Pedro Tomas RamirezMD
Pedro T. Ramirez, M.D. is a Professor and the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Research and Education in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology. He graduated residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York in 1998. He then completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2001. As director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Research and Education, Dr. Ramirez oversees training of surgeons in the use of techniques such as laparoscopy and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. These techniques not only enhance surgeons’ skills but also improve patients’ quality of life by decreasing pain and blood loss, reducing hospital stays and facilitating quicker returns to daily activities when compared with conventional open surgical techniques.
Dr. Ramirez is also committed to the education of physicians throughout the world. For example, he frequently speaks at international surgical conferences. In addition, Dr Ramirez serves as a mentor and host to numerable international surgeons who seek to expand their expertise and skills. He is a frequently invited lecturer for national and international conferences and meetings where he continues to foster international scientific collaboration. During his time at MD Anderson, Dr. Ramirez has been the principal investigator for several grant-funded research projects. His areas of research interest include minimally invasive surgery, fertility preservation in women with gynecologic malignancies, and novel approaches to the surgical staging of patients with gynecologic cancers.