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."

  • 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.

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    • Monisha Bellevue, WA 08.09.23

      Dr. Riehle is truly an expert surgeon who has the courage and skill to take on complex, high-risk surgeries, as well as the judgment and experience to manage unexpected complications. She debulked a large tumor I had in my lungs that was about to close off my airway. This complex surgery took a great deal of upfront planning and coordination across multiple teams as the state of my airway meant that I would need to be intubated while awake and also have an ECMO machine on standby in the room. In addition to working with other teams, Dr. Riehle also spoke to me and my parents multiple times at length to answer all of our questions in detail. She even came to see me in the hospital on a holiday to discuss the surgery as it needed to be done urgently. The surgery itself turned out to be even more complex than anticipated, as my tumor bled extensively. But thanks to Dr. Riehle’s skill and extensive planning, she still got me through it without issue. I recovered faster than expected and was healthy enough to move on to other cancer treatments less than two months later. Dr. Riehle is an incredibly skilled and dedicated surgeon who has the willingness to take on very difficult surgeries for patients with no other options. I would not be here without her.

    • Sarah Bremerton, WA 07.11.23

      My daughter was born unexpectedly early at 28 weeks. From the start, she has been a complex case. Shortly after arriving at Seattle Children's, it became obvious that she would need surgery. The amount of fear we had surrounding our 3lb daughter was immense, but Dr. Riehle's calm and kind demeanor, as well as her expertise helped us to feel confident that this was the right choice. Sadie ended up needing three more surgeries and we are so grateful that Dr. Riehle was able to be our surgeon. We could have had the last procedure done at our local hospital, but chose to come back to Seattle for Dr. Riehle. We are forever grateful for Dr. Riehle and her expertise.

    • Ann Mercer Island 09.07.20

      There is nothing more daunting and scary that watching your child in so much pain then being told that he would need emergency surgery. Thankfully, Dr. Riehle was the surgeon who caught the case and performed our son's Intussusception & appendectomy. To a parent, any emergent surgery is tantamount to a horrific event. Though we have since learned that both these are relatively routine, it was nonetheless Dr. Riehle calm, kind demeanor and followup that made a tremendous difference. Doctors are often perceived as lacking a "bedside manner" and busy surgeons are perhaps the biggest examples of that badge but Dr Riehle is the antithesis of that. Despite her years of experience and impressive medical resume, she treats every patient as if they were her singular focus and has the ability to put both parent and child at ease with her easygoing & affable demeanor. She took the time to explain post op procedures and was tremendously patient in answering all questions. As our son was subsequently hospitalized for several weeks, she came by to his room to do his followup in an effort to save us another trip back into the hospital. As Children's is a teaching hospital, Attendings such as Dr. Riehle will go a long way in shaping the future Residents/Fellows into becoming the great doctors that fuel Children's to continue to be one of the top Pediatric Institutions in the US.

    • Alyssa Oak Harbor 03.21.19

      Dr. Riehle has been a God send. She's always greeted my family with a smile, talked to us in layman's terms so we could understand, and has always made sure to stop by and check on our daughter even if her hospital stay wasn't for a surgical procedure. Dr. Riehle operated on my daughter at least 5 times within a year and has been one of the greatest blessings to us. We're forever grateful for the care our daughter has received at Seattle Children's and will never forget our favorite surgeon. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    • Zulema Kennewick,WA 02.19.19

      Dr.Riehle was an absolute amazing doctor! From the 1st visit while pregnant with my daughter, who was going to be born with a defect called Gastroschisis, to follow up appointments after we went home. I went from being extremely afraid of something I had never even heard of, to feeling and believe her reassurance that everything would be ok. It would be a process but we'd do great. She most defiantly delivered way beyond my expectations. Even the scarring on my daughter is very minimal. Over our 2 1/2 year course of pregnancy threw discharge and follow ups she's been a blessing. Words can NEVER express how grateful I am for what she has done for us. My daughter is now an almost 4yr old, very health and full of personality. THANK YOU!!!!

