Doctor Kevo Rivera is a resident physician with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Rivera was featured in a “Pride Month” profile by the university.
Rivera is an employee and physician-in-training.
“I’ve been delighted to work in a hospital that, at its core, emphasizes the importance of inclusion for both its employees and patients,” he said in the profile.
Rainbow stickers on name badges, appointing queer faculty to leadership positions, asking about someone’s pronouns are all things that have helped Rivera feel welcomed at Iowa.
“I’m grateful to everyone who’s started to incorporate these practices into their work,” he said. “Oh, and if you ever see me in the halls and want to stop me to compliment me on my nail polish, that always helps, too!”
Rivera, who accepts all pronouns, is a “child and adolescent” psychiatry fellow at the University of Iowa. He is an appointed member of the Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
“Kevo identifies as a queer, agender, Filipinx-American child of once-undocumented immigrants and as a first-generation physician,” according to his bio.
His current positions include:
*Co-chair, University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee
*Counselor, Iowa Psychiatric Physicians Society
*Diversity Leadership Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Here are some photos shared in the University’s article about him: