The Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation Distinguished Chair in Global Surgery

On Monday, September 12, 2022, Gerard M. Doherty, MD, chair, Department of Surgery, hosted The Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation Distinguished Chair in Global Surgery, honoring inaugural incumbent, Robert Riviello, MD, MPH. The event featured remarks from several speakers, including:

Ali Salim, MD
Chief, Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery
Vice Chair for Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery
Co-Medical Director, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation


Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, PhD
Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA
Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Children’s Hospital
Steven C. And Carmella R. Kletjian Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the field of Global Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Abele Bekele, MD, FCS, FACS
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research Affaires and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Global Health Equity