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Maria Patricia Rivera, M.D.

Maria Patricia Rivera, M.D.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

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Pulmonary Clinic

601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Dr. Rivera is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at URMC in April 2022 as the C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine and the Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division...
Dr. Rivera is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at URMC in April 2022 as the C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine and the Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, and the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Wilmot Cancer Institute. Her expertise includes screening, diagnosing, and staging lung cancer and managing treatment complications.

Professional Background

Dr. Rivera lived in Cuba and Colombia before emigrating to the United States, spending her early years in New York. She graduated Summa cum laude from Pace University with a BS in Biology in 1981 and then attended Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York receiving her M.D. in 1985. Sh...
Dr. Rivera lived in Cuba and Colombia before emigrating to the United States, spending her early years in New York. She graduated Summa cum laude from Pace University with a BS in Biology in 1981 and then attended Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York receiving her M.D. in 1985. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She completed a fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and North Shore University Hospital in 1992. She served as Chief Resident of the Internal Medicine Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

From July 1989 to June 1990. Following her fellowship training, she was recruited as an Assistant Attending in the Department of Medicine/Pulmonary Division at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at Cornell University Medical College. In 1995, Dr. Rivera joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1998 and ascended to the rank of Professor of Medicine with Tenure in 2012. At UNC, Dr. Rivera co-founded the first Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program (MTOP) in the country, a premier program that became the model for multidisciplinary care and defined the vital role pulmonologists play in caring for patients with thoracic malignancies. In 2015 she founded and directed the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Screening Program at UNC. While at UNC, she held numerous leadership positions, including Co-director of MTOP, Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program, Co-Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, Director of Clinical Operations, Director of the UNC-Rex Pulmonary Practice, and Director of the Pulmonary Function and Bronchoscopy Laboratory.

National Leadership

For more than 20 years, Dr. Rivera has served and held leadership positions on National Pulmonary and Critical Care and Cancer societies, including the American Thoracic Society (ATS), The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Round Table. She is currently the President-Elect of ATS and will serve as President of the Society from May 2023 to May 2024.

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)

C. Jane Davis & C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)

Chief - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)

Professor - Cancer Center - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Pulmonary Disease, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 1989 - 1990

Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 1988 - 1992

Residency, Internal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital GME-Manhasset. 1985 - 1988

Education

MD | State University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. 1985

Awards

American College of Chest Physicians Distinguished CHEST Educator. 2022

Elected Member of the Wilmot Cancer Institute. 2022

Named the C. Jane Davis and C. Robert Davis Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Medicine. 2022

President-Elect of the American Thoracic Society. 2022

Vice-President of the American Thoracic Society. 2021

American College of Chest Physicians Distinguished CHEST Educator. 2021

Nominated for the American Thoracic Society Elizabeth A. Rich Award. 2020

American College of Chest Physicians Distinguished CHEST Educator. 2020

Nominated for the UNC School of Medicine Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecturer. 2020

Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Thoracic Society (5-year term). 2020

Latin Medical Student Association Inaugural CHARLA Lecture. 2019

American College of Chest Physicians Distinguished CHEST Educator. 2019

ATS Assembly on Thoracic Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award. 2019

Faculty Administrator Development Program (FADP). 2019 - 2020

Selected Fellow of the American Thoracic Society. 2019

UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence. 2019

Guest Editor, Clinics in Chest Medicine: Lung Cancer Volume I and II, 2019-2020. 2019 - 2020

First Annual Pulmonary and Critical Care Division Faculty Teacher of the Year Award. 2018

CHEST Presidential Honor Lecture. 2017

Member and Pulmonary Medicine Representative to the Immunotherapy Adverse Events Working Group at the University of North Caroli. 2015 - 2022

Nominated for the American Thoracic Society Elizabeth A. Rich Award. 2015

The First Annual Dorothy A. White, MD Memorial Lecture, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 2013

Co-recipient of an anonymous $100,000 gift to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center to establish the Benjamin Calvo and M. Patricia R. 2013

Guest Editor, Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: Lung Cancer Volume 34. 2013

Selected Liaison to the IASLC Society Representing Pulmonologists in Thoracic Oncology. 2011 - 2012

Best Doctors in America. 2009 - 2019

Nominated for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Award for the Advancement of Women. 2006 - 2007

University of North Carolina School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony, Keynote Speaker. 2005

Nominated by the Organization of Student Representatives Chapter of UNC Medical School for the Association of American Medical C. 2004

Best Doctors in America. 2003 - 2006

Teaching Scholars Program University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2003 - 2004

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine Richard H. Whitehead Lecturer. 1998

