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Heather Riggio

Residency & Fellowship Coordinator

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Heather Riggio


Heather has been a part of the Yale Pediatric Office of Education since 2017 and is fortunate to work directly with our Pediatric Residents and Fellows. Heather comes from a diverse administrative background and uses her creativity and compassion when working with our amazing residents. Over the years, she has played a significant role in helping to shape the development of the Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Programs alongside her colleagues. Heather is the Chair of the Pediatric Department's Employee Engagement Committee, one of the communication Co-Chairs for the LGBTQ Affinity Group as well as part of DAC's GME Work group and Community & Visibility Work group.

Outside of work, Heather is a single mother of a brilliant son who is attending Albertus Magnus College as a pre-med student. She is also a student at Arizona State University as an Art History Major with a concentration in Museum Studies. She loves the culturally diverse restaurants and arts communities that New Haven has to offer, is a huge fan of horror, supernatural and science fiction movies, loves to paint (especially trees), draw using charcoal and her absolute favorite candies are Haribo gummy bears and twizzlers.