Robert Riviello, MD, MPH

Robert Riviello

Title: Physician & Surgeon
Company: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Physician and Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

Amassing more than 10 years of professional excellence in his field, Dr. Riviello has been serving as an assistant professor of surgery and an assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2015. Alongside these appointments, he has also been an associate surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a consulting staff in surgery at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2009. A member of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Dr. Riviello is contributing to the establishment of global surgery as a field of scholarship. Most recently, he has published papers and curricula related to surgical training in developing countries, trained surgical residents for careers in global surgery, and educated students on approaches to care in low and middle income countries, such as Haiti and Rwanda.

Dr. Riviello has contributed myriad articles to professional publications, including a chapter entitled “Surgery in the Tropics” in Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease. In addition, he has co-authored two chapters, one on infectious disease and one on burns, in the Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings. He has lent his expertise as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals, including the International Journal of Surgery, the World Journal of Surgery and the Annals of Surgery.

Among his other notable achievements, Dr. Riviello is renowned as the co-principal investigator of the clinical contribution of HMS-affiliated hospitals to the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program, a capacity-building program involving physicians from several universities across the nation. He helped to launch Harvard Medical School’s participation in the program in 2012 and has been involved in ongoing management to the present day. In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Riviello has accrued several accolades, including the Joseph E. Murray and Simon J. Simonian Prize for Research Excellence in Surgery from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2016 and the Joseph W. & Bonnie J. Graves Award for Excellence in Teaching from Vanderbilt University in 2006, among others.

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