Dr. Riew graduated from Harvard College, where he was awarded the Class Ames Award for Character and Leadership; and from Case Western Reserve University Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society for top students in his junior year. He finished residency in Internal Medicine at Cornell Medical Center and Orthopedics at George Washington University. He then completed fellowship training under the world-renowned cervical spine surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman in Cleveland. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Orthopaedic Surgery.
1995, he was recruited by Washington University School of Medicine to start the cervical spine service in the newly formed Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Starting with only a dozen or less cervical procedures in 1994, he developed it into one of the largest cervical spine practices in the world. Being a cervical spine surgeon, his practice is exclusively devoted to the operative treatment of the cervical spine, a rarity among spine surgeons.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997; Recertified, 2008.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine