Robert Riviello, MD, MPH

Director of Global Surgery Programs

The Global Surgery Programs Director, Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, is an associate surgeon, in the Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical and Critical Care at the Brigham and an associate professor of Surgery and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he also serves as the Director of the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change.

Dr. Riviello has dedicated his career to improving surgical access for vulnerable people. Over the past decade he has split his time between BWH and sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening surgical services, surgical training programs, surgical device innovation, and providing mentorship to the CSPH’s global surgery fellows. Dr. Riviello serves as the director of the HMS Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, the head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), and the co-director of the UGHE Center for Equity in Global Surgery.  

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