Michael Rivlin, M.D.

Michael Rivlin, M.D.
Dr. Rivlin is a board certified orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon who specializes in all conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. He completed his training in hand surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard University. He has special interest in complex fracture care, minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve and microsurgery. He is a published, fellowship-trained physician, who is a dedicated educator and clinician.

While born in Hungary, Dr. Rivlin grew up in New York, where he completed his medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and residency in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson University. He studied in Spain and Switzerland as an AO fellow in upper extremity trauma.

He is widely published having contributed numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, textbook chapters, and presentations at national meetings. He is a current member of several professional societies including, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society and the American Association for Surgery of the Hand.
 
He specializes in all conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
 
Education
  • 2003-08 MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • 2008-09 Intern in General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • 2009-13 Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • 2013-14 Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard University,
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Kennedy Health System
  • Riverview Surgery Center
  • Thomas Jefferson University
Professional Associations
  • Candidate Member, American Association for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society

 Publications, peer reviewed:

1.      Rivlin M, Gutowski C, Isaac R; Williams GR, Ilyas A. Shoulder and Elbow Content on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 2013, (March).

 

2.      Leinberry C, Rivlin M, Hutchinson D, Matzon J, Beredjiklian PK, Ilyas A.,. Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand: A 25 years Perspective. Journal of Hand Surgery (American), 2012 Oct; 37(10):1997-2003, PMID: 23021173.

 

3.      Beredjiklian PK, Rivlin M. Electrothermal Collagen Shrinkage. Journal of Hand Surgery (American), 012 Oct;37(10):2165-7, PMID: 22507391

 

4.      Isaac R, Osterman M, Rivlin M, Chen NN. Chapter 10: Clavicle Fractures. In: Ilyas A, Rehma S, eds. Contemporary Surgical Management of Fractures & Complications. Vol. 2: McGraw-Hill - Jaypee Medical Publishers. ISBN-10: 9350259648. P378-446.

 

5.      Rivlin M, Tiba A, Matzon J. Thermal Injuries to the Extremities. In: Beredjiklian PK, Litchkofski B, eds. Hospital Physician Orthopaedic Surgery Board Review Manual. Turner White Publishing. (February 2012) 8:5, 5-25.

 

6.      Rivlin M, Osterman M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. The Incidence of Postoperative Flare Reaction and Tissue Complications in Dupuytren’s Disease Using Tension Free Immobilization [Abstract]. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal 2011;39 29.

 

7.      Rivlin M, Sheikh E, Isaac R, Beredjiklian PK. The role of nerve allografts and conduits for nerve injuries. Hand Clin 2010;26-3:435-46, viii.

 

8.      Tayyab NA, Mariller MM, Rivlin M, Berekashvili K, Bitan FD, Casden AM, Kuflik P, Neuwirth MG. Efficacy of Aprotinin as a blood conservation technique for adult deformity spinal surgery: a retrospective study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2008;33-16:1775-81.

 

9.      Joseph SA, Jr., Berekashvili K, Mariller MM, Rivlin M, Sharma K, Casden A, Bitan F, Kuflik P, Neuwirth M. Blood conservation techniques in spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of patients refusing blood transfusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2008;33-21:2310-5.

 

Publications, non-peer reviewed:

 

1.      Sharma K, Rivlin M, Mariller MM, Casden A, Bitan F, Kuflik P, Neuwirth M. Spinal Deformity Surgery in Patients Refusing Blood Transfusion [Abstract]. Bulletin of the Scoliosis Research Society 2006 -September.

2.      Rivlin M, Mariller MM, Roonprapunt C, Math K, Petchprapa CN, Bitan F, Casden A, Neuwirth M, Kuflik P. Fusion Rates of Patients Treated with rhBMP-2 (Infuse) in Primary Multilevel Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion Surgery [Abstract]. Bulletin of the International Meeting of Advanced Spine Techniques 2006;1-July.

3.      Barbaro CE, Knapp EE, Rivlin M, Savaser DJ. Universal Out-of-Hospital DNR Bracelets – Adopted policy for the American Medical Association. [2353]. 2003.

4.      Calvin S, Iskhakov R, Rivlin M, denBoer ML. Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure of Materials with Multiple Absorbing Sites, [Q29.019]. Bulletin of the American Physical Society 2002 - April.

5.      Calvin S, Isaac R, Rivlin M, denBoer ML. EXAFS of Materials with Multiple Absorbing Sites [Q29.019]. Bulletin of the American Physical Society 2001 - March.

6.      Calvin S, Iskhakov R, Kishinyovszkiy V, Mimih J, Metha H, Rivlin M, Schiros T, Waters S, denBoer ML. EXAFS Handbook - Laboratory manual. New York, NY.: CUNY - Hunter College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2001.

Poster Presentations:

1.      “That Resident Sutured in the Drain…Now What? - A Biomechanical Evaluation of Sutured and Retained Surgical Drains" Rivlin M, Jimenez I, Lichstein P, Zielinska O, MacDonald D, Kurtz S, Parvizi J – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, March 2014– Submitted.

