Mid Florida Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, & Allergy
A proud immigrant of Cuban descent, Michael M. Gutierrez MD has been practicing Dermatology in Orlando for more than 30 years. With a story that begins in government housing and matures into a long history of excellence in Dermatology, Dr. Gutierrez’ narrative is one marked by hard work, dedication and the humble pursuit of the American Dream.
After earning his degrees from the University of New Orleans and LSU Medical School, “Dr. G”, as his patients affectionately call him, then went on to complete his Dermatology residency at LSU, where he became a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Gutierrez’ guiding principle in practice is William Osler’s mantra “Treat the patient, not the disease.” Being bi-lingual has allowed him to serve a broader patient population and provide quality skin care from pediatrics to geriatrics.
He has served as chairman of the Dermatology Department at Florida Hospital, is an Associate Professor at FSU, and is an Assistant Professor at UCF. The countless hours Dr. Gutierrez has spent training and teaching local Medical Students, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Assistants, have helped shape his legacy of passion and professionalism in the Central Florida medical community.
Dr. Gutierrez is the founder and CEO of Mid Florida Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, & Allergy. Since founding his medical practice in the late 80’s, Dr. Gutierrez has grown the business into one of the largest single-owner medical corporations in the country, with over 30 offices that span Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. This expansive footprint has allowed Dr. Gutierrez to provide skin care for a wide swath of patients in the SouthEast. Not only is MFDPA one of the largest plastic surgery groups in the United States, but it has also been recognized as a Candela Center of Excellence for Laser Therapy, an acknowledgement given for providing a state of the art laser training facility for practitioners.
Beyond these achievements, Dr. Gutierrez’ dedication to fostering healthy patients with healthy skin inspired him to develop a non-carcinogenic, reef-friendly mineral sunblock called Naked Turtle Sunscreen. With offices all along Florida’s beautiful beaches, he recognized the need for a sunscreen that was both reef safe and people safe.
He is blessed with five children and lives in downtown Orlando with his wife, Lindsey, and their two sons. Although the journey is far from over, he is humbled to have played a part in creating a healthier Orlando, and honored to be recognized by Orlando Style Magazine and it’s readers.