Patricia Rivera, MD
M. Patricia Rivera, MD

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, received a 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. The honor was presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Each year, CHEST honors physicians and others who are making significant or meritorious contributions to chest medicine. All honorees are recognized for advancing work in specific areas of chest medicine, mentorship and training.

Rivera is professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, medical director of pulmonary function tests and chief of pulmonary inpatient service at UNC Medical Center.