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Kanisha L. Sierra Rios, MD

OB/GYN

Dr. Sierra Rios was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to a close-knit family, being the youngest of four girls. She attended Catholic School from kindergarten through high school and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Later she attended Ponce School of Medicine for her medical degree and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine to complete her residency. During her residency, she was awarded the “Recognition of Excellence on Minimally Invasive Surgery” by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

After arriving to the Hospital San Pablo in Bayamon, Dr. Sierra Rios noticed the need for the humanization of the delivery process and the high cesarean section rate. Her flagship project was the Humanized Birth Program which focuses on decreasing the C-section rate by empowering pregnant patients who previously had no input regarding her care, by adding doulas to the OB team to work as advocates for the patient. She believes that there is no other specialty that offered her the privilege to care for women throughout all the stages of her life. Having the opportunity to be a surgeon and a primary care physician at the same time, is something that gives her great passion to provide exceptional care for her patients.

In her personal time, Dr. Sierra Rios enjoys spending time with her husband of five years Jose. They enjoy the beach, golfing, traveling, music, food and family.

“I come from a tiny island in the Caribbean with 3.5 million people. Starting our lives in Florida allowed us to feel the same warmth and comfort we used to get back home but where I could further develop my career and skills being surrounded by such a talented team. I am excited to share my love and passion with every single one of my patients.”-Dr. Sierra Rios

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Education

Ponce School of Medicine