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Lucia Angelica Rivera Lara, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, Spanish


Acute Stroke Care, Anesthesiology, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Ischemic Heart Disease, Moyamoya Disease, Neurology, Stroke, Stroke Imaging, Stroke Prevention, Stroke Recovery, Stroke Rehabilitation, Transient Ischemic Attack more

Research Interests

Cerebral autoregulation; Cerebral blood flow; Vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage; Coma more

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Phone: 410-955-6353

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Dr. Rivera-Lara is an instructor in the Division of Neurological Critical Care and attending physician in the Neurological Critical Care division at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Rivera-Lara completed a doctorate, magna cum laude, at the University of San Luis Potosi in Mexico and her postdoctoral research fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After an internship in the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center's Department of Neurology, she completed a residency in that department. Dr. Rivera-Lara was a Fellow in Neurological Critical Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2012 to 2014 and took neurocritical care boards in 2015.

Through a clinical research training fellowship granted by the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation, Dr. Rivera-Lara is studying the optimization of cerebral perfusion in acutely comatose patients. Her other studies have explored cerebral regional oxygen saturation in comatose patients. more


  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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  • MD; Universidad Autonoma De San Luis Potosi (2006)


  • Neurology; University of Massachusetts Medical School (2012)


  • Neurocritical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Rivera-Lara L, Mirski M. Postoperative care of the surgical patient with neurological disease. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Winter;53(1):166-76.

Robertson CS, Hannay HJ, Yamal JM, Gopinath S, Goodman JC, Tilley BC; Epo Severe TBI Trial Investigators, Baldwin A, Rivera Lara L, Saucedo-Crespo H, et al. Effect of erythropoietin and transfusion threshold on neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014 Jul 2;312(1):36-47.

Rivera-Lara Lucia, Zhang J, S. Muehlschlegel.  Therapeutic hypothermia for acute neurological injuries.  Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jan;9(1):73-86.

Rangel-Castilla, Rivera-Lara L, Gopinath S, Swank PR, Valadka A, Robertson C. Cerebral hemodynamic effecs of acute hyperoxia and hyperventilation after severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2010 Oct;27(10):1853-63.

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