J. Richard Briggs ’55
B.S., Denison University
M.D., Case Western Reserve University
Citation awarded June, 1995
Dick is held in high esteem as an orthopaedic surgeon and community servant in Columbus, Ohio. He holds the B.S. from Denison and pursued his medical studies at Case Western Reserve University, completing his degree in 1959. He served as submarine medical officer in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963 and received his specialty certificate from University Hospitals in Cleveland in 1967.
Specializing in joint replacements, Dick is a member of the Central Ohio Orthopaedic Group. He is past President of Grant Hospital’s Medical Staff, the Academy of Medicine of Columbus and Franklin County, and the Ohio State Orthopaedic Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is currently serving on their Board of Counselors.
Dick has been active on behalf of the Culver Military Academy, the Buckeye Boys Ranch, the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, the Arthritis Society, and the United Way. He has served Denison as a Career Advisor, President’s Associates Volunteer, Class Reunion Manager, and Capital Campaign Volunteer.
Dick and his wife Marilyn are the parents of three grown children.