Marco Gutierrez obtained the Engineering degree in Electronics, with specialization in Computer Science, from University of Sao Paulo in 1985 and the PhD in Electronic Systems from same University in 1995. He was a Visiting Research at the Image Science Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1996 and a Research Fellow at Informatics Division, Department of Radiology, University of Southern California in 2006 and 2007. His areas of interest include medical image processing, biological signal processing and hospital information systems. He is currently head of Informatics Division at Heart Institute (InCor), University of Sao Paulo Medical School and invited professor at Polytechnic School from University of Sao Paulo and Paulista School of Medicine from Federal University of Sao Paulo.
He served or has served as an advisor or board member for major Brazilian organizations and associations. He has been an external advisor to the Ministry of Health and Government of Sao Paulo Health Secretary to implement the main components of an e-health program in Brazil.