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Pedro T. Ramirez, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

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 has had a great deal of hands-on experience with such techniques. Specifically, he is known for his use of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and laparoscopic extraperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with early and locally advanced cervical cancer, respectively. Furthermore, he has a great deal of experience in performing robotic radical hysterectomies, radical trachelectomies, radical parametrectomies and staging procedures. He is also recognized as one of the leading surgeons in this country in the field of fertility preservation in young women with early cervical cancer.

He has authored and co-authored over 80 scientific publications and has written numerous book chapters, monographs, and invited articles. He also has served on various committees and academic societies including President of the Houston Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society and Chair of the Gynecologic Oncology Special Interest Group of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1362
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: CPB6.3244
Fax: 713-792-7586
Email: peramire@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, MD, Medicine
1990 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, BA, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/1998-7/2001 Clinical Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
6/1994-6/1998 Residency Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications

12/2005 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Special Qualification in Gynecologic Oncology
1/2003 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2006-8/2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2001-8/2005

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Director, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Minimally Invasive Surgical Research and Education, Houston, TX, 9/2005-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Credentials Committee of the Medical Staff of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 9/2008-8/2011
Member, Clinical Research Committee, 9/2004-8/2006
Member, Operating Room Committee, 1/2001-present

Honors and Awards

1999 American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar
1998 Howard C. Taylor, Jr. Award
1998 Solan Chao, M.D. Medical Student Teaching Award
1997 American College of Obstetrics Gynecology Resident Reporter
1994 Diploma with distinction for Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1988-1990 Dean's List, Rutgers University
1988 Phi Sigma Iota
1986 Dr. George Simons Dudley Scholarship
1986 Ralph DeFalco Scholarship Award

Professional Memberships

AAGL Advisory Committee Member
Committee Member, 1/2008
American Association of Cancer Research
Member, 2001
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Member, 2005
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Member, 2001
American College of Surgeons
Member, 2001
American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Las Vegas, NV
Member/Advisory Board/Clinical Advisory Board, 8/2007-present
American Medical Association
Member, 1998
Felix Rutledge Society
Member, 1998
Harris County Medical Society
Member, 1998
International Gynecologic Cancer Society
Member, 2001
Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Chicago, IL
Member of Program Committee, 11/2010-present
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Member, 2001
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Member, 2004
Texas Medical Association
Member, 1998

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Watkins J, Thaker P, Nick AM, Ramondetta LM, Sanje, Urbauer DL, Koji M, Squires K, Lutgendorf S, Ramirez PT, Sood AK, Coleman R AK. Clinical Impact of Selective and Non-selective Beta Blockers on Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients. Cancer. In Press.
2. dos Reis R, Burzawa JK, Tsunoda AT, Masayoshi H, Frumovitz M, Westin SN, Munsell MF, Ramirez PT. Lymphovascular space invasion portends poor prognosis in low-risk endometrial cancer. Int J of Gynecol Cancer. In Press.
3. Vieira MA, Rendon GJ, Munsell MF, Echeverri L, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, Pareja R, dos Reis R, Escobar PF, Ramirez PT. Radical trachelectomy in early-stage cervical cancer: A comparison of laparotomy and minimally invasive surgery. Gyn Oncol. In Press.
4. Churchill SJ, Armbruster S, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Greer M, Garcia J, Redworth G, Ramirez PT. Radical Trachelectomy for Early-Stage Cervical Cancer: A Survey of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Oncology Fellows-in-Training. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(4):681-7, 2915.
5. Callegaro-Filho D, Burke TW, Eifel PJ, Euscher ED, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM. Radiotherapy for recurrent small cell carcinoma of the ovary: A case report and review of the literature. Gynec Oncol Rep 11:23-5, 2914. PMID: 26076089.
6. Watkins JL, Thaker PH, Nick AM, Ramondetta LM, Kumar S, Urbauer DL, Matsuo K, Squires KC, Coleman RL, Lutgendorf SK, Ramirez PT, Sood AK. Clinical impact of selective and nonselective beta-blockers on survival in patients with ovarian cancer. Cancer 121(19):3444-51, 10/1/2015. e-Pub 8/24/2015. PMCID: PMC4575637.
7. Fleming ND, Soliman PT, Westin SN, dos Reis R, Munsell M, Klopp AH, Frumovitz M, Nick AM, Schmeler K, Ramirez PT. Impact of Lymph Node Ratio and Adjuvant Therapy in Node-Positive Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(8):1437-44, 10/2015. PMCID: PMC4581897.
8. Ramirez PT. Upping the ante in assessing the feasibility of surgical cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer: a modified laparoscopic Predictive Index score. Gynecol Oncol 139(1):1-2, 10/2015. PMID: 26411361.
9. Arms RG, Sun CC, Burzawa JK, Fleming ND, Nick AM, Rallapalli V, Westin SN, Meyer LA, Ramirez PT, Soliman PT. Improvement in quality of life after robotic surgery results in patient satisfaction. Gynecol Oncol 138(3):727-30, 9/2015. e-Pub 7/18/2015. PMCID: PMC4816594.
10. Ring KL, Ramirez PT, Conrad LB, Burke W, Wendel Naumann R, Munsell MF, Frumovitz M. Make New Friends But Keep the Old: Minimally Invasive Surgery Training in Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Programs. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(6):1115-20, 7/2015. PMCID: PMC4478093.
11. Gómez-Hidalgo NR, Darin MC, Dalton H, Jhingran A, Fleming N, Brown J, Ramirez PT. Ovarian torsion after laparoscopic ovarian transposition in patients with gynecologic cancer: a report of two cases. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 22(4):687-90, May-Jun, 5/2015. e-Pub 3/12/2015. PMID: 25772021.
12. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Optimizing sentinel node identification: a step toward novel tools and improved strategies--exciting times are here! J Minim Invasive Gynecol 22(2):153-4, 2/2015. e-Pub 12/16/2014. PMID: 25527326.
13. Nick AM, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT, Sood AK. A framework for a personalized surgical approach to ovarian cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 12(4):239-245, 2015.
14. Fu S, Shi N, Wheler J, Naing A, Janku F, Piha-Paul S, Gong J, Hong D, Tsimberidou A, Zinner R, Subbiah V, Hou MM, Ramirez P, Ramondetta L, Lu K, Meric-Bernstam F. Characteristics and outcomes for patients with advanced vaginal or vulvar cancer referred to a phase I clinical trials program: the MD Anderson cancer center experience. Gynecol Oncol Res Pract 2:10, 2015. e-Pub 11/14/2015. PMCID: PMC4880813.
15. Salcedo M, Milbourne A, Jhingran A, Eifel P, Ramirez PT, Schmeler K. High-grade cervical dysplasia following radiation therapy for invasive cervical cancer: A report of four cases. Case Rep Oncol 8:217-221, 2015. PMID: 26078740.
16. Pareja R, Rendón GJ, Vasquez M, Echeverri L, Sanz-Lomana CM, Ramirez PT. Immediate radical trachelectomy versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by conservative surgery for patients with stage IB1 cervical cancer with tumors 2cm or larger: A literature review and analysis of oncological and obstetrical outcomes. Gynecol Oncol 137(3):574-580, 2015. PMID: 25827293.
