Leonora Rivera, M.D.
Clinical chief of stroke services
Dr. Rivera specializes in stroke, neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation
Dr. Leonora Rivera, clinical chief of stroke services, focuses on the treatment of stroke and other neurologic, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, she is also experienced pain management and wheelchair services.
Prior to joining Kessler in 1986, Dr. Rivera served as a medical health officer in the Philippine Ministry of Health and as a volunteer physician with L'AMIE, an international organization that provides medical aid to children. She was an instructor in the Department of Physiology at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She continues to train medical students as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark.
Dr. Rivera is active in several state and national organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physiatry and New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
A graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Quezon City, Philippines, Dr. Rivera received her medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manilla. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, and a clinical fellowship in pain rehabilitation.