, behavioral health, health promotion and osteopathic manipulative medicine. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rowan University), Tahshann returned to her hometown of the Bronx to complete her family medicine residency at St. Barnabas Hospital. She spent the early part of her career as staff physician in St. Barnabas Hospital’s Adolescent Medicine Department, where she helped write and implement a New York State Department of Health Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grant, as well as help develop the Teen Health Center and supporting Youth Development programs. Tahshann later fulfilled her National Health Service Corps Scholarship service commitment at the Union Community Health Center, Bronx.

Prior to her transition to college health, she served as family medicine residency associate program director at St. Barnabas Hospital. She remains committed to improving the health of underserved communities, in addition to promoting the overall health and wellbeing of Columbia students, affiliates and their families.


  • 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
  • Brooklyn Technical High School

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certified

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
  • Program Associate, Maternity Center Association

Awards and Honors:

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship


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