Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP

Julio A. Ramirez, M.D., FACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
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

  • Wiemken TL, Furmanek SP, Carrico RM, Mattingly WA, Persaud AK, Guinn BE, Kelley RR, Ramirez JA. Process control charts in infection prevention: Make it simple to make it happen. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 1;45(3):216-221. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.021. Epub 2016 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 27876163.
  • Wiemken TL, Kelley RR, Fernandez-Botran R, Mattingly WA, Arnold FW, Furmanek SP, Restrepo MI, Chalmers JD, Peyrani P, Cavallazzi R, Bordon J, Aliberti S, Ramirez JA. Using cluster analysis of cytokines to identify patterns of inflammation in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a pilot study. Univ Louisville J Respir Infect. 2017;1(1):3-11. doi: 10.18297/jri/vol1/iss1/1/. Epub 2017 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 28393141; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5382869.
  • Moffett BK, Panchabhai TS, Nakamatsu R, Arnold FW, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Guardiola J, Ramirez JA. Comparing posteroanterior with lateral and anteroposterior chest radiography in the initial detection of parapneumonic effusions. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;34(12):2402-2407. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.09.021. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 27793503.
  • Wiemken TL, Powell W, Carrico RM, Mattingly WA, Kelley RR, Furmanek SP, Johnson D, Ramirez JA. Disinfectant sprays versus wipes: Applications in behavioral health. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1698-1699. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.028. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 27590110.
  • Amalakuhan B, Habib SA, Mangat M, Reyes LF, Rodriguez AH, Hinojosa CA, Soni NJ, Gilley RP, Bustamante CA, Anzueto A, Levine SM, Peters JI, Aliberti S, Sibila O, Chalmers JD, Torres A, Waterer GW, Martin-Loeches I, Bordon J, Blanquer J, Sanz F, Marcos PJ, Rello J, Ramirez J, Solé-Violán J, Luna CM, Feldman C, Witzenrath M, Wunderink RG, Stolz D, Wiemken TL, Shindo Y, Dela Cruz CS, Orihuela CJ, Restrepo MI. Endothelial adhesion molecules and multiple organ failure in patients with severe sepsis. Cytokine. 2016 Dec;88:267-273. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2016.08.028. Epub 2016 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 27701021; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5121929.
  • Arnold FW, Summersgill JT, Ramirez JA. Role of Atypical Pathogens in the Etiology of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec;37(6):819-828. Epub 2016 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 27960206.
  • Pfister GJ, Burkes RM, Guinn B, Steele J, Kelley RR, Wiemken TL, Saad M, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Opioid overdose leading to intensive care unit admission: Epidemiology and outcomes. J Crit Care. 2016 Oct;35:29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.04.022. Epub 2016 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 27481733.
  • Luna CM, Palma I, Niederman MS, Membriani E, Giovini V, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Ramirez J. The Impact of Age and Comorbidities on the Mortality of Patients of Different Age Groups Admitted with Community-acquired Pneumonia. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep;13(9):1519-26. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201512-848OC. PubMed PMID: 27398827.
  • Burk M, El-Kersh K, Saad M, Wiemken T, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Viral infection in community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir Rev. 2016 Jun;25(140):178-88. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0076-2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 27246595.
  • Cavallazzi R, Maurici R, Ramirez JA. Tuberculosis is always a possibility (even in the intensive care unit). Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2016 Jun;28(2):97-9. doi: 10.5935/0103-507X.20160021. English, Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 27410402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4943044.