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 J. Community-acquired pneumonia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2020 Apr;33(2):173-181. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000639. PubMed PMID: 32022741.
  • McLaughlin JM, Peyrani P, Furmanek S, Khan FL, Quinn A, Jodar L, Ramirez J, Swerdlow DL. Burden of Adults Hospitalized with Group B Streptococcal Infection. J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 19. pii: jiaa110. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa110. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32188975.
  • Schlaudt VA, Bosson R, Williams MT, German B, Hooper LM, Frazier V, Carrico R, Ramirez J. Traumatic Experiences and Mental Health Risk for Refugees. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Mar 16;17(6). pii: E1943. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17061943. PubMed PMID: 32188119.
  • Fernandez-Botran R, Vega AR, García Y, Tirumala CC, Srisailam P, Raghuram A, Peyrani P, Furmanek S, Tella MA, Ritzhentaler JD, Roman J, Ramírez JA. The elevated systemic cytokine levels in HIV patients are not associated with an elevated pulmonary cytokine environment. Cytokine. 2020 Feb;126:154874. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2019.154874. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 31655458; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6938540.
  • Arnold FW, Reyes Vega AM, Salunkhe V, Furmanek S, Furman C, Morton L, Faul A, Yankeelov P, Ramirez JA. Older Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia in the United States: Incidence, Epidemiology, and Outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16327. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31916246.
  • Peyrani P, Arnold FW, Bordon J, Furmanek S, Luna CM, Cavallazzi R, Ramirez J. Incidence and Mortality of Adults Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia According to Clinical Course. Chest. 2020 Jan;157(1):34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.09.022. Epub 2019 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 31610158.
  • Watson WH, Ritzenthaler JD, Peyrani P, Wiemken TL, Furmanek S, Reyes Vega AM, Burke TJ, Zheng Y, Ramirez JA, Roman J. Plasma cysteine/cystine and glutathione/glutathione disulfide redox potentials in HIV and COPD patients. Free Radic Biol Med. 2019 Nov 1;143:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.031. Epub 2019 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 31369840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6848776.
  • Ramirez JA, Tzanis E, Curran M, Noble R, Chitra S, Manley A, Kirsch C, McGovern PC. Early Clinical Response in Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: From Clinical Endpoint to Clinical Practice. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 1;69(Supplement_1):S33-S39. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz397. PubMed PMID: 31367741; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6669292.
  • Gearhart AM, Furmanek S, English C, Ramirez J, Cavallazzi R. Predicting the need for ICU admission in community-acquired pneumonia. Respir Med. 2019 Aug;155:61-65. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2019.07.007. Epub 2019 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 31302580.
  • Isturiz RE, Ramirez J, Self WH, Grijalva CG, Counselman FL, Volturo G, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Peyrani P, Wunderink RG, Sherwin R, Overcash JS, Oliva SP, File T, Wiemken TL, McLaughlin JM, Pride MW, Gray S, Alexander R, Ford KD, Jiang Q, Jodar L. Pneumococcal epidemiology among us adults hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. Vaccine. 2019 May 31;37(25):3352-3361. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.04.087. Epub 2019 May 6. PubMed PMID: 31072732.