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Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, MD, MPH

Dr. Gutierrez specializes in stroke prevention, treatment, and care. His interest is focused on the large arteries of the brain and the mechanisms underlying pathological changes in these arteries as a consequence of vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking. Because individuals with HIV might be at higher risk of stroke and dementia, Dr. Gutierrez's has studied subjects with HIV to evaluate if vascular risk factors interact with HIV, or whether the medications given to treat HIV contribute to the development of brain arterial disease in this population. Understanding how vascular risk factors injure the brain arteries might lead to innovative ways to prevent strokes in the general population and in those with HIV.

Dr. Gutierrez's main research interest is brain arterial remodeling and its association/risks with cerebrovascular disease, including stroke and vascular dementia. His projects have specifically focused on HIV and the mechanism underlying the arteriopathy sometimes seen in HIV, consisting of arterial dilatation and subsequent strokes. Dr. Gutierrez is the leader of one of the largest postmortem brain large arteries studies from which morphometric and functional characterization has been carried over. Additionally, he has dedicated a fair amount of time to collecting brain arterial diameters in more than 700 stroke-free subjects from the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS), to further investigate the associations and consequences of brain arterial remodeling. Dr. Gutierrez’s other areas of interest include disparities in stroke mechanisms and stroke prevention.  

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • HIV Infection
  • AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Stroke
  • Carotid Stenosis

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • French
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • MD, Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Suite: 639
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (212) 305-8389
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8389
    Fax:
    (212) 305-1658

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8389

Past Positions

  • 01/07/2012-06/30/2013: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Neurology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • 07/01/2012-06/30/2013: Assistant in Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University

Presentations

1. “Cerebral Arterial Biology and Arterial Remodeling”, 36th Congress of Clinical Neuroscience, Guanajuato, Mexico, 15/05/2014. Role: Speaker. 
2. “Brain Arterial Biology: Why should it matter?”, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA, 01/30/2014. Role: Speaker.
3. HIV and brain atherosclerosis: results from the Brain Arterial Remodeling Study (BARS). Mount Sinai School of Medicine, July 2013. Role: Speaker.
4. ‘Large intracranial stenosis in the post-SAMPRISS era: Case presentation’. Brain Attack & Cerebrovascular Disease Update 2013. Role: Speaker.
5. ‘Contribution of HIV to brain arterial remodeling”. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA, 01/31/2013. Role: Speaker.
6.  ‘Contribution of HIV to brain arterial remodeling”. Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 10/10/2012. Role: Speaker.
7. ‘Presentation of Challenging Case Studies’. American Heart Association/American Stroke Association New York City Stroke Forum. New York, USA, 2011. Role: Speaker.
8. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. CMN Siglo XXI, IMSS; México City, México, 2006. Role: Speaker.
9. Dyslipidemia and Diabetes: What to do? Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Interna; México city, México, 2006. Role: Speaker.
10. Alfa glucosidase inhibitors in diabetes control. National Diabetes Conference, México city, México, 2005. Role: Speaker
11.  Raymundo: One of us. Ethical discussion. Hospital Gabriel Mancera, IMSS; México city, México, 2005. Role: Speaker.
12. Guillain-Barre symposium. Antiguo Hospital Civil de Belén; Guadalajara,  México, 2004. Role: Speaker.
13. Neurological examination. Antiguo Hospital Civil de Belén; Guadalajara, México, 2004.
14. Epilepsy I.-Clinical manifestations. Antiguo Hospital Civil de Belén; Guadalajara, México, 2004. Role: Speaker.
15. Epilepsy II.-Classification. Antiguo Hospital Civil de Belén; Guadalajara, México, 2004. Role: Speaker.
16. Cerebral Palsy. Antiguo Hospital Civil de Belén; Guadalajara, México, 2004. Role: Speaker.

Community Service

1. Stroke Warriors Meeting, Columbia University Community Center, New York, NY, USA. 08/10/2012. Goal: To educate the community of ways to live a healthier life. Time: 2 hours.
2. Stroke Warriors Meeting, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA. 08/10/2012. Goal: To educate the community of ways to identify signs of stroke, cope with the consequences of stroke and strategize the post stroke recovery and secondary prevention. Time: 2 hours.
3. Manhattan HIV Brain bank, Community Advisory Board Meeting, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA. 07/25/2012. Goal:” To present HIV infected individuals with the methods and expected goal of neuroscience research to enhance participation and provide feedback to the community from where the brain donors come from. Time: 2 hours.
4. Ethics committee in Gabriel Mancera Hospital, IMSS, 03/2005-02/2006, Mexico City, Mexico.
5. Community service at CAIPNE organization: Helping children with Epilepsy, 02/2004-02/2005, Guadalajara, Mexico

