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Ralph J. Riviello

Ralph J. Riviello, MD, FACEP, MS

Professor; Director of Forensic Emergency Medicine

Department: 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 is the medical director of the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC). He also serves as a reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Services

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


  • 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 and director of forensic 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.

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Academic Office

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