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John Riley M.D., F.A.A.P.

John P. Riley, Jr. graduated from St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1964 and went on to receive a biology degree from Bellermine College. From there, he attended Johns Hopkins University on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. In 1970. He then attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and did his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. Since 1980, Dr. Riley has been in private practice in general pediatrics in Lexington, Kentucky as a member of Pediatric and Adolescent Associates. He became board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and certified as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1981.

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Gardening, canoeing, & fishing.

Advice for expecting parents:

The most important thing you will do for your child is to maintain a strong marriage.

Advice for new parents:

Listen to the grandparents. Enjoy all stages of the child’s development.

Advice for parents of teenager:

“This too will pass.”

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