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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 10/26/2020, 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

286 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

64 Patient Comments

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!!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Riley is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr Riley is always a pleasure.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I have recommended Dr Riley to others

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Love Dr Riley, She has done more for me in a few months than other doctor's could not do in years, I will keep her

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I'm so happy I found Dr. Riley. She listens and it's obvious how much she cares about her patients. Thank You

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I was very pleased with all aspects of my visit with Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I was very pleased with the care and respect that i received. I would highly recommend Dr. Riley to others.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Riley is the best doctor I've ever had. She is kind and compassionate and attentive to my needs and feelings. She always puts me at ease and I would, and have, recommended her to friends and family.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Riley is amazing. She listens and reviews the options. She is caring and always shows compassion.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Very knowledgeable provider (physician). Excellent bedside manners.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I have referred dr. Riley already to my two daughters

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

*Dr. Riley was professional but warm and attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

The doctor listened to what my questions and what I had to say.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Riley is one of the best doctors I've come across. I have so much respect for her.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Riley does a great job. She is very good at explaining what is wrong and how to treat it. I highly recommend Dr Riley!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

very caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Riley is an excellent doctor. she is compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable. She is awesome, and I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Riley was excellent. She was friendly, timely, and made sure I was comfortable with the plan.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

My experience with Dr. Riley was amazing. The follow up phone call I received from her with the results of the biopsies was a relief and the treatments she recommended has changed my skin in 2 days. I absolutely am very pleased with Dr. Riley and her staff.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

i just love dr.riley...she has the best personality..her knowledge has been very helpful to me

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Riley is professional and has been able to answer questions I have had. I have a good rapport with her.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Riley was excellent in listening to my concerns, and addressing my issues.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

dr Riley is wonderful. she takes the time to get to know her patients and their medical issues.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Riley has been treating me for a while now and I find her to be very thorough, concerned and responsive to questions and problems.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

My mother loves Dr. Riley. She's warm and has a great professional manner.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Riley it's not only brilliant, but also incredibly patient compassionate and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Riley is excellent; she takes her time and explains everything so well. she is very relatable and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Riley is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

dr Riley is awesome

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr Riley was absolutely excellent. As a fellow physician I can say I fully trust Dr Riley and appreciated her professional yet friendly manner. I highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Riley was able to read the concern on my face the moment she walked in. She listened carefully to my questions and concerns, and responded in a caring, compassionate, and reassuring manner. it was deeply appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Riley stated someone would contact me for my follow-up appointment. I was called the very next day and my appointment was scheduled. Very efficient!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Riley is thorough and direct in her explanations. She is compassionate and kind. I would recommend Dr. Riley.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Riley is the best dermatologist I have seen. she takes the time to get to know you and listens to your concerns. I had a lot of issues with acne after my sons were born and she was able to help me clear my skin and I've never felt better! I would recommend Dr. Riley to anyone needing a great dermatologist!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Have had HS since I was 13, Dr. Riley was the first person to help me manage and do better.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Riley is a consummate professional and exemplary clinician. Very personable and respectful. World Class Care.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Riley made me confident that she was extremely competent in addition to be very attentive to my concerns and addressed them accordingly and to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

very pleased and fortunate to have Dr. Riley and the staff treat me at a very convenient Cleveland Clinic.

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