Selected Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. 1997

American Society of Clinical Oncology - Travel Award. 1990

Summa cum laude. 1981

Research

Dr. Rivera’s research focuses on the early detection of lung cancer, disparities in lung cancer care, toxicities caused by therapies in lung cancer, and implementing and disseminating lung cancer screening. She co-developed and serves as Co-Investigator of the North Carolina (NC) Lung Screening Regi...
Dr. Rivera’s research focuses on the early detection of lung cancer, disparities in lung cancer care, toxicities caused by therapies in lung cancer, and implementing and disseminating lung cancer screening. She co-developed and serves as Co-Investigator of the North Carolina (NC) Lung Screening Registry, a statewide initiative to examine the delivery, quality, and outcomes of lung cancer screening and evaluate the extent to which disparities in lung cancer screening outcomes exist. She is funded by the NIH/NCI to study lung cancer screening implementation and how underlying co-morbidities impact lung cancer screening outcomes. She collaborates with the Southeastern Consortium for Lung Cancer Health Equity through a Stand Up 2 Cancer grant improving access to lung cancer screening and exploring genetic risk scores in lung cancer screening assessment, particularly in underserved populations.

Publications

Journal Articles

Methods for Using Race and Ethnicity in Prediction Models for Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility.

Landy R, Gomez I, Caverly TJ, Kawamoto K, Rivera MP, Robbins HA, Young CD, Chaturvedi AK, Cheung LC, Katki HA

JAMA network open.. 2023 September 56 (9):e2331155. Epub 09/05/2023.

Disparities Across the Continuum of Lung Cancer Care.

Rivera MP, Gudina AT, Cartujano-Barrera F, Cupertino P

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2023 September 44 (3):531-542. Epub 05/09/2023.

No One Left Behind: Access to Prevention and Treatment for All.

Rivera MP

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2023 August 2 Epub 08/02/2023.

Delays in Follow-up After a Positive Lung Cancer Screening Exam: Is the Benefit of Screening Compromised?

Rivera MP, Henderson LM, Sakoda LC

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2023 June 13 Epub 06/13/2023.

Communication of Positive Lung Cancer Screening Findings and Receipt of Recommended Follow-up Care.

Henderson LM, Durham DD, Long J, Lamb D, Lane LM, Rivera MP

JAMA network open.. 2023 June 16 (6):e2320409. Epub 06/01/2023.

Research Priorities for Interventions to Address Health Disparities in Lung Nodule Management: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement.

Steiling K, Kathuria H, Echieh CP, Ost DE, Rivera MP, Begnaud A, Celedón JC, Charlot M, Dietrick F, Duma N, Fong KM, Ford JG, Gould MK, Holguin F, Pérez-Stable EJ, Tanner NT, Thomson CC, Wiener RS, Wisnivesky J

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2023 March 15207 (6):e31-e46. Epub 1900 01 01.

Considerations in Selecting Venues for the ATS International Conference: Balancing Competing Priorities of the Society's Diverse Membership.

Downey GP, Rivera MP, Schnapp LM, Petrache I, Roman J, Collishaw KJ

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2023 March 8 Epub 03/08/2023.

Cancer-related Fatigue in Lung Cancer: A Research Agenda: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement.

Bade BC, Faiz SA, Ha DM, Tan M, Barton-Burke M, Cheville AL, Escalante CP, Gozal D, Granger CL, Presley CJ, Smith SM, Chamberlaine DM, Long JM, Malone DJ, Pirl WF, Robinson HL, Yasufuku K, Rivera MP

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2023 March 1207 (5):e6-e28. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acquiring tissue for advanced lung cancer diagnosis and comprehensive biomarker testing: A National Lung Cancer Roundtable best-practice guide.

Fox AH, Nishino M, Osarogiagbon RU, Rivera MP, Rosenthal LS, Smith RA, Farjah F, Sholl LM, Silvestri GA, Johnson BE

CA: a cancer journal for clinicians.. 2023 March 1 Epub 03/01/2023.

Lung cancer with air lucency: a systematic review and clinical management guide.

Detterbeck FC, Kumbasar U, Li AX, Rubinowitz AN, Traube L, Gosangi B, Udelsman BV, Bade BC, Ely S, Barreto G, Tanoue LT, Marom EM, Rivera MP

Journal of thoracic disease.. 2023 February 2815 (2):731-746. Epub 02/23/2023.

Understanding the Perspectives of Latino Adults Who Smoke on Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study.

Hernández-Torres R, Alaniz-Cantu E, Bautista Rojas MV, Lara D, Merritt S, DeJesus E, D'Abundo ML, McIntosh S, Ossip DJ, Fuller D, Rivera MP, Cupertino AP, Cartujano-Barrera F

International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2023 February 1020 (4)Epub 02/10/2023.

Outcomes from more than a million persons screened for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography.

Silvestri GA, Goldman L, Tanner NT, Burleson J, Gould M, Kazerooni EA, Mazzone PJ, Rivera MP, Doria-Rose VP, Rosenthal LS, Simanowith M, Smith RA, Fedewa S

Chest.. 2023 February 9 Epub 02/09/2023.

Spanish version of the susceptibility to e-cigarettes scale among Latino adolescents.

