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Emily B. Rivet, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Divisions of Colon & Rectal Surgery and Surgical Oncology; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care

Emily B. Rivet, MD, MBA,FACS, FASCRS emily.rivet@vcuhealth.org
phone: 804-827-0049
fax: 804-827-0670

ACS Surgery News:
Palliative care ‘in my hands’
Emily B. Rivet, MD
published: Feb 28, 2017

VCU School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Box 980519
Richmond, VA 23298-0519

VCU Health
Department of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
MCV Campus, West Hospital
1200 E. Broad Street, 15th Floor West Wing

Clinical Specialties:
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, MD
Washington University Olin School of Business, MBA
Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Hospice and Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University
Specialty Areas:
Minimally invasive procedures for colon and rectal disease
Treatment of benign anal and rectal conditions including hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula-in-ano, condyloma, polyps, rectal prolapse and pilonidal disease
Management and surveillance of pre-malignant anal conditions
Screening, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
Colon, rectal and anal cancer
Surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease
Surgical management of diverticular disease
Palliative medicine for surgery patients
Dr. Rivet’s research focus is surgical palliative care with particular emphasis on patients with traumatic injury and advanced GI malignancies. 
Recent Publications: PubMed
Palliative Care Assessment in the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Authors: Rivet EB, Del Fabbro E, Ferrada P
Characterizing the Role of U.S. Surgeons in the Provision of Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Mixed-Methods Meta-Synthesis
Authors: Suwanabol PA, Kanters AE, Reichstein AC, Wancata LM, Dossett LA, Rivet EB, Silveira MJ, Morris AM
Palliative therapy for stage IV rectal adenocarcinoma:   how frequently is it used?
Authors: Kulaylat AS, Rivet EB, Hollenbeak CS, Stewart DB Sr
Characteristics of palliative care consultation at an academic level one trauma center
Authors: Rivet EB, Ferrada P, Albrecht T, Cassel JB, Broering B, Noreika D, Del Fabbro E
Board Certifications:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Medical Association, Member
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care
Richmond Academy of Medicine




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Richmond, VA 23219
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9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
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Stony Point Medical Office
8700 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-1180
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Other Affiliations:

Division of Surgical

Division of Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Care



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