Dr. Roxana Rivera

Roxana Y. Rivera, MD


Eyelid & Facial Plastics


Cincinnati Eye Institute

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Get to Know Dr. Rivera

Roxana Rivera, M.D. is an oculoplastic surgeon and specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system, including congenital defects, drooping eyelids, tumors, tear duct problems, injuries of the eyelids, tear drainage system or eye socket, reconstruction of the eyelids after cancer removal, as well as non-surgical treatments such as Botox, fillers and lasers.

Following her internship and residency training in ophthalmology, she spent a year aboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, doing humanitarian work in Africa and Asia. Then after the completion of her fellowship training, Dr. Rivera joined the full-time faculty of the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for five years before returning to Ohio to hold the position of Director of the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Division of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, where she was awarded the Teaching Award for her excellence and commitment to Resident education. Dr. Rivera has published numerous book chapters and journal articles.

  • Education & Training
  • Memberships & Affiliations
  • Honors & Awards
Education & Training
  • Medical Degree, Honors
    National University of Trujillo, School of Medicine, Peru
  • Fellowship Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Fellowship Training in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery
    University of Cincinnati University Hospital, Cincinnati Eye Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
  • Teaching Award, Attending of the Year – Case Western Reserve University, Ophthalmology Department, 2018

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