María Belén Forestieri Flores

María Belén Forestieri Flores

Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde Children's Hospital, Ecuador



Belén Forestieri is a 34 years old doctor, she speaks three languages (Spanish, English and a B1 French), She has completed her medical studies at the age of 27 years from the Catholic University of Guayaquil, Ecuador; Since then, she has been doing volunteer as an English translator for almost 13 years, by working with a group of American volunteers (orthopedic physicians, anesthesia physicians, critical care physicians, orthotists, nursery, physiatrist and management staff) from Project Perfect World Foundation along with Padre Damian Foundation in Ecuador; this led her into the orthopedic world, awakening her desire to be an orthopedist. In 2010, she did an internship in the emergency room from an orthopedic clinic before ending med school. Subsequently, she worked in the Roberto Gilbert Hospital as an orthopedic resident for three years where she gained experience working with children. Then, she got into the specialty of orthopedics in the same hospital in 2018, where she strengthened her knowledge through surgeries, medical assessments and by having training periods in other hospitals from the city. She is currentlycompleting her residency and hopes to do a fellow in pediatric orthopedics


Pediatric Orthopedics