Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez
771 Albany Street


Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Before arriving at the university, Dr. Ruiz-Gutierrez was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Throughout her career, she has served as a research assistant and associate for organizations in the Boston and Seattle area. Dr. Ruiz-Gutierrez has lectured on the TGFb pathway, Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, and bone marrow failure.

Other Positions

  • Member, Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, PhD
  • Smith College, BS


  • Published on 2/21/2024

    Tsou PY, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Alomari A, Kuo PL, Klouda T. Epidemiology of complications among hospitalized children with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: A kids' inpatient database study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2024 May; 59(5):1507-1510. PMID: 38380949.

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  • Published on 3/17/2023

    Ostertag-Hill CA, Fishman SJ, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Chewning RH. Asymptomatic azygos phlebectasia associated with CLOVES (congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevis, spinal/skeletal anomalies/scoliosis) syndrome. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2023 Jun; 9(2):101158. PMID: 37152908.

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  • Published on 4/7/2022

    Perez-Atayde AR, Debelenko L, Al-Ibraheemi A, Eng W, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, O'Hare M, Croteau SE, Trenor CC, Boyer D, Balkin DM, Barclay SF, Hsi Dickie B, Liang MG, Chaudry G, Alomari AI, Mulliken JB, Adams DM, Kurek KC, Fishman SJ, Kozakewich HPW. Kaposiform Lymphangiomatosis: Pathologic Aspects in 43 Patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2022 Jul 01; 46(7):963-976. PMID: 35385405.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Alomari MH, Shahin MM, Fishman SJ, Kerr CL, Smith ER, Eng W, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Adams DM, Orbach DB, Chaudry G, Shaikh R, Chewning R, Alomari AI. Cerebrospinal fluid leak in epidural venous malformations and blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 Sep 01; 37(3):439-445. PMID: 35364593.

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  • Published on 6/18/2019

    Joyce CE, Saadatpour A, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Bolukbasi OV, Jiang L, Thomas DD, Young S, Hofmann I, Sieff CA, Myers KC, Whangbo J, Libermann TA, Nusbaum C, Yuan GC, Shimamura A, Novina CD. TGFß signaling underlies hematopoietic dysfunction and bone marrow failure in Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. J Clin Invest. 2019 06 18; 129(9):3821-3826. PMID: 31211692.

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  • Published on 4/30/2019

    Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Bölükbasi ÖV, Alexe G, Kotini AG, Ballotti K, Joyce CE, Russell DW, Stegmaier K, Myers K, Novina CD, Papapetrou EP, Shimamura A. Therapeutic discovery for marrow failure with MDS predisposition using pluripotent stem cells. JCI Insight. 2019 04 30; 5. PMID: 31039138.

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  • Published on 1/12/2017

    Burwick N, Zhang MY, de la Puente P, Azab AK, Hyun TS, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Sanchez-Bonilla M, Nakamura T, Delrow JJ, MacKay VL, Shimamura A. The eIF2-alpha kinase HRI is a novel therapeutic target in multiple myeloma. Leuk Res. 2017 04; 55:23-32. PMID: 28119225.

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  • Published on 10/30/2006

    Culjkovic B, Topisirovic I, Skrabanek L, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Borden KL. eIF4E is a central node of an RNA regulon that governs cellular proliferation. J Cell Biol. 2006 Nov 06; 175(3):415-26. PMID: 17074885.

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  • Published on 4/18/2005

    Culjkovic B, Topisirovic I, Skrabanek L, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Borden KL. eIF4E promotes nuclear export of cyclin D1 mRNAs via an element in the 3'UTR. J Cell Biol. 2005 Apr 25; 169(2):245-56. PMID: 15837800.

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  • Published on 12/1/2004

    Topisirovic I, Ruiz-Gutierrez M, Borden KL. Phosphorylation of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF4E contributes to its transformation and mRNA transport activities. Cancer Res. 2004 Dec 01; 64(23):8639-42. PMID: 15574771.

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