Dr. Gutiérrez is the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Nephrology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Gutiérrez’s research is focused on understanding pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of phosphorus 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 health disparities, poverty and nutrition. To this end, his group conducts epidemiologic and patient-oriented studies investigating the impact of disturbances in phosphorus metabolism on kidney and cardiovascular health. He also has interests in the association of biomarkers of kidney tubule function with clinical outcomes, and improving outcomes in individuals with acute kidney injury.
Orlando Gutierrez, MD