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
University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-5131 - 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


Recent Publications

      • Wiemken TL, Carrico RM, Klein SL, Jonsson CB, Peyrani P, Kelley RR, Aliberti S, Blasi F, Fernandez-Gonzalez R, Lopardo G, Ramirez JA; the CAPO Investigators. The effectiveness of the polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine for the prevention of hospitalizations due to Streptococcus pneumoniae community-acquired pneumonia in the elderly differs between the sexes: Results from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) international cohort study. Vaccine. 2014 Mar 6. pii: S0264-410X(14)00233-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.02.048. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24613522.
      • Wiemken TL, Curran DR, Pacholski EB, Kelley RR, Abdelfattah RR, Carrico RM, Ramirez JA. The value of ready-to-use disinfectant wipes: Compliance, employee time, and costs. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Mar;42(3):329-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.031. PubMed PMID: 24581022.
      • Fernandez-Botran R, Uriarte SM, Arnold FW, Rodriguez-Hernandez L, Rane MJ, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Kelley R, Uppatla S, Cavallazzi R, Blasi F, Morlacchi L, Aliberti S, Jonsson C, Ramirez JA, Bordon J. Contrasting Inflammatory Responses in Severe and Non-severe Community-acquired Pneumonia. Inflammation. 2014 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24557760.
      • Wiemken TL, Kelley RR, Pacholski EB, Carrico KW, Peyrani P, Carrico RM, Ramirez JA. The role of infection prevention conferences to build and maintain knowledge-sharing networks: a longitudinal evaluation. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb;42(2):209-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.07.018. Epub 2013 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 24355491.
      • Caceres F, Welch VL, Kett DH, Scerpella EG, Peyrani P, Ford KD, Ramirez JA; Impact-Hap Study Group. Absence of gender-based differences in outcome of patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Dec;22(12):1069-75. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4434. Epub 2013 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 24128006.
      • Arnold FW, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Ramirez JA, Brock GN; CAPO authors. Mortality differences among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia in three world regions: results from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort Study. Respir Med. 2013 Jul;107(7):1101-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.04.003. Epub 2013 May 6. PubMed PMID: 23660396.
      • Pasquale TR, Jabrocki B, Salstrom SJ, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Haque NZ, Scerpella EG, Ford KD, Zervos MJ, Ramirez JA, File TM Jr; IMPACT-HAP Study Group. Emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 genotype as a major cause of late-onset nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care patients in the USA. Int J Infect Dis. 2013 Jun;17(6):e398-403. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2012.12.013. Epub 2013 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 23375542.
      • Arnold FW, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Mirsaeidi M, Ramirez JA; Community Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) Study Group. Outcomes in females hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia are worse than in males. Eur Respir J. 2013 May;41(5):1135-40. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00046212. Epub 2012 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 22835618.
      • Bordon J, Aliberti S, Fernandez-Botran R, Uriarte SM, Rane MJ, Duvvuri P, Peyrani P, Morlacchi LC, Blasi F, Ramirez JA. Understanding the roles of cytokines and neutrophil activity and neutrophil apoptosis in the protective versus deleterious inflammatory response in pneumonia. Int J Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;17(2):e76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2012.06.006. Epub 2012 Oct 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 23069683.
      • Ramirez JA. Clinical stability and switch therapy in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia: are we there yet? Eur Respir J. 2013 Jan;41(1):5-6. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00093112. PubMed PMID: 23277515.