Isaretta Lee Riley, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 1821 Hillandale Rd, #25-A, Box 31394, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 613-6394
Email address

I am a pulmonologist committed to eliminating disparities in health outcomes and quality of life of adults living with asthma. I aim to accomplish this by developing an independently funded line of research employing rigorous clinical research methods, through which I will identify and implement effective interventions to improve the health of populations most vulnerable to adverse asthma outcomes. 

Areas of interest include medication adherence, access to care, community-engaged research, and implementation science.

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, 2008


Riley, I. “Clinical Significance Of Isolated Increase In Residual Volume In Pulmonary Function Tests.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 187. AMER THORACIC SOC, 2013.