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This physician directory lists Pediatric Specialists of America employed physicians, as well as private practice physicians who are solely responsible for the medical services provided by them. All physicians are members of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital medical staff.

= Physicians with the “PSA” badge by their name are employed by Pediatric Specialists of America.

Rafael Federico Rivas-Chacon, M.D.

3200 S.W. 60th Court, Suite #105
MCH Rheumatology
Miami FL 33155

Phone: (305)663-8505
Fax: (305)663-6878

Status: Active

This physician is not PSA Employed

Rafael Federico Rivas-Chacon, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, has been Director of the Rheumatology Division at Miami Children's Hospital since 1989. He is also Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Rheumatology University of Miami, School of Medicine. Since 1990, he has been the Editor, Rheumatology Section of International Pediatrics, the hospital's professional journal.

Dr. Rivas-Chacon is a member of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization South Florida Branch and co-chairman of the Organizing Committee for Camp Funrise.

A native of El Salvador, Dr. Rivas-Chacon earned his medical degree at the University of El Salvador School of Medicine in San Salvador. After completing a rotating internship, and residencies in general practice and internal medicine in El Salvador, he completed a medical internship and residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Rivas-Chacon came to Miami in 1986 as a rheumatology fellow at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and V. A. Medical Center. He then completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Northwestern University, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of other professional societies. He has published several professional articles, and been involved in a number of research activities.