Dr. Charina Ramirez received her medical degree from UT Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center. Subsequently Dr. Ramirez completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UT Southwestern.

During her fellowships, she served as a research fellow in lipid metabolism under the mentorship of Drs. John Dietschy and Stephen Turley. Her research interests have involved cholesterol transport in the murine models of Niemann-Pick Type C disease and Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency. Her current research project is evaluating the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in pediatric patients with metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1999-2003)
  • 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
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2008)
  • The Obesity Society (2014)
  • Texas Medical Association (2003)
  • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas (2012)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2007)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2013)
Honors & Awards
  • Summa Cum Laude 1999, University of Houston
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Grant 2009-2010, Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation
Books & Publications
  • Niemann-Pick type C disease
  • Fatty liver disease

Clinical Focus

  • Liver Disease

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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