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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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 12/12/2022, 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

300 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The staff and Dr. Riley were very friendly and professional and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

It is a pleasure to have her as my doctor Dr Riley She is very kind and very understanding

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Riley was amazing, and the entire staff was helpful, kind, and respectful. I have tried to stay away from doctors' offices since covid because of the way Dr. Fauci handled everything and gave me distrust of the medical profession, but I was just over the moon about how competent and kind Dr. Riley was and how nicely I was treated at your facility. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

My doctor was wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr Riley was very thorough and listened to all concerns. She took the time to explain issues with me. I would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Riley and her staff are the best!!! I would recommend highly.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Riley is a wonderful dermatologist. She is very thorough, kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr Riley continues to exceed expectations with every visit. She is always courteous, always thorough, and always seems to genuinely care about my wellbeing. Despite her busy schedule, she treats me as though I am her only patient. She is by no means the closest dermatologist to my home, but I willingly make the drive in order to have her treat/monitor my melanoma. Quite simply, Dr Riley exemplifies the type of healthcare we all hope to receive whenever we are in need of medical attention.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Riley. Is the best. I wish all my doctors were like Her.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr Reilly is amazing. She always takes the time to listen. She shows genuine concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

I had an appointment scheduled and at the last minute it needed to be rescheduled due to a conflict with Dr Riley

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr Riley is excellent and she provides options for treatment-the best

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Riley and the staff at Amherst are the best!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

I am extremely happy that I met with Dr. Riley. I would recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Riley did an excellent job of explaining her diagnosis, treatment & what might happen in the future. I did have a couple of questions after the appointment which I didn't think to ask before the end of the appointment. The doctor got back to me within 24 hours via MyChart, answering those questions.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr Riley is a great doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Riley is an excellent Dematologist! She takes her time and I never feel rushed with her. She is a very caring doctor and will answer all every question I ask.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Riley gave me detailed explanations and was accurate to the day she said the growth would fall off after being frozen. I am quite impressed with her knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

I wasn't sure that Dr Riley could answer my any dermatology questions but she was sincerely interested in what is best for me. I am so please with her attentiveness, kindness and expertise (as judged by an arts and letters major).

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Riley and her staff are friendly and professional. She is knowledgeable and presents all options with pros and cons of each to help in decision making.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr Riley is a very calming person who eased my anxiety. Highly recommend and have recommended to a friend.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

As I said Dr Riley explained everything. Anticipated what I wanted and needed done.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

I have a rare condition and have been shuttled from doctor to doctor and no doctor has offered any guidance on managing the condition nor any real concern for the discomfort I live with.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr. Riley was very professional, answered all of my questions, and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

I could not be more pleased with Dr. Riley. She is so caring and attentive to detail and likely saved my life

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Riley is very compassionate. I'm lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Riley was fantastic. Very polite and understanding and empathetic. Very clear and her explanations and never seemed in a rush

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr Riley is wonderful and caring

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Riley was very good in explaining the process.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Yes, excellent provider!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

No concerns with the providers.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Riley is top notch.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I love love love Dr. K Riley. She is amazing and has helped me so much. I have so much self confidence now.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

She's an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr Riley was great, professional and very interested in my issues

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Riley is very much in demand. I scheduled my appointment in the spring to get an appointment on June 27.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr. Riley was kind and respectful. She answered my questions so that I understood her answers. She took time and was thorough with the examination.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Riley continues to exemplify the type of care that we all hope to receive from our physician - - she is polite, professional, thorough, patient, and genuinely caring. I originally came to her because she discovered a cancerous mole on my arm, but I have continued to make the drive to Amherst to see her because she is quite simply the best.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Riley & her staff are very professional as well as caring & compassionate. I feel comfortable & well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

She was very thorough, thoughtful and I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Riley diagnosed a very serious skin condition and coordinated corrective measures

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Riley has been wonderful in helping me make appointments. She has been flexible and suggested I contact her via email and she scheduled my appointment through emails. That's nice.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Absolutely amazing doctor. Dr. Riley went over all my options and the side effects. Came up with a plan. Offered me to reach out to her if I have any questions or concerns.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Riley listened to all my concerns showing empathy and compassion.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. Riley is a very thorough and competent physician, I enjoy visiting with her and appreciate the fact that she respects my position as I am a minimalist regarding treatment and drugs.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Riley is so knowledgeable and kind . She made the appointment pleasant

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr Riley is extremely kind, Patient and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr Riley has always gone above and beyond to ensure my son has his needs met. She is kind, patient, professional, and very thorough. We have been very pleased with every experience/encounter we have had with her over the last year.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Riley is very professional. She is always thorough and concise with her explanation. I am glad to have her as my doctor,because she is very knowledgeable with my disorder. I am impressed and satisfied with my ongoing results.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

All went fast and.well. I really like my doctor , Dr Riley! I thought she was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Riley is very thorough. Explanations are clear and understandable, and she takes time to respond to questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

I have always had excellent visits with Dr. Riley. I have already referred friends and family to her, and will happily continue to do so.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Riley discovered a potentially serious condition and carefully explained the possibilities to me

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Riley is a very good care provider and I definitely would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

The doctor was very kind and very understanding

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Riley was compassionate and put me at ease. I highly reccomend her as a great physician.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr Riley is an asset to your enterprise. She is cordial and generally attentive. I will refer without hesitation family and friends

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Riley is confident and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

The virtual visit with Dr Riley proved to be efficient and the result very helpful. I am thankful for the professionalism of Dr Riley and her staff,

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr Riley is great

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