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Lee H. Riley, Jr. Collection

Lee H. Riley
  • Creator: Riley, Lee H. (1932 - 2001)

  • Collection Date: 1961-1980

  • Extent: 1.5 linear feet

Lee H. Riley
by Herbert E. Abrams
oil on canvas, 32 by 40 inches, 1993


Lee H. Riley, Jr., was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Riley finished his medical training specializing in orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1959. Beginning as an instructor in orthopedic surgery in 1963, Riley was one of the pioneers in the design and development of the first practical artificial knee joint. He was also one of the first surgeons to perform total hip arthroplasty. He became the Robert A. Robinson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in 1979 and a Distinguished Service Professor in 1991.

Hopkins Affiliations

1963 - 1991 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1963 - 2001 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Lee H. Riley, Jr., Collection contains biomedical images and slides compiled during his surgical career at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

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