Medical School
Ponce School of Medicine (1998)
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2001), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Boston (2004), Pediatric Pulmonology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Bronchiopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Lack of a relation between serum 25(OH)D concentrations and asthma in adolescents.
    Gergen PJ, Teach SJ, Mitchell HE, Freishtat RF, Calatroni A, Matsui E, Kattan M, Bloomberg GR, Liu AH, Kercsmar C, O'Connor G, Pongracic J, Rivera-Sanchez Y, Morgan WJ, Sorkness CA, Binkley N, Busse W Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2013 Apr
    Assessment of laryngopharyngeal sensation in children with dysphagia.
    Ulualp S, Brown A, Sanghavi R, Rivera-Sanchez Y Laryngoscope 2013 Apr
    Development and validation of the Composite Asthma Severity Index--an outcome measure for use in children and adolescents.
    Wildfire JJ, Gergen PJ, Sorkness CA, Mitchell HE, Calatroni A, Kattan M, Szefler SJ, Teach SJ, Bloomberg GR, Wood RA, Liu AH, Pongracic JA, Chmiel JF, Conroy K, Rivera-Sanchez Y, Busse WW, Morgan WJ J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2012 Mar 129 3 694-701
    Allergic airway responses in obese mice.
    Johnston RA, Zhu M, Rivera-Sanchez YM, Lu FL, Theman TA, Flynt L, Shore SA Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2007 Oct 176 7 650-8
    Churg-Strauss syndrome in children: a clinical and pathologic review.
    Boyer D, Vargas SO, Slattery D, Rivera-Sanchez YM, Colin AA Pediatrics 2006 Sep 118 3 e914-20
    Differential effects of ozone on airway and tissue mechanics in obese mice.
    Rivera-Sanchez YM, Johnston RA, Schwartzman IN, Valone J, Silverman ES, Fredberg JJ, Shore SA J. Appl. Physiol. 2004 Jun 96 6 2200-6
    Responses to ozone are increased in obese mice.
    Shore SA, Rivera-Sanchez YM, Schwartzman IN, Johnston RA J. Appl. Physiol. 2003 Sep 95 3 938-45

    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists
      D Magazine (2015)
    • Provider of the Month
      Children's Health (2015)
    • Best Doctors in the DFW Metroplex
      D Magazine (2010-2014)
    • American Thoracic Society Minority Travel Award
    • Departmental Award as Most Outstanding Resident
      UPR Pediatric Hospital and Pediatric Society of Puerto Rico (2001)
    • Women in Medicine Award
      Ponce School of Medicine (1998)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    • Dean's List
      Who's Who Among American Students (1997-1998)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Thoracic Society, Fellow (2001)