Luis Ernesto Urrutia, M.D., has joined Christiana Care’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health as the medical director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Urrutia comes most recently from Geisinger Medical Center, where he was medical director of the Intermediate Care Unit and co-medical director of the Cardiovascular & Thoracic ICU.
He previously served as the medical director of the general ICU at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington, and as a staff intensivist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. Urrutia is board-certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, by the American Board of Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Urrutia earned his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Centro America, Costa Rica. He completed his internal medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, his critical care medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Texas Tech University.
He has authored articles in peer-reviewed publications, contributed to book chapters and has presented internationally.