Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, Receives $1 Million Gift from the Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, has received a $1M gift from the Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation to support his global surgery work. As Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) director of Global Surgery Programs, Dr. Riviello is working to reduce surgical disparities and improve delivery of care in developing nations.


Robert Riviello, MD, MPH

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of Global Surgery Programs, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, is an associate surgeon in the Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and serves as director of Global Surgery for the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH).

He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Riviello completed a General Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN and was a Fulbright International Fellow in Global Surgery at Centro Evangelico de Medicina in Lubango, Angola. He completed both an Acute Care and Burn Surgery Fellowship and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at BWH.

Dr. Riviello serves nine months yearly at BWH in the fields of trauma, acute care surgery and burn care. He also serves three months yearly in sub-Saharan Africa in strengthening surgical services, surgical training and surgical device innovation. His 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.