    • Maribeth Bethel, Alaska 10.28.16

      Kimbery is a very gifted and friendly doctor! She performed surgery on my 4 day old son,with professional opinions from chief surgeons, repairing my sons special type of CDH. She even came to talk to me before my son was born at UW to talk to me about my sons birth plan and his operation. She is very thorough and professional. Kimberly makes you feel comfortable from the second that you meet her, as though she is a friend you've known your whole life. Many thanks and blessings!

    • Alexis Kenmore, WA 08.28.15

      Dr. Riehle performed a hernia repair on my 6-year-old. She was incredibly kind, attentive and caring. She spoke directly to my daughter during appointments and also made me feel as comfortable as I possibly could be with a planned surgical procedure. We had three separate appointments including the day of surgery, and each time I felt that we were her top priority for the day. Dr. Riehle is smart, driven, energetic and compassionate. She has a special gift with children. Her patients are in excellent hands.

    • Carol Seattle 03.31.15

      Exceptional Surgeon With equal amounts of skill and compassion, Dr. Riehle transformed a scared, miserable emergency appendectomy patient back to my smiling 8 year-old son. She did this by covering his surgical incision with a specially cut star bandageat 3 am after a very busy Friday night in the ER. I heard there were 5 other appendectomy cases that evening, but I feel our experience would not be the same if Dr. Riehle had not given my son such personalized care and attention. My son looks back at his first ever hospital visit/stay and only remembers the cute bandage, eating popsicles and the wonderful staff that helped him heal. Many thanks!

