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

  • 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. PubMed PMID: 29470254.
  • 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 Mar 16. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201801-0139WS. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29546996.
  • 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 Feb 26. pii: S0196-6553(18)30031-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.01.010. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29496338.
  • 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.
  • Harting J, Fernandez F, Kelley R, Wiemken T, Peyrani P, Ramirez J. Telavancin for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bone and joint infections. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;89(4):294-299. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 29137718.
  • Ramirez JA, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Arnold FW, Kelley R, Mattingly WA, Nakamatsu R, Pena S, Guinn BE, Furmanek SP, Persaud AK, Raghuram A, Fernandez F, Beavin L, Bosson R, Fernandez-Botran R, Cavallazzi R, Bordon J, Valdivieso C, Schulte J, Carrico RM; University of Louisville Pneumonia Study Group. Adults Hospitalized With Pneumonia in the United States: Incidence, Epidemiology, and Mortality. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 13;65(11):1806-1812. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix647. PubMed PMID: 29020164.
  • Aliberti S, Ramirez J, Giuliani F, Wiemken T, Sotgiu G, Tedeschi S, Carugati M, Valenti V, Marchioni M, Camera M, Piro R, Del Forno M, Milani G, Faverio P, Richeldi L, Deotto M, Villani M, Voza A, Tobaldini E, Bernardi M, Bellone A, Bassetti M, Blasi F. Individualizing duration of antibiotic therapy in community-acquired pneumonia. Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Aug;45:191-201. doi: 10.1016/j.pupt.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 28666965.
  • Carrico RM, Goss L, Wiemken TL, Bosson RS, Peyrani P, Mattingly WA, Pauly A, Ford RA, Kotey S, Ramirez JA. Infection prevention and control and the refugee population: Experiences from the University of Louisville Global Health Center. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jun 1;45(6):673-676. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.032. Epub 2017 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 28431845.
  • Peyrani P, Ramirez J. Long-term Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Am J Med Sci. 2017 May;353(5):421. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.04.008. PubMed PMID: 28502325.