About Enass N. Rickards, MD

in San Diego and Chula Vista, CA

Dr. Rickards is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. She received her medical training at the University of Southern California. At Los Angeles County Medical Center, one of the largest and busiest trauma centers in the country, Dr. Rickards completed her orthopaedic training. From there, Dr. Rickards was accepted into the renowned Boyes Hand Fellowship. Dr. Rickards is now in private practice at Girard Orthopaedic Surgeons and is the acting Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla.


  • Undergraduate - Creighton University, Omaha, NE - B.S., Biology 1989
  • Medical - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - M.D. 1993


    • Internship - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - General Surgical Internship 1993-1994
    • Residency - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - Orthopaedic Surgical Residency 1994-1998
    • Fellowship - Joseph H. Boyes Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA Hand & Microvascular Fellowship 1998-1999


      • California Medical License: 1994
      • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 2001
      • Qualified Medical Examiner: 2002


General Orthopaedics
Hand & Microvascular Surgery
Upper Extremity Surgery
Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Trauma & Fracture Care
Workers' Compensation / QME