    • Tina West Richland, WA 03.05.11

      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.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattle Met Magazine "Top Doctor" 2023 - 2023
    Seattle Met Magazine "Top Doctor" 2022
    Seattle Met Magazine "Top Doctor" 2021
    Seattle Met Magazine “Top Doctor” 2020
    Seattle Met Magazine “Top Doctor” 2019
    Seattle Met Magazine “Top Doctor” 2018
    St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Award July 2018
    Seattle Met Magazine "Top Doctor" Seattle Met Magazine 2017
    New Investigator Award Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium Dec. 2014
    American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship Recipient American Surgical Association July 2013
    American College of Surgeons Louis C. Argenta Award Recipient American College of Surgeons July 2012
    Sydney Farber House Staff Award Children's Hospital Boston June 2010
    David Tapper Resident Teaching Award University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Seattle WA June 2008
    American College of Surgeons Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems Resident/Fellow Excellence in Research Award American College of Surgeons Oct. 2006
    First Prize, Schilling Resident Research Symposium Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Jan. 2006
    June 2004-July 2006: National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Awardee in Pediatric Research National Institutes of Health June 2004 - July 2006
    Schilling Foundation Resident Research Scholarship University of Washington June 2004 - July 2006
    American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship American College of Surgeons June 2004 - July 2006
    Gate Pharmaceutical Outstanding Student Award (Faculty Award for top student, medical school class) Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA May 2001
    Magna cum laude Emory University, Atlanta, GA May 2001
    Alpha Omega Alpha Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Aug. 2000
    Solvay Pharmaceuticals Project Fund recipient Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA June 1998
    James L. Campbell Scholar in Medicine Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Aug. 1997 - May 2001
    Summa cum laude Washington University, St. Louis, MO Dec. 1996
    Phi Beta Kappa Washington University, St. Louis, MO Dec. 1996
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Kenerson HL, Sullivan KM, Seo YD, Stadeli KM, Ussakli C, Yan X, Lausted C, Pillarisetty VG, Park JO, Riehle KJ, Yeh M, Tian Q, Yeung RS
      Tumor slice culture as a biologic surrogate of human cancer.
      32175407 Annals of translational medicine, 2020 Feb. : 8(4)114 PMCID:PMC7049013
    • Riehle KJ, Kenerson HL, Riggle KM, Turnham R, Sullivan K, Bauer R, Scott JD, Yeung RS
      Neurotensin as a source of cyclic AMP and co-mitogen in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.
      31489118 Oncotarget, 2019 Aug 20 : 10(49)5092-5102 PMCID:PMC6707953
    • Turnham RE, Smith FD, Kenerson HL, Omar MH, Golkowski M, Garcia I, Bauer R, Lau HT, Sullivan KM, Langeberg LK, Ong SE, Riehle KJ, Yeung RS, Scott JD
      An acquired scaffolding function of the DNAJ-PKAc fusion contributes to oncogenic signaling in fibrolamellar carcinoma.
      31063128 eLife, 2019 May 7 : 8 PMCID:PMC6533061
    • Kastenhuber ER, Craig J, Ramsey J, Sullivan KM, Sage J, de Oliveira S, Riehle KJ, Scott JD, Gordan JD, Bardeesy N, Abou-Alfa GK
      Road map for fibrolamellar carcinoma: progress and goals of a diversified approach.
      30951568 Journal of hepatocellular carcinoma, 2019 : 641-48 PMCID:PMC6362920
    • Krick J, Riehle K, Chapman T, Chabra S
      Recurrent bloody stools associated with visceral infantile haemangioma in a preterm twin girl.
      30567166 BMJ case reports, 2018 Dec 3 : 11(1) PMCID:PMC6301538
    • Sullivan KM, Kenerson HL, Pillarisetty VG, Riehle KJ, Yeung RS
      Precision oncology in liver cancer.
      30105235 Annals of translational medicine, 2018 July : 6(14)285 PMCID:PMC6068329
    • Irudayaswamy A, Muthiah M, Zhou L, Hung H, Jumat NHB, Haque J, Teoh N, Farrell G, Riehle KJ, Lin JS, Su LL, Chan JK, Choolani M, Wong PC, Wee A, Lim SG, Campbell J, Fausto N, Dan YY
      Long-Term Fate of Human Fetal Liver Progenitor Cells Transplanted in Injured Mouse Livers.
      28960647 Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 2018 Jan. : 36(1)103-113
    • Riggle KM, Riehle KJ, Kenerson HL, Turnham R, Homma MK, Kazami M, Samelson B, Bauer R, McKnight GS, Scott JD, Yeung RS
