Lynn Ramirez, MD, MS

Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
HS Assoc Clinical Professor
+1 415 502-3352

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.


Adolescent Linkage to Care After a Large-scale Transfer From a Hospital-based HIV Clinic to the Public Sector in South Africa.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal

Ramirez-Avila L, Regan S, Cloete C, Crankshaw T, Rabideau DJ, Freedberg KA, Parker RA, Walensky RP, Losina E, Bassett IV

Journal of Fungi

Pediatric invasive aspergillosis

Wattier RL, Ramirez-Avila L.

HIV testing rates, prevalence, and knowledge among outpatients in Durban, South Africa: Time trends over four years.

International journal of STD & AIDS

Ramirez-Avila L, Regan S, Chetty S, Giddy J, Ross D, Katz JN, Freedberg KA, Losina E, Walensky RP, Bassett IV

Banning the handshake from the health care setting.


Sklansky M, Nadkarni N, Ramirez-Avila L

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in pediatric patients: case report and literature review.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal

Schwenk H, Ramirez-Avila L, Sheu SH, Wuthrich C, Waugh J, Was A, Degirolami U, Burchett S, Koralnik IJ, Ahmed A

Successful rifampin desensitization in a pediatric patient with latent tuberculosis.

Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Logsdon S, Ramirez-Avila L, Castells M, Dioun A

Validation and calibration of a computer simulation model of pediatric HIV infection.

PloS one

Ciaranello AL, Morris BL, Walensky RP, Weinstein MC, Ayaya S, Doherty K, Leroy V, Hou T, Desmonde S, Lu Z, Noubary F, Patel K, Ramirez-Avila L, Losina E, Seage GR, Freedberg KA

The acceptability and feasibility of routine pediatric HIV testing in an outpatient clinic in Durban, South Africa.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal

Ramirez-Avila L, Noubary F, Pansegrouw D, Sithole S, Giddy J, Losina E, Walensky RP, Bassett IV

Depressive symptoms and their impact on health-seeking behaviors in newly-diagnosed HIV-infected patients in Durban, South Africa.

AIDS and behavior

Ramirez-Avila L, Regan S, Giddy J, Chetty S, Ross D, Katz JN, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP, Losina E, Bassett IV

Routine HIV testing in adolescents and young adults presenting to an outpatient clinic in Durban, South Africa.

PloS one

Ramirez-Avila L, Nixon K, Noubary F, Giddy J, Losina E, Walensky RP, Bassett IV

Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus and Gnathostoma species.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Ramirez-Avila L, Slome S, Schuster FL, Gavali S, Schantz PM, Sejvar J, Glaser CA

Current world status of Balantidium coli.

Clinical microbiology reviews

Schuster FL, Ramirez-Avila L

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