Part of the working group of leaders in global surgery representing major institutions which Kletjian Foundation collaborates with on a regular basis.


Dr. Robert Riviello

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Robert Riviello’s clinical and research interests are in global health, specifically the reduction of disparities and the expansion of surgical delivery for low-income populations by developing surgical workforce and surgical infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Riviello went to the University of California at San Diego. He then completed his General Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Fulbright International Fellowship in Global Surgery at Centro Evangelico de Medicina do Lubango, in Angola. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Riviello completed Fellowships in Acute Care and Burn Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 


Dr. Robert Riviello is Assistant Professor of Surgery, and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is an Acute Care and Burn surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He divides his time between Boston and Rwanda, addressing the critical issues of surgical access, quality, and outcomes in resource-poor settings with a focus on improving systems of care and developing infrastructure for the sustainable delivery of surgical care. He leads BWH's surgery efforts in Rwanda through the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health, and is the BWH co-director for the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. 

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