Cartujano-Barrera F, Hernández-Torres R, Chávez-Iñiguez A, Orfin RH, Fernandez ID, Rivera PM, Cupertino AP

Tobacco prevention & cessation.. 2023 9 :01. Epub 01/05/2023.

Understanding Factors Associated with Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening among Individuals at High Risk.

Gudina AT, Kamen C, Cheruvu VK, Cupertino P, Rivera MP

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved.. 2023 34 (2):719-730. Epub 1900 01 01.

Are Black and Latino adolescents being asked if they use electronic cigarettes and advised not to use them? Results from a community-based survey.

Connolly M, Croft D, Ramírez-Palacios P, Cai X, Hill B, Orfin RH, Rivera MP, Wilson KM, Li D, McIntosh S, Ossip DJ, Cupertino AP, Cartujano-Barrera F

Frontiers in public health.. 2023 11 :1222184. Epub 08/10/2023.

Variability in Reporting of Incidental Findings Detected on Lung Cancer Screening.

Henderson LM, Chiles C, Perera P, Durham DD, Lamb D, Lane LM, Rivera MP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2022 December 20 Epub 12/20/2022.

Receipt of Recommended Follow-up Care After a Positive Lung Cancer Screening Examination.

Rivera MP, Durham DD, Long JM, Perera P, Lane L, Lamb D, Metwally E, Henderson LM

JAMA network open.. 2022 November 15 (11):e2240403. Epub 11/01/2022.

Characteristics of Persons Screened for Lung Cancer in the United States : A Cohort Study.

Silvestri GA, Goldman L, Burleson J, Gould M, Kazerooni EA, Mazzone PJ, Rivera MP, Doria-Rose VP, Rosenthal LS, Simanowith M, Smith RA, Tanner NT, Fedewa S

Annals of internal medicine.. 2022 November 175 (11):1501-1505. Epub 10/11/2022.

Be the Change: Advancing Lung Health and Closing the Global Healthcare Gap.

Downey GP, Rivera MP, Schnapp L, Petrache I, Roman J, Collishaw K

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2022 September 15206 (6):667-669. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung Cancer Screening in Individuals With and Without Lung-Related Comorbidities.

Metwally EM, Rivera MP, Durham DD, Lane L, Perera P, Lamb D, Henderson LM

JAMA network open.. 2022 September 15 (9):e2230146. Epub 09/01/2022.

Prospective Multisite Cohort Study to Evaluate Shared Decision-Making Utilization Among Individuals Screened for Lung Cancer.

Tailor TD, Rivera MP, Durham DD, Perera P, Lane L, Henderson LM

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.. 2022 August 19 (8):945-953. Epub 04/16/2022.

Balancing the Benefits and Harms of Lung Cancer Screening: Much Work to Be Done.

Burks AC, Long J, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2022 August 162 (2):274-276. Epub 1900 01 01.

Optimal Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Among Persons Living With HIV.

Sellers SA, Edmonds A, Ramirez C, Cribbs SK, Ofotokun I, Huang L, Morris A, Mccormack MC, Kunisaki KM, D'souza G, Rivera MP, Drummond MB, Adimora AA

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes : JAIDS.. 2022 June 190 (2):184-192. Epub 1900 01 01.

Complementary Approaches to Lung Cancer Detection in High-Risk Populations.

Rivera MP, Cupertino P, Henderson LM

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2022 May 23 :JCO2200494. Epub 05/23/2022.

Electromagnetic Navigation Transthoracic Nodule Localization for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery.

Ghosh S, Chambers D, Belanger AR, Burks AC, MacRosty C, Conterato A, Long J, Haithcock B, Rivera MP, Akulian JA

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE.. 2022 May 4 (183)Epub 05/04/2022.

Pretreatment Invasive Nodal Staging in Lung Cancer: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Among Academic and Community Physicians.

Henderson LM, Farjah F, Detterbeck F, Smith RA, Silvestri GA, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2022 March 161 (3):826-832. Epub 11/18/2021.

Response.

Atchley WT, Alvarez C, Saxena-Beem S, Schwartz TA, Ishizawar RC, Patel KP, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2022 March 161 (3):e197. Epub 1900 01 01.

Randomized control trial of unconditional versus conditional incentives to increase study enrollment rates in participants at increased risk of lung cancer.

Kumar AD, Durham DD, Lane L, Perera P, Rivera MP, Henderson LM

Journal of clinical epidemiology.. 2022 January 141 :11-17. Epub 08/29/2021.

Clinical validation and utility of Percepta GSC for the evaluation of lung cancer.

Mazzone P, Dotson T, Wahidi MM, Bernstein M, Lee HJ, Feller Kopman D, Yarmus L, Whitney D, Stevenson C, Qu J, Johnson M, Walsh PS, Huang J, Lofaro LR, Bhorade SM, Kennedy GC, Spira A, Rivera MP, ,

PloS one.. 2022 17 (7):e0268567. Epub 07/13/2022.

