Dr. Juan J. Rivera
Dr. Juan J. Rivera
Dr. Juan J. Rivera (born July 27, 1976) Puerto Rico, is a renowned Internist and Cardiologist trained at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. He specializes in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
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Dr. Juan J. Rivera attracted from the age of 15 by this profession by palpitations in the heart that he felt since he was a child, this being his first contact with what would later become his profession, it occurred in an organic way.
He completed his medical studies at the University of Puerto Rico, later moving to Dallas, Texas, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During his final year of residency, he was accepted to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland for the purpose of pursuing a subspecialty in Cardiology along with a master's degree in public health.
After finishing his training, Dr. Rivera joined Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, and for three years they maintained a cardiovascular prevention practice together.
Dr. Rivera is Professor at the Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, and holds a voluntary academic position at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In May 2012, he was appointed Director of Preventive Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL, where he also maintains his private practice.
He writes a monthly health column for People En Español and has a radio segment on Fridays at 8 AM on the Enrique Santos program, a unionized radio show on Univisión Radio that reaches millions of Hispanics in more than 10 cities in the United States.
Dr. Rivera has published countless articles on Preventive Cardiology in many of the prestigious scientific journals.
From 2009-2013 he served as Medical Advisor for the Telemundo Network with weekly segments on the national programs “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticiero Telemundo”. In February 2013, he left Telemundo to become the Main Medical Correspondent for the Univision network, as well as for Fusion, the television network created by ABC and Univision which transmits content in English. Dr. Juan appears regularly on Noticiero Univision, Primer Impacto, Despierta América and Al Punto with Jorge Ramos. He has his own show in English on Alternative Medicine, "Strange Medicine", which airs on Fusion every Sunday at 9 PM. The Spanish version, “Medicina Desconocida”, premieres in February 2014 on Univision.