Department of Surgery
Angelica Perez-Gutierrez is a transplant surgeon who specializes in kidney and liver transplant. Due to her experience, she is the primary pediatric kidney transplant surgeon at the University of Chicago. Her academic work has focused on transplant outcomes and biomarkers. She has been instrumental in the inauguration of the biorepository of the University of Chicago Transplantation Institute, which has the goal of fostering transplant research and collaborations. At the same time, she continues her own translational efforts. As a Spanish-speaking transplant surgeon, Perez-Gutierrez is dedicated to helping Hispanic patients and their families who seek the highest-quality transplant care, and is part of the newly established Hispanic Transplant Program.
Her research has been published in Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, Nephron, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, and Hepatology.
Perez-Gutierrez received her medical degree from the University of Veracruz in Mexico, where she graduated summa cum laude, and completed her general surgery residency at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico City. She completed postdoctoral research at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, performing translational research focused on tolerance induction models using cell immune therapy. She then completed abdominal transplantation and pancreatic islet transplantation fellowships at the University of Chicago Medicine.
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