Knowledge and Practice Patterns Among Pulmonologists for Molecular Biomarker Testing in Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Fox AH, Jett JR, Roy UB, Johnson BE, King JC, Martin N, Osarogiagbon RU, Rivera MP, Rosenthal LS, Smith RA, Silvestri GA

Chest.. 2021 December 160 (6):2293-2303. Epub 06/26/2021.

Adherence to Lung Cancer Screening: What Exactly Are We Talking About?

Sakoda LC, Henderson LM, Rivera MP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2021 December 18 (12):1951-1952. Epub 1900 01 01.

Using Prediction Models to Reduce Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Draft 2020 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines.

Landy R, Young CD, Skarzynski M, Cheung LC, Berg CD, Rivera MP, Robbins HA, Chaturvedi AK, Katki HA

Journal of the National Cancer Institute.. 2021 November 2113 (11):1590-1594. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cardiovascular Risk in the Lung Cancer Screening Population: A Multicenter Study Evaluating the Association Between Coronary Artery Calcification and Preventive Statin Prescription.

Tailor TD, Chiles C, Yeboah J, Rivera MP, Tong BC, Schwartz FR, Benefield T, Lane LM, Stashko I, Thomas SM, Henderson LM

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.. 2021 September 18 (9):1258-1266. Epub 02/26/2021.

Molecular Biomarker and Programmed Death-Ligand 1 Expression Testing in Patients With Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Across North Carolina Community Hospitals.

Rivera MP, Charlot M, Durham DD, Throneburg A, Lane LM, Perera P, Samulski TD, Henderson LM

Chest.. 2021 September 160 (3):1121-1130. Epub 04/19/2021.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis in Lung Cancer: Real-World Incidence, Risk Factors, and Management Practices Across Six Health Care Centers in North Carolina.

Atchley WT, Alvarez C, Saxena-Beem S, Schwartz TA, Ishizawar RC, Patel KP, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2021 August 160 (2):731-742. Epub 02/20/2021.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Volumes and Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening.

Henderson LM, Benefield T, Bosemani T, Long JM, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2021 July 160 (1):379-382. Epub 01/05/2021.

Age, Sex, Smoking, and Race: Is Progress Being Made in Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility?

Sears CR, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2021 July 160 (1):31-33. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung Cancer Screening With Low Dose Computed Tomography in Patients With and Without Prior History of Cancer in the National Lung Screening Trial.

Henderson LM, Durham DD, Tammemägi MC, Benefield T, Marsh MW, Rivera MP

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2021 June 16 (6):980-989. Epub 02/10/2021.

Sociodemographic disparities in the management of advanced lung cancer: a narrative review.

Stein JN, Rivera MP, Weiner A, Duma N, Henderson L, Mody G, Charlot M

Journal of thoracic disease.. 2021 June 13 (6):3772-3800. Epub 1900 01 01.

Increased Risk and Improved Survival: The Double-Edged Sword of Lung Cancer in Women.

MacRosty CR, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2021 May 159 (5):1719-1720. Epub 1900 01 01.

Patterns and Factors Associated With Adherence to Lung Cancer Screening in Diverse Practice Settings.

Sakoda LC, Rivera MP, Zhang J, Perera P, Laurent CA, Durham D, Huamani Velasquez R, Lane L, Schwartz A, Quesenberry CP, Minowada G, Henderson LM

JAMA network open.. 2021 April 14 (4):e218559. Epub 04/01/2021.

Broadened Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening: Challenges and Uncertainty for Implementation and Equity.

Henderson LM, Rivera MP, Basch E

JAMA.. 2021 March 9325 (10):939-941. Epub 1900 01 01.

The impact of pathologic staging of the hilar/mediastinal nodes on outcomes in patients with early-stage NSCLC receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy.

Mullins BT, Moore DT, Rivera MP, Marks LB, Akulian J, Pearlstein KA, Wang K, Burks AC, Weiner AA

Journal of thoracic disease.. 2021 February 13 (2):1045-1054. Epub 1900 01 01.

How Health-Care Organizations Implement Shared Decision-making When It Is Required for Reimbursement: The Case of Lung Cancer Screening.

Alishahi Tabriz A, Neslund-Dudas C, Turner K, Rivera MP, Reuland DS, Elston Lafata J

Chest.. 2021 January 159 (1):413-425. Epub 08/13/2020.

Response.

Silvestri GA, Bevill B, Chen A, Pastis NJ, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Yarmus L, Vachani A

Chest.. 2021 January 159 (1):438-439. Epub 1900 01 01.

Management of Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters: A Modified Delphi Consensus Statement.

