Richard Robinson

BETHESDA, Md. — The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, the largest orthopaedic group in the country, has announced the hiring of Richard Robinson as chief operating officer.

Robinson previously worked as region operations director for DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 health care company, where he was responsible for managing nearly 80 outpatient dialysis centers generating $250 million in annual revenues. His past experience also includes serving as senior manager for Frito-Lay Inc., where he led day-to-day sales operations for multistate and multidistribution locations in Maryland and Virginia, with combined annual sales exceeding $160 million.

With more locations than any orthopaedic group in the nation, the centers’ footprint spans 42 zip codes in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. More than 170 physicians serve patients across 63 clinical locations and 39 physical therapy clinics.