About the doctor artist: Dr. Michelle Rivera

Artist Michelle Rivera at her easel painting a dog

I am a Harvard trained, practicing physician specializing in breast imaging. I began painting in my garage studio in 2005. Over time, my art has provided a healthy outlet for my emotionally challenging career. 


Read Harvard Medicine Magazine's profile of Dr. Michelle Rivera

NBC Charlotte visits Dr. Michelle Rivera's studio


My love for art mirrors my passion for improving women's chances of beating breast cancer. If you'd like to learn more about my grassroots effort to support continued annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40, please visit @American Women Unite for Breast Cancer Screening on Facebook. Please also check out the video I created about breast cancer screening:



I am also a big supporter of charities in Charlotte, NC and I donate lots of artwork to assist in their efforts. The largest is ART Unleashed, to which I donated 13 paintings in 2017. It's an art sale that benefits  local animal welfare charities. 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Michelle