Dr. Marrero was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After completing his medical studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana, he returned to his beloved island where he underwent training in General Surgery and worked as a Surgical Critical care House-staff at the University of Puerto Rico. He moved to NYC for where he received advanced training in Burn and Plastic Surgery in the Stanley M. Levenson Burn Unit at Jacobi Medical Center, one of the top burn units in NY state. He then decided to move to Syracuse, NY where he completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate. Ultimately, he became a Hurricane while training in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Miami (It’s all about the U!). He’s excited to work at North American Spine and Pain with the desire to provide his patients with a cutting-edge multidisciplinary approach to their pain based on the different and broad experience he has gained throughout his training. Dr. Marrero enjoys spending time with his wife and family, although most of them still live back in PR. He’s a wannabe chef and hopes someday he can transition into a real chef during his private time but would never discriminate against a $1 pizza slice. He enjoys basketball, tennis and fútbol (soccer) and states, although not confirmed, that he was a good player at two of those once upon a time. Dr. Marrero is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Marrero had a full scholarship in college for singing although most of his fraternity brothers did not believe he was really in the university choir.
Fellowship: Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of Miami, 2019 – 2020
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2016 – 2020
Advanced Training in Burn and Plastic Surgery: Jacobi Medical Center in association with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2014 – 2016
Surgical Critical Care House-staff: University of Puerto Rico – Medical Science Campus 2013 – 2014
Internship (PGY 1- 2 years): General Surgery, University of Puerto Rico – Medical Science Campus 2011 – 2013
Non accredited transitional Year: Hospital Auxilio Mutuo in San Juan, Puerto Rico 2010 – 2011
Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic
Undergraduate: B.S. in Industrial Microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus
Outstanding Fellow of the Year: University of Miami, 2020
2017 AANEM Residency and Fellowship Abstract Award
Chief Administrative Fellow of the Burn Surgery Service at Jacobi Medical Center, 2014 – 2016
Guest Lecturer, Symposium for Basic Science of Burn and Plastic Surgery. UPR- Medical Science Campus, 2015
Instructor, Plastic Surgery Cadaveric Laboratory. UPR – Medical Science Campus 2015
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.
Dr. Marrero has multiple case reports that have been accepted and presented in National and Regional conferences and currently is in the process of co-authoring a chapter for a review book