Jose Gutierrez, MD, MPH

Stroke & Cerebrovascular Neurology
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Dr. Jose Gutierrez is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in the city of New York. Dr. Gutierrez obtained his Medical degree from University of Guadalajara in Mexico. He completed his Neurology training at University of Miami. During his residency, he obtained a Master in Public Health with major in Biostatistics from Florida International University. He then joined the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center where he completed a two-year fellowship in Vascular Neurology. Dr Gutierrez is a clinical scientist participating in inpatient and outpatient clinical and educational activities. Dr Gutierrez’s main research interest is brain arterial remodeling in the context of atherosclerosis and aging, and how these changes may alter the risk of stroke and dementia in certain populations. Dr. Gutierrez’s role as Principal Investigator has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association, the Campbell foundation, and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Gutierrez has published > 60 peer-reviewed articles (>35 first-authored), > 12 book chapters, > 30 poster and oral presentations at national and international meetings. Ultimately, Dr. Gutierrez research goal is to find novel disease pathways that may be amenable to modifications and with this, to palliate the societal burden of cerebrovascular disease.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • HIV Infection
  • Stroke
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • French
  • Spanish


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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

• The American Association of French-speaking Health Professionals, 07/2007-current
• Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, 01/2013-current
• New York Medical Association, 10/2013-current
• New York Academy of Science, 04/2012-current
• American Medical Association, 04/2012-current
• American Heart Association, 01/01/2011-current
• American Academy of Neurology, 07/2008-current
• Alumni Association of New York Medical College, 06/2008-current
• Florida Society of Neurology, 07/2008-06/2011
• Mexican College of Internal Medicine, 03/2005-06/2007

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Clinical Research Program fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities (MSINAD) 2012 scholar
  • Resident Research Award, 06/2011, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Resident-Clinician Researcher Track nominee, University of Miami, 07/2009, Miami, FL
  • Performance award in residency program, 02/2006, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Top class rank in medical school internship, 06/2003, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Top class rank in high school, 07/1998, Tamazula de Gordiano, Mexico 


Dr. Gutierrez's main research interest is brain arterial remodeling and its association/risks with cerebrovascular disease, including stroke and vascular dementia. His projects have specifically focused on HIV and the mechanism underlying the arteriopathy sometimes seen in HIV, consisting of arterial dilatation and subsequent strokes. Dr. Gutierrez is the leader of one of the largest postmortem brain large arteries studies from which morphometric and functional characterization has been carried over. Additionally, he has dedicated a fair amount of time to collecting brain arterial diameters in more than 700 stroke-free subjects from the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS), to further investigate the associations and consequences of brain arterial remodeling. Dr. Gutierrez’s other areas of interest include disparities in stroke mechanisms and stroke prevention.  


List Funding Source, Project Title & Number Role in Project Dates Supplemental Info

NIA, R01 AG057709-01A1
“Genetic Contribution to Brain Arterial Dilatation and its Role in Cognition and dementia"


AG054070 01
"Offspring study of mechanisms for racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease"


"Tau pet imaging in racially/ethnically diverse middle-aged adults"


AG054023 01
"Genetic epidemiology of cerebrovascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease"


R01 NS029993-23
"Risk Factors for Stroke and Cognitive Decline in a Tri-Ethnic Region"


"Long-term outcomes in unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation patients"


"Carotid revascularization and medical management for asymptomatic carotid stenosis trial - hemodynamics (CREST-H)"


Taub MRI seed grant, CUIMC
"Brain arterial lumen-to-wall ratio as a biomarker of subclinical cerebrovascular disease and poorer cognitive performance"


American Heart Association
"Contribution of HIV infection to intracranial vascular remodeling: a case –control study"

Principal Investigator 01/13-12/14 Awarded

(PI S. Morgello)
"Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities (MSINAD) 2012 scholar grants"

Scholar (Trainee-Postdoc) 06/12-06/13 None

Selected Publications

1. Gutierrez J, Rosoklija G, Murray J, Chon C, Elkind MSV, Goldman J, Honig L, Dwork AJ, Morgello S, Marshall RS. A quantitative perspective to the study of brain arterial remodeling of donors with and without HIV in the Brain Arterial Remodeling Study (BARS). Front Physiol (2014). 5 (56). [Epub ahead of print]doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00056
2. Gutierrez J, Williams O. A decade of racial and ethnic stroke disparities in the US. Neurology (2013). In press.
3. Gutierrez J, Elkind MSV, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Perivascular spaces are associated with atherosclerosis: an insight from the Northern Manhattan Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol (2013). Apr 4. 34(9):1711-6.
4. Gutierrez J, Elkind MSV, Marshall RS. Cardiovascular profile and events of US adults 20-49 years old and HIV status: NHANES 1999-2008. AIDS care (2013). Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Gutierrez J, Bagci A, Gardener H, Rundek T, DeCarli C, Elkind MSV, Alperin N, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Dolichoectasia diagnostic methods in a multi-ethnic, stroke-free cohort: Results from the Northern Manhattan Study. J Neuroimaging (2013). Jan 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00781.x. [Epub ahead of print
5. Gutierrez J, Ramirez G, Rundek T, Sacco RL. Statin Therapy in the Prevention of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events: A Sex-Based Meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. (2012) 172:909-919.
6. Gutierrez J, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Dolichoectasia-an evolving arterial disease. Nat Rev Neurol (2011). 7, 41-50.
7. Gutierrez J, Glenn M, Isaacson RS, Marr DA, Mash D, Petito C. Thinning of the arterial media layer: a possible preclinical stage in HIV vasculopathy. Stroke. (2012) 43:1156-1158.