Fellow of American College of Chest Physician

Dr. Rivera held a position as a teaching attending at the Pulmonary Fellowship Program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and then moved to the Rio Grande Valley and has been treating patients since 1997 with extensive experience in multiple complex pulmonary disease, including COPD, Asthma and Interstitial lung disease along with others.


Internal Medicine
Bronx- Lebanon Hospital Center, New York City, NY


Pulmonary Medicine
Bronx -Lebanon Hospital Center, New York City, NY


Valley Pulmonary Specialists
Owner / Physician

1999 — 2004

Pulmonary Associates of South Texas
Owner / Physician

1996 — 1999

Evaluates, consults and manages pulmonary, critical care and internal medicine patients.

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY
Attending Physician in Pulmonary Medicine

1994 — 1996

Provided education to medical residents of pulmonary medicine and critical care. In charge of overseeing the medical progression of all patients in an eighteen bed Intensive care Unit.


Bachelor of Science in Biology
Inter American University, San German, PR

1976- 1980

Medical School
La Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico

1981 — 1987

Residency of Internal Medicine
Bronx Lebanon, Bronx, NY

1988- 1991

Nephrology Fellowship
Bronx Lebanon, Bronx, NY

1991- 1992

Pulmonary Fellowship
Bronx Lebanon, Bronx, NY

1992- 1994


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