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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kristen Riley, Neurological Surgeon, Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Riley has been reviewed by 31 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Kristen Riley, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • She has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Diseases

Education & Awards

Dr. Riley graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2015)


Dr. Riley has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • UAB Hospital 
  • UAB Medical Center 

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Additional Information
Dr. Kristen Owen Riley MD is a female Neurosurgeon, has 14 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery and Surgery.
Where does Dr. Kristen O. Riley practice?
Dr. Kristen Riley has 2 office locations.
Dr. Kristen Riley practices Neurological Surgery and Surgery near Birmingham, AL.
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