Richard Greendyk was born and raised in West Milford, New Jersey. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 2013 where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry and Spanish. While at Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed clinical clerkships at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women's Hospital, Lurie Children's Hospital, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, and Presence St. Joseph. He was also the student chief at his Education Centered Medical Home clinic in Berwyn and is a co-founder of the Feinberg Nutrition club. He graduated in 2017 from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and matched at Columbia University Medical Center in Internal Medicine. In his free time, Richard likes cooking, hiking, obstacle-course racing, and writing.