Charina Marie Ramirez, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,

Locations

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Biography

Charina Ramirez, M.D., is a gastroenterologist at Children’s Health and an associate professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving her medical degree from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Ramirez completed an internship and residency training in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Ramirez completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center. She also served as a research fellow studying lipid metabolism during this time.

Dr. Ramirez’s research interest involves cholesterol transport in the murine models of Nieman-Pick Type C disease and Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency. Currently, she’s evaluating the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in pediatric patients with metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2003)
Internship
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2004), Pediatrics
Residency
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2006), Pediatrics
Fellowship
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2010), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
  • Research Interests

    • Lysosomal Acis Lipase Deficiency
    • Metabolic Liver Disease
    • Niemann-Pick type C Disease
    • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
      and Nutrition
    • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
    • Texas Medical Association
    • The Obesity Society
  • Awards and Honors

    • Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Grant (2009)
    • Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston (1999)