CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSPUBLICATIONSREVIEWSKatherine K. Rieth, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 723-9100A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocationsUR Medicine Otolaryngology60 Greece Center DriveSuite 2Rochester, NY 14612Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD) Patient Care SettingsOtolaryngology, SurgeryBiographyProfessional BackgroundUniversity 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 StudiesResearchResearch 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.CredentialsSpecialtiesEducation2013MD | University of Hawaii at ManoaPost-doctoral Training & Residency07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Rochester Medical Center06/18/2013 - 06/25/2014Internship in Otolaryngology at University of Rochester Medical CenterPublicationsJournal Articles2/2022Ravikumar S.; Casellas N.J.; Shah S.; Rieth K.K.S. "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." Head & Neck. 2022; 44(2): 472-482.3/1/2018Rieth KKS, Gill SR, Lott-Limbach AA, Merkley MA, Botero N, Allen PD, Miller MC. "Prevalence of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Tonsil Tissue in Healthy Adults and Colocalization in Biofilm of Tonsillar Crypts." JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery.. 2018 Mar 1; 144(3):231-237. 3/2014Ruhl DS, Cable BB, Rieth KK. "Emergent treatment of button batteries in the esophagus: evolution of management and need for close second-look esophagoscopy." The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology.. 2014 Mar; 123(3):206-13. VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSReviewsAt URMC, we believe that patients should be empowered to make the right decisions regarding their personal healthcare. To do so, transparency is critical. URMC partners with Press Ganey, to survey our patients about all aspects of their care experience. We are now putting this pertinent information at your fingertips by displaying star ratings for our providers along with anonymous patient comments on our website. This will help you make better-informed choices about how and with whom you seek care. Click here to learn more about the surveys used to generate this vital information.