Hiram L. Rivas, M.D.

Hiram L. Rivas-Perez, M.D.

Hiram L. Rivas, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Pulmonology; Critical Care Medicine; Lung Cancer; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder; Asthma; Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease / Critical Care Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
  • Residency: University of Puerto Rico Hospital
  • Fellowship: The Ohio State University

Featured Publications

  • Criner GJ, Sue R, Wright S, Dransfield M, Rivas-Perez H, Wiese T, Sciurba FC, Shah PL, Wahidi MM, de Oliveira HG, Morrissey B, Cardoso PFG, Hays S, Majid A, Pastis N Jr, Kopas L, Vollenweider M, McFadden PM, Machuzak M, Hsia DW, Sung A, Jarad N, Kornaszewska M, Hazelrigg S, Krishna G, Armstrong B, Shargill NS, Slebos DJ; LIBERATE Study Group. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Treatment in Heterogeneous Emphysema (LIBERATE). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov 1;198(9):1151-1164. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201803-0590OC. PubMed PMID: 29787288.
  • Rivas-Perez H, Nana-Sinkam P. Integrating pulmonary rehabilitation into the multidisciplinary management of lung cancer: a review. Respir Med. 2015 Apr;109(4):437-42. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.01.001. Epub 2015 Jan 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 25641113.
  • Rivas-Perez H, Carbone DP, Nana-Sinkam SP. Highlights from the latest articles in lung cancer personalized medicine. Per Med. 2014 Jun;11(4):377-379. doi: 10.2217/pme.14.18. PubMed PMID: 29783480.
  • Rivas H, Laureano AF, Serrano J, Nazario CM. Lung and bronchus cancer in Puerto Rico: changes in incidence and mortality rates by histology and sex during 1987-2003. P R Health Sci J. 2011 Dec;30(4):176-81. PubMed PMID: 22263297.