Charina Ramirez, M.D.

Charina Ramirez, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Liver Disease

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Pediatric Digestive Diseases (Plano)

at UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano

7609 Preston Road, 2nd Floor, Suite P2600, Plano, Texas 75024

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Biography

Charina Marie Ramirez, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as the Director of the Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease Clinic at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Medical Director of Pediatrics at Children’s Health Specialty Center in Park Cities. She specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.

She is also the Co-Course Director of the Gastrointestinal System at UT Southwestern Medical School and serves as a Faculty Advisor for pediatric residents.

Dr. Ramirez earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern, where she also received advanced training through a three-year fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. During her fellowship training, she was awarded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation fellowship grant.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.

Dr. Ramirez’s research interests include metabolic associated fatty liver disease, cystic fibrosis liver disease, and Niemann-Pick type C disease. She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition; and the Texas Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Children's Health Dallas (2003-2004), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2007-2010), Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (2004-2006), Pediatric Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1999-2003)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Best Pediatric Specialist, D Magazine (2019 and 2020)
Books & Publications
Research
  • Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease in Pediatrics (Evaluation in Primary Care Setting, Effects of Low Carbohydrate Diet, Evaluation in Primary Care Setting, Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease, Cystic Fibrosis-Associated Liver Disease in Pediatrics, and Niemann-Pick Type C Disease)

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Liver Disease
  • Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease
  • Rare Metabolic Liver Diseases
  • Niemann-Pick Type C Disease
  • Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency
  • Peroxisomal Disorder and Zellweger Spectrum Disorder
  • Bile Acid Synthesis Defect

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, Texas 75235
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Pediatric Digestive Diseases

at UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano 7609 Preston Road, 2nd Floor, Suite P2600
Plano, Texas 75024
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