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Katherine K. Rieth, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Katherine K. Rieth, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Otolaryngology (ENT) , Surgery

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Accepting New Patients

Contact

Appointment (585) 723-9100

Locations

Ear, Nose, & Throat

60 Greece Center Drive, Suite 2
Rochester, NY 14612

About Me

Professional Background

University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Master of Public Health candidate

University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology
Resident Physician

University of Hawaii at Manoa
John A. Burns School of Medicine...
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Master of Public Health candidate

University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology
Resident Physician

University of Hawaii at Manoa
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Medical Degree
Dean's Certificate of Distinction in Social Justice

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Master of Arts, Anthropology
Concentrations: medical anthropology and political economy theory

University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Minor: Chinese Studies

Certified Specialties

Otolaryngology, Head And Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2018

Internship, Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2014

Education

MPH | University of Rochester. 2021

MD | University of Hawaii at Manoa. 2013

Research

Research interests include health disparities, global health/surgery, and mixed methods research. Regions of interest include Upstate New York and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Polynesia). Dr. Rieth has an academic background in cultural and medical anthropology, with a specific interest in margi...
Research interests include health disparities, global health/surgery, and mixed methods research. Regions of interest include Upstate New York and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Polynesia). Dr. Rieth has an academic background in cultural and medical anthropology, with a specific interest in marginalized populations and the theoretical framework of political economy applied to surgical care and otolaryngologic issues, such as head and neck cancer. Current projects include GIS mapping of social determinants of head and neck cancer outcomes in Upstate New York, dental health care utilization in the Republic of Palau, and developing an oral cancer screening tool with optical coherence microscopy.

Publications

Journal Articles

Geographic Disparities in Head and Neck Cancer Survival in Upstate New York. Published online ahead of print Nov. 29, 2021. DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26945.

Ravikumar S.; Casellas N.J.; Shah S.; Rieth K.K.S.

Head & Neck. 2022; 44(2): 472-482.

Prevalence of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Tonsil Tissue in Healthy Adults and Colocalization in Biofilm of Tonsillar Crypts.

Rieth KKS, Gill SR, Lott-Limbach AA, Merkley MA, Botero N, Allen PD, Miller MC

JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery.. 2018 March 1144 (3):231-237. Epub 1900 01 01.

Emergent treatment of button batteries in the esophagus: evolution of management and need for close second-look esophagoscopy.

Ruhl DS, Cable BB, Rieth KK

The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology.. 2014 March 123 (3):206-13. Epub 1900 01 01.

Projects in medical education: "Social Justice in Medicine" a rationale for an elective program as part of the medical education curriculum at John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Schiff T, Rieth K

Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health.. 2012 April 71 (4 Suppl 1):64-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Health as a human right: who is eligible?

Saunders A, Schiff T, Rieth K, Yamada S, Maskarinec GG, Riklon S

Hawaii medical journal.. 2010 June 69 (6 Suppl 3):4-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

5.0 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Best ENT

Feb 17, 2024

3.8 stars

She may know her stuff but isn't very good communicating [...]

Jan 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Care provider was also excellent

Jan 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Good

Nov 20, 2023

5.0 stars

Very happy!

Nov 18, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent interpersonal skills and medical skills

Sep 30, 2023

5.0 stars

Both audiologist Claire and nose, ear, and throat Dr. Rieth are thorough, skilled, and caring.

Aug 25, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Reith is an outstanding doctor!

Jul 28, 2023

5.0 stars

I was pleased with my visit. When they called the first visit was not until September when I explained my ear was infected the called back with an appointment for the next day.

Jul 09, 2023

5.0 stars

Happy I selected the Doctor

Apr 19, 2023

5.0

Highly recommend

Feb 15, 2023

5.0

Good informative visit.

Dec 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rieth has been responsive, informative, and caring. She is an EXCELLENT doctor! I couldn't ask for better!

Dec 05, 2022

5.0

Good

Nov 17, 2022

5.0

I cannot say enough about the care that Dr. Reith has given to me this past year. She cares about me as a person and always listens to me. I came to her office with a deviated septum and collapsed valves. The surgery went well and she has scheduled follow up visits to check up on me. The University of Rochester is so lucky to have Dr. Reith represent them, she is amazing.

Nov 03, 2022

5.0

Already have recommended these providers.

Oct 15, 2022

5.0

Best ENT doctor in Rochester

Jul 30, 2022

5.0

She gave me a vertigo test at the end of my ear procedure. Good experience!!

Jul 20, 2022

5.0

She answered my questions happily and explained very well.

Jul 13, 2022

5.0

In terms of my own experience, I give Dr. Rieth the highest marks possible. I think she Is an excellent doctor. I have full confidence in her.

Jun 15, 2022

5.0

Fine.

May 06, 2022

5.0

Best doctor at URMC

Apr 29, 2022

5.0

I'm grateful to Dr. Rieth who looked at my throat and larnyx and told me I was ok. I had been coughing since Nov. 2021 and that's why I had an appointment with her.

Apr 06, 2022