Biography

Fernando Gomez-Rivera, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical degree from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, and then Dr. Fernando Gomez-Rivera completed his residency in General Surgery in Mexico. He pursued fellowships in Surgical Oncology in Birmingham, Alabama and Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Fernando Gomez-Rivera did his surgery internship and otorhinolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Before returning to Houston, he was a staff physician at Sentara Southern Virginia Ear, Nose and Throat.

His clinical interests include all aspects of general otolaryngology, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders, salivary gland diseases, laryngeal disorders, ear infections, and tonsil and adenoid diseases as well as conditions of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Dr. Gomez-Rivera, in conjunction with UTHealth Audiology, evaluates hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus and related conditions. He has a special interest in procedures for sleep apnea.

Dr. Gomez-Rivera sees patients at the Department’s Texas Medical Center and Southeast Houston offices.  He performs procedures primarily at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

Education

Doctor of Medicine
Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, 1997
Residency - General Surgery
National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition - Mexico City, Mexico, 2002
Residency - Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition - Mexico City, Mexico 2003
Fellowship
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
Fellowship
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2007
Residency
The University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, 2012

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

His clinical interests include all aspects of general otolaryngology, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders, salivary gland diseases, laryngeal disorders, ear infections, and tonsil and adenoid diseases as well as conditions of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Dr. Gomez-Rivera, in conjunction with UTHealth Audiology, evaluates hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus and related conditions. He has a special interest in procedures for sleep apnea.

Publications

Publication Information

1.  Ayala M, Jimenez R, Garcia-Osogobio S, Mass W, Gomez F, Remes-Troche JM et al. [Surgical
treatment of anorectal fístulas. A 17-year experience at the Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición “Salvador
Zubirán”]. Rev Gastroenterol Mex, 1999: 64(4):154-158
2. Takahashi T, Remes-Troche JM, Arch-Ferrer J, Ayala-Ramirez M, HernandezBarrios C, Gomez-Rivera
F et al. [Quality of the presentation of free research papers in the National Congress of Gastroenterology:
Morelia-1997]. Rev Gastroenterol Mex 1999; 64(1):23-27.
3. De la Cruz MV, Markwald RR, Krug EL, Rumenoff L, Sanchez GC, Sadowinski S, Gomez F, et al.
Living morphogenesis of the ventricles and congenital pathology of their component parts. Cardiol Young.
2001: 11(6):588-600
4. Gomez F, Mercado MA, Chan-Nunez C, Orozco-Zepeda H, Hinojosa CA, Salgado-Nesme N et al. Bile
Duct Tumors: Experience with Surgical Management. Salud en Tabasco, 2003: (9):151-154
5. Davila-Cervantes A, Gomez F, Chan C, Bezaury P, Robles-Diaz G, Uscanga LF et al. Laparoscopic
drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts. Surg Endosc, 2004: 18(10):1420-1426
6. Gomez-Rivera F, Medina-Franco H, Arch-Ferrer JE, Heslin MJ. Adrenocortical carcinoma: a single
institution experience. Am Surg, 2005; 71(1):90-94
7. Stewart AE, Heslin MH, Arch J, Jhala N, Ragland B, Gomez F et al. Cyclooxygenase-2 expression
and clinical outcome in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. J Gastrointest Surg, 2006; 10(2):315-319
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8. Gomez-Rivera F, Stewart A, Arnoletti JP, Vickers S, Bland K, Heslin MJ. Surgical treatment of
pancreatic endocrine neoplasms. Am J Surg, 2007; 193(4):460-5
9. Gomez-Rivera F, Santillan-Gomez AA, Younes MN, Kim S, Fooshee D, Zhao M, Jasser SA, Myers JN.
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor, AZD2171, inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor signaling and
growth of anaplastic thyroid cancer in an orthotopic nude mouse model. Clin Cancer Res. 2007; 13(15 Pt
1):4519-27
10. Gomez-Rivera F, Santillan A, Barber-McMurphey A, Paraskevopoulos G, Roberts DB, Prieto VG,
Myers JN. Sentinel node biopsy in patients with cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck: Recurrence
and survival study. Head Neck. 2008; 30(10):1284-94
11. Galer CE, Corey CL, Wang Z, Younes MN, Gomez-Rivera F, Jasser SA, Ludwig
DL, El-Naggar AK, Weber RS, Myers JN.Dual inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor and insulinlike growth factor receptor I: reduction of angiogenesis and tumor growth in cutaneous squamous cell
carcinoma. Head Neck. 2011;33(2):18998
12. Gomez-Rivera F, El-Naggar AK, Guha-Thakurta N, Kupferman ME. Rheumatoid arthritis mimicking
metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck Oncol. 2011,14 ;3:26
13. Gomez-Rivera F, Fakhri S, Williams M, Hanna EY, Kupferman ME. Surgical Management of
Sinonasal Hemangiopericytomas: A case series. Head Neck. 2012 Oct; 34(10):1492-6.
14. Gomez-Rivera F, Cattano D, Ramaswamy U, Patel CB, Altamirano A, Man LX, Luong A, Chen Z,
Citardi MJ, Fakhri S. Pilot study comparing total intravenous anesthesia to inhalational anesthesia in
endoscopic sinus surgery: novel approach of blood flow quantification. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol.
2012;121(11):725-32
15. Cattano D, Gomez-Rivera F, Seitan C, Altamirano A, Patel C, J Anesthe Clinic Res 2012;4:287. PostOperative Effects: Comparison of Total Intravenous and Inhalational Anesthesia.