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Lee Hunter Riley, III, M.D.
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Chief Medical Officer, Musculoskeletal Service Line
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Expertise: Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Spondylosis, Degenerative Spine Disease, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Spine Diseases, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Spondylolisthesis ...read more
Research Interests: Cervical spine disorder; Vertebroplasty; Metastatic disease; Disc degeneration
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Dr. Lee Hunter Riley III is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as vice director of clinical operations in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in surgical treatments for spinal disorders and injuries.
Dr. Riley received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1986. Following a residency in orthopaedic surgery and a fellowship in spinal surgery at Johns Hopkins, he completed a second fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1993.
In addition to clinical interests in the cervical spine and adult spinal disorders, his research interests include disc degeneration, metastatic disease, vertebroplasty? and cervical spine disorder.
Dr. Riley has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly publications and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.
- Chief Medical Officer, Musculoskeletal Service Line
- Vice Director, Clinical Operations
- Zadek Family Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Professor of Neurosurgery
Centers & Institutes
- MD; Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1986)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Orthopaedic Surgery (1991)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Spinal Surgery (1992)
- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Spinal Surgery (1993)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery (2017)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Purvis TE, Neuman BJ, Riley LH 3rd, Skolasky RL. Can Early Patient-Reported Outcomes be Used to Identify Patients at Risk for Poor 1-Year Health Outcomes After Lumbar Laminectomy with Arthrodesis? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Dec 5. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002522. PMID: 29215506
Purvis TE, Andreou E, Neuman BJ, Riley LH 3rd, Skolasky RL. Concurrent Validity and Responsiveness of PROMIS Health Domains Among Patients Presenting for Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Dec 1;42(23):E1357-E1365. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002347. PMID: 28742757
Bian Q, Jain A, Xu X, Kebaish K, Crane JL, Zhang Z, Wan M, Ma L, Riley LH, Sponseller PD, Guo XE, Lu WW, Wang Y, Cao X. Excessive Activation of TGFβ by Spinal Instability Causes Vertebral Endplate Sclerosis. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 3;6:27093. doi: 10.1038/srep27093. PMID: 27256073
Wang KY, Idowu O, Thompson CB, Orman G, Myers C, Riley LH 3rd, Carrino JA, Flammang A, Gilson W, Sadowsky CL, Izbudak I. Tract-Specific Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Before and After Decompressive Spinal Surgery: Preliminary Results. Clin Neuroradiol. 2017 Mar;27(1):61-69. doi: 10.1007/s00062-015-0418-7. Epub 2015 Jun 24. PMID: 26104273
Skolasky RL, Maggard AM, Li D, Riley LH 3rd, Wegener ST. Health behavior change counseling in surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Part I: improvement in rehabilitation engagement and functional outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jul;96(7):1200-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.03.009. Epub 2015 Mar 28. PMID: 25827657
Videos & Media
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Degenerative Spine | Q&A with Dr. Lee Riley