Dr. Gutierrez was born in Pasadena, California and was raised in a small town south of Seattle called Gig Harbor in Washington State. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a BS in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology and attended the KECK School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles for medical school. He completed his pediatric residency at UCI/CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County where he was privileged to work with patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
Dr. Gutierrez chose pediatrics because he believes that building a strong and healthy foundation leads to a longer and more fulfilling life. He believes that every child is entitled the time, care and attention that this goal requires. He enjoys spending time with his two cats and traveling to Washington to visit with his five nieces.