Orlando Gutierrez, MD
Dr. Gutiérrez is currently a Professor of Medicine and head of the Section of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Using both epidemiologic and patient-oriented clinical research approaches, the primary focus of Dr. Gutiérrez’s group has been elucidating the mechanisms by which disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and nutrition impact outcomes in individuals with chronic kidney disease. He has received detailed training in human physiological studies including a Master’s degree in human clinical investigation from Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Gutiérrez has a track record of publications, including prior feeding studies using physiological end-points, and other high-impact studies that have highlighted the associations of environmental and biological factors with outcomes in the general population and in individuals with CKD. This includes three funded projects that are currently using or have incorporated detailed feeding studies in healthy individuals or individuals with kidney disease.