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


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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/18/2019, 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

329 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

100 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

amazing physician

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Riley maintains eye contact whenever talking or listening; this is different from most doctor visits I have been involved with. She is thorough and fully explains her concerns and findings and treatments.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

she is a very caring physician and made me feel comfortable. she answered all my questions. I recommend her highly

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Riley is top notch.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Riley is great.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

T rate this physician correctly , you should add a number 6 or 7 because she far surpasses the excellence level of care provide by any other physician.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I had a very good experience and will keep coming back to Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I cannot begin to describe how well I was treated by Dr. Riley. She was thorough and very respectful toward me; answering all of my questions and addressing my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Riley too all my family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Wonderful experience. Dr. Riley is very knowledgeable in her field. She is a very good listener and spends an adequate amount of time with each patient. I highly recommend Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

the doctor was very thorough and I felt she truly cared about me as a patient

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

*Dr. Riley was wonderful. She was easy to communicate with. She answered all question. We did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Riley is the best dermatologist I have ever seen. very personable and listens and provides both herself and the patient enough time to cover everything before walking out the door.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr.Riley was the best doctor I've ever seen! Dr.Riley was easy going, pleasant, informative and I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Riley is an absolute gem!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

dr Riley is personable, warm, and caring. good listener. I love her!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Riley and her entire staff were highly professional and made every effort to answer my questions and assure that my concerns were addressed. I could not imagine a more thorough and compassionate experience.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Riley exemplified the highest standards of professionalism and compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Riley without reservation.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr Riley was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Riley and her staff there are phenomenal. She spotted my amelanotic melanoma right away. I am now seeing her every three months for skin inspections. She is awesome. The staff is awesome, too. Surgery and cancer is no picnic. Skin biopsies on new sites are no fun either. Everyone there at the office makes my new normal so much easier to take. I was misdiagnosed for three years--you guys literally saved my life and keep saving it as my skin is still sending up sneaky sniper attacks. Thanks for being there for me. This could have been so much worse. Everyone there makes it a so much better.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

very good doctor. very polite and a pleasure to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

physician and all staff were very nice and efficient

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I would highly recommend Ms Riley to anyone. She has been the best experience I've had with any doctor in 30 years.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Riley explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Riley was amazing! she was so kind and talked to Evelyn like she was a real person.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

dr.riley was very respectful and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Riley is an exemplary physician, extremely competent, caring and an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I really loved Dr. Riley!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Riley is a great doctor. Very knowledgeable, listens well, clearly cares about patients.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Riley is an absolute professional and very thorough. I would recommend her to anyone needing a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Riley listens to the patient and explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I Dr Riley is amazing... always on time never rushing me. she saved my life by catching a stage 4 melanoma

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Riley always asks my opinion or gives good advice on ezz as ch situation and how to treat

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I have recommended *Dr. Riley to others. She got down to the problem and let me take over the _____. She is terrific!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

I am delighted that Dr. Riley is my dermatologist. She is smart, kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Very satisfying and very thorough with the Dr.s examination.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Kathryn not only addressed my health needs, she personalized the experience. She very much addressed me as a person and took the time to answer my questions without a sense of needing to get to the next patient. I believe she embodied the full rage of care that a doctor should exhibit.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Riley is always concerned and wants to help. She works with you to identify problems then finds a solution.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Riley always consults asking what your problems are, what's bothering you.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I would recommend Dr Riley to a friend without hesitation.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

This was my first time visit with the care provider. She was very attentive and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Riley and her staff are courteous. friendly and caring. Very happy with the concern and care I received.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

great experience- it just took a couple months to schedule. dr Riley and staff are fantastic!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

terrific Doctor and staff! Highly recommended!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr Riley and her staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

I love Dr Riley as a doctor and a person.She takes time to get to know her patients as well as their needs.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Riley did an especially good job of explaining the alternative treatments and letting me participate in the final decision.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

I have been seeing dermatologists for 18 years and Dr. Riley was the most engaging, understanding, knowledgeable, and attentive physician I have seen. She had a bright vibe, listened to all of my concerns, trusted me when I told her what has worked in the past, and made for such an enjoyable appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Riley is amazing. Very patient and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr was very compassionate and caring. Very kind and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

would absolutely recommend this provider.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Staff and provider very professional with excellent communication skills.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Riley was very thorough, caring. Did not rush appt nor make one feel that time was a factor. She was pleasant and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

pleased with the care I received; would recommend Dr. Riley and her staff

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Riley is wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Doctor was a very good listener and she addressed my concerns not merely my symptoms.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

already recommended Dr Riley to family and friends

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Riley was very personable, knowledgeable and thorough. She was on time, gave adequate time for the exam and to answer any questions, and assisted in a good plan going forward.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr Riley was very attentive to my concerns and was quite good at communicating information regarding same.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Riley to several co-workers, friends & relatives !

