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Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Chair, Medical Affairs

Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc., obtained his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2002. He then completed internship and residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 2002 to 2005, and a clinical and research fellowship in nephrology from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Joint Nephrology Training Program in 2008. With the support of an American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship award, he completed a Masters in Medical Science degree in human clinical investigation from Harvard Medical School during his fellowship, graduating as the valedictorian of his class. Dr. Gutiérrez joined the faculty of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2008. He was then recruited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.  In addition, he serves as the section head for outcomes and epidemiology research in the Division of Nephrology at UAB.

Dr. Gutiérrez’s research is focused on understanding pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism in health and in individuals with kidney disease. He has a special interest in delineating environmental and/or behavioral factors that may modulate these associations, particularly those related to poverty and nutrition. His research has been published in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation, and he has been an invited speaker in numerous national and international conferences. He is currently supported by a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the NIH.

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