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Kimberly J. Riehle, MD

Kimberly J. Riehle, MD

General Surgery

On staff since September 2010

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pathology

"Liver failure can be devastating, often leading to severe illness, the need for transplantation, and in some cases even death. My efforts are aimed at improving the lives of children devastated by liver disease or injury and returning them to health. As a physician and a mom, I take particular care in explaining surgical diseases and operations to patients and families."


TinaWest Richland, WA03.05.11
Dr. Riehle performed surgery on my 16 year old son for his Chrons disease. She removed part of his small and large intestine plus his appendix. She was very personal and professional both before and after the surgery, always keeping us informed and explaining every detail very clearly. I felt she truly wanted what was best for my son and my son trusted her completely. I highly recommend her and feel very secure with her as a doctor.
Recommend Dr. Kimberly Riehle


Board Certification(s)
Surgery - General
Pediatric Surgery
Medical/Professional School
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston
Clinical Interests

Neonatal surgery, pediatric general and thoracic surgery Liver regeneration, molecular studies of the relationship between inflammation and cancer

Research Focus Area

Research Liver Regeneration


New concepts in liver regeneration.
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology , 2011 Jan: 203-12
Relationships between deficits in tissue mass and transcriptional programs after partial hepatectomy in mice.
The American journal of pathology , 2009 Sep: 947-57
Suppressor of cytokine signaling expression with increasing severity of murine hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Journal of hepatology , 2008 Aug: 198-206
Regulation of liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis by suppressor of cytokine signaling 3.
The Journal of experimental medicine , 2008 Jan 21: 91-103
Interactions between MYC and transforming growth factor alpha alter the growth and tumorigenicity of liver progenitor cells.
Carcinogenesis , 2007 Dec: 2624-31
Low recurrence rate after Gore-Tex/Marlex composite patch repair for posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2007 Nov: 1841-4
Targeting stromal cells for the treatment of platelet-derived growth factor C-induced hepatocellular carcinogenesis.
Differentiation; research in biological diversity , 2007 Nov: 843-52
Distinct Wnt signaling pathways have opposing roles in appendage regeneration.
Development (Cambridge, England) , 2007 Feb: 479-89
Proinflammatory cytokine production in liver regeneration is Myd88-dependent, but independent of Cd14, Tlr2, and Tlr4.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) , 2006 Feb 15: 2522-8
Liver regeneration.
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) , 2006 Feb: S45-53
Mechanisms of liver regeneration and their clinical implications.
Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery , 2005: 181-9
A prospective study of a focused, surgeon-performed ultrasound examination for the detection of occult common femoral vein thrombosis in critically ill patients.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) , 2004 Mar: 275-80

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

University of Washington
UW Box 356410 - Surgery
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6410

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