null Juan-Andres Rivera, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, MUHC



endocrine cancer • neuroendocrine tumors • acromegaly • multidisciplinary teams

Research Focus

My research focuses on clinical research on endocrine tumors. I am especially interested in these following areas: acromegaly (in the Canadian context, early diagnosis, optimal management of mild, low grade disease), prolactinomas (metabolic and autoimmune consequences of hyperprolactinemia), neuroendocrine tumors (clinical characteristics and management in the Canadian context), thyroid cancer (ultrasonography and longterm outcomes), impact of multidisciplinary team management in outcomes in pituitary, adrenal.

Selected Publications

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  • O. Almohareb, J. Rivera. A Case of Ectopic Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) from Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Resistant to Therapy. Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 271-275.

  • Vallette S, Ezzat S, Chik C, Ur E, Imran SA, Uum S, Rivera J, Caspar-Bell G, Serri O. Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acromegaly in Canada. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2013;79(1):79-85. PMID: 23190441.

  • Rosen J, Al-Seediqi E, Rivera J. Cosmetic Agent Causing Endocrine Disturbances in an African Immigrant. Can Fam Physician. 2012 Feb;58(2):169-71. PMID: 22337740.

  • Shaheen M, Hassanain M, Aljiffry M, Cabrera T, Chaudhury P, Simoneau E, Kongkaewpaisarn N, Salman A, Rivera J, Jamal M, Lisbona R, Khankan A, Valenti D, Metrakos P. Predictors of response to radio-embolization (TheraSphere®) treatment of neuroendocrine liver metastasis. HPB (Oxford). 2012;14(1):60-6. PMID: 22151453.

  • Al Hinai Q, Mok K, Zeitouni A, Gagnon B, Ajlan AR, Rivera J, Tewfik M, Sirhan D. Comparison between manual and semiautomated volumetric measurements of pituitary adenomas. Skull Base. 2011 Nov;21(6):365-72. PMID: 22547962.