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$$ Charina Marie Ramirez, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

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

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
Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions

Treatments

Pediatric Liver Transplant

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Niemann-Pick type C disease

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

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