Dr. Alessandra Ferrera MD

I am originally from Lima, Peru and raised in Miami. Growing up I enjoyed playing tennis and reading as much as possible. Upon high school graduation I decided to stay close to my family and attended the University of Miami. During my time there I became an avid fan of the Hurricanes and graduated with two bachelor’s degrees, one in Neuroscience and one in Economics. As much as I loved South Florida, my desire to become a physician and my husband’s job took us to the Midwest. There, I had the pleasure of attending Indiana University School of Medicine for both medical school and residency. IU is the largest medical school in the country which provided me with a wide variety of experiences and opportunities during my training. During residency I was part of the research track which allowed me to publish a variety of manuscripts and a book chapter in Psychiatric Genetics. As much as I enjoyed working there, being far away from family (and the cold weather) I decided it was time to head back home to South Florida. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and children trying out new cuisine, traveling, and playing tennis.

Working with patients in my field has been a privilege. My goal is to help patients feel safe and supported while providing treatment and guidance to help improve their lives. It is important for me to provide individualized care and to tailor treatment plans to what works best for each person. I have been described by others as empathetic, respectful, hardworking, and open-minded. I look forward to meeting you.