2.      “That Resident Sutured in the Drain…Now What? - A Biomechanical Evaluation of Sutured and Retained Surgical Drains" Rivlin M, Jimenez I, Lichstein P, Zielinska O, MacDonald D, Kurtz S, Parvizi J – Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA – Submitted

3.      “Distal Interphalangeal Joint Bony Dimensions and Headless Compression Screw Sizes: A Mismatch,” Mintalucci D, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Niver G, Rivlin M, Beredjiklian P. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA,  October 2013

4.      “Internal Fixation of Distal Metacarpal Fractures: “New” Uses for an Old Plate,“ Sibley P, Bashura A, Wadell C, Rivlin M, Abzug J, Jacoby S,  Annual Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA,  October 2013. E-poster

5.      Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand: A 25 years Perspective. Rivlin M, Hutchinson D, Matzon J, Beredjiklian PK, Ilyas A., Leinberry C. - American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL (September 2012).

6.      “Prospective Randomized Trial of Peri-Operative Ketorolac on Distal Radius Fracture Healing”

7.      Rivlin M, Brown AN, Ilyas AM, Leinberry CH. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Miami Beach, FL (April 2012) – Poster presentation.

8.      “The Incidence Dupuytren’s Postopertive Flare” Osterman M, Rivlin M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Miami Beach, FL (April 2012) – Poster presentation.

9.      “Current Rates of Publication of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand” Osterman M, Abzug J, Jacoby S, Rivlin M, Osterman AL.  Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Miami Beach, FL (April 2012) – Poster presentation

10.  “The Incidence of Postoperative Flare Reaction and Tissue Complications in Dupuytren’s Disease Using Tension Free Immobilization” Rivlin M, Osterman M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. Combined Meeting ASSH/AHSS, Koloa, HI (March 2012) – Podium presentation.

11.  “Internal Fixation of Distal Metacarpal Fractures: New Uses for an Old Plate” Jacoby SM, Waddell, C, Abzug J, Rivlin M, Bednar JM. AO North America, Lake Buena Vista, FL, (February 2012) – Submitted.

12.  “American Association for Hand Surgery [Board of Specialty Societies Exhibit]: Tension Free Post-Operative Immobilization for Dupuytren's” Rivlin M, Osterman M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA (February 2012) – Podium presentation.

13.  “The Incidence of Postoperative Flare Reaction and Tissue Complications In Dupuytren's Disease Using Tension Free Immobilization.” Rivlin M, Osterman M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Las Vegas, NA (January 2012) – Podium presentation.

14.  "Frostbite on the Football Field - Acute Vascular Compromise and Constriction Syndrome of a Teenage Athlete’s Finger - A Case Report"  Rivlin M, King M, Kruse R. American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO (June 2011) - Poster presentation.

15.  “The Incidence of Postoperative Flare Reaction and Tissue Complications In Dupuytren's Disease Using Tension Free Immobilization.” Rivlin M, Osterman M, Jacoby S, Skirven T, Ukomadu U, Osterman AL. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Hawaii (March 2011) – Podium presentation (canceled due to natural disaster).

16.  “Bone Graft Substitutes – New Alternatives to Bone Grafts,” Rivlin M, Red Cross Hospital of King Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, THAILAND, (20 February, 2007).

17.  “Efficacy of Aprotinin as a Blood Conservation Technique for Adult Deformity Spinal Surgery: A Retrospective Study” Tayyab NA, Mariller MM, Rivlin M, Berekashvili K, Bitan FD, Casden AM, Kuflik P, Neuwirth MG, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Islands, BAHAMAS, (July 2007) - Podium presentation.

18.  “Efficacy of Aprotinin as a Blood Conservation Technique for Adult Deformity Spinal Surgery: A Retrospective Study” Tayyab NA, Mariller MM, Rivlin M, Berekashvili K, Bitan FD, Casden AM, Kuflik P, Neuwirth MG Scoliosis Research Society, Edinburgh, SCOTTLAND, (September 2007). – E-poster presentation.

19.  “Fusion Rates of Patients Treated with rhBMP-2 (Infuse) in Primary Multilevel Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion Surgery” Rivlin M, Mariller MM, Roonprapunt C, Math K, Petchprapa CN, Bitan F, Casden A, Neuwirth M, Kuflik P. IMAST meeting, Athens, GREECE, (July 2006).  - Poster presentation.

20.  “Spinal Deformity Surgery in Patients Refusing Blood Transfusion” Sharma K, Rivlin M, Mariller MM, Casden A, Bitan F, Kuflik P, Neuwirth M. IMAST meeting, Athens, GREECE, (July 2006). - Poster presentation.

21.  “BrainLab Orthopedic Solutions” Rivlin M, Meeting for new operating suite plans. BrainLab Headquarters, Munich, GERMANY (August 2004).

22.  “EXAFS of Materials with Multiple Absorbing Sites,” Calvin S, Iskhakov R, Rivlin, denBoer ML

         American Physical Society, Indianapolis, IN (April 2002).

         National Synchrotron Light Source User’s Meeting, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (May 2001).

         5th Annual Honors Week, Hunter College - CUNY, New York, NY, (April 2001).

         American Physical Society, Seattle, WA (March 2001).

         CUNY Conference in Science and Engineering 2001, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY, (February 2000).

“Investigation of Properties of Complex Mirrors Using Laser Ray-Tracing,” Bounich V, Bukhatetsky A, Iskhakov R, Rivlin M, Hunter Colle

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