Committees/Societies/Memberships

• The American Association of French-speaking Health Professionals, 07/2007-current
• Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, 01/2013-current
• New York Medical Association, 10/2013-current
• New York Academy of Science, 04/2012-current
• American Medical Association, 04/2012-current
• American Heart Association, 01/01/2011-current
• American Academy of Neurology, 07/2008-current
• Alumni Association of New York Medical College, 06/2008-current
• Florida Society of Neurology, 07/2008-06/2011
• Mexican College of Internal Medicine, 03/2005-06/2007

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Clinical Research Program fellowship, 2012-2013
  • Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities (MSINAD) 2012 scholar
  • Resident Research Award, 06/2011, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Resident-Clinician Researcher Track nominee, University of Miami, 07/2009, Miami, FL
  • Performance award in residency program, 02/2006, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Top class rank in medical school internship, 06/2003, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Top class rank in high school, 07/1998, Tamazula de Gordiano, Mexico 

Grants

List Funding Source, Project Title & Number

Role in Project

     Dates

Supplemental Info

American Heart Association

“Contribution of HIV infection to intracranial vascular remodeling: a case –control study”

#13CRP14800040

Principal Investigator

01/2013-12/2014

Awarded

List Funding Source, Project Title & Number

Role in Project

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Supplemental Info

NIH (NIMH)

“Mount Sinai Summer Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities (MSINAD) 2012 scholar grants” #5R25MH080663-05(PI S. Morgello)

Scholar (trainee-Postdoc).

06/2012-06/2013

None

NIH Grants

  • WHICAP -GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CEREBROVASCULAR FACTORS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    OFFSPRING STUDY OF MECHANISMS OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

    WHITE MATTER HYPERINTENSITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Aug 31 2018

    ARTERIAL WALL INFECTION BY HIV AS A TRIGGER FOR ARTERIAL WALL INFLAMMATION (Private)

    Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016

    AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP (ACTG) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016

    NEW YORK COLUMBIA COLLABORATIVE SPOTRIAS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2010 - Jul 31 2016

    STROKE INCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS IN A TRI-ETHNIC REGION (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2015 - Dec 31 2015

    CONTRIBUTION OF HIV INFECTION TO INTRACRANIAL VASCULAR REMODELING: A CASE CONTROL STUDY (Private)

    Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2015

    THE MOUNT SINAI INSTITUTE FOR NEUROAIDS DISPARITIES (Federal Gov)

    Jun 18 2012 - Apr 30 2014

Publications

1. Gutierrez J, Rosoklija G, Murray J, Chon C, Elkind MSV, Goldman J, Honig L, Dwork AJ, Morgello S, Marshall RS. A quantitative perspective to the study of brain arterial remodeling of donors with and without HIV in the Brain Arterial Remodeling Study (BARS). Front Physiol (2014). 5 (56). [Epub ahead of print]doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00056
2. Gutierrez J, Williams O. A decade of racial and ethnic stroke disparities in the US. Neurology (2013). In press.
3. Gutierrez J, Elkind MSV, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Perivascular spaces are associated with atherosclerosis: an insight from the Northern Manhattan Study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol (2013). Apr 4. 34(9):1711-6.
4. Gutierrez J, Elkind MSV, Marshall RS. Cardiovascular profile and events of US adults 20-49 years old and HIV status: NHANES 1999-2008. AIDS care (2013). Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Gutierrez  J, Bagci A, Gardener H, Rundek T, DeCarli C, Elkind MSV, Alperin N, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Dolichoectasia diagnostic methods in a multi-ethnic, stroke-free cohort: Results from the Northern Manhattan Study. J Neuroimaging (2013). Jan 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00781.x. [Epub ahead of print
5. Gutierrez J, Ramirez G, Rundek T, Sacco RL. Statin Therapy in the Prevention of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events: A Sex-Based Meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. (2012) 172:909-919.
6. Gutierrez J, Sacco RL, Wright CB. Dolichoectasia-an evolving arterial disease. Nat Rev Neurol (2011). 7, 41-50.
7. Gutierrez J, Glenn M, Isaacson RS, Marr DA, Mash D, Petito C. Thinning of the arterial media layer: a possible preclinical stage in HIV vasculopathy. Stroke. (2012) 43:1156-1158.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov