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photo Richard P. Ramonell, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-2118

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2118
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Patty Geraci
Address: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2118
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Biology, University of Florida, 2009
BA, Spanish, University of Florida, 2009
MD, Florida State University College of Medicine, 2013
Residency in Internal Medicine, Emory University, 2013
Chief Medical Resident, Emory University, 2016
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Emory University, 2017
Research Interest
Dr. Ramonell studies the immunobiology of patients with severe asthma. Currently, he is working on understanding the role of a unique memory T cell subset, T effector memory cells re-expressing CD45RA (TEMRAs), in the pathogenesis of severe asthma.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Ramonell has a clinical interest in the care of patients with severe asthma and related allergic and eosinophilic disorders. He sees patients in the Asthma Institute in the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center.
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Selected Publications:
Woodruff MC, Ramonell RP, Nguyen DC, Cashman KS, Saini AS, Haddad NS, Ley AM, Kyu S, Howell JC, Ozturk T, Lee S, Suryadevara N, Case JB, Bugrovsky R, Chen W, Estrada J, Morrison-Porter A, Lee FE, Sanz I, et all. Extrafollicular B cell responses correlate with neutralizing antibodies and morbidity in COVID-19. Nat Immunol. 2020; Dec; 21(12): 1506-1516.
Corrado A, Ramonell RP, Woodruff MC, Tipton C, Wise S, Levy J, DelGaudio J, Kuruvilla ME, Magliocca KR, Tomar D, Garimalla S, Scharer CD, Bos JM, Wu H, Gumber S, Fucile C, Gibson G, Rosenberg A, Sanz I, Lee FE. Extrafollicular IgD+ B cells generate IgE antibody secreting cells in the nasal mucosa. Mucosal Immunol. 2021; Sep;14(5): 1144-1159.
Ramonell RP, Lee FE, Levy JM, Kuruvilla M. Exhaled nitric oxide measurements are not influenced by anti-eosinophil therapy in patients with asthma: A retrospective analysis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021; Jan; 126(1): 102-104.
Ramonell RP, Runnstrom MC, Yang P, Schulman DA, Lee FE. Wiping Out Wheezing: Novel Therapeutic Targets for Patients with Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020; Dec 1;202(11): 1576-1578.
Ramonell RP, Iftikhar IH. Effect of Anti-IL5, Anti-IL5R, Anti-IL13 Therapy on Asthma Exacerbations: A Network Meta-analysis. Lung. 2020; Feb;198(1): 95-103.
Ramonell RP, Lee FE, Swenson C, Kuruvilla M. Dupilumab treatment for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: A case series. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020; Feb;8(2): 742-743.
Ramonell RP, Prasla Z, Terry CR, Schulman DA, Lee FE. Recent Advances in Lung Immunobiology. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019; Dec;61(6): 786-788.
Ramonell RP, Kuruvilla M, Sica G, Bag R, Eun-Hyung Lee F. A peripheral cause of asthma: Peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019; Apr;122(4): 420-422.
Ramonell RP, Coleman C, Binder A, Creel-Bulos C, Wiepking MD, Stentz MJ, Daniels LM. Pilot Study of a Novel Gelatin-based Model for Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannula Insertion Simulation. ATS Sch. 2021; Sep;2(3): 297-303.
Ramonell RP, Schimmel M, Greer M, Coleman CG, Bender WS, Daniels LM. Longitudinal trends using a point-of-care gelatin-based model for ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion. Med Educ Online. 2021; Dec;26(1): 1924350.
Notable Achievements
Laurence Sperling Outstanding Research Mentor Award, 2021
Emory Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division Award for Research Excellence, 2020
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2020
AAI Trainee Abstract Award, 2020
Chiu-Kumar Critical Care Award of Excellence at Emory University, 2019
Emory Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Peer Review Award, 2018
Emory Internal Medicine Residency Most Outstanding Fellow Award, 2018