UPHS – Marquette welcomes general surgeon, Sara Herrera, MD

MARQUETTE — UP Health System — Marquette is pleased to welcome Sara Herrera, MD, as a general surgeon. Dr. Herrera is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, and she also has a background in burn surgery and wound care.

“I wanted to practice general surgery at a place that gets a wide variety and breadth of cases,” Dr. Herrera said of why she chose UPHS. “My philosophy is to educate patients and other providers to the best of my ability and always be a lifelong learner, and to respect patients’ opinions and privacy while caring adequately for the sick as a whole patient and not just a problem list.”

Dr. Herrera earned her undergraduate degree at Lake Forest College before finishing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency at St. Hospital Medical Center and did her fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in trauma, surgical critical care and burn surgery.

Her love of the outdoors made her choice to join UPHS a natural fit.

“I absolutely love the snow, winter sports and enjoy being outside,” Dr. Herrera said. “I also love Lake Superior, kayaking, paddle boarding on it and biking on trails.

“I would love to get the hospital involved in green environmental practices and work with others to build a strong women’s health initiative.”

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