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Juan Guerra, MD, ABOG

Assistant Professor

Dr. Juan Guerra provides culturally competent and culturally sensitive care to his patients and stresses the practice of evidence-based medicine. He also instructs medical students and medical residents, emphasizing the development of interpersonal communication skills among all medical staff and especially with patients. Dr. Guerra has founded and led several groups devoted to medical education and preparing the medical community to address California’s healthcare needs.

Education and Training

  • BA, Pomona College
  • MD, University of Illinois
  • Residency, OB-GYN Residency Program, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
  • Faculty Development Program, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Teaching Scholars Program, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente-George Washington University Social Mission in Medicine


Selected Prior Positions

2001-present Staff Physician Partner, OB-GYN Generalist
The Permanente Medical Group
2006-present Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
2008-2011 Member, Faculty Development Advisory Committee
UCSF School of Medicine, Office of Medical Education
2009-present Co-Founder
Salud En Español
2009-present Co-Director, Women’s Health Undergraduate Research Internship
UCSF and Kaiser Permanente East Bay
2010-2012 Former Assistant Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
Kaiser Permanente and UCSF School of Medicine
2014 President, Association of Clinical Faculty
UCSF School of Medicine
2014-present Lead
La Salud Permanente Latino Health Elective


Selected Honors and Awards

2013 Visionary Award Winner
Kaiser Permanente Latino Association
2013 Recognition of outstanding teaching, research, and contributions to medical education
Kaiser Permanente East Bay College of Academic Physicians
2014-2016 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching
UCSF School of Medicine
2016 IMQ 2016 Cultural Linguistic Competency Physician Leader Award
Institute for Medical Quality
2018 R.J. Erickson Group Award, Introduction to Integrated Health Care Program
Kaiser Permanente National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Selected Publications


  • The Little Doctor (El doctorcito). A children’s book about the day I was introduced to the challenges of obtaining culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare. Arte Público Press, 2017, Houston, TX.