Maria Jimena Gutierrez, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Spanish


Auto-inflammatory Diseases, Immune Dysregulation Disorders, Inborn Errors of Immunity, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Periodic Fever Syndromes, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases more

Research Interests

Respiratory Immunology; Early-life Immune Development; Inborn Errors of Immunity more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Maria J. Gutierrez is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric immunological diseases, including immunodeficiencies, immune dysregulation, and autoinflammatory disorders. Dr. Gutierrez is also a co-founder and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Childhood Interstitial and Immune Lung Diseases Program and focuses on caring for children with immunological disorders affecting the lungs.

Dr. Gutierrez obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, followed by a combined fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, and Pediatric Rheumatology at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and research training in immunology and molecular biology at the National Institute of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS/NIH). After joining Johns Hopkins in 2015, she completed a master's in clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Dr. Gutierrez's research focuses on early-life immunology, seeking to understand how immune cells develop and how immune responses deter pathogens in infants and young children, who represent a highly vulnerable population. Her research has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Award, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Foundation Faculty Development Award, and an NIH-K23 Career Development Award.

Dr. Gutierrez is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and is affiliated with the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). more


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1999)


  • Pediatrics; St Christopher's Hospital for Children (2008)


  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center (2015)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology; Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology (Allergy & Immunology) (2015)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Rheumatology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Gutierrez MJ, Nino G, Sun D, Restrepo-Gualteros S, Sadreameli SC, Fiorino EK, Wu E, Vece T, Hagood JS, Maglione PJ, Kurland G, Koumbourlis A, Sullivan KE. The lung in inborn errors of immunity: From clinical disease patterns to molecular pathogenesis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Dec;150(6):1314-1324. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2022.08.024. Epub 2022 Oct 14. PMID: 36244852; PMCID: PMC9826631

Gutierrez MJ, Lapidus SK. Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases: A Growing Family of Disorders of Overlapping Immune Dysfunction. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;48(1):371-395. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2021.07.011. PMID: 34798958; PMCID: PMC9754298

Gutierrez MJ, Nino G, Landeo-Gutierrez JS, Weiss MR, Preciado DA, Hong X, Wang X. Lower respiratory tract infections in early life are associated with obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis during childhood in a large birth cohort. Sleep. 2021 Dec 10;44(12):zsab198. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab198. PMID: 34522958; PMCID: PMC8664572

Gutierrez MJ, Gomez JL, Perez GF, Pancham K, Val S, Pillai DK, Giri M, Ferrante S, Freishtat R, Rose MC, Preciado D, Nino G. Airway Secretory microRNAome Changes during Rhinovirus Infection in Early Childhood. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 19;11(9):e0162244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162244. PMID: 27643599; PMCID: PMC5028059

Activities & Honors


  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2018 - 2020
  • Faculty Development Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, 2019 - 2022


  • American Association of Immunologists, 2023
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 2011


  • Clinical Immunology Society, 2012


  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance, 2018
  • Diplomate, American Board of Allergy and Immunology, 2015
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