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I enjoyed my experience with the physician.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Reilly is wonderful. She is very compassionate and understands my concerns. She takes time to answer questions and makes sure I'm well informed about any medications. She also listens to her patients. She is my favorite Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I wanted to see Dr Riley earlier than the appt they scheduled. I text her on my chart, and she had her front desk get me in sooner. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I have never met such a wonderful doctor...Dr Riley is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Riley was knowledgeable and made me confident that my problem was going to be resolved.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

dr. Riley was very attentive and knowledgeable. it has been 7 months since I last saw her and she remembered every detail of my last visit. I was highly impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Super nice Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Very prompt, and excellent service by Dr.Riley and her staff.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

love Dr Riley

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

very happy with the Dr. she was very professional and thorough. I will definitely go back to see her again.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I have found *Dr. Riley to be a very caring person. I had to cancel an appointment because of a funeral and when she saw me she immediately offered her condolences.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Doc was running behind for my 7:25 a.m. appointment but DID apologize for the delay.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Riley always takes the time to ask me about all of my problems! we even chatted about personal things which makes me feel important.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Riley is one of my favorite doctors and I would recommend her service to anyone in need of a caring dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

The doctor was new to us. She made me feel comfortable, relaxed and trusting of her decisions.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

My experience was very positive. Dr. Riley was kind, thorough, professional. Everyone that I encountered during my office visit was helpful and addressed my concerns. I would recommend Dr Riley!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I am extremely happy with the care I received from Dr. Riley. She has excellent patient/doctor skills! She explained everything and answered my questions. She was caring and compassionate. I felt very comfortable talking with her on my first visit.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I was extremely satisfied with my visit. i would absolutely recommend Dr. Riley and her staff to others!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

I very much appreciate Dr. Riley and her caring attitude and thoughtful way of treating what I came for. she is a great doctor with great staff and I am happy to follow up with her next time I need care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

actually this is an amazing group of pleased with Dr Riley and her staff

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

my husband also saw Dr. Riley & suggested I see her. She explained my issue and treatment options in a very kind and detailed manner.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I really appreciate Dr Riley- very informative, does a thorough skin check

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Riley saved my life by finding a malignant melanoma cancer on my back. I have never had a more thorough examination! I thank God every day I met her

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Riley is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

I was very pleased with the service I received from Dr. Reilly and the staff at the Cleveland Clinic. I was able to get an appointment right away and the doctor has an amazing bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I was referred to this doctor and it was a waste of my time and money. the doctor obviously didn't review my case and had her mind made up before examining me that there was nothing she was going to do for me. HUGE WASTE OF MY TIME AND MONEY!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Riley I feel really takes her time with you as a patient and explains things really well

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr Riley was prompt courteous and very knowledgeable. Dr Riley spent a lot of time listening ,then explaining treatments and what possible out of pocket costs I might have. I was extremely impressed and I plan on seeing her yearly.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr Riley was excellent and her nurse assist as well. i felt secure and comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Riley was excellent. She listened attentively to all of my concerns and offered various suggestions and treatment solutions. Dr. Riley was very kind. I would certainly consider seeing her again and will refer her to others.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr Riley has an awesome bedside manner she made me feel very comfortable. Great personality. Answered all of my questions and did not make me feel rushed. I liked her very much. This was the best experience I've had in the Cleveland Clinic network. I wish she was my primary doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

I was very impressed with the concern and how Dr. Riley listened to my concerns and problems, she then addressed each with me in detail, and how to resolve or handle the symptoms. VERY professional and helpful, I was struggling with this rash for 5 months.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. is absolutely wonderful. She is caring and congenial and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Riley is a gem!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr explained various options and I felt comfortable we arrived at the best choice.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr Riley's team excellent, informed and professional...

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

I lovee the Doctor's approach and genuine concern for my issue.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Riley was excellent with my son. listened to him, asked questions directly to him and engaged him in the visit vs. deferring to mom to answer questions.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

vary nice and easy. great doctor . all ways a pleasure. thank you all at the c,c,.Hope all is well.

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