We are thrilled to announce that Sebastian River, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the Orlando Orthopaedic Center team and is now practicing at our Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and Lake Nona locations.
Dr. Rivera completed his fellowship training in orthopaedic medicine and specializes in spinal surgeries. He offers both English and Spanish language services to patients at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
A South Florida native, Dr. Rivera studied Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida, graduating Cum Laude. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he also received his M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration.
After graduating, Dr. Rivera remained in Florida to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then moved to Louisville, KY, where he received an orthopaedic spine fellowship at the acclaimed Norton Leatherman Spine Center.
As a spine surgeon, Dr. Rivera is a vocal advocate for spinal health and has published nearly one dozen peer-reviewed articles in his field of study. Dr. Rivera is also a participating member of numerous orthopaedic societies, including the Florida Orthopaedic Society, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Rivera loves to spend time with his family, play golf, exercise, and travel.