Gilbert CR, Wahidi MM, Light RW, Rivera MP, Sterman DH, Thomas R, Shojaee S, Shoham S, Psallidas I, Ost DE, Molena D, Maskell N, Maldonado F, Liberman M, Lee YCG, Lee H, Herth FJF, Grosu H, Gorden JA, Fysh ETH, Corcoran JP, Argento AC, Akulian JA, Rahman NM, Yarmus LB,

Chest.. 2020 November 158 (5):2221-2228. Epub 06/17/2020.

Improving Inequities in Lung Cancer Screening: Risk Prediction Models and the Potential to Achieve a Great Equalizer Effect.

Tanner NT, Rivera MP

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2020 November 15 (11):1711-1713. Epub 10/23/2020.

Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility and Healthcare Access. An Official American Thoracic Society Statement.

Rivera MP, Katki HA, Tanner NT, Triplette M, Sakoda LC, Wiener RS, Cardarelli R, Carter-Harris L, Crothers K, Fathi JT, Ford ME, Smith R, Winn RA, Wisnivesky JP, Henderson LM, Aldrich MC

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2020 October 1202 (7):e95-e112. Epub 1900 01 01.

Rates of positive lung cancer screening examinations in academic versus community practice.

Henderson LM, Bacchus L, Benefield T, Huamani Velasquez R, Rivera MP

Translational lung cancer research.. 2020 August 9 (4):1528-1532. Epub 1900 01 01.

Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST Expert Panel Report.

Mazzone PJ, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Chen AC, Choi HK, Detterbeck FC, Farjah F, Fong KM, Iaccarino JM, Janes SM, Kanne JP, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Naidich DP, Powell CA, Raoof S, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Tanoue LK, Tremblay A, Vachani A, White CS, Wiener RS, Silvestri GA

Chest.. 2020 July 158 (1):406-415. Epub 04/23/2020.

Both Duration and Pack-Years of Tobacco Smoking Should Be Used for Clinical Practice and Research.

Pleasants RA, Rivera MP, Tilley SL, Bhatt SP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2020 July 17 (7):804-806. Epub 1900 01 01.

Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST Expert Panel Report.

Mazzone PJ, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Chen AC, Choi HK, Detterbeck FC, Farjah F, Fong KM, Iaccarino JM, Janes SM, Kanne JP, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Naidich DP, Powell CA, Raoof S, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Tanoue LK, Tremblay A, Vachani A, White CS, Wiener RS, Silvestri GA

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.. 2020 July 17 (7):845-854. Epub 04/23/2020.

An Evaluation of Diagnostic Yield From Bronchoscopy: The Impact of Clinical/Radiographic Factors, Procedure Type, and Degree of Suspicion for Cancer.

Silvestri GA, Bevill BT, Huang J, Brooks M, Choi Y, Kennedy G, Lofaro L, Chen A, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Vachani A, Yarmus L, Pastis NJ

Chest.. 2020 June 157 (6):1656-1664. Epub 01/21/2020.

Passion, Perseverance, and Quantum Leaps: Lung Cancer in the Twenty-First Century.

Rivera MP, Matthay RA

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2020 June 41 (2):xi-xiii. Epub 1900 01 01.

Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST Expert Panel Report.

Mazzone PJ, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Chen AC, Choi HK, Detterbeck FC, Farjah F, Fong KM, Iaccarino JM, Janes SM, Kanne JP, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Naidich DP, Powell CA, Raoof S, Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Tanoue LK, Tremblay A, Vachani A, White CS, Wiener RS, Silvestri GA

Radiology. Imaging cancer.. 2020 May 2 (3):e204013. Epub 04/23/2020.

Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening: A Review.

Haddad DN, Sandler KL, Henderson LM, Rivera MP, Aldrich MC

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2020 April 17 (4):399-405. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung Cancer in Women: A Modern Epidemic.

MacRosty CR, Rivera MP

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2020 March 41 (1):53-65. Epub 01/02/2020.

Passion, Perseverance, and Quantum Leaps: Lung Cancer in the Twenty-First Century.

Rivera MP, Matthay RA

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2020 March 41 (1):ix-xi. Epub 1900 01 01.

A bronchoscopy-associated pseudo-outbreak of traced to use of contaminated ice used for bronchoalveolar lavage.

Bringhurst J, Weber DJ, Miller MB, Jones MC, Rivera MP, Akulian J, Rutala WA, Sickbert-Bennett EE

Infection control and hospital epidemiology.. 2020 January 41 (1):124-126. Epub 11/15/2019.

Electromagnetic Transthoracic Nodule Localization for Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Resection.

Long J, Petrov R, Haithcock B, Chambers D, Belanger A, Burks AC, Rivera MP, Ghosh S, MacRosty C, Delgado A, Akulian J

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2019 November 108 (5):1528-1534. Epub 06/21/2019.

Safely and Effectively Evaluating Computed Tomography-detected Lung Lesions. Much Work to Be Done.

