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Meet Miguel Gutierrez

Senior Country Director, Peru
“Our goal is to reach women and newborns in La Libertad—a region with the worst maternal mortality rates in Peru. We’re making sure they survive. We do this by building the skills of the local health facilities and health providers people depend on.”

Miguel Gutiérrez is an obstetrics and gynecology doctor with 35 years of experience in the management, provision of services, teaching, training, and research in sexual and reproductive health, particularly maternal health, postabortion care, family planning, and sexually transmitted infections. He joined our team in 1997 as a medical director and as the country director in Peru in 2007.

Before joining Pathfinder, Miguel was the chief of obstetrics and gynecology service at the Instituto Materno Perinatal in Lima, Peru. He provided medical services in reproductive health and managed the entire department for 15 years.

Miguel received his MA in gender, sexuality, and reproductive health from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, MA in medicine from the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, a specialization degree in obstetrics and gynecology from San Marcos National University, and a BS from San Marcos National University. He speaks English and Spanish.

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