About Robert Riviello
Robert Riviello, MD, MPH, through his teaching, research and clinical activities, hopes to improve access to surgical services for poor African patients by bridging academic general surgery with teaching hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa and thereby improving the quality and quantity of available surgical workforce. He is developing, through the BWH Department of Surgery and the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health, a Global Surgery Delivery track to provide structured mentorship to such residents. He also leads an Academic Global Surgery Forum which offers group mentorship to medical and public health students and surgical residents in this budding field. Dr. Riviello has a secondary focus investigating innovative low-cost wound care technology to impact the global burden of chronic wounds. Working in collaboration with MIT engineers, CSPH, and the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), his research team has developed a prototype of a simplified Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT) device. He believes that by mentoring and training future North American leaders in the nascent academic field of global surgery and by linking this to training surgical providers in Africa, substantial advances in delivery of surgical care can be achieved.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 747-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery network. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 800 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty.
Center for Surgery and Public Health - BWH
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/CenterforSurgeryandPublicHealth/About.aspx Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: A joint program of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health based out of Brigham & Women's Hospital, the Center is designed to remedy the knowledge deficit in surgical care; to provide direction for patients, physicians, and policymakers; and to direct improvement in public health. The initial work of the Center will focus on three major research questions: (1) the quality of surgical care; (2) the availability of adequate surgical manpower; and (3) the appropriate use of such resources internationally.
Partners In Health - PIH
Website: http://www.pih.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.
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Robert Riviello replied to "Butaro Hospital - General Surgeon Job Announcement" in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
Hello All, Just a reminder that we are accepting applications for the general surgeon position at Butaro Hospital in Rwanda. We are beginning to receive applications. We hope to close the application period on Jan 15. Please share this with any who might be interested. Thanks, Robert
Robert Riviello started a discussion "Butaro Hospital - General Surgeon Job Announcement". in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
Hello GHD Surgery and Anesthesia Community, I would like to announce the opening of a new surgery position at Butaro Hospital and Cancer Center in Burera District, Northern Province in Rwanda. http://www.pih.org/pages/butaro-hospital. We are seeking to recruit a full-time Rwandese or East/ Central African general surgeon. We are also disseminating ...
Hello everybody, My name is Robert Riviello. I am a board certified general and critical care surgeon. I am based in Boston, MA, where I work at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) as a trauma, acute care, and burn surgeon. My career focus is developing the field of academic global ...
Robert Riviello replied to "Rwanda Human Resources for Health - recruiting surgical faculty" in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
Thank you Catherine for your support and for posting the notice. Yes, Dr. Rwamasirabo, and the entire Rwandan surgical faculty, and the Rwanda Surgical Society, are keen on recruiting a range of surgical specialists. We are currently looking for 1 or 2 urologists to join the efforts for this year. ...
Robert Riviello started a discussion "Rwanda Human Resources for Health - recruiting surgical faculty". in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
Hello all, We are excited to announce that the Rwanda Ministry of Health is rolling out an ambitious program to strengthen it's human resources for health. Specific to surgery - the program is looking to recruit general surgeons, urologists, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons to work in Rwanda for 1 year commitments ...
Robert Riviello recommended "GHDonline Expert Panel February 6 – 10: Surgical Training in Resource-Limited Settings" in the community.