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Mary Ramirez, MD

Third Year Resident
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What are your career interests?

Surgical dermatology, laser surgery, skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, general dermatology

Why did you choose Duke for residency training?

Multiple dermatologic specialty clinics, diverse faculty, supportive atmosphere, unique patient populations, great location for exploring the east coast  

Education & Training

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin , BA French, 2008
Graduate School: The University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Master of Science in Medical Sciences, 2011
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MD, 2015
Internship: Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico, 2015-2016

Awards & Honors

  • Texas Tech Class of 2015 Dean’s Ambassador
  • Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Award April 2014
  • First Place Student Poster Case Study Category TTUHSC Student Research Week April 2014
  • Second Place Student Poster Case Study Category TTUHSC Student Research Week April 2014
  • The University of New Mexico Preliminary Intern of the Year Award June 2016
  • Duke University Patient Safety and Quality Council Member July 2016 – June 2017
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Resident Liaison May 2017 – Present
  • ASLMS Resident Preceptorship Scholarship Recipient October 2017
Publications & Presentations
  • Ramirez M, Marinaro R, Warthin M, Burton S. Permanent Cutaneous Adverse Events Following Injection with Sodium Deoxycholate. Dermatologic Surgery Journal, accepted for publication September 2018.
  • Barney E, Ramirez M, Prose N. Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus Treated Successfully with Crisaborole Ointment in a 5-year-old boy. Pediatric Dermatology Journal, accepted for publication September 2018.
  • Ramirez M, Groff S, Kowalewski C. Eruptive Keratoacanthomas After Photodynamic Therapy. Dermatologic Surgery Journal (2015, Dec). 41(12): p 1426-1429.
  • Ramirez M, Vangipuram R, Kirkland J, Bell T. A Helpful Hand in Diagnosis: A Case Report of Anti-Synthetase Syndrome with Mechanic’s Hands. American Medical Student Research Journal (2015, May). 2(1): p 61-65.
  • Vangipuram R, Ramirez M, Alabboodi Y, Misra S. Does the Type of Initial Biopsy Method Determine Re-Excision Rates of Cutaneous Melanoma? The Journal of Surgery (2015, April). 10(4): p 287-289.
  • Ramirez M, Misra S. Adrenal Myelolipoma: To operate or not? A case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports (2014, June). 5(8): p 494-96.
  • Ramirez M, Atwater A. Urticarial Vasculitis: A Clue to Something Deeper. Oral Presentation. North Carolina Dermatology Association Summer Meeting July 2018.
  • Ward R, Ramirez M, Jaleel T. Vulvar and Perineal Verrucous Changes Complicating Hidradenitis Suppurativa after Wide Excision. Skin of Color Symposium Poster Presentation November 2017. Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances Poster Presentation November 2017.
  • Ramirez M, Burton C. Eschar and Hypertrophic Scar Following Deoxycholic Acid Injection. ASDS Poster Presentation October 2017.
  • Ramirez M, Anubhav M, Prose N.  Persistent Hair Growth over a Hemangioma in a patient with Alopecia Areata: A Clue to Pathogenesis? AAD National Conference Poster Presentation March 2017.
  • Tabilona J, Ramirez M, Safadi S, Jernigan J. An Unusual Case of Persistent Lactic Acidosis. UNM Department of Internal Medicine ACP Poster Presentation November 2015.
  • Ramirez M, Brackeen J, Brackeen A, Stetson C. A Case of Protuberant Hemangiomas Dramatically Responding to Sclerotherapy with Polidocanol. Presented at AAD Gross and Microscopic Symposia & Residents and Fellows Symposium March 2015
  • Ramirez M, Smidt A. Not Your Typical Acne Patient: Erythema Nodosum and Isotretinoin.  Presented at The New Mexico Dermatological Society Meeting October 2014
  • Ramirez M, Groff S, Kowalewski C. Eruptive Keratoacanthomas following Photodynamic Therapy. The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Department of Dermatology. Presented at Zola Cooper Seminar New Orleans, LA. August 2014.
  • Ramirez M, Waller J, Smalligan R. Infectious Granulomatous Dermatitis: A Rare Presentation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.  Presented at Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference April 2014 
  • Vangipuram R, Ramirez M, Alabboodi Y, Misra S. Does the Type of Initial Biopsy Method Determine Re-Excision Rates of Cutaneous Melanoma? American College of Surgeons North Texas Chapter poster presentation February 2014.