Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Lung Transplantation


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Northwestern University
  • Residency: Evanston Northwestern Health
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago

Featured Publications

  • Kaufman CL, Cascalho M, Ozyurekoglu T, Jones CM, Ramirez A, Roberts T, Tien HY, Moreno R, Galvis E, Tsai TM, Palazzo M, Farner S, Platt J. The role of B cell immunity in VCA graft rejection and acceptance. Hum Immunol. 2019 Mar 2. pii: S0198-8859(18)30231-3. doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2019.03.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 30836129.
  • Howsare M, Jones CM, Ramirez AM. Immunosuppression maintenance in vascularized composite allotransplantation: what is just right? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Oct;22(5):463-469. doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000456. Review. PubMed PMID: 28759463.
  • Lu X, Bijli KM, Ramirez A, Murphy TC, Kleinhenz J, Hart CM. Hypoxia downregulates PPARγ via an ERK1/2-NF-κB-Nox4-dependent mechanism in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Oct;63:151-60. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.05.013. Epub 2013 May 15. PubMed PMID: 23684777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3729594.
  • Ramirez A, Ballard EN, Roman J. TGFβ1 Controls PPARγ Expression, Transcriptional Potential, and Activity, in Part, through Smad3 Signaling in Murine Lung Fibroblasts. PPAR Res. 2012;2012:375876. Epub 2012 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 22997505; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3444904.
  • Neujahr DC, Mohammed A, Ulukpo O, Force SD, Ramirez AM, Pelaez A, Lawrence EC, Larsen CP, Kirk AD. Surgical correction of gastroesophageal reflux in lung transplant patients is associated with decreased effector CD8 cells in lung lavages: a case series. Chest. 2010 Oct;138(4):937-43. doi: 10.1378/chest.09-2888. Epub 2010 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 20522573; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3662205.
  • Ramirez AM, Wongtrakool C, Welch T, Steinmeyer A, Zügel U, Roman J. Vitamin D inhibition of pro-fibrotic effects of transforming growth factor beta1 in lung fibroblasts and epithelial cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010 Feb 15;118(3):142-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2009.11.004. Epub 2009 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 19931390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2821704.
  • Neujahr DC, Cardona AC, Ulukpo O, Rigby M, Pelaez A, Ramirez A, Gal AA, Force SD, Lawrence EC, Kirk AD, Larsen CP. Dynamics of human regulatory T cells in lung lavages of lung transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2009 Aug 27;88(4):521-7. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181b0e719. PubMed PMID: 19696635; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2773802.
  • Iyer SS, Ramirez AM, Ritzenthaler JD, Torres-Gonzalez E, Roser-Page S, Mora AL, Brigham KL, Jones DP, Roman J, Rojas M. Oxidation of extracellular cysteine/cystine redox state in bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jan;296(1):L37-45. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.90401.2008. Epub 2008 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 18931052; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2636957.
  • Pelaez A, Lyon GM, Force SD, Ramirez AM, Neujahr DC, Foster M, Naik PM, Gal AA, Mitchell PO, Lawrence EC. Efficacy of oral ribavirin in lung transplant patients with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Jan;28(1):67-71. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.10.008. PubMed PMID: 19134533; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3395057.
  • Xu J, Torres E, Mora AL, Shim H, Ramirez A, Neujahr D, Brigham KL, Rojas M. Attenuation of obliterative bronchiolitis by a CXCR4 antagonist in the murine heterotopic tracheal transplant model. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Dec;27(12):1302-10. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.08.010. PubMed PMID: 19059110; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2636706.