Rafael Rivera

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Rafael Rivera, M.D.

Assistant Professor; Associate Dean for Admission and Financial Aid; Director of Admissions
Department of Radiology (Radiology)
NYU Radiology Associates

Clinical Addresses

Department of Radiology
560 First Avenue, IRM 234
New York, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 5; Tue. 9 - 5; Wed. 9 - 5; Thu. 9 - 5; Fri. 9 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-5362

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Medical Specialties


Medical Expertise

Pediatric Radiology



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Board Certification

2000 — Ab Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
2003 — Ab Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)


1995 — Cornell University Medical College, Medical Education
1995-1996 — Lenox Hill Hospital (Internal Medicine), Internship
1996-2000 — NYU Medical Center (Diagnostic Radiology), Residency Training
2000-2001 — NYU Medical Center (Pediatric Radiology), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


A 3-year M.D.--accelerating careers, diminishing debt
Abramson, Steven B; Jacob, Dianna; Rosenfeld, Melvin; Buckvar-Keltz, Lynn; Harnik, Victoria; Francois, Fritz; Rivera, Rafael; Hopkins, Mary Ann; Triola, Marc; Grossman, Robert I
2013 Sep;369(12):1085-1087, New England journal of medicine
— id: 541902, year: 2013, vol: 369, page: 1085, stat: Journal Article,

Epidural Air in Child with Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum
Tomita, Sandra; Rivera, Rafael; Kuenzler, Keith; Ginsburg, Howard
2012 May;:249-250, European journal of pediatric surgery = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie
— id: 180159, year: 2012, vol: , page: 249, stat: Journal Article,

Case report: MRI appearance of isolated fallopian tube torsion in an adolescent with a congenital Mullerian duct anomaly and ispilateral renal agenesis
Kopec, M; Rosenkrantz, A B; Rivera, R; Wells, J L; Berg, R E; Milla, S S
2010 Jan;65(1):89-93, Clinical radiology
— id: 106378, year: 2010, vol: 65, page: 89, stat: Journal Article,

Incarcerated Amyand's hernia in a premature infant associated with circumcision: a case report and literature review
Park, J; Hemani, M; Milla, S S; Rivera, R; Nadler, E; Alukal, J P
2010 Dec;14(6):639-642, Hernia
— id: 149913, year: 2010, vol: 14, page: 639, stat: Journal Article,

The efficacy of digital fluoroscopic image capture in the evaluation of vesicoureteral reflux in children
Fefferman, Nancy R; Sabach, Amy S; Rivera, Rafael; Milla, Sarah; Pinkney, Lynne P; Strubel, Naomi A; Babb, James
2009 Nov;39(11):1179-1187, Pediatric radiology
— id: 106491, year: 2009, vol: 39, page: 1179, stat: Journal Article,

Time-resolved dynamic contrast-enhanced MR urography for the evaluation of ureteral peristalsis: initial experience
Kim, Sooah; Jacob, Jason S; Kim, Danny C; Rivera, Rafael; Lim, Ruth P; Lee, Vivian S
2008 Nov;28(5):1293-1298, Journal of magnetic resonance imaging
— id: 91480, year: 2008, vol: 28, page: 1293, stat: Journal Article,

Dynamic MR angiography of upper extremity vascular disease: pictorial review
Stepansky, Flora; Hecht, Elizabeth M; Rivera, Rafael; Hirsh, Laurie E; Taouli, Bachir; Kaur, Manmeen; Lee, Vivian S
2008 Jan-Feb;28(1):e28-e28, Radiographics
— id: 75846, year: 2008, vol: 28, page: e28, stat: Journal Article,

Calcified catheter "cast" masquerading as a retained catheter fragment after removal of an implanted venous access device
Sabbaghian, M Shirin; Rivera, Rafael; Ginsburg, Howard B; Nadler, Evan P
2007 Sep;23(9):927-930, Pediatric surgery international
— id: 75649, year: 2007, vol: 23, page: 927, stat: Journal Article,

The relationship between alpha angle and resistive index of the femoral epiphysis in the normal and abnormal infant hip
Amodio, John; Rivera, Rafael; Pinkney, Lynne; Strubel, Naomi; Fefferman, Nancy
2006 Aug;36(8):841-844, Pediatric radiology
— id: 71139, year: 2006, vol: 36, page: 841, stat: Journal Article,

