Dr. Lehman obtained his medical school degree from the University of Miami Medical School. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis and was trained in orthopedic sports medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Rich has been involved with ownership groups on the professional level with the Florida Panthers and has served as team physician for the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The personal physician of many professional athletes, he practices at the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Lehman received the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association Sports Medicine Hall of Fame Award in 2006.