Board of Directors

Francisco J. Gutierrez, MD

Dr. Francisco Gutierrez, M.D.Francisco Gutierrez is Senior Vice President for Medicine & Health Sciences for Laureate Education, Inc. Dr. Gutierrez is responsible for setting the strategic direction and conducting the business operations of the medical and health sciences field of Laureate. The network has more than 140,000 students enrolled in Health Sciences, including 20 medical schools around the world.

Recently, he was the Chief Consultant for Health Navigation in Washington, D.C., a highly specialized consultancy firm dedicated to providing strategic and operational advice to health care companies, universities, pharmaceutical firms, and governments worldwide. Dr. Gutierrez has over 19 years of experience in the health care field and more than 15 in health professions education and healthcare consulting. His work involves some of the most important health and higher-education entities in many countries.

Dr. Gutierrez is the former Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Care Consulting Practice in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible from 1997 to 2001 for the oversight and development of the firm’s International Health Care Practice. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dr. Gutierrez served as a Vice President of the Harris Methodist Health System in Texas (now Texas Health Resources) working for their prominent health plan. He has held senior management positions at several hospitals and outpatient care facilities, and has had a private primary care clinical practice as well.

Dr. Gutierrez received his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Mexico. He holds a master’s degree from the School of Business at the same university, and a master’s degree in Health Finance and Management from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He is an advanced member of the American College of Physician Executives, and a recognized speaker in international health care on issues related to innovation, standardization, and practical solutions for the care delivery models of today’s health care systems. Expert presentations also include the area of innovation in medical and health professions education. In addition, he has served in an adjunct faculty appointment at the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University and has recently presented his views as guest faculty of Harvard University, University of Texas, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, as well as several other renowned academic medical institutions and universities around the world.