Mr. Gutierrez was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Medical Tests.
Alberto Gutierrez is the Director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety at the Food and Drug Administration. Gutierrez has had a longstanding career with the FDA, joining in 1992 as a reviewer in the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research working on vaccine adjuvants and method development for determination of the purity and structure of vaccine components. In 2000, he joined the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health as a scientific reviewer, becoming a team leader for Toxicology in 2003, director of the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices in 2005, deputy director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety in 2007, and office director in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and master and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Princeton University.