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Orlando Gutierrez, MD

Assistant Professor
Nephrology, Department of Medicine
Phone: 205-996-2736

Dr. Gutierrez received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2002, after which he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA from 2002-2005. He then completed a clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at the joint Brigham and Women's Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital nephrology fellowship program in 2008. During his fellowship, he obtained a Masters in Medical Science (MMSc)in clinical investigation at Harvard Medical School.

Following the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Gutierrez joined the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2008, where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine prior to joining UAB in 2011.

Research/Clinical Interest

Mineral metabolism and outcomes
Using both epidemiological and patient-oriented physiological approaches, Dr. Gutierrez has concentrated his research efforts on the relationships between disturbances in mineral metabolism and clinical outcomes, focusing particularly on disorders of phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism and their associations with cardiovascular disease and mortality in kidney disease. He has a special interest in behavioral and environmental exposures that may modulate the impact of disordered mineral metabolism on health outcomes, particularly the emerging interface between socioeconomic status, nutrition, and mineral metabolism in health and in kidney disease. In addition to these efforts, Dr. Gutierrez is also examining the interconnections between disorders of iron and mineral metabolism, particularly as they relate to the management of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.