|“||Once you're the president, you're always Mr. President.||”|
— Richard Webber
|Born:||1953 or 1954|
|Alias:|| The Chief |
|Titles:|| M.D. |
|Marital:|| Catherine Avery |
Adele Webber †
Ellis Grey †
|Children:|| Miscarried son † |
|Relatives:||Samuel Norbert Avery † |
|Profession:|| Attending General Surgeon |
Director of the Residency Program
Chief of Surgery
|Workplace:|| Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital |
Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital
Seattle Grace Hospital
New York Hospital
|Portrayed by:||James Pickens, Jr.|
|First Appearance:||A Hard Day's Night|
|Lastest Appearance:||Family Affair|
|Seasons:||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13|
Richard Webber is an attending general surgeon, the Residency Program Director, and the former Chief of Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. He was married to Adele Webber until her death and is now married to Catherine Avery.
Early Life Edit
Richard was introduced as the Chief of Surgery, the man of authority on the surgical floor and the finale arbiter of any disputes pertaining to his staff and his hospital. He was also presented as a very good decorated surgeon with many awards and accomplishments.
Season 1 Edit
Richard started having trouble seeing, and not completing simple surgeries. It turned out that he had developed a tumor, pressing against his optic nerve, and let Derek operate to remove it, under the radar of all the surgical floor. Later, he fought with Derek to write him out for surgery.
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Season 6 Edit
Richard was later found to be off the wagon and drinking again. This caused him to lose his job as Chief of Surgery for a period of time to Derek Shepherd, who told the board about his problem even though Meredith had attempted to stop him. He eventually sobered up again and after Derek stepped down following the shooting, he was able to regain the position.
Season 7 Edit
His wife, Adele, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Throughout the next year, Richard dealt with her Alzheimer's becoming worse. She eventually asked Richard to place her in the Roseridge Home for Extended Care. Richard visited her a lot as he wanted to assure her that he was still there for her, but soon after she stopped recognizing him and started a romantic relationship with Allan, a fellow resident in the care facility. At first, Richard resisted, thinking Allan was taking advantage, but he soon realized Allan had Alzheimer's too and that his anger wasn't helping Adele. He then allowed Allan to take his place.
Season 8 Edit
Richard were both examiners at the boards exam. The night before the Boards, Catherine and Richard ended up sleeping together.
Adele died of a heart attack after coming out of surgery.
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He married Catherine in the series finale.
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Season 13 Edit
Richard is a determined teacher and boss who cares a lot for his personnel and the hospital itself.