      Enhanced cAMP-stimulated protein kinase A activity in human fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.
      27027723 Pediatric research, 2016 July : 80(1)110-8 PMCID:PMC5105330
    • Lee JI, Wright JH, Johnson MM, Bauer RL, Sorg K, Yuen S, Hayes BJ, Nguyen L, Riehle KJ, Campbell JS
      Role of Smad3 in platelet-derived growth factor-C-induced liver fibrosis.
      26632601 American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 2016 Mar 15 : 310(6)C436-45 PMCID:PMC4796282
    • Riggle KM, Turnham R, Scott JD, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ
      Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Mechanistic Distinction From Adult Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
      26990031 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2016 Mar 14
    • Riehle KJ, Riggle KM, Henry M
      Benign Ovarian Disorders
      1st edition of APSA Not A Textbook, 2016
    • Riggle KM, Wahbeh G, Williams EM, Riehle KJ
      Perforated duodenal ulcer: An unusual manifestation of allergic eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
      26640348 World journal of gastroenterology, 2015 Nov 28 : 21(44)12709-12 PMCID:PMC4658626
    • Kuo FY, Huang CC, Chen CL, Chuang JH, Riehle K, Swanson PE, Yeh MM
      Immunohistochemical characterization of the regenerative compartment in biliary atresia: a comparison between Kasai procedure and transplant cases.
      26297252 Human pathology, 2015 Nov. : 46(11)1633-9
    • Kwon S, Scovel L, Yeh M, Dorsey D, Dembo G, Krieger EV, Bakthavatsalam R, Park JO, Riggle KM, Riehle KJ, Yeung RS
      Surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma after Fontan procedure.
      26029468 Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, 2015 June : 6(3)E55-60 PMCID:PMC4397258
    • Riehle KJ, Yeh MM, Yu JJ, Kenerson HL, Harris WP, Park JO, Yeung RS
      mTORC1 and FGFR1 signaling in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.
      24925055 Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc, 2015 Jan. : 28(1)103-10
    • Riehle KJ, Riggle KM, and Campbell JS
      The Priming and Progression Theory of Liver Regeneration
      1st edition of Liver Regeneration: Basic Mechanisms, Relevant Models and Clinical Applications, 2015
    • Riehle KJ, Hoagland V, Benz W, Campbell JS, Liggitt DH, Langdale LA
      Hepatocellular heme oxygenase-1: a potential mechanism of erythropoietin-mediated protection after liver ischemia-reperfusion injury.
      25004066 Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 2014 Nov. : 42(5)424-31 PMCID:PMC4199874
    • Wright JH, Johnson MM, Shimizu-Albergine M, Bauer RL, Hayes BJ, Surapisitchat J, Hudkins KL, Riehle KJ, Johnson SC, Yeh MM, Bammler TK, Beyer RP, Gilbertson DG, Alpers CE, Fausto N, Campbell JS
      Paracrine activation of hepatic stellate cells in platelet-derived growth factor C transgenic mice: evidence for stromal induction of hepatocellular carcinoma.
      23929039 International journal of cancer, 2014 Feb 15 : 134(4)778-88 PMCID:PMC3876966
    • Riehle KJ, Johnson MM, Johansson F, Bauer RL, Hayes BJ, Gilbertson DG, Haran AC, Fausto N, Campbell JS
      Tissue-type plasminogen activator is not necessary for platelet-derived growth factor-c activation.
      24269585 Biochimica et biophysica acta, 2014 Feb. : 1842(2)318-25 PMCID:PMC3932705
    • Bahrami AJ, Gunaje JJ, Hayes BJ, Riehle KJ, Kenerson HL, Yeung RS, Stempien-Otero AS, Campbell JS, Mahoney WM Jr
      Regulator of G-protein signaling-5 is a marker of hepatic stellate cells and expression mediates response to liver injury.
      25290689 PloS one, 2014 : 9(10)e108505 PMCID:PMC4188519
    • Hayes BJ, Riehle KJ, Shimizu-Albergine M, Bauer RL, Hudkins KL, Johansson F, Yeh MM, Mahoney WM Jr, Yeung RS, Campbell JS
      Activation of platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha contributes to liver fibrosis.
      24667490 PloS one, 2014 : 9(3)e92925 PMCID:PMC3965491
    • Bairdain S, Ricca R, Riehle K, Zurakowski D, Saites CG, Lien C, Anderson GF, Wahoff DC, Linden BC
      Early results of an objective feedback-directed system for the staged traction repair of long-gap esophageal atresia.
      24094952 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2013 Oct. : 48(10)2027-31
    • McMahan RS, Riehle KJ, Fausto N, Campbell JS
      A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 regulates TNF and TNFR1 levels in inflammation and liver regeneration in mice.
      23639813 American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2013 Jul 1 : 305(1)G25-34 PMCID:PMC3725689
