Ilitch Diaz-Gutierrez, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic & Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery

Ilitch Diaz-Gutierrez

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Office Phone 612-625-0998

Fax 612-625-2292

Administrative Assistant Name
Deidra Nutt

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Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic & Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery

MD, Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City, Mexico

Residency in General Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota, MN; Rotating Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


Professional Associations

American College of Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation
Mexican Society of General Thoracic Surgeons
Asociación Iberoamericana de Cirugía Torácica



  1. Diaz-Gutierrez I, Andrade RS, Elde S, Jackson S, Lemke N, Kelly RF, Huddleston SJ. “Diaphragm paralysis and Diaphragm Plication in Lung Transplant Recipients”. The journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Submitted for publication.
  2. Andrade RS, Diaz-Gutierrez I, Rao M. “Laparoscopic trans-diaphragmatic chest surgery; Early experience”. The journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 155.3 (2018): 1294-1299.
  3. Diaz-Gutierrez I, Rao MV, Andrade, RS. “Laparoscopic ligation of cisterna chyli for refractory chylothorax; a case series and review of the literature”. The journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 155.2 (2018): 815-819.
  4. Diaz-Gutierrez I, Rana A, Marek JM, Langsfeld M. “Hybrid Repair of Complex Left Subclavian Artery Injury with Partial Transection and Complete Thrombosis in an Unstable Patient Following Blunt Trauma”. Annals of Vascular Surgery 40 (2017): pp298-e11.
  5. Podgaetz E, Diaz I, Andrade RS. “To Sink the Lifted: Selection, Technique, and Result of Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Plication for Paralysis or Eventration.” The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. 2016; 64(8): 631-640.


Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, uniportal VATS, lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, chest wall deformities, lung transplantation, ex-vivo lung perfusion, tracheobronchomalacia, hyperhidrosis