Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences
Director, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Director, MD-PhD Program
Interim Dean, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
BS: University of Puerto Rico, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry, with Highest Honors
MD: University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
PhD: University of Texas at Austin, Biochemical Pharmacology
University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine & Pulmonology
- President, Society of Toxicology
- President, The American Heart Association Texas
- Member, Society for In Vitro Biology
- Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Member, American Society for Cell Biology
- Member, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
- Member, American College of Forensic Examiners
- Member, North American Vascular Biology Organization
- Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Member, Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, American College of Physicians and International Association of Internists
genomics, precision medicine and toxicology, internal medicine and pulmonology
Dr. Ramos is recognized as a leading expert in the study of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions and genomic medicine. His research program integrates diverse approaches, ranging from molecular genetics to population-based public health studies in efforts to understand the genetic and genomic basis of human disease and to advance the goals of precision medicine. Ongoing basic science studies in his laboratory focus on repetitive genetic elements in the mammalian genome and their role in genome plasticity and disease, while his clinical work focuses on the characterization of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for chronic disease and cancer.
He has mentored 100 doctoral, medical, veterinary medicine, undergraduate and high school students, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in academia, medicine, government and industry. He is committed to initiatives that attract and retain minorities in science and medicine.
Samwel Ochieng (MSRP 2017); "Impact of Epigenetic Drugs on Driver Mutations in Lung Cancer"
Malanga, S.E, Loe, J.D., Robertson, C.T. and Ramos, K.S. Big data neglects populations most in need of medical and public health research and intervention. Law and Society: Public Law –Poverty eJournal, 2016.
Stephanie Galvez (2016): Influence of Autophagy/Kinase Inhibitor (LY294002) On Line-1 (L1) Expression and Retrotransposition
Minerva Santa Cruz (2015) Desert View High School
Shane Campillo (2016) Baboquivari High School