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Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP Physician

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Guerra is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Carmen E. Guerra

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research

Robert Wood Johnson Amos Faculty Development Program

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening and Prevention
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital - University of Rochester


American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Southeast Region, Local American College of Physicians, National Board Member, American Cancer Society Northeast Region, Local College of Physicians of Philadelphia, National Professional Education and Practice Task Group, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, National Society of General Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Guerra is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Health disparities
Barriers to accessing cancer screening
Barriers to accessing clinical trials
Colorectal cancer screening
Breast cancer screening
Health literacy

Selected Publications:

Wolf A, Fontham ETH, Church TR, Flowers CR, Guerra CE, LaMonte SJ, Etzione R, McKenna M, Oeffinger KC, Shih YT, Walter LC, Andrews KS, Brawley OW, Brooks D, Fedewa SA, Manassaram-Baptiste D, Siegel R, Wender RC, Smith RA.: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average Risk Adults: 2018 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society A Cancer J Clin 68 : 250-281,2018.

Mehta SJ, Khan T, Guerra C, Reitz C, McAuliffe T, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Doubeni CA.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in versus Opt-out Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach. Am J Gastroenterol : 2018.

Sherry, V., Schneider, S., Ranganathan, A., Guerra, C.: Screening for and Managing Distress in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 21 (3): 379-83,2017.

Hoffman RL, Bryant B, Allen SR, Lee MJ, Aarons CB, Kelz RR.: Using community outreach to explore health-related beliefs and improve surgeon-patient engagement. Journal of Surgical Research; 2016: 206(2) 206 (2): 411-417,2016.

Lamanna A, Sheafer H, Guerra C, Kochman M: Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation for the Underserved: Experience of an Urban Program Gastroenterology & Hepatology 12 (9): 547-551,2016.

Vapiwala, Neha.: Putting a Finger on Cancer Disparities: Replacing Urban Myths with Community Wisdom JAMA Oncology 2 (8): 996-8,2016.

Morland TB, Synnestvedt M, Honeywell S Jr, Yang F, Armstrong K, Guerra C.: Effect of a Financial Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence on the Appropriateness of Colonoscopy Orders. Am J Med Qual : 2016.

Lamanna A, Broadwater A, Guerra C, Kochman M.: Implementation of a Patient Navigation Program Designed to Increase Awareness and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in an Urban, Underserved Population DDW : 2016.

Lucia Tejo: Al Dia Latino Doctors of 2016 : 2016.

Ephrem E, Langer CJ, Bauml J, Guerra C: Frequency of ALK rearrangement among patients (pts) with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), stratified by race. Journal of Clinical Oncology 34 (15): e13068-e13068,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion Extension
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5374
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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