Pedro M. Rivera, MD

  • Vitreo-retinal Diseases & Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-related Macular Degeration
  • Cataract Surgery

Dr. Pedro M. Rivera obtained his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, graduating Magna Cum Laude as a member of the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Rivera finished his Ophthalmology Residency at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. serving as Chief Resident during his final year. He also completed a Fellowship in Retinal Diseases at the same institution, where he later served as clinical instructor. He has been in private practice since 1998, and has special interests in Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Hypertensive Retinopathy, Vascular Retinal Diseases and Retinal Detachments.

Dr. Rivera served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. Prevention of Blindness is the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the U.S., and is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education and innovation in a not for profit model.

Dr. Rivera is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He is fully fluent in English and Spanish.