Julio A. Ramírez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramírez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramírez, M.D., FACP

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-3836 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Infectious Diseases


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases

Education and Training

  • Medical School: La Plata National University, School of Medical Science
  • Residency: La Plata National University, Postgraduate Medical School; Lincoln Medical Center, New York Medical College
  • Fellowship: National Institute of Respiratory Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, University of Chile; University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Cavallazzi R, Ramirez JA. Influenza and Viral Pneumonia. Clin Chest Med. 2018 Dec;39(4):703-721. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2018.07.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 30390743.
  • Roman J, Viegi G, Schenker M, Ojeda VD, Pérez-Stable EJ, Nemery B, Annesi-Maesano I, Patel SR, La Grutta S, Holguin F, Moughrabieh A, Bime C, Lindberg A, Migliori GB, de Vries G, Ramírez J, Aliberti S, Feldman C, Celedón JC. Research Needs on Respiratory Health in Migrant and Refugee Populations. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Workshop Report. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Nov;15(11):1247-1255. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201807-478ST. PubMed PMID: 30382778.
  • McLaughlin JM, Jiang Q, Isturiz RE, Sings HL, Swerdlow DL, Gessner BD, Carrico RM, Peyrani P, Wiemken TL, Mattingly WA, Ramirez JA, Jodar L. Effectiveness of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Hospitalization for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Older US Adults: A Test-Negative Design. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 30;67(10):1498-1506. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy312. PubMed PMID: 29790925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6206101.
  • Ramirez J, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Chaves SS, Fry AM. A Randomized Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of Oseltamivir Initiated at the Time of Hospital Admission in Adults Hospitalized With Influenza-Associated Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 16;67(5):736-742. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy163. PubMed PMID: 29659754.
  • Dela Cruz CS, Wunderink RG, Christiani DC, Cormier SA, Crothers K, Doerschuk CM, Evans SE, Goldstein DR, Khatri P, Kobzik L, Kolls JK, Levy BD, Metersky ML, Niederman MS, Nusrat R, Orihuela CJ, Peyrani P, Prince AS, Ramírez JA, Ridge KM, Sethi S, Suratt BT, Sznajder JI, Tsalik EL, Walkey AJ, Yende S, Aggarwal NR, Caler EV, Mizgerd JP. Future Research Directions in Pneumonia. NHLBI Working Group Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 15;198(2):256-263. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201801-0139WS. PubMed PMID: 29546996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6058989.
  • Arnold FW, Lopardo G, Wiemken TL, Kelley R, Peyrani P, Mattingly WA, Feldman C, Gnoni M, Maurici R, Ramirez JA; Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO). Macrolide therapy is associated with lower mortality in community-acquired bacteraemic pneumonia. Respir Med. 2018 Jul;140:115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.05.020. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 29957272.
  • Wiemken TL, Furmanek SP, Mattingly WA, Haas J, Ramirez JA, Carrico RM. Googling your hand hygiene data: Using Google Forms, Google Sheets, and R to collect and automate analysis of hand hygiene compliance monitoring. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Jun;46(6):617-619. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.01.010. Epub 2018 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 29496338.
  • Ramirez JA. How can we improve clinical research in pneumonia? Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2018 May;24(3):220-226. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000469. Review. PubMed PMID: 29470254.
  • Wiemken TL, Furmanek SP, Mattingly WA, Wright MO, Persaud AK, Guinn BE, Carrico RM, Arnold FW, Ramirez JA. Methods for computational disease surveillance in infection prevention and control: Statistical process control versus Twitter's anomaly and breakout detection algorithms. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Feb;46(2):124-132. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.005. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 28916373.
  • Peyrani P, Wiemken TL, Metersky ML, Arnold FW, Mattingly WA, Feldman C, Cavallazzi R, Fernandez-Botran R, Bordon J, Ramirez JA. The order of administration of macrolides and beta-lactams may impact the outcomes of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the community-acquired pneumonia organization. Infect Dis (Lond). 2018 Jan;50(1):13-20. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2017.1350881. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 28699429.