    • Kenerson HL, Yeh MM, Kazami M, Jiang X, Riehle KJ, McIntyre RL, Park JO, Kwon S, Campbell JS, Yeung RS
      Akt and mTORC1 have different roles during liver tumorigenesis in mice.
      23376645 Gastroenterology, 2013 May : 144(5)1055-65 PMCID:PMC3633657
    • Riehle KJ, Haque J, McMahan RS, Kavanagh TJ, Fausto N, Campbell JS
      Sustained Glutathione Deficiency Interferes with the Liver Response to TNF-α and Liver Regeneration after Partial Hepatectomy in Mice.
      24611135 Journal of liver: disease and transplantation, 2013 Jan 12 : 1(2) PMCID:PMC3943358
    • Riehle KJ and Fausto N
      Mechanisms of Liver Injury
      1st edition of Clinical Pediatric Hepatology, 2013
    • Vaquero J, Campbell JS, Haque J, McMahan RS, Riehle KJ, Bauer RL, Fausto N
      Toll-like receptor 4 and myeloid differentiation factor 88 provide mechanistic insights into the cause and effects of interleukin-6 activation in mouse liver regeneration.
      21574169 Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 2011 Aug. : 54(2)597-608 PMCID:PMC4247827
    • Aarabi S, Sidhwa F, Riehle KJ, Chen Q, Mooney DP
      Pediatric appendicitis in New England: epidemiology and outcomes.
      21683207 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2011 June : 46(6)1106-14
    • Riehle KJ, Dan YY, Campbell JS, Fausto N
      New concepts in liver regeneration.
      21199532 Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 2011 Jan. : 26 Suppl 1203-12 PMCID:PMC3077908
    • Vaquero J, Riehle KJ, Fausto N, Campbell JS
      Liver Regeneration after Partial Hepatectomy Is Not Impaired in Mice with Double Deficiency of Myd88 and IFNAR Genes.
      22216024 Gastroenterology research and practice, 2011 : 2011727403 PMCID:PMC3246728
    • Li J, Campbell JS, Mitchell C, McMahan RS, Yu X, Riehle KJ, Bumgarner RE, Fausto N
      Relationships between deficits in tissue mass and transcriptional programs after partial hepatectomy in mice.
      19700759 The American journal of pathology, 2009 Sept. : 947-57
    • Langdale LA, Hoagland V, Benz W, Riehle KJ, Campbell JS, Liggitt DH, Fausto N
      Suppressor of cytokine signaling expression with increasing severity of murine hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury.
      18471922 Journal of hepatology, 2008 Aug. : 198-206
    • Riehle KJ, Campbell JS, McMahan RS, Johnson MM, Beyer RP, Bammler TK, Fausto N
      Regulation of liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis by suppressor of cytokine signaling 3.
      18158318 The Journal of experimental medicine, 2008 Jan 21 : 205(1)91-103 PMCID:PMC2234364
    • Cheung RS, Brooling JT, Johnson MM, Riehle KJ, Campbell JS, Fausto N
      Interactions between MYC and transforming growth factor alpha alter the growth and tumorigenicity of liver progenitor cells.
      17698969 Carcinogenesis, 2007 Dec. : 28(12)2624-31
    • Campbell JS, Johnson MM, Bauer RL, Hudkins KL, Gilbertson DG, Riehle KJ, Yeh MM, Alpers CE, Fausto N
      Targeting stromal cells for the treatment of platelet-derived growth factor C-induced hepatocellular carcinogenesis.
      17999742 Differentiation; research in biological diversity, 2007 Nov. : 75(9)843-52
    • Riehle KJ, Magnuson DK, Waldhausen JH
      Low recurrence rate after Gore-Tex/Marlex composite patch repair for posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
      18022433 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2007 Nov. : 42(11)1841-4
    • Stoick-Cooper CL, Weidinger G, Riehle KJ, Hubbert C, Major MB, Fausto N, Moon RT
      Distinct Wnt signaling pathways have opposing roles in appendage regeneration.
      17185322 Development (Cambridge, England), 2007 Feb. : 134(3)479-89
    • Campbell JS, Riehle KJ, Brooling JT, Bauer RL, Mitchell C, Fausto N
      Proinflammatory cytokine production in liver regeneration is Myd88-dependent, but independent of Cd14, Tlr2, and Tlr4.
      16456013 Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 2006 Feb 15 : 176(4)2522-8
    • Fausto N, Campbell JS, Riehle KJ
      Liver regeneration.
      16447274 Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 2006 Feb. : S45-53
    • Fausto N, Riehle KJ
      Mechanisms of liver regeneration and their clinical implications.
      15995805 Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, 2005 : 181-9
    • Rozycki GS, Tchorz KM, Riehle KJ, Hattaway A, Naidu DK
      A prospective study of a focused, surgeon-performed ultrasound examination for the detection of occult common femoral vein thrombosis in critically ill patients.
      15006884 Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 2004 March : 139(3)275-80

