Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, UPCH is a private university located in Lima, Peru. It was named in honor of Cayetano Heredia, one of the eminent Peruvian physicians of the 19th century. The university is overseen by a Board of Trustees and is not actually property of any private or state entity. It is considered one of the top medical schools (along the Faculty of Medicine "San Fernando" of National University of San Marcos) in Peru, and is currently the major publisher of scientific articles in the country.
Founded in 1961 by a group of professors and students from the school of medicine of the four-century-old National University of San Marcos also in Lima, Cayetano Heredia and San Marcos are the most prestigious medical schools in Peru now.