Dr. Folan was raised in the Boston area. He pursued his undergraduate degree at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Upon graduation he served in the Peace Corps in Korea and taught English at Yonsei University in Seoul Korea before beginning medical school there. He transferred to Georgetown University where he obtained his medical degree in 1983.

Dr. Folan did his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. He then served three years as a commissioned officer and general internist in U.S. Public Health Service at the Chinle Indian Health Hospital in Arizona before returning to Dartmouth for his subspecialty fellowship training in gastroenterology.

His areas of special interests include inflammatory bowel disease and advanced endoscopic procedures. Dr. Folan, his wife Kay, and two children moved to Colorado Springs in 1993. He is proud to announce that both of his children are now attending medical school. His son is attending his fourth year at Rocky Vista University in Parker Colorado, and his daughter is following in his footsteps, and is a second year student at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.


College: St. Anslem College, Manchester, New Hampshire 1970-1974

Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC 1980-1983

Internship / Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire 1983-1986.

Gastroenterology Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire. 1989-1991

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate of the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology / ABIM

Healthgrades: Dr. Richard D. Folan, MD

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