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Ralph J. Riviello

Ralph J. Riviello, MD, FACEP, MS

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations; Director of Forensic Emergency Medicine; Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine

Practices: Drexel Emergency Medicine

Specialties: Emergency Medicine


  • MD - Hahnemann University (1994)
  • MS - Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006)
  • BS - University of Scranton, Pa. (1990)

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Alumni Teaching Award
  • Bridge to Courage Award, Women Organized Against Rape/Philadelphia Rape Crisis Center (January 2010)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Past-President, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Chair, Forensic Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians

Ralph J. Riviello, MD, FACEP, MS is board certified in emergency medicine. He sees patients in Center City Philadelphia.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Director, Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center

Clinical Services

Physical examination, Emergency medical procedures, Forensics, Sexual assault, Women's health

Affiliated Hospitals

Hahnemann University Hospital, Roxborough Memorial Hospital


  • Emergency Medicine - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh (1997)


  • Emergency Medicine - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh (1995)

Ralph Riviello, MD, FACEP, MS, is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He was recently honored with the College's Outstanding Alumni Teaching Award.

In addition to teaching medical students, Dr. Riviello teaches the Forensic Emergency Medicine and Traumatology course for the Master of Science in Forensic Science (MFS) program within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.


Dr. Riviello has participated in clinical research projects and has participated in, and served as principal investigator on, clinical trials.

Contact Information

Academic Office

Drexel Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307

Practice Office

Hahnemann University Hospital Emergency Room
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.7000