Philosophy of Care
My goal is to make the childbirth process a safe and enjoyable experience for all my patients.
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
M.D., Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia 1997
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2007-2010
Obstetric Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA 2010-2011
American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomate, 2014
Medical Board of California, 2009
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Sociedad Antioqueña de Anestesiología y Reanimación (Antioquia Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation)
Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación (Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation)
Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Honors and Awards
Deans' Team Award, Fetal Surgery Team, UC Davis Medical Center, 2017
Select Recent Publications
Nuttall GA, Gutierrez MC, Dewey JD, Johnson ME, Oye LJ, Hanson AC, Oliver WC. A preliminary study of a new tranexamic acid dosing schedule for cardiac surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Cascular Anesthesia. 2008; 22(2): 230-5.
Butwick A, Gutierrez MC, Hilton G. The impact of advanced maternal age on peripartum thromboelastographic coagulation profiles: a prospective observational exploratory study. Can J Anaesth. 2015 May;62(5):504-512
Gutierrez, MC, Moore, PG, Liu, H. Goal-directed therapy in intraoperative fluid and hemodynamic management. J of Biomedical Research, 2013; 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 J of Obstetric Anesthesia, 2012; 21(3): 230-5.
Sultan P, Gutierrez MC, Carvalho B. Neuraxial Morphine and Respiratory Depression: Finding the Right Balance. Drugs, 2011; 71(14): 1801-1809.