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“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”

                                                                        – Richard Feynman


About Our Founder

Greetings Parents and Students — Welcome to Ivy Bound!



Our Founder

Ivy Bound is committed to being at the forefront of college admissions consulting. We assist ambitious, exceptional and accomplished individuals — in addition to those late bloomers who show great potential — navigate their unchartered and competitive journey toward successful careers. Whether you strive to study at a top tier or middle tier institution, Physician Bound can assist you understand and excel in this highly competitive process. Ivy Bound — conceived and founded by Dr. Michael J. Richardson, MD, former Keck – University of Southern California School of Medicine professor and Harvard parent — works with ambitious applicants worldwide. The stakes are high! The competition is fierce! Ivy Bound can help!


Dr. Richardson and his colleagues help students put their best face forward in the admissions process.  Michael holds a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine — School of Medicine — and was a member of their admissions committee. He subsequently completed an anesthesiology residency and fellowship training at the Keck – University of Southern California School of Medicine.  Not only helping students on several continents, Michael’s guidance assisted his own children gain admission to Columbia University’s Columbia College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. One of his sons graduated from Harvard Medical School’s Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology program. To further his knowledge of the admissions process, Michael also earned the highly regarded graduate certificate in College Admissions Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating at the top of his class. Dr. Richardson is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Associations (IECA), and gets tremendous pleasure assisting students apply strong to their top choice programs.


Dr. Richardson served as past presidents of both the Middlesex County Medical Society and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Mu Boulè, and vice-president of the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists. Appointed to the boards of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Medical Society of New Jersey, Michael served with distinction, serving both his patients and his profession. In his spare time, Dr. Richardson loves to travel to the Far East and study Japanese language and culture. At Ivy Bound, we are exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled; we are well positioned to assist you meet your intermediate and long-term goals. Let us help you too! The process is simple. It just isn’t easy!


“Excellence withers without an adversary. It is not what you endure that matters, but how you endure it.”