Lynn Ramirez, MD, MS

Lynn Ramirez MD, MSc, who joined the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health in November 2014, serves as Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. In this role, she collaborates with nurses, physicians, and ancillary services to prevent hospital acquired infections including those related to invasive medical devices and Clostridium difficile.

Dr. Ramirez provides patient care on the inpatient Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultation service and in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic. She is involved in the care of immunocompromised pediatric patients and is a member of the UCSF Transplant Infectious Disease group.
Education
Fellowship, 6/2011 - Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital Boston
Chief Resident, 6/2008 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 6/2007 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Internship, 6/2005 - Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 6/2004 - , Harvard Medical School
MSc, 8/2003 - Health Promotion Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
BA, 6/1999 - Biology, Harvard College
Publications
  1. Adolescent Linkage to Care After a Large-scale Transfer From a Hospital-based HIV Clinic to the Public Sector in South Africa.
  2. Journal of Fungi
  3. HIV testing rates, prevalence, and knowledge among outpatients in Durban, South Africa: Time trends over four years.
  4. Banning the handshake from the health care setting.
  5. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in pediatric patients: case report and literature review.
  6. Successful rifampin desensitization in a pediatric patient with latent tuberculosis.
  7. Validation and calibration of a computer simulation model of pediatric HIV infection.
  8. The acceptability and feasibility of routine pediatric HIV testing in an outpatient clinic in Durban, South Africa.
  9. Depressive symptoms and their impact on health-seeking behaviors in newly-diagnosed HIV-infected patients in Durban, South Africa.
  10. Routine HIV testing in adolescents and young adults presenting to an outpatient clinic in Durban, South Africa.
  11. Early infant HIV-1 diagnosis programs in resource-limited settings: opportunities for improved outcomes and more cost-effective interventions.
  12. Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus and Gnathostoma species.
  13. Current world status of Balantidium coli.