Cara Riley, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MS, Ohio State University, The (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Georgetown University (DC) (2002)
Residency:
  • Ohio State University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor - Anesthesiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine Gold Award, Alumni Association (2009)
    Top-performing graduate in the Harvard School of Medicine Class of 2009
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, O.K.U (2009)
    Excellence in the practice of dentistry
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award , Alpha Omega (2009)
    Excellence in academic achievement
  • Horace Wells Senior Student Award, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (2009)
    Outstanding achievement in the field of dental anesthesiology
  • Certificate of Recognition, American Academy of Orofacial Pain (2009)
    Overall excellence in the study of orofacial pain

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology
    Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology
  • Associate Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology
    Dental Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Riley CJ, Moore T, Eagelston L, Burkett D, Auerbach S, Ing RJ. Cardiac Failure in a Trisomy 9 Patient Undergoing Anesthesia: A Case Report. Anesth Prog. 2017 Spring;64(1):29-32. PubMed PMID: 28128660
  • Yen P, Prior S, Riley C, Johnston W, Smiley M, Thikkurissy S. A comparison of fospropofol to midazolam for moderate sedation during outpatient dental procedures. Anesth Prog. 2013 Winter;60(4):162-77. PubMed PMID: 24423419

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, Member
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Member
  • American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Vice President

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Board Certification
  • Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology, Certificate (2011)
Clinical Interests
Dental anesthesiology: I specialize in anesthesia for children and special needs adults who cannot otherwise tolerate dental/oral surgery treatment.

Care Philosophy
I believe that each patient is my most important patient. My patients and their families deserve my absolute best work.

Personal Interests
I am a sports enthusiast and mother to two boys.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer for the Colorado Board of Dentistry as a consultant regarding Anesthesia and Sedation practices.

Public Speaking
Yes
My main focus is the safe and effective sedation of pediatric dental patients.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Ohio State University, The (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Georgetown University (DC) (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • Ohio State University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
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