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Richard A. Pierce MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

About Richard A. Pierce

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • General Surgery
  • Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)
  • Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
  • Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia
  • Surgical Endoscopy


2111 Belcourt Avenue, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37212


  • English


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Virginia, 2001
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Virginia, 2002
  • Research Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2007
  • Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2009
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Patient Comments

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Can't say enough good things about Dr Pierce. From his bedside manners, his explanations, and his genuine concern not to mention the fabulous results I got!
May 14, 2024
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They were very Informative on all that was discussed.
April 8, 2024
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Dr. Piece is very understanding, compassionate and friendly. He is skilled and instills confidence. My wife and I are always very impressed with Dr. Pierce's professionalism and ability to put us at ease.
March 4, 2024
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Dr. Pierce is totally awesome. He takes the time to answer and explain everything and has such a great positive energy about him you can't help but feel confident in his care.
February 25, 2024
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Dr. Pierce has always been a kind, friendly, informative and professional doctor. I appreciate the way he asks and answers questions. I always feel reassured and at ease when talking it through with Dr. Pierce.
December 27, 2023
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December 12, 2023
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Have yet to have any problem at Vanderbilt or with the staff.
November 28, 2023
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Doctor Pierce is easy to talk to and he is excellent in taking care of his patients
October 8, 2023
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A very good Doctor
October 8, 2023
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