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Patrick Riley, Sr., MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Riley is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, where he’s been practicing since 1984. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed a residency in pediatrics at Akron Children's. He went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Riley has a special interest in general pediatric orthopedics, including trauma (fractures), reconstruction, congenital deformity, foot and ankle, and non-operative spinal disorders. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Riley is an assistant professor of orthopedics at Northeast Ohio Medical University and has contributed to dozens of professional publications, presentations and research studies. He’s also earned numerous awards and honors for his professional work and volunteer efforts.

Orthopedics, Boston Heights
Orthopedics, Medina
Medical School:
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Pediatrics: Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Surgery: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedics
Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Practicing Since:
  • American Board of Orthopaedics
  • American Academy of Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society
Special Interests:
General pediatric orthopedics including trauma (fractures), reconstruction, congenital deformity, foot and ankle, non-operative spinal disorders.

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