Richard Koehler, MD

Mountain View

Richard Koehler, MD

To schedule an appointment, please call (760) 924-4014

Accepting new patients.


Member of Mammoth Hospital Medical Staff Since 2013


General Surgery

Areas of Interest

General and Thoracic Surgery

Cancer Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques.

Board Certification

American Board of Medical Specialties of Surgery

American Board of Medical Specialties of Thoracic Surgery


Residency Training

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City - General Surgery

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Cardiothoracic Surgery


University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, UT – General Surgery

Medical Degree

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA - MD

Undergraduate Degree

University of Rochester, College of Arts and Science, Rochester, NY - BS

Honors and Awards

Mary McClinton Patient Safety Award - For Outstanding Teamwork in Making Patient Care Safer

Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors 2009


Dr. Koehler is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, and moved to Mammoth in 2013 from Washington state where he practiced medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. At Virginia Mason he specialized in general and thoracic surgery with expertise in cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and medical degree at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler completed his residency at the University of Utah and fellowship in thoracic surgery in Pittsburgh.

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 mountian biking in the 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.

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: (760) 934-4014
  • Fax: (760) 934-4146

Office Hours

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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


Mammoth Hospital General Surgery Clinic

85 Sierra Park Rd.
Mammoth Lakes,California 93546

Main: (760) 934-4014
Fax: (760) 934-4146