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Dr. Dana Ramirez

(757) 668-9247
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


A graduate of the University of Virginia, Dr. Ramirez worked in clinical medicine and research at Georgetown University prior to entering medical school.  After completion of her residency and fellowship programs, she returned to the Tidewater area to join the Pediatric Emergency Department at CHKD. 

Dr. Ramirez has a special interest in education and has developed curriculum for resident and student courses and is active in medical student, resident and fellow education. 

She became the Pediatric Residency Director in 2013.  In addition, she is dedicated to healthcare improvement resulting in a safer environment for all patients. She currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety.

Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015
Clinical Interests
  • Resuscitation
  • Injury prevention
  • Critical Care
  • Safety
  • Trauma
Research Areas
  • Transition of care
  • Resuscitation and simulation
  • Dana W.E. Ramirez MD, Martin D. Klinkhammer MD, MPH, Leah C. Rowland. COVID-19 Transmission during Transportation of 1st to 12th Grade Students: Experience of an Independent School in Virginia. First published: 20 July 2021
  • Ramirez, D.,Britt, et al.Assessing the Efficacy of Pediatric Intern Hand-Off Training. Acad Ped, Vol 13(4):e2 - e3
  • Bigham, MT., Logsdon, TR., Manicone, PE, Landigan, CP., Hayes, LW., Randall, KH., Grover, P., Collins, SB., Ramirez, DE, O’Guin, CD, Williams, CL, Warnick, RJ, Sharek, PJ. Decreasing Handoff-Related Care Failures in Children’s Hospitals. Pediatrics. (July 7, 2014) peds 2013-1844. 
  • Ramirez, D., et al, Post-Test: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2013.Wang, Flood, Sharma (eds). PEMQBook, LLC 2013. 
  • Ramirez, D., et al. Necessity of Routine Pelvic Radiograph in the Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patient. Clinical Pediatrics (2008) 47:935-940. PMID: 18567696
  • Additional research published by Dr. Ramirez can be found on PubMed.
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