Dr. Rivera specializes in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery. She believes the most important components of providing excellent care are communication, patient education, and patient involvement in their treatment plan. She works toward developing a partnership with her patients in order to achieve successful outcomes. Dr. Rivera is known throughout the medical community as an expert in her field delivering state of the art care and maintaining the highest professional standards.
Dr. Rivera is active with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Florida Orthopaedic Society, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and the Dade County Medical Association.
Dr. Rivera has received both her BS and MD from Cornell University. She was a Halsted General Surgery Intern at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She completed both her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, a nationally recognized program of excellence.