Jose F Hernandez-Rivera

Jose F Hernandez-Rivera, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-7770
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About Jose F Hernandez-Rivera

Jose Hernandez Rivera, MD, is a clinical assistant professor at UF Health’s Congenital Heart Center. Dr. Hernandez Rivera joined the department in October 2019 and practices in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.

Dr. Hernandez Rivera received his medical degree from the Universidad Dr. Jose Delgado Matias Delgado in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. Following medical school, he completed his residency training in General Pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York where he received the “Resident of the Year Award” and served as chief resident. Following his residency, he continued on to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida to complete a fellowship in both pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric cardiac intensive care.

Prior to UF Health, Dr. Hernandez Rivera served as a pediatric intensivist exclusively working in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at AdventHealth for Children. Dr. Hernandez Rivera has also contributed to multiple publications and presented 11 lectures to fellows, residents and faculty at Miami Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hernandez Rivera is board certified from the American Board of Pediatrics. He is an active member of multiple societies including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society.


Outstanding Fellow Award
2015 · Miami Children's Hospital
Teacher of the Year Award
2013 · The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Resident of the Year Award
2011 · The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • CPR
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Heart failure in children
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Ventricular assist device

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Acute postoperative care of the child with CHD
  • ECPR
  • Simulation in cardiac ICU


Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
2019 · Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
2016 · Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Residency in General Pediatrics
2013 · The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Medical Degree
2008 · Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado
2007 · El Vinculo de Amor
2006 · Hospital Nacional San Rafael

Contact Details

(352) 273-7770