Laparoscopic neo-os creation in an adolescent with uterus didelphys and obstructed hemivagina
Patterson, Danielle; Mueller, Claudia; Strubel, Naomi; Rivera, Rafael; Ginsburg, Howard B; Nadler, Evan P
2006 Oct;41(10):E19-E22, Journal of pediatric surgery
— id: 69029, year: 2006, vol: 41, page: E19, stat: Journal Article,

An appendiceal leiomyoma in a child with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Sambol, Elliot; Patterson, Danielle; Rivera, Rafael; Borys, Dariusz; Greco, M Alba; Kaul, Aditya; Nadler, Evan P
2006 Oct;22(10):865-868, Pediatric surgery international
— id: 69689, year: 2006, vol: 22, page: 865, stat: Journal Article,

Metanephric adenoma in an 8-year-old child: case report and review of the literature
Amodio, John B; Shapiro, Ellen; Pinkney, Lynne; Rivera, Rafael; Strubel, Naomi; Douglas, Diah; Fefferman, Nancy
2005 May;40(5):e25-e28, Journal of pediatric surgery
— id: 56145, year: 2005, vol: 40, page: e25, stat: Journal Article,

Tuberculous splenic abscess in a neonate with thrombocytopenia
Amodio, John; Biskup, Darius; Rivera, Rafael; Shah, Shetal; Fefferman, Nancy
2005 Sep;35(9):887-890, Pediatric radiology
— id: 56147, year: 2005, vol: 35, page: 887, stat: Journal Article,

Spontaneous development of bilateral subdural hematomas in an infant with benign infantile hydrocephalus: color Doppler assessment of vessels traversing extra-axial spaces
Amodio, John; Spektor, Vadim; Pramanik, Bidyut; Rivera, Rafael; Pinkney, Lynne; Fefferman, Nancy
2005 Nov;35(11):1113-1117, Pediatric radiology
— id: 56146, year: 2005, vol: 35, page: 1113, stat: Journal Article,

Primary bacterial peritonitis in otherwise healthy children: imaging findings
Dann, Phoebe H; Amodio, John B; Rivera, Rafael; Fefferman, Nancy R
2005 Feb;35(2):198-201, Pediatric radiology
— id: 56030, year: 2005, vol: 35, page: 198, stat: Journal Article,

Appendicitis in children: low-dose CT with a phantom-based simulation technique--initial observations
Fefferman, Nancy R; Bomsztyk, Elan; Yim, Angela M; Rivera, Rafael; Amodio, John B; Pinkney, Lynne P; Strubel, Naomi A; Noz, Marilyn E; Rusinek, Henry
2005 Nov;237(2):641-646, Radiology
— id: 62345, year: 2005, vol: 237, page: 641, stat: Journal Article,

Influence of selenium on heat shock protein 70 expression in heat stressed turkey embryos (Meleagris gallopavo)
Rivera, Rafael E; Christensen, V L; Edens, F W; Wineland, M J
2005 Dec;142(4):427-432, Comparative biochemistry & physiology. Pt. A
— id: 94460, year: 2005, vol: 142, page: 427, stat: Journal Article,

Lipoblastoma of infancy mimicking hemangioma of infancy
Steckman, David; Zide, Barry; Greco, M Alba; Rivera, Rafael; Blei, Francine
2005 Sep-Oct;7(5):326-330, Archives of facial plastic surgery
— id: 61366, year: 2005, vol: 7, page: 326, stat: Journal Article,

Idiopathic intraparenchymal hematoma of the liver in a neonate
Amodio, John; Fefferman, Nancy; Rivera, Rafael; Pinkney, Lynne; Strubel, Naomi
2004 Apr;34(4):358-361, Pediatric radiology
— id: 42147, year: 2004, vol: 34, page: 358, stat: Journal Article,

Assessment of vasculature using combined MRI and MR angiography
Roche, Kevin J; Rivera, Rafael; Argilla, Michael; Fefferman, Nancy R; Pinkney, Lynne P; Rusinek, Henry; Genieser, Nancy B
2004 Apr;182(4):861-866, American journal of roentgenology (1976)
— id: 43783, year: 2004, vol: 182, page: 861, stat: Journal Article,

Sclerosing stromal tumor of the ovary in a premenarchal female
Fefferman, Nancy R; Pinkney, Lynne P; Rivera, Rafael; Popiolek, Dorota; Hummel-Levine, Pascale; Cosme, Jaqueline
2003 Jan;33(1):56-58, Pediatric radiology
— id: 33063, year: 2003, vol: 33, page: 56, stat: Journal Article,