Burks AC, Gould MK, Silvestri G, Yarmus LB, Sears CR, Arenberg DA, Gonzalez AV, Slatore CG, Tanner NT, Vachani A, Nana-Sinkam P, Fuster MM, Wahidi MM, Tanoue LT, Rivera MP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2019 November 16 (11):1360-1362. Epub 1900 01 01.

Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-related Pneumonitis. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement.

Sears CR, Peikert T, Possick JD, Naidoo J, Nishino M, Patel SP, Camus P, Gaga M, Garon EB, Gould MK, Limper AH, Montgrain PR, Travis WD, Rivera MP

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2019 September 15200 (6):e31-e43. Epub 1900 01 01.

Changes in Physician Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices regarding Lung Cancer Screening.

Henderson LM, Benefield TS, Bearden SC, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Goldstein AO, Throneburg A, Rivera MP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2019 August 16 (8):1065-1069. Epub 1900 01 01.

Incidence and clinical relevance of non-small cell lung cancer lymph node micro-metastasis detected by staging endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration.

Belanger AR, Hollyfield J, Yacovone G, Ceppe AS, Akulian JA, Burks AC, Rivera MP, Dodd LG, Long JM, Haithcock BE, Pecot CV

Journal of thoracic disease.. 2019 August 11 (8):3650-3658. Epub 1900 01 01.

Real-World Application of the NAVIGATE Trial.

Thiboutot J, Yarmus LB, Lee HJ, Rivera MP, Ost DE, Feller-Kopman D

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2019 July 14 (7):e146-e147. Epub 1900 01 01.

Access to Lung Cancer Screening Programs in the United States: Perpetuating the Inverse Care Law.

Wiener RS, Rivera MP

Chest.. 2019 May 155 (5):883-885. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung cancer screening and shared decision making in cancer survivors: the long and winding road.

Rivera MP, Henderson LM

Translational lung cancer research.. 2019 April 8 (2):119-123. Epub 1900 01 01.

Peripheral Lung Nodule Diagnosis and Fiducial Marker Placement Using a Novel Tip-Tracked Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System.

Belanger AR, Burks AC, Chambers DM, Ghosh S, MacRosty CR, Conterato AJ, Rivera MP, Akulian JA

Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology.. 2019 January 26 (1):41-48. Epub 1900 01 01.

Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: Round and Round We Go.

Rivera MP

Annals of the American Thoracic Society.. 2019 January 16 (1):59-61. Epub 1900 01 01.

Opinions and Practices of Lung Cancer Screening by Physician Specialty.

Henderson LM, Marsh MW, Benefield TS, Jones LM, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Goldstein AO, Molina PL, Maygarden SJ, Rivera MP

North Carolina medical journal.. 2019 80 (1):19-26. Epub 1900 01 01.

Multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative to standardize reporting of lung cancer screening.

Cubillos L, Brenner AT, Birchard K, Henderson LM, Molina PL, Pignone M, Ratner S, Rivera MP, Jones L, Reuland DS

Translational lung cancer research.. 2018 September 7 (Suppl 3):S297-S301. Epub 1900 01 01.

Incorporating Coexisting Chronic Illness into Decisions about Patient Selection for Lung Cancer Screening. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement.

Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Silvestri GA, Detterbeck FC, Tammemägi MC, Young RP, Slatore CG, Caverly TJ, Boyd CM, Braithwaite D, Fathi JT, Gould MK, Iaccarino JM, Malkoski SP, Mazzone PJ, Tanoue LT, Schoenborn NL, Zulueta JJ, Wiener RS,

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2018 July 15198 (2):e3-e13. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Immune Landscape of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Utility of Cytologic and Histologic Samples Obtained through Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Procedures.

Beattie J, Yarmus L, Wahidi M, Rivera MP, Gilbert C, Maldonado F, Czarnecka K, Argento A, Chen A, Herth F, Sterman DH,

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2018 July 1198 (1):24-38. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung Cancer Screening Practices in North Carolina CT Facilities.

Henderson LM, Jones LM, Marsh MW, Benefield T, Rivera MP, Molina PL

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR.. 2017 February 14 (2):166-170. Epub 10/27/2016.

Opinions, practice patterns, and perceived barriers to lung cancer screening among attending and resident primary care physicians.

Henderson LM, Jones LM, Marsh MW, Brenner AT, Goldstein AO, Benefield TS, Greenwood-Hickman MA, Molina PL, Rivera MP, Reuland DS

Risk management and healthcare policy.. 2017 10 :189-195. Epub 01/22/2018.

An official American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians policy statement: implementation of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice.

Wiener RS, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Au DH, Fennig K, Lamb CR, Mazzone PJ, Midthun DE, Napoli M, Ost DE, Powell CA, Rivera MP, Slatore CG, Tanner NT, Vachani A, Wisnivesky JP, Yoon SH,

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2015 October 1192 (7):881-91. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lung cancer. Preface.

Rivera MP

Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2013 December 34 (6):725. Epub 11/20/2013.

