Albert Gutierrez - M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Gutierrez - M.D., Ph.D.

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My Areas of Practice
My areas of interest include general dermatology, autoimmune skin conditions, skin cancer treatment and surgery.

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2017

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Wayzata Dermatology
250 Central Ave. N.
Suite #103
Wayzata, MN 55391

St Louis Park 3800
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Board Certified Dermatologist: American Board of Dermatology

Residency : Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Transitional year : Mayo Clinic
Medical Internship
Scottsdale, AZ

M.D. / Ph.D. : Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Ph.D. in Immunology
Rochester, MN

Bachelor of Science: University of Arizona
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tucson, AZ

Research & Publications

Alniemi DT, Gutierrez A, Drage LA, Wetter DA. Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Characteristics, Disease Associations, Treatments, and Outcomes in a Series of 90 Patients at Mayo Clinic, 1996-2011. Mayo Clin Proc. Mar 2017; 92 (3): 406–414.

Gutierrez A, Pittelkow MR. Skin Manifestations of Hereditary Autoinflammatory Disorders and Primary Immunodeficiencies. Practical Immunodermatology, (Eds.) Gao XH, Chen HD. Springer. 2017.

Gutierrez A, Wetter DA. Calcinosis Cutis in Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases. Dermatologic Therapy. Mar 2012; 25 (2):195-206.

Gutierrez A, Arendt BK, Tschumper RC, Kay NE, Zent CS, and Jelinek DF. Differentiation of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia B Cells into Immunoglobulin Secreting Cells Decreases LEF-1 Expression PLoS ONE. Oct 2011; 6 (10): e26056.

Gutierrez A, Tschumper RC, Wu X, Shanafelt TD, Eckel-Passow J, Huddleston PM, Slager SL, Kay NE, Jelinek DF. LEF-1 is a prosurvival factor in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and is expressed in the preleukemic state of monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis. Blood. Oct 2010; 116 (16): 2975-298.

Wu X,  Tschumper RC, Gutierrez A,  Mihalcik SA,  Nowakowski GS, Jelinek DF. Selective induction of DNA repair pathways in human B cells activated by CD4+ T cells. PLoS ONE. Jan 2010; 5(12):e15549.

Thompson EJ, Shanmugam K, Hattrup CL, Kotlarczyk KL, Gutierrez A, Bradley JM, Mukherjee P, Gendler SJ. Tyrosines in the MUC1 cytoplasmic tail modulate transcription via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and nuclear factor-kappaB pathways. Mol Cancer Res. Jul 2006;4(7):489-97.

Professional Associations & Awards

American Academy of Dermatology

American Medical Association

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery


As a dermatologist, I enjoy caring for and educating patients regarding their skin conditions. My philosophy is that patients must be engaged and well informed to make the best decisions regarding their care. With Ph.D. training in immunology, I have special interests in skin disorders mediated by the immune system. As well my clinical practice focuses on skin cancer prevention and surgery. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors paddleboarding and kayaking.