Kenya_Rivas Valesquez

Kenya Rivas Valesquez MD, CMD

Assistant Professor of Geriatrics, Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kenya Rivas, MD, CMD, is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her Family Medicine Residency and the Geriatric Fellowship at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida in 2009, joining NSU-COM thereafter. Since then, she has been instrumental in helping to establish various Geriatric educational programs for trainees at many levels at the University. Dr. Rivas has co-authored several case reports in peer-reviewed journals, she has been lecturing in Geriatrics at local and national level conferences and has co- authored a chapter in the Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, “Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult with Chronic Kidney Disease" December 2014 Edition. She has being involved in different projects aiming to enhance the quality of life of the aging population: “The Quality Improvement Project” focused on improving the quality of life for residents with diabetes on a strict insulin regimen in the Long-Term-Care; also in the implementation of the “ Antimicrobial Stewardship Program” in the Nursing Homes, following CDC recommendations in 2014, that all US hospitals have an antibiotic stewardship program due to bacterial, antiviral and antifungal resistance reaching alarming level across the world. Dr. Rivas is also an active Board of Director and CME Committee member of FMDA-The Florida Society for PALTC Medicine, and CME Committee member of AMDA- The Society for PALTC Medicine.