Maria C. Herrera, MD, MS

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Maria C. Herrera, MD, MS, is an attending physician with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Adolescent Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Fellow, Academic General Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Fellow, Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services




E Ahmed, E Laves, B Taber, K Karvonen, MC Herrera, EH Bakken: Using Provider Incentives and an Opt-Out Strategy in a Successful Quality Initiative to Increase Chlamydia Screening. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2020.


AB Lao-Tzu, MC Herrera, G Calvo, SK Vargas, CF Caceres, JD Klausner, KA Konda: Venue-Based HIV-Testing: An Effective Screening Strategy for High-Risk Populations in Lima, Peru. AIDS andBehavior. 2019.


KP Acker, A Fetch, SA Schnell, J Hammond, C Herrera, G Niedt, AJ Ratner, CT Lauren.: Scalp Lesions in a Pediatric Patient with Hyper IgM Syndrome: Clinical and Histologic Mimicry of Cryptococcus neoformans Infection. The Journal of Pediatrics 2018.


MC Herrera, R Deiss, KA Konda, SR Leon, B Brown, G Calvo, HJ Salvatierra, CF Caceres, JD Klausner: The utility of alcohol screening tools among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women(TW) in Lima, Peru. AIDS and Behavior 2017.


MC Herrera, KA Konda, SR Leon, R Deiss, B Brown, CF Caceres, JD Klausner: Impact of alcohol use on sexual behavior among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Lima, Peru. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2016.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


The Adolescent Patient Centered Medical Home (Penn MPH Course PUBH-570: Evidence Based Strategies to Improve Adolescent and Young Adult Health. Jan 2021.


A Conversation with Trainee Ambassadors on Resiliency (Division of Maternal Child Health. Bureau Workforce Development. Joint Grantee Meeting, HRSA). Feb 2020.


Awards and Honors

2019, Carol A. Miller Catalyst for Change Award, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
2018, Resident Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, University of California San Francisco
2018, Nominated for Brown/Coulter Award, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
2017, Travel Award to attend the National Hispanic Medical Association's Medical Faculty Development Program, National Hispanic Medical Association
2016, William Perry Watson Prize, Columbia University:College of Physicians and Surgeons
2015, Gold Humanism Honor Society Finalist, Columbia University:College of Physicians and Surgeons
2015, Commitment to the Medically Underserved Externship Stipend, University of Colorado School of Medicine
2013, Excellence in Patient Education during the Obstetrics/Gynecology Clerkship. Columbia University: College of Physicians and Surgeons
2010, Dean's List 5/2008-5/2010, Columbia University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Alliance of Minority Physicians, Professional Development Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present,Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
2017-present, National Hispanic Medical Association
2016-present, American Public Health Association
2016-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2015-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America