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Welcoming Otolaryngologist Katherine Rieth, MD

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Clinical Overview

Dr. Rieth graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. She then pursued her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, honing her skills and gaining valuable experience in the field of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) care. 

Effective Monday, July 1 Dr. Rieth will see patients in the Medical Office Building Specialty Clinic Suite 102. She specializes in:

  • Ear, nose and throat conditions in pediatrics and adults
  • Pediatric ear tubes
  • Procedures and treatments for sleep apnea in pediatrics
  • Tonsil concerns for pediatrics and adults
  • Hearing loss and auditory system disorders
  • Head and neck diseases, including salivary gland issues
  • Neoplasms and swallowing difficulties
  • Sinus disease (medical and surgical therapy)
  • Voice disorders.

Dr. Rieth is deeply committed to patient-centered care, believing that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. She expressed her eagerness to start her practice at SJH, stating, "I know that ENT is a much-needed specialty in the Southern Tier. I am honored to help provide this much-needed service to Hornell and its surrounding areas. I am excited to be working with the leadership and clinical/surgical staff at St. James to bring evidence-based ENT care to individuals in this region."

Personal Endeavors

Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Rieth has a profound interest in global health and surgery. She has actively participated in international programs, including the HUGS Foundation, which provides free medical care to children and adolescents with conditions such as microtia, cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities.

In her personal endevours Dr. Rieth enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, horseback archery, practicing Kung Fu - which she holds a black belt in, and cooking.

Dr. Reith is actively accepting new patients. New patient appointments can be made by calling the Specialty Clinic at (607) 385 – 3820.