Lung cancer in women: differences in epidemiology, biology, histology, and treatment outcomes.

Rivera MP

Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2013 December 34 (6):792-801. Epub 11/20/2013.

Respiratory diseases: meeting the challenges of screening, prevention, and treatment.

Chang LH, Rivera MP

North Carolina medical journal.. 2013 74 (5):385-92. Epub 1900 01 01.

Clinical year in review II: mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome, critical care, and lung cancer.

Wilcox ME, Rivera MP, Sassoon C, Ware LB, Wunsch H, Herridge MS

Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.. 2012 October 9 (4):190-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Challenges scoring radiation pneumonitis in patients irradiated for lung cancer.

Yirmibesoglu E, Higginson DS, Fayda M, Rivera MP, Halle J, Rosenman J, Xie L, Marks LB

Lung cancer : journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2012 June 76 (3):350-3. Epub 01/09/2012.

Preinvasive lesions of the bronchus.

Rivera MP

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2011 December 32 (4):693-702. Epub 1900 01 01.

The prevalence of clinically relevant incidental findings on chest computed tomographic angiograms ordered to diagnose pulmonary embolism.

Hall WB, Truitt SG, Scheunemann LP, Shah SA, Rivera MP, Parker LA, Carson SS

Archives of internal medicine.. 2009 November 23169 (21):1961-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Impact of preoperative chemotherapy on pulmonary function tests in resectable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.

Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC, Socinski MA, Moore DT, Edelman MJ, Jahan TM, Ansari RH, Luketich JD, Peng G, Monberg M, Obasaju CK, Gralla RJ

Chest.. 2009 June 135 (6):1588-1595. Epub 02/02/2009.

Late complications of high-dose (>/=66 Gy) thoracic conformal radiation therapy in combined modality trials in unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Lee CB, Stinchcombe TE, Moore DT, Morris DE, Hayes DN, Halle J, Rosenman JG, Rivera MP, Socinski MA

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2009 January 4 (1):74-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Long-term follow-up of a phase I/II trial of dose escalating three-dimensional conformal thoracic radiation therapy with induction and concurrent carboplatin and paclitaxel in unresectable stage IIIA/B non-small cell lung cancer.

Stinchcombe TE, Lee CB, Moore DT, Rivera MP, Halle J, Limentani S, Rosenman JG, Socinski MA

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2008 November 3 (11):1279-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

Induction chemotherapy with carboplatin, irinotecan, and paclitaxel followed by high dose three-dimension conformal thoracic radiotherapy (74 Gy) with concurrent carboplatin, paclitaxel, and gefitinib in unresectable stage IIIA and stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer.

Stinchcombe TE, Morris DE, Lee CB, Moore DT, Hayes DN, Halle JS, Rivera MP, Rosenman JG, Socinski MA

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2008 March 3 (3):250-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Beliefs among physicians in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to non-small cell lung cancer.

Stinchcombe TE, Detterbeck FC, Lin L, Rivera MP, Socinski MA

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.. 2007 September 2 (9):819-26. Epub 1900 01 01.

Initial diagnosis of lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition).

Rivera MP, Mehta AC,

Chest.. 2007 September 132 (3 Suppl):131S-148S. Epub 1900 01 01.

Smoking is associated with increased telomerase activity in short-term cultures of human bronchial epithelial cells.

Yim HW, Slebos RJ, Randell SH, Umbach DM, Parsons AM, Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC, Taylor JA

Cancer letters.. 2007 February 8246 (1-2):24-33. Epub 03/06/2006.

Detection of pre-invasive lung cancer: technical aspects of the LIFE project.

Flake GP, Rivera MP, Funkhouser WK, Maygarden SJ, Meadows KL, Long EH, Stockton PS, Jones TC, Yim HW, Slebos RJ, Taylor JA

Toxicologic pathology.. 2007 January 35 (1):65-74. Epub 1900 01 01.

Bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia after rituximab therapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Biehn SE, Kirk D, Rivera MP, Martinez AE, Khandani AH, Orlowski RZ

Hematological oncology.. 2006 December 24 (4):234-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Chromosomal abnormalities in bronchial epithelium from smokers, nonsmokers, and lung cancer patients.

Slebos RJ, Livanos E, Yim HW, Randell SH, Parsons AM, Detterbeck FC, Rivera MP, Taylor JA

Cancer genetics and cytogenetics.. 2005 June 159 (2):137-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

Induction and concurrent chemotherapy with high-dose thoracic conformal radiation therapy in unresectable stage IIIA and IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer: a dose-escalation phase I trial.

Socinski MA, Morris DE, Halle JS, Moore DT, Hensing TA, Limentani SA, Fraser R, Tynan M, Mears A, Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC, Rosenman JG

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2004 November 122 (21):4341-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gender and lung cancer.

Rivera MP, Stover DE

Clinics in chest medicine.. 2004 June 25 (2):391-400. Epub 1900 01 01.

