Dr. Michael Gutkin, MD

Dr. Michael Gutkin, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 81
Dr. Michael Gutkin, MD is a nephrology specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1962 and specializes in nephrology, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, and more.Read his story

349 E Northfield Rd Ste 210

Livingston, NJ 07039

Contact Information

(973) 597-1107

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gutkin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Gutkin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gutkin "My interest in hypertension started when I was a freshman in medical school and developed during my entire professional career. My ambition in medicine was to be a physician and teacher, and I am fortunate to have succeeded in both endeavors. I have the sublime pleasure of relating personally to my patients, while helping them live their lives to fulfillment by improving their health and comfort. I have gained national recognition in the hypertension field by applying physiology in the office setting, for better understanding of the mechanisms which underly an individual patient's profile. My career has been marked by innovations and initiatives. I founded one of the first ten VA hypertension clinics in the United States, founded the the Hypertension Section at Saint Barnabas Medical center in Livingston, N.J. and founded the N.J Hypertension Society. I was a founding member of the American Society of Hypertension and served as President of its Eastern Chapter from 2013-2016. My devotion to my practice has encouraged me to advance the art, and over my career as a practitioner I authored or coauthored 25 publications, most recently in the American Journal of Hypertension, April 2016. While I enjoy the scientific aspects of medicine, nothing gratifies me as much as taking car of my patients' individual needs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gutkin "Compassionate and attentive application of the latest advances in the care of the hypertensive patient, and the patient with low blood pressure. Thoroughness and humanity are paramount in my approach."

5  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Renal Metabolic Disorders

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dehydration
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Gout
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Purpura
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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14  Procedures

  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Autonomic Testing
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Doppler Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Arterial Disease
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1958
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Jersey City Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Nj College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1966
  • VA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Nj College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • faculty, 2012 american society of hypertension annual meeting, 2011
  • founder and chief, hypertension section, usva hospital, east orange, 1971
  • president elect, eastern chapter, american society of hypertension, 2011
  • founding president, nj hypertension society, 1980
  • fellow of the american heart association, 2011
  • lifetime achievement award, department of medicine, st barnabas medical center, 2007
  • blood pressure measurement panel asssociation for the advancement of medical instrumentation, 2011
  • founder and chief, hypertension section, st barnabas medical center, 1975
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gutkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gutkin to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gutkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Gutkin Says:

I hope that my patients will appreciate the generous time I give them in the office, the followup I provide them with written letters and phone calls, and direct access to my cell phone for matters of urgency.


Patient Comments (1)

My very favorite doctor. Dr Gutkin took great care of me when I had severe hypertension and kidney problems back when I was in my twenties and thirties. I am now in my 70's and doing well thanks to all that Doctor Gutkin did for me in the past
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