    Other Publications

    • Rich BS, Fishbein J, Lautz T, Rubalcava NS, Kartal T, Newman E, Wok PE, Romao RLP, Whitlock R, Naik-Mathuria B, Polites SF, Løfberg K, Lascano D, Kim E, Davidson J, Bütter A, Kastenberg ZJ, Short SS, Meyers RL, Mastropolo R, Malek MM, Weller J, Irfan A, Rhee DS, Utria AF, Rothstein DH, Riehle K, Commander SJ, Tracy E, Becktell K, Hallis B, Lal D, Li O, Dal-Soglio DB, Piché N, Quevedo OG, Murphy AJ, Davidoff AM, Barber JC, Watters E, Dasgupta R, Glick RD
      Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: A multi-institutional study from the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative.
      35604778 International journal of cancer, 2022 Oct 1 : 151(7)1059-1067
    • Short SS, Kastenberg ZJ, Wei G, Bondoc A, Dasgupta R, Tiao GM, Watters E, Heaton TE, Lotakis D, La Quaglia MP, Murphy AJ, Davidoff AM, Mansfield SA, Langham MR, Lautz TB, Superina RA, Ott KC, Malek MM, Morgan KM, Kim ES, Zamora A, Lascano D, Roach J, Murphy JT, Rothstein DH, Vasudevan SA, Whitlock R, Lal DR, Hallis B, Bütter A, Baertschiger RM, Lapidus-Krol E, Putra J, Tracy ER, Aldrink JH, Apfeld J, Le HD, Park KY, Rich BS, Glick RD, Fialkowski EA, Utria AF, Meyers RL, Riehle KJ
      Histologic type predicts disparate outcomes in pediatric hepatocellular neoplasms: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative study.
      35561331 Cancer, 2022 Jul 15 : 128(14)2786-2795
    • Rice-Townsend SE, Brogan TV, DiGeronimo RJ, Riehle KJ, Stark RA, Yalon L, Rothstein DH
      Characteristics of pediatric non-cardiac eCPR programs in United States and Canadian hospitals: A cross-sectional survey.
      35618493 Journal of pediatric surgery, 2022 May 4
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Maternal Hyperoxygenation in Fetuses with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia American Society of Echocardiography Virtual Annual Meeting Virtual Event Aug. 2020
    Identification of kinases involved in the pathogenesis of Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma Hepatic Oncology Seminars University of Washington, Seattle, WA June 2020
    Invited discussion for Scientific Session Oncology 1: Neuroblastoma and Hepatoblastoma American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting Virtual Event June 2020
    Reversing the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in fibrolamellar carcinoma Hepatic Oncology Seminars University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2020
    Fibrolamellar Carcinoma: a Unique Fusion-driven Cancer 3rd International Pediatric Liver Tumor Conference: Focus on High Risk Liver Cancers Cincinnati, OH Feb. 2020
    Clinical Management after Carotid Artery Repair – an Opportunity for Improvement? 29th Annual ELSO Conference Scottsdale, AZ Sept. 2018
    Exploring the Spatial Constraints of Signaling in FL-HCC Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Summit Stamford, CT Nov. 2017
    From Research Resident to Surgeon-Scientist Schilling Resident Research Symposium Seattle, WA March 2017
    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. ECMO Training Course. Seattle Children's Hospital July 2016 - July 2017
    Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations: Principles and Management Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine Grand Rounds Evergreen Hospital July 2016
    Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction Seattle Childrens Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Education Day Seattle, WA May 19, 2016
    Neurotensin enhances cell proliferation in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma Schilling Foundation Research Symposium Seattle, WA 2016
    Neurotensin enhances cell proliferation in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma PRESENTATION: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ Surgical Forum, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL Oct. 2015
    Neurotensin enhances cell proliferation in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma PRESENTATION: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Bauer R, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Surgery, Washington, DC Oct. 2015
    Pediatric Liver Cancers Harkins Resident Education Symposium Seattle, WA Oct. 2015
    Neurotensin Enhances Hepatocyte Proliferation in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, PRESENTATION: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ Washington/Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Suncadia, WA June 2015
    Mechanisms of Pediatric Liver Cancers University of Washington Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Seattle, WA May 6, 2015
    Report to the American Surgical Association Foundation Executive Committee San Diego, CA 2015
    Enhanced cyclic AMP induced protein kinase A activity in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (presentation: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Bauer R, Kazamii M, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ) Schilling Foundation Research Symposium Seattle, WA 2015
    Characterization of a novel mutation in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (presentation: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Bauer R, Kazami M, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ) Academic Surgical Congress Las Vegas, NV 2015
