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Board Member

Luis Rivera, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Attending Physician at the Loyola Center for Health at Gottleib. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Latina/o studies with a minor in Biological Sciences and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He completed his residency at the Northwestern Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park. 

Dr. Rivera practices full spectrum Family Medicine and is passionate about improving health outcomes for vulnerable communities through improving access to high quality primary care. His passion comes from direct experience growing up on Chicago’s Southeast Side and witnessing the barriers faced by family and friends in finding culturally competent bilingual physicians. 

Dr. Rivera research interests are in health disparities. He has been involved in research examining professional interpreter use and the experiences of patients in primary care clinics based on race, ethnicity and language preference. He is also passionate about training the next generation of physicians and is actively involved in mentoring students throughout the pipeline from high school to residency.