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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Maria Gutierrez, M.D.


 Dr. Gutierrez

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Gutierrez's focus is management of high risk obstetric patients and education of the residents on different aspects of the anesthetic care for pregnant women.
Additionally, she also participates on simulation education to residents, medical students and nurses, with emphasis in obstetric crisis management.


Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


Obstetric Anesthesia
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95817


Spanish, English




Medical School, Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia
M.D., 1997


Surgery Internship, UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
2006 - 2007


UC Davis Medical Center
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Obstetric Anesthesia, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2010 – 2011

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación (Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation)
Sociedad Antioqueña de Anestesiología y Reanimación (Antioquia Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation)

Professional Memberships:

Butwick A, Gutierrez MC, Hilton G. The impact of advanced maternal age on peripartum thromboelastographic coagulation profiles: a prospective observational exploratory study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 2015 May;62(5):504-512.

Gutierrez, MC, Moore, PG, Liu, H. Goal-directed therapy in intraoperative fluid and hemodynamic management. Journal of biomedical research, 27(5): 357-365.

Gutierrez, MC, Goodnough, LT, Druzin, M, Butwick, AJ. Postpartum hemorrhage treated with a massive transfusion protocol at a tertiary obstetric center: a retrospective study. International journal of obstetric anesthesia, 21(3): 230-5.

Sultan P, Gutierrez MC, Carvalho B. Neuraxial Morphine and Respiratory Depression: Finding the Right Balance. Drugs, 71(14): 1801-1809.