Prior to attending medical school he worked as a musician and chef in Europe and the United States. He graduated from the University of Utah medical school, is board certified in Internal Medicine, and has received post-graduate training in a variety of complementary therapies. He was a clinical associate professor at the University of New Mexico medical school and has written chapters for a variety of medical textbooks.
Dr. Riley has been an editor of three different peer-reviewed and indexed medical journals since 1995. He has been a member of the CONSORT group and worked on systematic reviews with the Chalmer’s Research Group in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently a board member of the American Holistic Medical Association and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.
He approaches medicine with the belief that health and healing come from unexpected places and partners including family and friends; farmers, gardens and cooks; and the communities in which we live and work. He consults and lectures in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East on healthcare research and education, regulation, and policy. David is married and lives in Portland, Oregon.