Kimberly J Riehle, MD

"The most satisfying part of my job is helping patients and families through difficult situations, whether it be a complex congenital problem, abdominal tumor, or outpatient surgery. As a mom, I understand that even simple operations are a big deal when they happen to your child, and appreciate the uniqueness of each patient and family in my care. I take great pride in getting kids back to healthy life. My research interests include developing a cure for liver cancers that occur in otherwise healthy children, and improving prenatal diagnosis and treatment for families whose babies will require surgical care after birth."
  • Biography

    Kimberly Riehle, MD, is an attending surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. She was born in Jefferson, Iowa and went to high school in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Both of her parents were teachers. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, double majoring in Chemistry and French. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, followed by surgical training at the University of Washington affiliated hospitals and Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include helping families in difficult situations, including caring for babies with congenital anomalies and patients with cancer. Her son Jonah was born in 2004, and her husband is an adult thoracic surgeon.

    Board Certification(s)

    Surgery (General Surgery)
    Pediatric Surgery


    Emory University-Medical, ATLANTA, GA


    Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric cancer, airway and esophageal conditions, neonatal surgery, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric cancer, prenatal diagnosis and counseling, ECMO

    Research Focus Area

    Liver tumors, Novel Therapeutics, Prenatal diagnosis and treatment, Research Liver Regeneration

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