Seeking a home for a PET, part 1: Defining the appropriate place for positron emission tomography imaging in the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules or masses.

Detterbeck FC, Falen S, Rivera MP, Halle JS, Socinski MA

Chest.. 2004 June 125 (6):2294-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Multimodality therapy in the treatment of lung cancer.

Rivera MP

Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2004 25 Suppl 1 :3-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

Diagnosis of lung cancer: the guidelines.

Rivera MP, Detterbeck F, Mehta AC,

Chest.. 2003 January 123 (1 Suppl):129S-136S. Epub 1900 01 01.

Guidelines on treatment of stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer.

Jett JR, Scott WJ, Rivera MP, Sause WT,

Chest.. 2003 January 123 (1 Suppl):221S-225S. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gemcitabine-based combinations as preoperative therapy in resectable non-small-cell lung cancer.

Socinski MA, Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC

Clinical lung cancer.. 2003 January 4 Suppl 2 :S50-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving gemcitabine and paclitaxel: report of two cases and a review of the literature.

Kudrik FJ, Rivera MP, Molina PL, Maygarden S, Socinski MA

Clinical lung cancer.. 2002 July 4 (1):52-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders (2023)

Chapter: Clinical evaluation and staging of lung cancer

Authors: Burks C, Rivera MP

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education 2023

Spanish and the Medical Interview (2021)

Chapter: Sangre en la flema

Authors: Rivera MP

Publisher: Elsevier 2021

Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (2021)

Chapter: Treatment of Lung Cancer

Authors: Rivera MP, Mody G, Weiner A

Publisher: Elsevier 2021

Lung Cancer: A Practical Approach to Evidence-based Clinical Evaluation and Management of Care (2018)

Chapter: Organization, quality, and efficiency of lung cancer care delivery

Authors: Rivera MP

Publisher: Elsevier 2018

Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine (2017)

Chapter: issue Acquisition in Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer: Techniques Available to the Pulmonologist

Authors: Akulian J, Rivera MP

Publisher: Springer 2017

Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders (2015)

Chapter: Clinical evaluation and staging of lung cancer

Authors: Chang LH, Rivera MP

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education 2015

Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine (2013)

Chapter: Tissue acquisition in patients with suspected lung cancer: Techniques available to the pulmonologist

Authors: Pathak V, Rivera MP

Publisher: Springer 2013

Drug-Induced and Iatrogenic Respiratory Disease. (2010)

Chapter: Radiation-induced lung disease

Authors: Weder MA, Rivera MP

Publisher: Edward Arnold Ltd. 2010

Manual de Pruebas de Función Pulmonar-de lá fisiología a lá practica (2009)

Chapter: Complicaciones torácicas de la radioterapia

Authors: Camus P, Rivera MP

Publisher: 2009 2009

Netter's Internal Medicine (2009)

Chapter: Pleural Effusion and Pneumothorax

Authors: Rivera MP

Publisher: Runge MS, Greganti AM 2009

Netter's Internal Medicine (2003)

Chapter: Pleural Diseases

Authors: Rivera MP

Publisher: Icon Learning Systems 2003

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer: An Evidenced–Based Guide for the Practicing Clinician (2000)

Chapter: Epidemiology and Classification of Lung Cancer

Authors: Rivera MP, Detterbeck FC, Loomis DP

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co. 2000

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer: An Evidenced-Based Guide for the Practicing Clinician (2000)

Chapter: Pulmonary Assessment and Treatment

Authors: Martinolich K, Rivera MP

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co. 2000

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer: An Evidenced-Based Guide for the Practicing Clinician (2000)

Chapter: Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis

Authors: Detterbeck FC, Rivera MP

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co. 2000

Diffuse Lung Disorders (1998)

Chapter: Hematological Disorders

Authors: Bromberg P, Rivera MP

Publisher: Springer 1998

Medical Management of Pulmonary Disease (1998)

Chapter: Lung Cancer

Authors: Rivera MP, Stover DE

Publisher: Marcel Dekker Inc. 1998

Thoracic Surgery (1995)

Chapter: Pulmonary Infections in the Immunocompromised Host

Authors: Stover DE, Rivera MP

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Inc. 1995

Respiratory Infections: A Scientific Basis for Management (1993)

Chapter: Respiratory Infections in Immunocompromised Patients; Non-transplant, Chemotherapy Induced

Authors: Rivera MP, Jules-Elysse K, Stover DE

Publisher: W.B. Saunders 1993

Annual Review of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 1991/92 (1992)

Chapter: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Authors: Stover DE, Rivera MP, Jules-Elysee K

Publisher: Hanley and Belfus 1992

Critical Care of the Cancer Patient (1990)

Chapter: Acute Toxicities of Cancer Chemotherapy

Authors: Rivera MP, Pisters KW, Kris MG

Publisher: Yearbook Medical Publishers 1990