Providing Compassionate Healthcare
Tittle: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Name of Organization: Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Kerly Guerrero was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. She grew up in Newark, N.J. At a young age, Kerly learned the meaning of hard work and dignity as she witnessed how her parents struggled to make ends meet working as a construction worker and housekeeper.
In 2013, Kerly received her Bachelor of Science in biology with magna cum lade with a minor in Latin American and Latino(a) Studies. She went on to receive her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2021, she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Kerly now resides in N.Y. and is a board eligible OB/GYN completing the first year of her Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship, a competitive subspecialty of obstetrics that focuses on women with high-risk pregnancies and prenatal fetal diagnosis.
While in medical school, Dr. Guerrero helped develop the Physical Activity System of Support (PASOS) program, a community-based intervention designed to increase physical activity among Latinos living with diabetes. She was also a CHCI United Health Foundation Scholar-Intern and was awarded the 2017 Rutgers RWJMS Community Service Award.
During her OB/GYN residency, Dr. Guerrero volunteered during the annual See, Test & Treat Program, a free cancer screening and health education program in her hometown. Additionally, she continued participating in community-based research geared towards decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality in minority patients. For this work, she was awarded the NJMS OB/GYN Resident Day Research Award. She was elected as administrative chief resident and won the NJMS OB/GYN Residency Roth-Pearl Espirit De Corp award during her last year in residency. Growing up in an inner city, Dr. Guerrero witnessed how systemic inequality and limited resources affected her community. This led her to pursue her subspecialty training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
Recently, Dr. Guerrero was accepted for the 2022-2024 Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) fellowship, a research grant sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, which works to advance biomedical research in New York.