Head of Medicine & Health for Cintana Education
Dr. Francisco Gutierrez is the Head of Medicine & Health for Cintana Education. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction and conducting the operations that help the Cintana affiliates grow and improve their quality and differentiation in their markets. He brings more than 25 years of experience in health and higher education around the world. In his most recent role as Senior Vice president for Medicine & Health at Laureate Education, the network became the largest educator of health professionals globally, with over 255,000 students in more than 40 different degree programs. Prior to this engagement, Dr. Gutierrez operated a specialized consulting firm in health, and before that, he was Director of the International Healthcare Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington DC. He has held senior management positions at several hospitals and outpatient care facilities and has had a private clinical practice as well. He received Medical Doctor and MBA degrees from the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a Masters in Health Finance from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an advanced member of the American Association for Physician Leadership and a recognized speaker in innovation for higher education in health professions. He is a regular lecturer at Harvard University and has presented his views as guest faculty of several renowned academic medical institutions and universities around the world.