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Ramon                          Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera MD

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Specialty/Research Focus

Gastroenterology

 
Professional Summary:

I am a board-certified gastroenterologist with deep clinical experience. Having been a leader in interventional endoscopy in the gulf region in the U.S. for nearly a decade, I now care for patients at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). I also care for patients at the UBMD Internal Medicine office at 1020 Youngs Rd. in Amherst. Patient-focused care is a hallmark of my medical practice; I often collaborate with other gastroenterologists and primary care physicians to help ensure the best possible coordinated care for my patients.

I have advanced training in therapeutic endoscopic procedures, and I have vast experience in all aspects of therapeutic endoscopy. This includes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), interventional endoscopic ultrasounds (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), radio frequency ablation (RFA), cryoablation, balloon-assisted ERCP in postsurgical anatomy, cholangioscopy, biliary and pancreatic EUS rendezvous, post-liver-transplant ERCP in deceased and live-donor anatomy and minimally invasive hybrid endoscopic surgery.

My research interests span the field of interventional endoscopy, with a special focus on genetic and environmental risk factors of pancreas disease as well as interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

I am active in training and mentoring the next generation of physicians. I believe it’s critical that trainees understand the disease process. I encourage them to question the intricacies of each case in order to foster their knowledge and growth as clinicians. I believe that expecting trainees to conceptualize each case in this manner is more valuable than simply memorizing the data. When approaching disease from this perspective, novel questions inherently arise and this, in turn, drives research questions that will fill a void in the extant literature. I teach from the perspective that while I am an expert in this field, I continue to be a student, following the literature and incorporating best practices as they arise.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2008)
  • Fellowship, Graduate Hospital / Drexel University College of Medicine (2007)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital / MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (2004)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital/ MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (2003)
  • Internship, Frankford Hospital/ Jefferson Health System (2000)
  • MD, Universidad IberoAmericana (1998)
Employment:
  • Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Chief of Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Co-Director Total Pancreatectomy/Auto Islet Cell Transplant Program, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2014–2015)
  • Attending Physician, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2008–2015)
  • Director of Pancreas Biliary Clinic, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2008–2015)
  • Director of Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2011–2014)
  • Co-Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Endoscopy, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (2008–2011)
Awards and Honors:
  • 2007-2008 ASGE Scholarship for Advanced Fellows, DAVE Project/Massachusetts General Hospital (2007)
  • ACG National Fellows Forum Award (2006)
  • Guth Humanistic Award, The Graduate Hospital, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Phlladelphia, PA (2003)
  • Resident of the Year, The Graduate Hospital, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2002)


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Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Gastroenterology (2003–present)
  • American College of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2003–present)
  • American College of Physicians (2001–present)
Presentations:
  • "GERD" Presenter, UBMD Internal Medicine Annual Primary Care CME Conference (2017)
  • "Acute Pancreatitis and Management of Post Inflammatory Collections" Department of Medicine City-Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "EUS-Fine Needle Aspiration of Pancreas Lesion" American Association of Pathologists' Assistants Spring Meeting (2014)
  • "Invited Expert Speaker Panel" Orlando EUS Live 2013 Course, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center (2013)
  • "Biliary Stone Management" 3rd Annual Crescent City Fellows Course, LSU Health Sciences (2012)
  • "Role of EUS in Neuroendocrine Tumors" Louisiana NET Support Group (2012)
  • "Evidence Based Management of Acute Pancreatitis" Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic (2011)
  • "Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction / Manometry" 2nd Annual Crescent City Fellows Course, LSU Health Sciences (2010)
Service Activities:
  • Endoscopy Advisory Safety Council, Ochsner Clinic Hospital; Chair (2012–2015)
  • OR Product Analysis Committee, Ochsner Clinic Hospital; Committee Member (2008–2015)
  • Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, The Graduate Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine; Committee Member (2003–2004)
  • Medical Records Committee, The Graduate Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine; Committee Member (2003–2004)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, The Graduate Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine; Committee Member (2001–2007)

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Contact Information

B8-12 Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, NY 14203
Email: rerivera@buffalo.edu

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