Dr. Edgardo Rivera, Medical Director
Dr. Rivera is developing the center’s clinical vision, strategy and focus. He will direct all cancer program clinical activities and act as the lead clinical representative.
Dr. Rivera is a medical oncologist who most recently worked as the medical director at Methodist Hospital’s Breast Center in Houston, Texas. He has also served as the chief of the Breast Medical Oncology Section and the associate professor of Medicine of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at Methodist Hospital/Weill Cornell University. In 2006, he was the director of US Medical Strategy for Bristol Myers.
Dr. Rivera received his post graduate training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and joined the faculty there as an instructor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology in 1996. He progressed through assistant professor and associate professor positions in that department. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, Dr. Rivera trained oncology fellows and medical students, and he received the 2003 MD Anderson Outstanding Educator Award. He also served in numerous administrative positions at MD Anderson, including medical director of the Breast Medical Oncology Long Term Follow-Up Clinic, supervisor of the Breast Medical Oncology Anticoagulation Clinic and associate medical director for the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center.
Dr. Rivera has significant experience in breast cancer research, and has served as principal investigator in several clinical trials. He has published numerous articles and presented around the world about his work to improve of breast cancer treatment.
He has received many awards and accolades during his career including the “2009 Doctor’s Choice Award” from Health and Fitness Magazine and the Bristol Myers Squibb Award of Distinction.