Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

Allan M. Ramirez, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation
  • Director, Adult Cystic fibrosis Program
  • Medical Director, Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation

UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4710 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Lung Transplantation; Cystic Fibrosis

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Northwestern University
  • Residency: Evanston Northwestern Health
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago

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Featured Publications

  • Szabo MM, Foushee SE, McPheeters CM, O'Hagan AR, Ramirez AM, O'Reilly EA. Impact of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor on respiratory colonization in an adult cystic fibrosis clinic. Am J Med Sci. 2024 May;367(5):337-342. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2024.02.001. Epub 2024 Feb 7. PMID: 38336262.
  • Burlen J, Chennubhotla S, Ahmed S, Landes S, Ramirez A, Stocker AM, Abell TL. Investigating Defects of Esophageal Motility in Lung Transplant Recipients. Gastroenterology Res. 2022 Jun;15(3):120-126. doi: 10.14740/gr1501. Epub 2022 Jun 22. PMID: 35836705; PMCID: PMC9239492.
  • Kaufman CL, Bhutiani N, Ramirez A, Tien HY, Palazzo MD, Galvis E, Farner S, Ozyurekoglu T, Jones CM. Current Status of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Am Surg. 2019 Jun 1;85(6):631-637. PMID: 31267905.
  • Kaufman CL, Cascalho M, Ozyurekoglu T, Jones CM, Ramirez A, Roberts T, Tien HY, Moreno R, Galvis E, Tsai TM, Palazzo M, Farner S, Platt JL. The role of B cell immunity in VCA graft rejection and acceptance. Hum Immunol. 2019 Jun;80(6):385-392. doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2019.03.002. Epub 2019 Mar 2. PMID: 30836129.
  • Howsare M, Jones CM, Ramirez AM. Immunosuppression maintenance in vascularized composite allotransplantation: what is just right? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Oct;22(5):463-469. doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000456. PMID: 28759463.
  • Lu X, Bijli KM, Ramirez A, Murphy TC, Kleinhenz J, Hart CM. Hypoxia downregulates PPARγ via an ERK1/2-NF-κB-Nox4-dependent mechanism in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Oct;63:151-60. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.05.013. Epub 2013 May 15. PMID: 23684777; PMCID: PMC3729594.
  • Ramirez A, Ballard EN, Roman J. TGFβ1 Controls PPARγ Expression, Transcriptional Potential, and Activity, in Part, through Smad3 Signaling in Murine Lung Fibroblasts. PPAR Res. 2012;2012:375876. doi: 10.1155/2012/375876. Epub 2012 Sep 10. PMID: 22997505; PMCID: PMC3444904.
  • Neujahr DC, Mohammed A, Ulukpo O, Force SD, Ramirez AM, Pelaez A, Lawrence EC, Larsen CP, Kirk AD. Surgical correction of gastroesophageal reflux in lung transplant patients is associated with decreased effector CD8 cells in lung lavages: a case series. Chest. 2010 Oct;138(4):937-43. doi: 10.1378/chest.09-2888. Epub 2010 Jun 3. PMID: 20522573; PMCID: PMC3662205.
  • Ramirez AM, Wongtrakool C, Welch T, Steinmeyer A, Zügel U, Roman J. Vitamin D inhibition of pro-fibrotic effects of transforming growth factor beta1 in lung fibroblasts and epithelial cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010 Feb 15;118(3):142-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2009.11.004. Epub 2009 Nov 17. PMID: 19931390; PMCID: PMC2821704.
  • Neujahr DC, Cardona AC, Ulukpo O, Rigby M, Pelaez A, Ramirez A, Gal AA, Force SD, Lawrence EC, Kirk AD, Larsen CP. Dynamics of human regulatory T cells in lung lavages of lung transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2009 Aug 27;88(4):521-7. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181b0e719. PMID: 19696635; PMCID: PMC2773802.