    Enhanced cyclic AMP induced protein kinase A activity in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (presentation: Riggle KM, Kenerson HL, Bauer R, Kazami M, Yeung RS, Riehle KJ) American Society of Clinical Oncology GI Symposium San Francisco, CA 2015
    Liver Regeneration: Past, Present, and Future. Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series Seattle Childrens Research Institute Dec 20, 2013
    Long Gap Esophageal Atresia. Operative Staff Educational Series Seattle Childrens Hospital Mar 5, 2013
    Fundamentals of Liver Regeneration Grand Rounds University of Washington Department of Surgery May 2, 2012
    Deletion of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 is Protective Against Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury (poster presentation: Riehle KJ, Hoagland V, Campbell JS, and Langdale LA. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting San Francisco, CA 2011
    Regeneration in the Setting of Liver Fibrosis: Studies of 2/3 Partial Hepatectomy in Platelet-derived Growth Factor-C transgenic mice (poster presentation: Riehle KJ, Johansson F, Vaquero J, Bauer R, Fausto N, and Campbell JS) American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting San Francisco, CA 2011
    Low recurrence rate after Composite Patch Repair of Bochdalek Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (presentation: Riehle KJ, Magnuson D, Waldhausen JHT) Washington State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Meeting Chelan, WA 2007
    Distinct Wnt Signaling Pathways Have Opposing Roles in Appendage Regeneration (poster presentation: Stoick-Cooper C, Weidinger G, Riehle KJ, Hubbert C, Major MB, Nelson Fausto, and Randall T Moon) Keystone Symposium Snowbird, UT 2006
    Regulation of Liver Regeneration by Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling 3 (presentation: Riehle KJ, McMahan RS, Croker BA, Campbell JS, and Fausto N) American College of Surgeons Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems Chicago, IL 2006
    Regulation of Liver Regeneration by Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling 3 (presentation: Riehle KJ, Croker BA, Campbell JS, and Fausto N) 2006 Schilling Resident Research Symposium Seattle, WA 2006
    SOCS3 Negatively Regulates Hepatocyte Proliferation (poster presentation: Riehle KJ, McMahan RS, Campbell JS, Croker BA, and Fausto N) University of Washington Department of Pathology Annual Retreat Leavenworth, WA 2006
    Therapeutic Potential of Epithelial Progenitor Cells From Human Fetal Liver (presentation: Dan YY, Riehle KJ, Lazaro CA, Haque J, Campbell JS, and Fausto N) Gastroenterological Society of Singapore Annual Scientific Meeting Singapore 2006
    LPS Signaling in Liver Regeneration (presentation: Riehle KJ, Campbell JS, Brooling JT, Fausto N) 2005 Schilling Resident Research Symposium Seattle, WA 2005
    Isolation and Characterization of Multipotent Human Fetal Liver Progenitor Cells (presentation: Dan YY, Riehle KJ, Lazaro CA, Campbell JS, and Fausto N) American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA 2005
    Liver Regeneration is Enhanced in Hepatocyte-specific Socs3 KO mice (poster presentation: Riehle KJ, Croker BA, Campbell JS, Hilton DJ, and Fausto N) American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA 2005
    Isolation and Characterization of Multipotent Human Fetal Liver Progenitor Cells. (poster presentation: Dan YY, Riehle KJ, Lazaro CA, Campbell JS, and Fausto N) 2005 University of Washington Department of Pathology Annual Retreat Leavenworth, WA 2005
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Therapeutic Innovations in l-HCC Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 30, 2019
    Neurotensin in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute $225,000 Jul 1, 2016
    University of Washington Royalty Research Fund University of Washington $40,000 March 2016
    Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium New Investigator Award Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium $95,495.00 Dec. 2014
    Improving Regeneration in the Fibrotic Liver American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship $75,000/year July 2013 - June 2015
    University of Washington Department of Surgery Research Reinvestment Fund University of Washington, Department of Surgery $50,000.00 Nov. 2012
    Improving Regeneration in the Fibrotic Liver American College of Surgeons Louis C. Argenta Fellowship $40,000.00/year July 2012 - June 2013
    Liver Regeneration 50,000.00 one time private gift from Dr. Ann Delancey 2012
    Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration, from , 2012 Seattle Childrens Hospital Discovery Fund $15,000.00 one time gift 2012
    Novel Therapeutics for Fibrolamellar Carcinoma $517,815 (sub award of a TTSA grant totaling $1,529,441)
    Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration Herbert Coe Foundation and Department of Surgery $25,000.00/yr through June 2015


Board Certification(s)

Surgery (General Surgery)
Pediatric Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Emory University-Medical, ATLANTA, GA


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

Prenatal diagnosis and treatment, Liver tumors, Research Liver Regeneration, Cardiotoxicity prevention & prediction