RAFAEL F. RIVAS-CHACON, MD, PA
Dr. Rafael Federico Rivas-Chacon, MD
Director, Division of Rheumatology
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Rafael Federico Rivas-Chacon, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has been Director of the Rheumatology Division at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 1989.
A native of El Salvador, Dr. Rivas-Chacon earned his medical degree at the University of El Salvador School of Medicine. After completing a rotating internship and one year of internal medicine in El Salvador, he completed an internal medical internship and residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Rivas-Chacon came to Miami in 1986 as a rheumatology fellow at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and V. A. Medical Center. He then completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Northwestern University Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Rheumatology Section and the American College of Rheumatology and a member of other professional societies. He has published peer review articles and has been involved in a number of research activities including industry sponsored clinical trials.