Lee H. Riley III, M.D.
Lee H. Riley III, M.D., is the Zadek Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery. He is vice chairman of clinical operations, department of orthopaedic surgery, and chief of the orthopaedic spine division at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Riley received his doctor of medicine degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins, and he was a fellow in spine surgery at the University of Miami.
Dr. Riley is a member and active participant in many national and international societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a recognized expert in spine surgery and is invited to speak on spine topics worldwide.
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