Antonio Riera, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound ; Director, INSPIRAR Project; Director, Yale Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Faculty Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Antonio Riera completed pediatric residency at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Dr. Riera’s clinical and research interests include the use of point-of-care ultrasonography to improve health care outcomes in children and the relationship between language, communication and asthma health care disparities for Latino children.

Education & Training

MD Boston University School of Medicine (2004)
BA Princeton University, Economics (2000)
Fellow Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2007)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Gallery of Excellence Abstract Award for "Latino caregiver experiences with asthma health communication"Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2013)

  • Top 10 Article of the Year for "Diagnosis of intussusception by novice physician sonographers in the emergency department" American Academy of Pediatrics (2012)

  • Outstanding Fellow Teaching AwardYale Pediatric Housestaff (2010)

  • Young Investigator Travel AwardPediatric Academic Societies (2010)

  • Travel AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research (2010)

  • Travel AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research (2009)

  • Award for Teaching ExcellenceNYPH-Weill Medical College, Department of Pediatrics (2007)

Professional Service

  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics (2008)

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