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Ramon                          Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera MD

UBMD Medicine

Specialties

Gastroenterology

 

Overview

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.

Specialties:

Gastroenterology

Additional Languages:

Fluent Spanish

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-961-9900
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
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)
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)

Research

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.