Dr. Charina Marie Ramirez MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Charina Ramirez is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Dallas, Texas. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Medical Center of Dallas and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has been in practice for 7 years. She is one of 16 doctors at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and one of 13 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center who specialize in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Gastroenterologist: General Pediatric Gasteroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Ranked #16 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, Pediatrics, 2003 - 2006

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2007 - 2010

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Class of 2003

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 3 years in Pediatric Gastroenterology

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Ontogenic changes in lung cholesterol metabolism, lipid content, and histology in mice with Niemann-Pick type C disease.
Ramirez, C. M.,Lopez, A. M.,Le, L. Q.,Posey, K. S.,Weinberg, A. G.,Turley, S. D.

Frequency of the Cholesteryl ester storage disease common LIPA E8SJM mutation (c.894g>a) in various racial and ethnic groups.
Scott, S. A.,Liu, B.,Nazarenko, I.,Martis, S.,Kozlitina, J.,Yang, Y.,Ramirez, C.,Kasai, Y.,Hyatt, T.,Peter, I.,Desnick, R. J.

Unesterified cholesterol accumulation in late endosomes/lysosomes causes neurodegeneration and is prevented by driving cholesterol export from this compartment.
Aqul, A., Liu, B., Ramirez, C.M., Pieper, A.A., Estill, S.J., Burns, D.K., Liu, B., Repa, J.J., Turley, S.D., Dietschy, J.M.

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