17. Prescott LS, Kidin LM, Downs RL, Cleveland DJ, Wilson GL, Munsell MF, DeJesus AY, Cain KE, Ramirez PT, Kroll MH, Levenback CF, Schmeler KM. Improved Compliance with Venous Thromboembolism Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Patients with Gynecologic Malignancies Hospitalized for Nonsurgical Indications Did Not Reduce Venous Thromboembolism Incidence. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(1):152-9, 2015. e-Pub 10/2014. PMID: 25365592.
18. Brown J, Taylor K, Ramirez PT, Sun C, Holman LL, Cone SM, Irwin J, Frumovitz M. Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy With Morcellation: Should It Stay or Should It Go? J Minim Invasive Gynecol 22(2):185-92, 2015. e-Pub 9/2014. PMID: 25242233.
19. Ring KL, Ramirez PT, Naumann RW, Burke B, Munsell MF, Frumovitz M. Make new friends but keep the old: Minimally invasive surgery training in gynecologic oncology fellowship programs. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(6):1115-1120, 2015. PMID: 26967857.
20. Gómez-Hidalgo NR, Darin MC, Dalton H, Jhingran A, Fleming N, Brown J, Ramirez PT. Ovarian torsion after laparoscopic ovarian transposition in patients with gynecologic cancer: A report of 2 cases. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 22(4):687-90, 2015.
21. Meyer LA, Nick AM, Shi Q, Wang XS, Williams L, Brock T, Iniesta MD, Rangel K, Lu KH, Ramirez PT. Perioperative trajectory of patient reported symptoms: A pilot study in gynecologic oncology patients. Gynecol Oncol 136(3):440-5, 2015.
22. Gomez-Hidalgo NR, Martinez-Cannon BA, Nick AM, Lu KH, Sood AK Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Predictors of optimal cytoreduction in patients with newly diagnosed advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer: time to incorporate laparoscopic assessment into the standard of care. Gyne Oncol 137(3):553-558, 2015.
23. Darin MC, Gomez-Hidalgo RN; Escobar P, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Role of indocyanine green (ICG)in sentinel node mapping in gynecologic cancer: A time for a new standard of care? IGCS-0083 imaging/staging. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(Suppl 1):44-5, 2015.
24. Conrad LB, Ramirez PT, Burke W, Naumann RW, Ring KL, Munsell MF, Frumovitz M. Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology: An Updated Survey of Members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Int J Gynecol Cancer 25(6):1121-1127, 2015. PMID: 25860841.
25. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Sentinel Nodes in Cervical Cancer: Surgical Innovation Outside the Ivory Towers. Ann Surg Oncol 22(6):1759-60, 2015. e-Pub 12/2014. PMID: 25465379.
26. Crane EK, Sun CC, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Malpica A, Gershenson DM. The role of secondary cytoreduction in low-grade serous ovarian cancer or peritoneal cancer. Gynecol Oncol 136(1):25-9, 2015. e-Pub 11/2014. PMID: 25448453.
27. Ulm MA, Fleming ND, Rallapali V, Munsell MF, Ramirez PT, Westin SN, Nick AM, Schmeler KM, Soliman PT. Position-related injury is uncommon in robotic gynecologic surgery. Gynecol Oncol. e-Pub 10/23/2014. PMID: 25449565.
28. Carroll A, Ramirez PT, Westin SN, Soliman PT, Munsell MF, Nick AM, Schmeler KM, Klopp AH, Fleming ND. Uterine adenosarcoma: An analysis on management, outcomes, and risk factors for recurrence. Gynecol Oncol. e-Pub 10/28/2014. PMID: 25449308.
29. Suidan RS, Ramirez PT, Sarasohn DM, Teitcher JB, Mironov S, Iyer RB, Zhou Q, Iasonos A, Paul H, Hosaka M, Aghajanian CA, Leitao MM, Gardner GJ, Abu-Rustum NR, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Hricak H, Chi DS. A multicenter prospective trial evaluating the ability of preoperative computed tomography scan and serum CA-125 to predict suboptimal cytoreduction at primary debulking surgery for advanced ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancer. Gynecol Oncol 134(3):455-61, 9/2014. e-Pub 7/11/2014. PMID: 25019568.
30. Westin SN, Rallapalli V, Fellman B, Urbauer DL, Pal N, Frumovitz MM, Ramondetta LM, Bodurka DC, Ramirez PT, Soliman PT. Overall survival after pelvic exenteration for gynecologic malignancy. Gynecol Oncol 134(3):546-61, 9/2014. e-Pub 7/9/2014. PMCID: PMC4160382.
31. Jones N, Fleming ND, Nick AM, Munsell MF, Rallapalli V, Westin SN, Meyer LA, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Soliman PT. Conversion from robotic surgery to laparotomy: A case-control study evaluating risk factors for conversion. Gynecol Oncol 134(2):238-42, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/14/2014. PMCID: PMC4125462.
32. Slaughter KN, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, Nick AM, Fleming ND, dos Reis R, Munsell MF, Westin SN, