Research & Publications
Adriana Ramirez, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Endocrine). Dr. Ramirez attended the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her general surgery training, including a post-doctoral research fellowship, at the University of Virginia. During her training, she received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focused on health policy and systems analytics. Most recently, Dr. Ramirez completed an American Association of Endocrine Surgeons-accredited fellowship in Endocrine Surgery through Emory University.
Dr. Ramirez cares for patients with benign and malignant thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal tumors, as part of the multidisciplinary Endocrine Tumors Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her clinical and research interests are focused on identifying health disparities among vulnerable populations and eliminating inequities in access, care, and outcomes. She has served on multiple departmental, institutional, and national Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees. She and her team at the University of Virginia were the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health System Award for embodiment of values and teachings in cultural competence, healthcare disparities, and in fostering an environment of inclusiveness. She is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Latin Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons.
Dr. Ramirez joins Dr. Courtney Gibson and Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie in the Section of Endocrine Surgery. All three surgeons are fellowship-trained to manage surgical patients with complex thyroid and parathyroid tumors, including patients with low risk to advanced thyroid cancers, benign thyroid and parathyroid tumors, and rare parathyroid carcinomas. Dr. Gibson and Dr. Ramirez care for all patients with benign and malignant adrenal tumors, most of which are treated with minimally invasive laparoscopic or retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy.
Education & Training
- MPHHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management (2017)
- MDMedical University of South Carolina (2013)
- BSEmory University , Physical Anthropology and Human Biology (2009)
- Board CertificationAB of Surgery, Surgery General (2021)