Andrea V. Rivera-Sepulveda, MD

ER Attending Pediatrician

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827


Dr. Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda have been a physician for over 12 years. She performed her Pediatrics Residency training and Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Development (HCTRECD) Award in Puerto Rico. She completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship in St. Louis, MO, and joined as a faculty member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Division at Nemours Children's Health in Orlando in 2019. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and serves as the Director of Research for Graduate Medical Education at Nemours. Dr. Rivera-Sepulveda is the recipient of a PEDSnet Scholar K12 award. Dr. Rivera-Sepulveda's research focuses on infectious and respiratory illnesses, improvement and implementation science, learning health systems science, and healthcare delivery systems research. As a PEM specialist, her overarching career goal is to improve the health and outcomes of children with common, serious pediatric infections and respiratory diseases in the acute care setting using clinical, epidemiological, and translational research methods.


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - St. Louis University School of Medicine, 2019
  • Pediatrics - San Juan City Hospital Program, 2015

Internship Residency

  • Categorized Pediatrics - San Juan City Hospital Program, 2013

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Universidad Central Del Caribe, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

  • Health Services Research
  • Improvement Science
  • Learning Health Systems Science
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Changes in Bronchiolitis Characteristics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Description of Pediatric Emergency Department Visits in a Community Hospital, 2019-2021; Clinical Pediatrics; (2024).

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  • Deficiency of Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist: New Genetic Autoinflammatory Disease as a Diagnostic Challenge for Pediatricians; Journal of Pediatric Genetics; (2023).

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  • Antibiotic Stewardship and Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Children and Adolescents in the Emergency Department of a Community Hospital; Clinical Pediatrics; (2023).

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  • Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pediatric Emergency Department Flow; Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; (2023).

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  • Utility of Serum Amylase in Children With Abdominal Pain in the Pediatric Emergency Department; Unknown Source; (2023).

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  • Diagnostic Yield of Abdominal Radiographs in the Pediatric Emergency Department; Pediatric Emergency Care; (2023).

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  • Diagnostic Utility of Abdominal Radiographies in the Pediatric Emergency Department; Southern Medical Journal; (2022).

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  • Comparison Between Physicians' and Nurse Practitioners' Resource Utilization in the Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis in the Pediatric Emergency Department; Pediatric Emergency Care; (2022).

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  • Risk Factors Associated With Bronchiolitis in Puerto Rican Children; Pediatric Emergency Care; (2021).

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  • Assessing Resident Diagnostic Skills Using a Modified Bronchiolitis Score; Unknown Source; (2019).

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  • Physician Compliance With Bronchiolitis Guidelines in Pediatric Emergency Departments; Clinical Pediatrics; (2019).

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  • Poisoning, Overdoses, Toxic Exposures.; Missouri medicine; (2018).

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  • Epidemiology of bronchiolitis: a description of emergency department visits and hospitalizations in Puerto Rico, 2010-2014.; Tropical medicine and health; (2017).

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  • Closure of patent ductus arteriosus in low-birth weight infants based on three management strategies.; Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico; (2013).

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