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


Recent Publications

        • Aliberti S, Giuliani F, Ramirez J, Blasi F; DURATION Study Group. How to choose the duration of antibiotic therapy in patients with pneumonia. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;28(2):177-84. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000140. PubMed PMID: 25692271.
        • Peyrani P, Ramirez J. What is the best therapeutic approach to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia? Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;28(2):164-70. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000149. PubMed PMID: 25692268.
        • Wiemken TL, Kelley RR, Carrico RM, Binford LE, Guinn BE, Mattingly WA, Peyrani P, Ramirez JA. Efficacy of a novel skin antiseptic against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Feb 5. pii: S0196-6553(14)01377-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.12.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25660077.
        • Lanspa MJ, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Wilson EL, Ramirez JA, Dean NC. Characteristics associated with clinician diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia: a descriptive study of afflicted patients and their outcomes. J Hosp Med. 2015 Feb;10(2):90-6. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2280. Epub 2014 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 25363892; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4310822.
        • Kelley RR, Mattingly WA, Wiemken TL, Khan M, Coats D, Curran D, Chariker JH, Ramirez J. Visual grids for managing data completeness in clinical research datasets. J Biomed Inform. 2014 Dec 30. pii: S1532-0464(14)00265-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.12.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25554683.
        • Cavallazzi R, El-Kersh K, Abu-Atherah E, Singh S, Loke YK, Wiemken T, Ramirez J. Midregional proadrenomedullin for prognosis in community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review. Respir Med. 2014 Nov;108(11):1569-80. PubMed PMID: 25448309.
        • Haubitz S, Hitz F, Graedel L, Batschwaroff M, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Ramirez JA, Fux CA, Mueller B, Schuetz P. Ruling out Legionella in community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med. 2014 Oct;127(10):1010.e11-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.03.042. Epub 2014 May 6. PubMed PMID: 24813862.
        • Wiemken TL, Curran DR, Kelley RR, Pacholski EB, Carrico RM, Peyrani P, Khan MS, Ramirez JA. Evaluation of the effectiveness of improved hydrogen peroxide in the operating room. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Sep;42(9):1004-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 24939514.
        • 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 Aug;37(4):1158-66. doi: 10.1007/s10753-014-9840-2. PubMed PMID: 24557760.
        • Liapikou A, Polverino E, Cilloniz C, Peyrani P, Ramirez J, Menendez R, Torres A; Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) Investigators. A worldwide perspective of nursing home-acquired pneumonia compared with community-acquired pneumonia. Respir Care. 2014 Jul;59(7):1078-85. doi: 10.4187/respcare.02788. Epub 2013 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 24194575.