Alejandra Guerrero Barragán, MD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
Trinity College Dublin
Professional Profile
Home Country: Colombia
Field of Employment: Neurology
Key Areas: neurology, dementia, cognition, public health

Dementia is rapidly increasing around the world, and it is a public health priority. We need to be prepared to face its impact on our communities.

Alejandra Guerrero Barragán is a neurologist from the Hospital Occidente de Kennedy / Universidad de la Sabana Neurology training program. Through the Atlantic Fellows program at GBHI, Guerrero wants to conduct epidemiological research to understand better the situation of dementia patients and their caregivers in Bogotá as well as study cognitive impairment in different vulnerable populations. She also hopes to gain knowledge around public health interventions in order to implement local and national policies that bring more attention and support to these patients and help reduce the scale and impact of dementia in her community. Finally, Guerrero wants to develop a memory center in Bogotá where people who have few resources, are homeless, or are victims of war can have easy access to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation programs.

Bio: Alejandra Guerrero Barragán completed her medical studies at Universidad del Rosario in 2011. She conducted her residency in neurology at Universidad de la Sabana – Hospital Occidente de Kennedy between 2013 and 2017, where she served as chief resident in neurology. In the final year of her residency, she spent five months in the Memory Unit at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain. Nowadays, Guerrero works as a neurologist in Bogotá, Colombia.