Roxana Y. Rivera, M.D.

  • Posted on: Apr 22 2019
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Roxana Rivera, M.D. is an oculoplastic surgeon and specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system, including congenital defects, drooping eyelids, tumors, tear duct problems, injuries of the eyelids, tear drainage system or eye socket, reconstruction of the eyelids after cancer removal, as well as non-surgical treatments such as Botox, fillers and lasers.

Dr. Rivera graduated with honors from the National University of Trujillo School of Medicine in Peru. Following her internship and residency training in ophthalmology, she spent a year aboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, doing humanitarian work in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rivera then completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Dalhousie University in Canada and in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery at the University of Cincinnati University Hospital, Cincinnati Eye Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Upon completion of her fellowship training, Dr. Rivera joined the full-time faculty of the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for five years before returning to Ohio to hold the position of Director of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Division of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, where she was awarded the Teaching Award for her excellence and commitment to Resident education.

Dr. Rivera has published numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.

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