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Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP Physician

Advisory Dean, Dr. Helen O. Dickens House, Perelman School of Medicine Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach, Abramson Cancer Center Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine 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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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 Northeast Region, Local American Cancer Society, Inc, National American Cancer Society, Inc., National American Cancer Society, Inc., National American Cancer Society, National American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Southeast Region, Local American College of Physicians, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, National Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Cancer Advisory Board, Local 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:

Familusi, O., Enriquez, F., Fox, J., Rhemtulla, I., Brooks, A., Guerra, C., & Butler, P.: Breast Reconstruction Awareness: Targeting Health Literacy through Community Engagement. Creative Education 10 : 637-649,2019.

Alcaraz KI, Wiedt T, Daniels E, Yabroff RK, Guerra CE, Wender RC.: Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants for Cancer Control and Health Equity in the United States: A Blueprint for Practice, Research, and Policy. Ca Cancer J Clin : 2019.

Myers RE, Stello B, Daskalakis C, Sifri R, Gonzalez ET, DiCarlo M, Johnson MB, Hegarty SE, Shaak K, Rivera A, Gorditis-Molina L, Petrich A, Careyva B, de-Ortiz R, Diaz L.: Decision Support and Navigation to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Patients Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev : 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.

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 CA Cancer J Clin 68 : 250-281,2018.

Guerra CE: An American Tale Philadelphia Magazine : 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.

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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