Horacio Chiong-Rivero, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Neurology
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology


Horacio Chiong-Rivero, M.D., Ph.D., is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology.

Dr. Chiong-Rivero earned his medical degree at the University of California, Davis. His residency was Harvard Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This was followed by advanced training in neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis through a fellowship at Keck Medicine of University of Southern California and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Chiong-Rivero also holds a doctoral degree in Romance languages and literatures from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Yale University. He is a native speaker of Spanish.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Chiong-Rivero’s research addresses the socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic factors that contribute to health and racial disparities in neurological disease, particularly focusing on Hispanics with multiple sclerosis.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Harvard University (1995-2002)
  • Medical School - University of California Davis School of Medicine (2011-2015)
  • Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2015-2016)
  • Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women's Hospital (2016-2019)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Clinical Fellowship Award 2019-2020, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Books & Publications
  • Health and Racial Disparities in Neurological Disease

Clinical Focus

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • General Neurology

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at UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth 600 South Main Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 3.200
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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