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President's Message

2012 Conference Toluca, Mexico


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Victor M. Rivera, M.D, PDF Print E-mail

ImageVictor M. Rivera, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Baylor College of Medicine
Phone: 713-798-7973
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Victor M. Rivera, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology , serves as full Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and he is Senior Attending of The Methodist Hospital, and Medical Director of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Houston, Texas and advisor of the MS Complex developed at Baylor affiliated institutions: The Methodist Hospital Neurosensory Center (The Maxine Mesinger MS Clinic), the Ben Taub General MS Clinic for the Indigent sponsored by the National MS Society and the Pediatric MS Center at Texas Children’s hospital. Dr. Rivera graduated from the Autonomous National University of Mexico, did his rotating internship at Yale University affiliated hospitals in Connecticut followed by a neurological residency at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. His neurological academic and practice career initiated in Houston, Texas, after completing his training at Baylor College of Medicine as the first neurology and Chief Resident in the history of the school in 1970.

He founded the Baylor International MS Center in 1996 and served as its Medical Director until this center became part of the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital Multiple Sclerosis Complex in 2003. Dr. Rivera is the Medical Director of the MS Center.

He has served two consecutive terms as President of the Latin American Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (LACTRIMS) that he helped to found in 1999. He is a Delegate for the Neurology Course in Spanish of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Rivera has published over 100 papers, 33 book chapters, has edited 3 books, written the preface, foreword or introduction of 4 major neurological books in Spanish and 1 in Portuguese, has lectured in more than 100 international meetings and chaired 20 MS international meetings. Dr. Rivera has received recognition and Honorary memberships from the Paraguayan MS Association, the Venezuelan Neurological Society and the Brazilian Committee for Treatment and Research in MS. The Mexican Academy of Neurology gave him the ‘Science and Education Award’ in 2006 and named him ’Distinguished Neurologist’ in 1999. In 2007 he received the Physician’s Excellence Award from the Hispanic American Medical Association.

He was introduced into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Health Care Category in 2003. In 2008 he was appointed the first Chairman of the National Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council of the National Clinical Board of the NMSS.