Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

Dermatopathologist, Pathologist, Dermatologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

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Dr. Rieger is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University. She received her M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She evaluates skin specimens in the Pathology department, where her interests include histopathologic findings in hospitalized patients and patients with autoimmune disease. She also sees patients in the dermatology clinic at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, where her clinical interest is adult general dermatology.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Pain Management Fellowship (2010) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatopathology (2012)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2010)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University (2006) CA

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Fellowship Program Director, Dermatopathology (2013 - 2017)
  • Director of Dermatopathology, Dermatopathology (2017 - Present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Dermatopathology (2017 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Pathology

Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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(71 reviews)

Friendly, meticulously diligent exam process. Beyond compare!
I believe Dr Reiger's exam is thorough. She is aware and knowledgeable of my derm history so I'm confident seeing her.
Amazing doctor - friendly, kind, competent.
I have faith and trust in what my doctor suggests and does.
Dr. Rieger is great. Hope she stays forever!
Dr. Rieger is an outstanding physician. I had a lingering problem on my skin and her choice of medication and procedures to follow has checked up my problem in one month.
Although Dr. Rieger was very busy the morning she saw me she was quickly knowledgeable and provided me with a prescription that is working well.
Dr. Rieger is an outstanding physician.
She was knowledgeable of the patient, previous visits and was prepared to review the problems of the day.
She was GREAT!
Dr. Rieger is an exceptional physician academic powerhouse and excellent clinical physician attentive, kind, & very effective.
Dr. Rieger is wonderful! She listens, is thorough in explanations and anticipated plan of care.
She was fantastic
I felt very well taken care of, & the doctor was extremely helpful & worked around my allergies to find the best treatment options.
Cannot get better than perfect!
I recommend the doctors to everyone.
Went beyond the routine to address primary reason for visit and address a second unrelated question. Also was thoughtful about level of concern about primary concern and followed up by phone regarding a test result.
Dr. Rieger is very personable and gives clean explanations about the medical condition & options for treatment. Very high ability to communicate in a way that puts the patient at ease.
I love Dr. Reiger shes excellent.
I always try to get Dr. Rieger for my scalp (recurring) problem.
She's great. Give her a raise.
Dr. Rieger is very personable. Very friendly and helpful.
The doctor who removed the stitches missed one stitch. Luckily my son identified it. Otherwise the string left on my back could cause serious problems sometime later.
Care provider has poor availability.
Dr. Rieger is my favorite physician. All of the doctors I have worked with at Stanford Health have been excellent, she is simply the BEST!
dr riegert was very thorough
She took a good amount of time with the skin check - and especially on my head - where she found a carcinoma!
Dr. Rieger is so loving hearted, caring, professional & beautiful as well!!
Dr. Rieger is one of the best physicians I have seen. Answered all my questions VERY efficient and helpful.
VERY PROMPT RESPONSE! Dr. Rieger is very competent!
Dr. Rieger is an outstanding physician.
Dr. Rieger is one of the great treasures in a list of many great treasures affiliated with Stanford health care delivery system.
extremely thorough and caring. she is an exceptional Dr. even followed up by phone as soon as pathology report was available.
Love my doctor.
Always recommend everyone to come here.
Dr. Rieger is simply the best.
Excellent care - reassured me that my DX was nothing to worry about, Dr. R emailed me with results of biopsy 2 days post procedure and explained my hair loss was due to gastric sleeve surgery.
She is super compassionate, patient, excellent listener, kind. Dr. Rieger is AWESOME!
Very good experience!
Dr. Rieger is wonderful! I have and will continue to recommend her to others.
Dr. Rieger was awesome!
Dr. Rieger is an excellent doctor & has great "bedside" manners which aren't always found these days! Explained everything explicitly & thoroughly, again not found by most doctor.
Care Provider was very attentive and very knowledgeable
Doctor seems a bit rushed & frazzled.
She is very friendly and knowledgeable she is wonderful and great best doctors.
I like the doctors I liked the staff and facilities overall nice experience thank you.
Had a very positive impression of the MD.
Dr. was very professional and articulate explained everything simplistically that made sense from a nonmusical patients perspective, Dr. also worked quickly and calmly so i felt i was getting efficient care, all in all I am extremely happy I chose this facility.
I tend to brag about the care I receive through Stanford, esp Dr. Rieger. I feel like I'm in wonderful hands & appreciate the care & attention she gives me.
Dr. Rieger is great! Quick to understand. Quick to assess. Thorough & thoughtful!
Dr. Rieger was excellent. She was kind, knowledgeable, and addressed all of my questions and concerns.
She was extremely knowledgeable and made sure I was comfortable before exercising lesions.
I absolutely loved my doctor, her assistant, and her student. Her student was courteous and polite. Her assistant was extremely efficient and lovely, she clearly knew what she was doing, with a graceful practiced ease, and I was thoroughly impressed both with her ability and her congeniality. The doctor was just stupendous. She listened to my worries, she took into account my personal feelings, she gave me options and let me choose which would work better for me, and I felt truly taken care of. She addressed all my worries and concerns, and I came away feeling truly better.
The care provider is an excellent doctor with a kind, caring manner. I am so grateful for all of her help.
She rocks!
Excellent care by Dr. Rieger.
It is good.
Dr. Rieger was wonderful! She is so caring & kind. One of the best doctors I've ever seen!
Dr. Rieger is terrific - Professional and yet warm & welcoming - thorough and attentive/responsive to all questions.
Dr. Rieger was fantastic. Great bedside manner and very thorough in her explanations. I loved how she laid out options and gave me enough info to make an informed decision. Great experience
Excellent care. Dr. Rieger had excellent follow-up. Her professionalism has caused me to consider Stanford for all my healthcare.
Concerns were listened to & taken care of.
Dr Rieger is wonderful. I've been to many dermatologists & had given up. I'm so glad I gave it one more shot and found Dr. Rieger.
The nurse who worked with her was also good. #1. Excellent.
She gave me good care, and I will certainly go back to her.
I feel dr Rieger is very knowledgeable except she used some medical terms I do not quite understand and she spoke too fast for me to catch on. Although I understand that Stanford medical hospital has many trainees who tag along with the Docto to learn and observe, I prefer to be advised at check in rather than by the nurse after I was admitted into the room and have the option to decide if I'd am ok or prefer not to include the trainee due to privacy concern or comfort level.
Your department and the specialist doctor are world-class. Many thanks.
Dr. Rieger & staff were awesome. Exactly what I've been looking for.
Dr. Rieger was excellent at listening and explaining my concerns.

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