Faculty and Staff Support the U: Radiologist Jorge Guerra Loves Building Bridges—to Students, Pati
Former administrator and faculty member Jorge Guerra, B.S. ’68, M.D. ’72, has watched the University of Miami’s national reputation for excellence grow over the past four decades. A recently retired professor in the Department of Radiology at the Miller School of Medicine, Guerra also has contributed to the University’s success, donating annually to his alma mater for the past 34 years.
“It’s been very exciting to see the ascent of our University,” says Guerra, who completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach after earning his medical degree in 1972.
Board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, Guerra is a specialist in vascular interventional radiology and loves taking care of patients. For 15 years, he also was involved in the medical school’s administration, working closely with its partners, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the VA Hospital, which both contribute to the school’s excellent training program.
“I am deeply committed to academic medicine,” he says. “I’m very proud of the Miller School’s role in educating the next generation of physicians, providing excellent clinical services, and growing our research programs in a challenging economic environment. I also believe it is important to build strong ties between medical students and alumni. After all, we alumni were all students once, and they will be our alumni in the future.”
In keeping with his commitment, Guerra has contributed annually to the University through the United Way since 1980. He also has helped fund scholarships for medical students and donated to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for medical research. Guerra’s continued generosity earned him membership in the University’s Loyalty Society, which honors alumni donors who make gifts for two or more consecutive years.
“I feel very closely connected to the University of Miami as my alma mater as well as my former employer,” Guerra says. “I have seen so much progress over the years, and I know that my gifts, regardless of size, do make a difference.”