Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Belinda N Rivera-Lebron, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, UPMC Acute Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Program

Director, UPMC Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Program


Phone: 412-864-3199

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW 628, Room S652.1
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Judy Nauman
Phone: 412-864-3199
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, University of Puerto Rico, 2002
MD, Universidad Central del Carbie, 2006
Masters in Science and Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE), University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Internship, Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 2007
Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 2009
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Clinical Interest
Dr. Rivera-Lebron’s clinical interests are primarily focused on the diagnosis, management and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. She is an attending physician in the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program. She works with patients with all forms of pulmonary hypertension, including pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary hypertension related to chronic lung disease (emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis), and pulmonary hypertension related to chronic blood clots (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension). Dr. Rivera-Lebron also specializes in acute and chronic pulmonary embolism. She also works as attending intensivist physician at Shadyside-UPMC.
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Selected Publications:
Porteous, MK, Rivera-Lebron, BN, Kreider, ME, Lee, J, Kawut, SM. Determinants of six-minute walk distance in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis undergoing lung transplant evaluation. Pulmonary Circ. 2016; Mar;6(1): 30-6.
Singh, A, Rivera-Lebron, BN, Feingold, B, Drant, S. Echocardiogaphic and Catheterization Patterns In Pediatric Patients with Secondary Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension due to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016; A6566.
Rhinehart, ZJ, Rivera-Lebron, BN, George, MP. Thrombophilia and the Risk of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism. JAMA. 2015; 314(18): 1975-6.
Singh, A, Rivera-Lebron, BN, Weiner, D, Feingold, B. Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; 191: A4737.
Ortiz, LA, Njah, J, DiGiuseppe, M, Rivera-Lebron, BN, Champion, H, McKenna, D. Harnessing The Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSC) Secretome To Couple The RV/PA During Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189: A5284.
Porteus, M, Rivera-Lebron, BN, Kreider, M, Lee, J, Kawut, SM. Determinants of Six-Minute Walk Distance in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Undergoing Transplant Evaluation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189: A1435.
Rivera-Lebron, BN, Forfia, PR, Kreider, M, Lee, JC, Holmes, JH, Kawut, SM. Echocardiographic and Hemodynamic Predictors of Mortality in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Chest. 2013; Aug;144(2): 564-70.
Rivera-Lebron, BN. Pulmonary Hypertension in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. 2013; 12;3: 127-134.