Ramon Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera

Ramon E. Rivera MD

UBMD Internal Medicine




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). I also care for patients at the General Physicians PC office at Conventus building 4th floor on 1001 Main St. in Buffalo. 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.



Additional Languages:

Fluent Spanish

Physician Gender:



General Physicians, PC
1001 Main St. 4th. Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Not accepting new patients

Board Certifications:

  • 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 Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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