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Antonio Riera, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine); Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound; Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Director, INSPIRAR Project

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Antonio Riera, MD

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Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) serves as a pivotal diagnostic tool, offering immediate visualization of pathology that empowers healthcare professionals to deliver smarter, faster, safer, and better care to our patients. POCUS also helps steer medicine towards a more patient-centered approach, harnessing technology not to distance clinicians from patients but to fortify that vital connection. Many of the parallel technologies of our era work to pull us away from the bedside. Think about electronic medical records and how much time clinicians spend in front of a computer screen. Think about artificial intelligence and its implications on the doctor-patient relationship. POCUS promotes the opposite behavior. It connects the clinician to the patient, encourages more time spent at the bedside, and honors the art in medicine. The clinical science of POCUS is the transformative technology of our lifetime that fulfills our desire to make better decisions and promotes a more precise approach to the nuanced care of complex and undifferentiated patients. This is why we POCUS.

Dr. Riera is s an Education Co-Chair for the P2 Network:

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 Associate 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 health care wellbeing for Latino children and their caregivers.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (2010)
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell (2007)
  • MD
    Boston University School of Medicine (2004)
  • BA
    Princeton University, Economics (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Honor RollYale Department of Pediatrics2020
Gallery of Excellence Abstract Award for "Latino caregiver experiences with asthma health communication"Society for Academic Emergency Medicine2013
Top 10 Article of the Year for "Diagnosis of intussusception by novice physician sonographers in the emergency department"American Academy of Pediatrics2012
Outstanding Fellow Teaching AwardYale Pediatric Housestaff2010
Young Investigator Travel AwardPediatric Academic Societies2010
Travel AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research2010
Travel AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research2009
Award for Teaching ExcellenceNYPH-Weill Medical College, Department of Pediatrics2007

Professional Service

P2 NetworkEducation Chair2021 - Present
Ultrasound G.E.L. PodcastGel Jr. Expert Reviewer: - Present
American Academy of PediatricsFellow2008 - Present

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