Dr. Richard Froeb was born in Sycamore, Illinois. He attended Grinnell College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his medical degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, Chicago.
After internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia he served as a battalion surgeon with the 2nd Battalion First Marines during the Viet Nam conflict. After completion of military service, Dr. Froeb completed his general surgery and orthopedic surgery residencies at Boston University. During his residency program he rotated through Boston City Hospital, Boston University Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital and the Lahey Clinic. Dr. Froeb did his pediatric rotation at the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, Springfield, MA.
Dr.Froeb is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society, Connecticut State Orthopedic Society and the Eastern Orthopedic Association and numerous other professional associations.
Dr. Froeb has been in practice in central Connecticut for 30 years. He was the founding partner of Orthopedic Surgeons of Central Connecticut and was instrumental in the merging of the Orthopedic Surgeons of Central Connecticut with Orthopedic Associates of Hartford. He is the current Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Dr. Froeb resides in West Hartford with his wife and has four grown children. He enjoys time on the Connecticut shore. His personal interests include family, boating, golf and Labrador Retrievers!