Michael A. Rivera, DPM, FACFAS is one of the founding partners of Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, LLC. He is a Board Certified, Foot and Ankle Surgeon expert with over 25 years of clinical, medical and surgical experience. As a Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, he obtained his Podiatric Medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr Rivera attended a 2 year Foot & Ankle Surgical residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, graduating as the Chief Resident. He further went on to do an additional 6 month, Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgical Fellowship.
Dr Michael Rivera has been practicing in South Florida for over 25 years, spending over 20 years at Mercy Hospital. He has served as an Adjunct Surgical professor for the Mercy/Barry University Podiatric Residency program as well as Division Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Mercy Hospital for 6 years. Dr. Rivera is a Founding Ambassador of the Mercy Hospital Foundation.
He currently is the onsite Podiatric Surgical Director at Memorial Hospital West, where he continues to educate. Dr. Rivera also hold distinction as past President of the Miami-Dade County Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr Rivera understands the unique needs and concerns of his patients and colleagues. Dr. Rivera´s practice mission is to provide compassionate, ethical, comprehensive, efficient quality foot and ankle care with an edge on using the latest technological advances in foot and ankle surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rivera offers the latest advanced technology to solve your pain including minimally invasive Arthroscopic and Endoscopic surgery of the foot and ankle. He uses latest laser technology for the treatment of skin and nail diseases. Additionally, he uses advanced blood plasma technology for repair of foot and ankle conditions affecting the joints, tendons, and ligaments of the lower extremity.
Dr. Rivera’s treatment philosophy is based on a partnership between the patient and his staff. He believes in a collaborative team effort to utilize our innovative technologies and treatments for lasting solutions. Whether you need extensive treatment, delicate conservative care or preventative exams, you will find treatment at our practice that leads to the results you need.
Dr. Rivera has translated this mission abroad and is a founding member of the Emmaus Medical Mission which serves medical mission around the world. He has led and participated in over 35 medical missions. Most importantly, he is a humble, dedicated physician and family man. He enjoys the outdoors, exercise and has a passion for golf.