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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Amherst Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Excisions
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Light Therapy
  • Oral Dermatology
  • Patch Testing
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Screenings
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging Skin or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypical Nevi
  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hair Disease
  • Autoimmune Skin Disease
  • Birthmark
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Ulcers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Skin Problems
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Disorders
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Head Lice
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (KS)
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Porokeratosis
  • Porphyria
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Rashes/Red Skin
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Scleroderma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Skin Tumors
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 95 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - New York University
New York, NY USA

Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Toledo
Pharmaceutical Services
Toledo, OH USA


  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kathryn Riley, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/25/2023, Dr. Riley has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

422 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

93 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Provider is wonderful in every way

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Riley is very informative.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Very nice doctor

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Riley was kind, caring and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I always recommend Dr. Riley when anyone asks about dermatology.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Riley is thorough, kind, and truly cares.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Riley already saved my life once- I am a very big fan.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

I needed an appointment due to insurance change issues and the person that scheduled this appointment was very understanding helped to navigate me to this doctor/location - which was a blessing due to skin issues found at this appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Doctor Riley was fantastic. She personified what a doctor should be. She was personable, she listened, she understood the scope of the situation, she checked for additional issues and found and treated the issues. She needs to be recognized for her professional and proactive approach - probably helped me to avoid a very serious future health issue.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Riley is extremely kind and patient. She takes her time with my daughter and clearly explains things to me.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Riley is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I love my Dr's at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Riley is especially thorough and helpful to me.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Riley is awesome but the schedulers are not.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

The video appointment with Dr. Riley was on time, informative, and convenient.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Riley to several friends and coworkers. They are all patients of Dr. Riley now and love her!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Katherine Riley is very professional and personable. I have already shared her with my wife.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Riley has taken so much care and time to make sure that I am informed and taken care of.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

I'm 100% satisfied with Dr. Riley

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Riley was helpful and informative, listening and answering all of my questions taking the necessary time needed with explanations and proposed options of treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Riley is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I am very impressed with Dr Riley's ability and caring manner. I am very pleased to have her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Riley is the BEST! But I have stopped recommending her to people because she has become so busy it's hard to get an appointment with her. LOL!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Riley is a 10.extremely good

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

This was the 2d time I saw Dr. Riley and I found her to be terrific.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Riley and her PA were very attentive and dedicated to seeking new treatment options for my condition, which has been responding only minimally to treatments so far.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I have the highest regard for Dr. Riley. I always look forward to my visits with her and I'm confident in her care. I have recommended her to others often. She's the best.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Riley was excellent and provided wonderful counseling for my condition and concerns

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

I already have recommended Dr. Riley to a family member.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Riley is great! Detailed and thorough in her practice!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Riley was outstanding! She is kind, caring, and very thorough. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

I love Dr Riley

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Riley was professional and yet she made you feel like you knew her for years! She was so personable and told me things about my skin that I haven't known in my 41 years.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Riley and staff make it easy to find an appointment using MyChart.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Riley is the best. She listens to all my concerns and is proactive in my care. She takes the time to listen.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

She listened to my older child and allowed him to make decisions with her.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr.Riley was courteous, knowledgeable, and extremely friendly during my visit. She answered all of my questions and showed empathy throughout the appointment. Would recommend her 11/10!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Riley is an excellent physician. My hero!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

This was our first meeting with our doctor and both my husband and I enjoyed our apt with her. She was quick but not rushed. She did a full body exam and did some minor treatments form both my husband and I

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Such a pleasant doctor. She really makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Reilly is great!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Very nice, askwd questions and listened to answers. Knew about background and other medical issues that related to skin issue.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Riley was clear, friendly and reassuring.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Riley was very respectful and attentive to me

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Riley is incredible. She explains side effects, diagnoses, treatment options very well and has been an invaluable part of my treatment team as I figue out ways to manage and treat lupus which I was newly diagnosed with. It has been a difficult 6 months since being diagnosed and Dr. Riley has made me feel heard, supported and cared for.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I am also very happy with the promptness with which I am called after sending messages to Dr. Riley and her staff and the appointment availability has been great too. With a chronic illness like lupus, symptoms are unpredictable and getting in ASAP is critical to care so that I can function better and not experience long term damage or a longer flareup than is necessary.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

My first visit with Dr. Riley was very good.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Riley is one of the most caring Doctors that I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Very good as always. Dr. Is

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Riley to family

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Promptness on returning phone calls not applicable. My doctor is great so getting an appointment at prefered time is difficult since she is exceptional

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Riley to others on numerous occasions.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Great interaction with Dr Riley and others!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

She was very open to hearing our concerns

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Riley is fabulous. She is very through, kind, and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Riley was delightful, informative and took her time with my first appointment with her. I really like her. Very professional. I felt heard & informed.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Very much appreciated how Dr. Riley treated me as a patient and feel I received the best care and recommendations.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I love Dr Riley she is caring compassionate wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr.Riley is an amazing person first who is also an amazing doctor. Always a pleasure to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr.Riley is wonderful. She has supported me through a tough time in my life. She is very good at what she does. I'm very confident that my health is being monitored and treated properly.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I would and have recommended Dr. Riley

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Riley and her staff exemplified complete care and concern for my health and wellness.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Riley is literally the best Doctor I've ever had. She is thoughtful, inclusive, kind, and extremely bright.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

She didn't talk down to me. She talked so I could understand and explained what I should do and shouldn't do.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Riley is the first dermatologist to give me an actual diagnosis along with a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Riley is excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Riley takes so much time with me and she is very thorough. She saved my life in 2018 when she spotted an unusual mole. Which was Melanoma.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Am exceptionally awesome provider. Concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Riley in all ways is complete physician; communication, diagnosis, treatment, candor, followup and her staff completes team best care.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Love Dr Riley! She is one of the most caring Doctors I've ever had

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Riley was very professional and thorough during the office visit and exam.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Very caring, explains well. Gave various options for treatment. I love Dr. Riley

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Riley is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Riley is amazing! Excellent beside manner, caring and kind!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

She provided some good treatment options more the. One

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

This provider was amazing! She took the time to explain my diagnosis and treatment. Her kindness was appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr Riley is my hero. Always goes above and beyond. Compassion and understanding of my needs as a patient.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Riley is the best dermatologist I've ever had. She is one tremendous and extremely knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

She was very Good explaining future treatment

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Riley is exceptionally kind and personable. She greeted me by asking about my granddaughter, which I thought was very caring of her. She helped me understand my skin condition and was professional and thorough with her exam. I left feeling like I'd had a productive visit.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Riley looks after my health as if it was her family

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Riley has been so kind through my journey with psoriasis. She is caring, attentive and she makes me feel like she truly cares about my health. I am so glad I found her

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. K. Riley is knowledgeable, professional, kind and a good listener.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Riley is special. Very thorough, professional, and warm.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I have had only good experiences with Dr. Riley. She is always friendly, welcoming and attentive to my concerns. She has helped me very much since I began seeing her and I would happily and confidently recommend her to others.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I asked Dr. Riley about any product recommendations for my very dry skin. She gave me a sample product to try which was caring and helpful.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Riley is always thorough in her explanations of diagnoses and treatment options. I have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Doctor Riley listened to all my concerns and spent able time with me talking through my options and recommended treatment options. I appreciated her time spent listening to me and he confidence in setting a plan.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Wanted my original Dr and finally got her!

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Riley is thorough.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

My concerns were very well communicated from the nurse to the Dr.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Excellent Doctor! A real pleasure to be treated by her.

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