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Marco Gutierrez

Communication Coordinator

Marco Gutierrez is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he supports the Department of Surgery and the Office of Strategic Communications. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications, Marco worked for...

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Female sex hormones administered after heart attack can help recovery study finds

Ischemia is a problem where a part of of the body, like regions of the heart or brain, isn't receiving enough blood. It’s caused by an obstruction of blood flow that can be caused by a clot, embolus, vascular diseases or the constriction of an artery. Ischemia can occur when the artery wall gradually thickens over time, resulting in a smaller area for blood flow. Bodily trauma can also restrict blood flow within arteries.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Oct 01, 2020

IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery and Medicine innovates in chronic pancreatitis

Chronic Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve—it gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. This disease can eventually impair a patient's ability to digest food and make pancreatic hormones. Most individuals with Chronic Pancreatitis experience upper abdominal pain, although some have no pain at all. The pain may spread to the back, worsen with eating or drinking, and become constant and disabling.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Aug 12, 2020

New R01 grant aims to discover how the body heals after surgery

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD a professors of surgery and Teresa A. Zimmers PhD, the H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research with the surgery department at Indiana University School of Medicine, were recently awarded a Research Project Grant or an R01 from the National Institute of Health. The research grant is conducting studies to understand how the body heals after surgery or trauma.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Aug 05, 2020

Surgery faculty member earns pilot grant for Lymphedema research

Al Hassanein, MD, an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Tenured) with the IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery, recently earned the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) Combined Pilot Research Grant. The PSF/ PSRC, fund the Pilot Research Grant to foster the development of surgeon scientists in the field of Plastic Surgery. They also increase the amount of research dollars funding pilot research studies, allowing investigators to apply to larger funding agencies.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Aug 05, 2020

IU School of Medicine general surgery resident experience Q&A with Christine Wang MD

The Department of Surgery places a strong emphasis on education for medical students, residents and fellows. The medical knowledge and development that occurs within the department stems from a defined curriculum, dedicated faculty and an environment for optimal care for adult and pediatric patient care.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 31, 2020

IU School of Medicine general surgery resident experience Q&A Sara Monfared MD

The Department of Surgery places a strong emphasis on education for medical students, residents and fellows. The medical knowledge and development that occurs within the department stems from a defined curriculum, dedicated faculty and an environment for optimal care for adult and pediatric patient care.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 31, 2020

IU School of Medicine general surgery resident experience Q&A with Mohammad Zaidi MD

The Department of Surgery places a strong emphasis on education for medical students, residents and fellows. The medical knowledge and development that occurs within the department stems from a defined curriculum, dedicated faculty and an environment for optimal care for adult and pediatric patient care.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 14, 2020

IU School of Medicine general surgery resident experience Q&A with Dr. Thomas Maatman

The Department of Surgery places a strong emphasis on education for medical students, residents and fellows. The medical knowledge and development that occurs within the department stems from a defined curriculum, dedicated faculty and an environment for optimal care for adult and pediatric patient care.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 09, 2020

IU School of Medicine surgery faculty member gives plasma in efforts to combat COVID-19

As everyday Americans are being told to don their facemasks and practice social distancing, medical professionals are going into hospitals, risking their health and possibly their lives, to fight the ongoing pandemic. For Andrew J. Lutz, MD an assistant professor of surgery, at Indiana University School of Medicine was surprised when he found out he had contracted the coronavirus.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 09, 2020

IU School of Medicine works towards preventing limb loss

Indiana ranks as one of the worst states in current limb amputation rates. Based on the recent data from Dartmouth Atlas, the rate of amputation in Indiana was 0.69 per 1,000 Medicare enrollees. Based on the geographical distribution of the amputees for 2014-2018 in Indiana, counties in Western parts of the state have higher rates of amputation. The demographics of Indiana’s amputees are, 68.26% are male, 73.76% are whites, 14.67% are black, 2.6% are Hispanic. Conditions such as peripheral artery disease and diabetes account for the majority of nontraumatic amputations. Limb loss is much more common than many people realize, and the numbers are growing. Losing a limb can be not only physically painful, but can also be detrimental to the mental health of the patients and can make life difficult for their families. Indiana University School of Medicine is hoping to lower the number of amputations in Indiana through its limb preservation program.

Marco Gutierrez  |  Jul 08, 2020