Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Director, Therapeutic Infusion Center
Specialty Areas: general rheumatology
Chronology: BA Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1983. MD, National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1990. Residency, Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, affiliated with Yale University, 1993-1996. Fellowship in Rheumatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1996-1999. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2014- present. NC Adult Rheumatology Clinic Director, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009-present. UNC Health Care Therapeutic Infusion Center, 2015 to present. Associate Division Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology at UNC, July 2015- present.
Description of research and/or clinical interests: Dr. Rivadeneira is a clinician educator, and enjoys working in the clinical setting with learners of different levels; from third and fourth year medical students to residents and fellows. His style of teaching is based on a learner-centered model of outpatient instruction in which the preceptor is more of a facilitator and guide and the learner is taught to lead and to verbalize their thinking and reasoning and move away from a passive role. He also runs the UNC adult Latino rheumatology clinic where he takes care of Latino individuals with rheumatic diseases and collaborates with clinical research projects in the Latino population.
”Novel academic center model for Spanish-speaking patients in the southeastern United States.” Douglas R Morgan, Claudia Rojas, Elizabeth M Prata, Mauricio G Cohen, Maria Ferris, Alfredo C Rivadeneira 1, John S Kizer, Cristina Munoz, Sarah McGill, Michael J Steiner, Daniel S Reuland, Marco A Alemán. Prev Med Community Health. 2020 Jul;3(1):146. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMID: 32879906
“An In Vivo Model of Venous Thrombosis Induced by IgG from Patients with the Antiphospholipid Syndrome.” Alfredo C. Rivadeneira, MD, Beril Cakir, MD, Peter Hayes, Robert A.S. Roubey, MD. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 41: No 9 (supp) abstract #615. September 1998. Poster Presentation at the 8th International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Sapporo, Japan. October 6-9, 1998.
“Leg Length Discrepancy: A modifiable risk factor for knee and hip Osteoarthritis?” JM Jordan, AG Salazar, G Luta, JB Renner, A Rivadeneira. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 41: No 9 (supp) abstract #1918. September 1998.
“Antiprothrombin Autoantibodies: Detection and Characterization.” Beril Cakir, MD, Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, Peter M Hayes, Thomas L Ortel, Michelle Petri, Robert A S Roubey, MD. Poster Presentation at the 8th International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Sapporo, Japan. October 6-9, 1998.
Callahan LF, Rivadeneira A, Altpeter M, Cleveland RJ, Hackney B, Vilen L, Sepulveda V, Reuland DS, Rojas C. Evaluation of a Self-directed walking program in Hispanics with Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 2015 67: Suppl 12: Abstract # 3244
Vilen L, Cleveland RJ, Rivadeneira A, Altpeter M, Hackney B, Sepulveda V, Callahan LF. Associations between education and health status among Hispanics with self-reported arthritis and/or joint pain. Arthritis Rheum 2015 67: Suppl 12: Abstract # 2162
Rivadeneira A, Altpeter M, Sepulveda V, Vilen L, Guitierrez AL, Olivieri NH, Olave K, Callahan LF. Formative Evaluation to enhance the Arthritis Foundation Camine con gusto program for Hispanic Adults. The Gerontologist 2015 Suppl.
Co-author of CME activity publication. “Vaccination in Adult Autoimmune and Immunodeficiency Conditions.” Saira Sheikh, MD, Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD. Published by The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2011.