Robert Riviello
Robert Riviello, M.D.,MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Riviello is a member of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. He is contributing to the establishment of global surgery as a field of scholarship. He has published papers on academic needs and curricula related to surgical training in developing countries, training surgical residents for careers in academic global surgery, surgical conditions and approaches to care in low- and middle-income countries, and other important subjects, such as a study of the impact of the 2010 earthquake on pediatric surgical delivery in Haiti. Also among Dr. Riviello’s scholarly contributions is a chapter on “Surgery in the Tropics” in Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease. Furthermore, he co-authored two chapters, one on infectious disease and one on burns, in Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings (JG Meara, CD McClain, SO Rogers, DP Mooney, CRC Press, December 12, 2014).

Dr. Riviello is co-principal investigator of the clinical contribution of HMS-affiliated hospitals to the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program (HRH), a novel capacity–building program involving physicians from several universities across the United States. He helped to launch Harvard Medical School’s participation in this program in 2012 and is involved in ongoing management including annual recruitment of HMS faculty and building the administrative infrastructure to support faculty development in Rwanda.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Division of Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care
75 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Health Facility Cost of Cesarean Delivery at a Rural District Hospital in Rwanda Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing.
Authors: Authors: Odhiambo J, Ruhumuriza J, Nkurunziza T, Riviello R, Shrime M, Lin Y, Rusangwa C, Omondi JM, Toma G, Nyirimodoka A, Mpunga T, Hedt-Gauthier BL.
Matern Child Health J
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Predictors of Obstetric Fistula Repair Outcomes in Lubango, Angola.
Authors: Authors: Bernard L, Giles A, Fabiano S, Giles S, Hudgins S, Olson A, Shrime MG, Feldman S, Riviello R.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can
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General Thoracic Surgery in Rwanda: An Assessment of Surgical Volume and of Workforce and Material Resource Deficits.
Authors: Authors: Ramirez AG, Nuradin N, Byiringiro F, Ntakiyiruta G, Giles AE, Riviello R.
World J Surg
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Growing research in global surgery with an eye towards equity.
Authors: Authors: Hedt-Gauthier BL, Riviello R, Nkurunziza T, Kateera F.
Br J Surg
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Critical Care Management of Peritonitis in a Low-Resource Setting.
Authors: Authors: Rickard J, Ngarambe C, Ndayizeye L, Smart B, Riviello R, Majyambere JP.
World J Surg
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Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Cancedda C, Cotton P, Shema J, Rulisa S, Riviello R, Adams LV, Farmer PE, Kagwiza JN, Kyamanywa P, Mukamana D, Mumena C, Tumusiime DK, Mukashyaka L, Ndenga E, Twagirumugabe T, Mukara KB, Dusabejambo V, Walker TD, Nkusi E, Bazzett-Matabele L, Butera A, Rugwizangoga B, Kabayiza JC, Kanyandekwe S, Kalisa L, Ntirenganya F, Dixson J, Rogo T, McCall N, Corden M, Wong R, Mukeshimana M, Gatarayiha A, Ntagungira EK, Yaman A, Musabeyezu J, Sliney A, Nuthulaganti T, Kernan M, Okwi P, Rhatigan J, Barrow J, Wilson K, Levine AC, Reece R, Koster M, Moresky RT, O'Flaherty JE, Palumbo PE, Ginwalla R, Binanay CA, Thielman N, Relf M, Wright R, Hill M, Chyun D, Klar RT, McCreary LL, Hughes TL, Moen M, Meeks V, Barrows B, Durieux ME, McClain CD, Bunts A, Calland FJ, Hedt-Gauthier B, Milner D, Raviola G, Smith SE, Tuteja M, Magriples U, Rastegar A, Arnold L, Magaziner I, Binagwaho A.
Int J Health Policy Manag
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Evaluating the impact of the national health insurance scheme of Ghana on out of pocket expenditures: a systematic review.
Authors: Authors: Okoroh J, Essoun S, Seddoh A, Harris H, Weissman JS, Dsane-Selby L, Riviello R.
BMC Health Serv Res
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Disparate outcomes of global emergency surgery - A matched comparison of patients in developed and under-developed healthcare settings.
Authors: Authors: Shah AA, Zogg CK, Rehman A, Latif A, Zafar H, Shakoor A, Wasif N, Chapital AB, Riviello R, Ashfaq A, Williams M, Cornwell EE, Haider AH.
Am J Surg
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Identification of the Critical Nontechnical Skills for Surgeons Needed for High Performance in a Variable-resource Context (NOTSS-VRC).
Authors: Authors: Scott JW, Lin Y, Ntakiyiruta G, Mutabazi Z, Davis WA, Morris MA, Smink DS, Riviello R, Yule S.
Ann Surg
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Using mobile health technology and community health workers to identify and refer caesarean-related surgical site infections in rural Rwanda: a randomised controlled trial protocol.
Authors: Authors: Sonderman KA, Nkurunziza T, Kateera F, Gruendl M, Koch R, Gaju E, Habiyakare C, Matousek A, Nahimana E, Ntakiyiruta G, Riviello R, Hedt-Gauthier BL.
BMJ Open
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