Maria Gutierrez, M.D.

Maria Gutierrez, M.D.




  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Obstetric Anesthesia


Maria Gutierrez is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-734-7980

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to make the childbirth process a safe and enjoyable experience for all my patients.

Clinical 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


General Anesthesiology


M.D., Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia 1997

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


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2007-2010


Obstetric Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA 2010-2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomate, 2014

Medical Board of California, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Sociedad Antioque�a de Anestesiolog�a y Reanimaci�n (Antioquia Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation)

Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiolog�a y Reanimaci�n (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.