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Katherine M. Riera, M.D.

Katherine M. Riera, M.D.


UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Acute Care (SMD)

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Acute Care Surgery, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. 2021 - 2023

Residency, Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 2017 - 2019

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 2014 - 2021


MD | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 2014


H. William Scott, Jr. Research Scholarship Award. 2017


Journal Articles

Survey on the Perceptions of Pregnancy and Parenthood in Trainees: Advances, Obstacles, and Growth Opportunities.

Gaffley M, Hernandez S, Riera KM, Anzola S

The Journal of surgical research.. 2024 March 295 :477-486. Epub 12/08/2023.

The COST of liver disease: The Cirrhosis Outcomes Score in Trauma Study.

Appelbaum RD, Riera KM, Fram MR, Russell GB, Ii SPC, Martin RS, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Nunn AM

Injury.. 2023 May 54 (5):1374-1378. Epub 02/03/2023.

Noggin regulates foregut progenitor cell programming, and misexpression leads to esophageal atresia.

Pinzon-Guzman C, Sangadala S, Riera KM, Popova EY, Manning E, Huh WJ, Alexander MS, Shelton JS, Boden SD, Goldenring JR

The Journal of clinical investigation.. 2020 August 3130 (8):4396-4410. Epub 1900 01 01.

Trop2 is upregulated in the transition to dysplasia in the metaplastic gastric mucosa.

Riera KM, Jang B, Min J, Roland JT, Yang Q, Fesmire WT, Camilleri-Broet S, Ferri L, Kim WH, Choi E, Goldenring JR

The Journal of pathology.. 2020 July 251 (3):336-347. Epub 06/15/2020.

Care Delivered by Pediatric Surgical Specialties Through Patient Portal Messaging.

Riera KM, Robinson JR, Van Arendonk KJ, Jackson GP

The Journal of surgical research.. 2019 February 234 :231-239. Epub 10/11/2018.

Objective endoscopic findings in patients with recurrent croup: 10-year retrospective analysis.

Hodnett BL, Simons JP, Riera KM, Mehta DK, Maguire RC

International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology.. 2015 December 79 (12):2343-7. Epub 10/30/2015.

Health state preferences associated with weight status in children and adolescents.

Belfort MB, Zupancic JA, Riera KM, Turner JH, Prosser LA

BMC pediatrics.. 2011 February 711 :12. Epub 02/07/2011.

Interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and transforming growth factor-beta 1 and integrative meniscal repair: influences on meniscal cell proliferation and migration.

Riera KM, Rothfusz NE, Wilusz RE, Weinberg JB, Guilak F, McNulty AL

Arthritis research & therapy.. 2011 13 (6):R187. Epub 11/16/2011.