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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

  • Aging Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Autoimmune Hair and Skin Disease
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Excisions
  • Genital Skin Problems
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Hair Disorders
  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Light Therapy
  • Oral Dermatology
  • Patch Testing
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Pigmented Lesion
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Psoriasis Therapy
  • Rashes and Eczema
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Care and Aging
  • Skin Examinations
  • Skin Health Promotion
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tumors
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Atypcial Nevi
  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Birthmark
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Ulcers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Head Lice
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (ks)
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • 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 Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Skin Tears
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Syphilis
  • The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 85 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 11/3/2021, 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

276 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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Really like Dr. Rielly very thorough and explained everything. Shes the best.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Riley is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Riley is fantastic. Very caring about my issue and how it impacted me. She was 100% present during our visit and did not try to rush along. I'm very appreciative of being able to see Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Riley, hopefully my last, ha ha, and she was adorable. She was patient kind courteous and very attentive. She kept me talking through the whole procedure so I was totally distracted and pleasantly surprised when it was over.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

It is always a pleasure to see Dr Riley. She is nice as well as thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr Riley is exactly the type of doctor we all want taking care of us... She is just as amiable as she is proficient, and obviously has a genuine concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Very good doctor with compassion

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Loved both the "trainee" who did the exam (and biopsy) first, and the doctor who repeated the exam.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Riley is professional, personable and very thorough. I have complete confidence in Dr. Riley and know that she is providing the best possible care.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Riley is compassionate and knowledgeable. I'm grateful to have her as a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Love Dr Riley. Always looks you in the eye when talking. Very caring and professional

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I am a new patient of Dr. Riley, so I have looked critically at my care with her during my first 2 visits. I really am pleased. She is attentive, pleasant, and takes her time answering all questions and addressing all concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr Riley is amazing. She's knowledgeable and patient. She took the time to answer my list of many questions.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Riley has so far the best dermatologist I've seen.Respect her opinion & diagnosis

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Riley is fantastic! Very personable, explains things very well, and I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

My experiences with Dr. Riley have been the most helpful I have ever received for my dermatology condition. I have already referred her to others and will happily continue to do so.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Riley is very thorough and well qualified. We have a good relationship.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I feel very fortunate to be a new patient of Dr. Riley. She and her staff are top notch. My skin situation has been very bad for years. Dr. Riley was very well informed of potential treatments and their effects on other problems that were not dermatology related.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Riley is kind, compassionate, and professional!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Loved Dr Riley. Will make her my dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Riley was the best

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Riley is exactly the type of doctor we all want to see. She always listens patiently to my concerns, is thorough in her questions & examination, and seems to genuinely care about my well-being. There are several dozen providers closer to my home, but I gladly drive the extra distance to see Dr Riley.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Doctor Riley. is the best. I wish all of my Doctors were like her. She puts you at ease right away. Easy to talk with. and s concerned about me as a patient. She is a five star

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Riley! She takes time with her patients and is extremely knowledgeable and very caring

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Riley was amazing, she listen to my concerns and addressed each one of them. I like how she gave me my choices and explained the pros and cons of each one. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Very good, she recommended a treatment I have never heard of. Very happy to try and get my problem solved with Dr.Riley.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Doctor was very nice and professional

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

My husband scheduled my appointment with Dr. Riley while he was there for his appointment. Some departments are very very difficult to get to due to poor phone system.Dr. Riley and her assistant were fantastic, explaining everything. Dr. Riley personally contacted me with my biopsy results.I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Riley is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Riley was great. She is easy to talk with and very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Riley's expertise and genuine concern are never in doubt. She inspires trust and is always easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I would recommend Dr Riley above any other Dermatologist. Worthwhile to drive 1 1/2 hrs.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

I love dr Riley. she is very connected, concerned and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Riley not only provided excellent care and advice, but she followed up with me about her concern for a tissue growth she had felt to explain that she believed I should have a second ultrasound. She was right, there was a problem that was missed in the first. THANKS!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Riley is the best!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Riley is wonderful. She is so caring and friendly, and has a lovely way of interacting with me as a patient.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Very poor ease of contacting by phone but that is Cleveland Clinic NOT Dr. Riley's office. Easier to just go in person and go directly to the office window. By the time someone answers, transfers multiple times, waiting it is often 20 plus minutes.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Riley is a very caring, empathetic, knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

*Dr. Riley is awesome! She has done good things with Hailey.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Riley seems to be a very qualified Dr seem to care for person. i think she good Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

very caring Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Riley always makes me feel at ease and is very thorough answering my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Riley is a caring and provider who has made me feel like a partner in my health care decision. She is one of my favoraite Cleveland Clinic doctors.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

very compassionate caring Doctor, I will highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

very excellent dr. she went above and beyond, i have been to other who never treated me as thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

my experience with this appointment was a very easy going & respectful The timing wasn't too short or too long. The doctor & her assistants' were very attentive & helpful. The doctor's advice & the medication she ordered has been very helpful, & I am doing so much better.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Riley has been wonderful and I always feel well cared for in our visits. She is always professional and also warmly supportive. I much appreciate her help.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

My doctor and her staff were excellent!!!

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