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Rita Guevara

Rita Guevara, MD

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Assistant Professor


Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Pediatrics

Education

  • MD - Drexel University College of Medicine
  • MHS, Reproductive and Cancer Biology - Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Biology and French - Johns Hopkins University

Awards & Honors

  • Margaret C. Fisher Spirit of St. Chris Award (2018)
  • Travel Award, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease – National Hispanic Medical Association Fellow in Academic Career Development Workshop (2016)
  • Spotting Employees Exceeding Departmental Standards (SEEDS) Recognition, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (2015)
  • Henry W. Baird Award, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (2015)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Clinical Background

Rita Guevara, MD, is an attending pediatrician and director of health equity at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Residencies

  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Rita Guevara, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at Drexel University College of Medicine. As assistant dean, she collaborates on all efforts of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, including recruitment, enrollment, community-building and stakeholder events. In her position, Dr. Guevara will also focus on specific projects involving the pipeline mentorship program, educational grant preparation and quality improvement of programming. In addition, she represents and promotes awareness of the office in collaborating with members of the College and University communities.

Publications

Destination Excellence: "Breaking Down Language Barriers"
Guevara R.
Pulse newsletter, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Spring 2017

Posters

"Adherence to Vitamin D Screening and Treatment Guidelines in Obese Children is Low"
Rotem Elitsur, Maria Bergel, Rita Guevara Dohmen, Bruce Bernstein, Mario Cruz
Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2015, and Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, California, April 28, 2015

"Increasing Discharge Diagnosis of Overweight and Obesity in the Inpatient Setting"
Rotem Elitsur, Selorm A. Adzaku, Rita P. Guevara Dohmen, Geoffrey L. Bajwa, Katie K. Tran, Daria F. Ferro, Elizabeth A. Silberholz, Hannah C. Neubauer, David B. Cooperberg, and Mario Cruz
Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2015

"Obesity Education in the Inpatient Setting: A Needs Assessment"
Rotem Elitsur, Selorm A. Adzaku, Katie K. Tran, Rita P. Guevara Dohmen, Geoffrey L. Bajwa, Daria F. Ferro, Elizabeth A. Silberholz, Hannah C. Neubauer, David B. Cooperberg, and Mario Cruz
Research Day, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2015

Presentations

Workshops

Forum for Chief Residents: "Speed Chiefing"
Daria Ferro, Rita Guevara Dohmen, Patti Jo Jaiyeola, Sophie Katz, James van Buren
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 30, 2016

Forum for Chief Residents: "Not Your Typical Morning Report"
Daria Ferro, Rita Guevara Dohmen, Valerie Gribben, Taylor Louden, Sophie Katz, Jaime Peterson
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 30, 2016

Plenary Presentation

"Cultural Humility in Medicine: Expectations, Practice, and Self-Reflection"
Rita Guevara
Lecture, Latino Medical Student Association Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, February 17, 2018

Invited Presentations

"Racism and Inequity in Healthcare in the Time of COVID and #BLM"
Taylor D. and Guevara R.
Grand rounds, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 24, 2020

"Culturally Effective Pediatric Care"
Guevara R.
Grand rounds, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 27, 2020

"Effective Communication with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Families"
Guevara R.
New employee orientation, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented monthly starting August 5, 2019

"Pediatric Challenges in Primary Care Practice"
Guevara R.
42nd and 43rd Semi-Annual Temple University Family Medicine Review Course for family medicine providers, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, March 22, 2019 and October 25, 2019

"Reflections on the Physician’s Path of Service: Addressing Social Disparities in Healthcare"
Guevara R.
Lecture for all levels of medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21, 2018

"Addressing Unmet Healthcare Communication Needs of Children and Families with Limited English Proficiency"
Guevara R., Cooperberg D., SanJuan-Saleh E.
Patient Safety Conference Series, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 29, 2017

"Roadmap to Residency"
Guevara Dohmen R.
Lecture for undergraduate students in Drexel's Doctor Early Assurance to Medical School (DrEAMS) program, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 12, 2016

"Clinico-Pathologic Conference: The Case of J.C."
Guevara Dohmen R.
Resident Noon Conference Series, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 16, 2014

"Discussion on Domestic Violence and Pediatric Healthcare"
Guevara Dohmen R.
DV and the Criminal Justice System Course, to junior college students, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, November 5, 2014

Webinar

"Addressing Racism in Medicine"
Guevara R., Knight M., Lu F.
March 10, 2018


Contact Information


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5000
Fax: 215.427.5555