Dr. Riley, currently the Director of New York Institute of Technology's Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)/Hypermobility Treatment Center and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at NYITCOM is a graduate of Fordham University (2001) and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005). Dr. Riley has a special interest in treating the hypermobile patient, in her current role she directs a multidisciplinary center and is involved in a variety of research projects, presentations, teaching, publications and grants at the Center. She wrote the curriculum and started the EDS 4th year elective (MTFP 890) at NYITCOM. She has lectures locally and nationally on the topic of Hypermobility. Dr. Riley is interested in Nutrition in treatment options for the hypermobile patient, and is currently enrolled in a MS program in Clinical Nutrition.

Prior to joining NYITCOM in 2017, Dr. Riley served as Program Director of the Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship at South Nassau Communities Hospital, core faculty of their Family Medicine Residency and Coordinator of Simulation Medicine. Prior to that, she served as Medical Director of the Long Beach Group Practice. Dr. Riley postgraduate training started as an ENT/Facial Plastic surgery intern at the former Union Hospital, NJ (2005-2006) and she completed two years of residency at the Union Hospital/Newark Beth Israel/St. Barnabas Medical Center (2006-2008) before switching specialties. She finished her Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment residency at Long Beach Medical Center (2010), where she served as Chief Resident (2009-2010), and was awarded Family Medicine Resident of the Year (2010). Dr. Riley is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Dr. Riley has held numerous past academic titles of Clinical Assistant Professor at many medical schools, including Zucker School of Medicine – Hofstra University. She serves as national faculty for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) since 2012 and is a member of their COMAT Family Medicine subcommittee and COVID 19 Assessing COVID-19-Related Topics (ACT) Task Force.

In 2017, Dr. Riley achieved an Academic Qualification in International Medicine and Public Health from the Institute for International Medicine. In 2016, she became a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP). In 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership in Medicine (FILM) and ACOFP's Physician Leadership Institute and became a Certified Physician Leader.

Dr. Riley has an interest in health policy and has been active in advocacy for many years. She teaches advocacy to medical students and writes and offers the 4th year Congressional Health Policy Elective (MTPU850). She is faculty for the two-year Congressional Health Policy Fellowship (OW). She was elected President of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) in April 2022. She is an alumni of the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship (2010). Dr. Riley graduated from American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF 2020). She is on the Executive Committee for the Nassau County Medical Society (NCMS), nominated as Treasurer for NCMS May 2022, and is a Board of Trustee for Nassau Academy of Medicine (NAM) and serves as Chair of NAM’s Education Committee. She is a committee member for the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) Women Physicians and Physician Wellness and Resiliency Committees. She has been Chair of the Regional Osteopathic Conference (ROC-NY) since 2016. She serves as a delegate for both the AOA’s House of Delegates (HOD) since 2010, and as NYITCOM’s delegate representative for MSSNY’s HOD since 2019. Dr. Riley is involved in National Committees, including ACOFP Annual Convention Work Group, has been Chair of their National Convention (2020) and has served on National Task Forces including Climate Change and healthcare disparities.

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Honors and Awards

  • Irish America, The Healthcare and Life Sciences Top 50 (2022)
  • NYSOMS Presidential Award- Dedication to the Profession (2022)
  • NYSOMS ROC 2022 Chair Award
  • NYITCOM In-House Grant 2020-2021 Winner
  • NBOME’s 2020 COMAT Clinical Item Writer of the Year
  • Medical expert on The Mighty's "What Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?" and "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Support Resources," articles.
  • NYSOMS 2019 President’s Award – Roc NY Chair Award – April 2019
  • The Medical Society of the County of Kings and Richmond County and the Academy of Medicine of Brooklyn Award of Excellence, March 2019
  • INMED Academic Qualification in International Medicine and Public Health, Institute for International Medicine, May 28, 2017
  • Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP), inducted April 7, 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Committee Co-Chair of Regional Osteopathic Conference NY, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Fellow Award, ACOFP, April 2016
  • "Guardian of the Profession," AOA 2013
  • Certified Physician Leader of the ACOFP, 2013
  • Recognized as the ACOFP's "Future Young Leader in the Osteopathic Medical Field," 2012, and Mentor, 2014
  • Long Beach Medical Center Resident of the Year, 2009-2010
  • Certified Physician Leader, October 1, 2013

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • LDB Doctor Patient Relationship (DPR 1 and II)
  • Congressional Health Policy Fellowship, Old Westbury
  • EDS/Hypermobility 4th year elective- MTFP 890
  • Congressional Health Policy 4th year elective- MTPU850

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