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

351 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

84 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

The first time to meet the Dr. and I liked her and I have confidence in her knowledge in her field.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

The telemedicine appointment was prefect. The skin issue I was concerned about was diagnosed as benign so I'm happy I consulted with Dr. Riley virtually rather than coming onsite.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Riley is a very knowledgeable, helpful and a great caring doctor. I truly appreciated her assistance with my medical needs.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Riley is amazing. She is so personable and really cares. She works with her patients to create a plan that works for them!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

great experience!! Dr Riley is very professional and compassionate!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Riley is very friendly and helpful. Listens to her patients

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Riley was kind and understanding. She took the time to explain things to me and was patient with me as I had this appointment online.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

dr. riley is AWESOME.!!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

great dr. awesome staff. two thumbs up

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Riley is the most intuitive and intelligent dr I have ever seen. she listens and reacts with caring concern and offers multiple solutions and then follows through with whatever you chose. awesome dr

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

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 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

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

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 24, 2019

terrific Doctor and staff! Highly recommended!

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 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.

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