Gutierrez VP for Medicine and Health Sciences


Baltimore, December 15, 2008 - Laureate Education today named Dr. Francisco Gutierrez senior vice president for medicine and health sciences. Dr. Gutierrez will be responsible for strategic leadership of Laureate International Universities' medical and health sciences programs, including 15 medical schools, 14 dental schools, 16 nursing schools, 21 physical therapy schools, and more than 20 health sciences programs located in 30 cities around the world.

Dr. Gutierrez most recently served as chief consultant for Health Navigation LLC. Previously, Dr. Gutierrez was the director of the international health care consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he has served as vice president of the Harris Methodist Health System.

"Dr. Gutierrez is recognized as an international leader in medicine and health sciences," said Douglas L. Becker, chief executive officer of Laureate Education. "More than 40,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in health sciences programs throughout the Laureate International Universities network. Dr. Gutierrez will play an important part in our plan to further enhance and expand our programs and centers of excellence in medicine and health sciences."

About Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities is a global network of 42 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 500,000 students around the world. Laureate International Universities students are part of an international, academic community that spans 20 countries and more than 100 campuses throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Laureate International Universities offer more than 130 career-focused, undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in fields including engineering, education, business, medicine, law, architecture, health sciences, hospitality, culinary arts, and information technology. For more information, visit

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