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Scott A. Riley, MD
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  • Hand Surgery (Orthopaedic)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • About

    Scott Riley's expertise is hand and upper extremity surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. His current research interests include cerebral palsy of the upper extremity and brachial plexus birth palsy.

    Dr. Riley graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, and then obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He specialized in hand and upper extremity surgery with completion of a fellowship at Case Western Reserve University affiliated hospitals in 1989.

    Dr. Riley is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Pediatric Hand Surgery Study Group and the Riordan Hand Society.

    Personal Statement

    I'm passionate about what I do primarily because I like the interaction with kids and their families. I treat patients of all ages, including newborns. We have a unique opportunity at these facilities, both UK HealthCare and Shriner's Hospital, to take care of patients who have unique problems that typically aren’t seen in more general settings.

    Patients come to us with serious problems looking for answers that are not so easy to find. The challenge for me, and our whole team, is to develop a treatment plan for these patients and their families that will help them get the best outcome for whatever condition they have.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


    Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland


    St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland


    Hand Surgery, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    American Board of Surgery, Hand Surgery

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