Cindy Gutierrez, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Cindy Gutierrez graduated from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2001, and then went on to complete a two year combined Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency - Master of Science in Pharmacy through The University of Texas and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2003. Since then she has served patients as a psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), when she joined the PRIME Psychiatry interdisciplinary outpatient clinic. The team provides care to those with serious mental illness, with a focus on the whole patient rather than symptoms, and patient-identified recovery goals, with a focus on decreasing hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Cindy developed the formal PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at STVHCS and achieved initial ASHP accreditation in 2006. She currently serves as Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Programs, but continues to see patients in PRIME one day per week. Nationally, she serves as a VA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Clinical Pharmacy Advisory Board member for Mental Health Pharmacy.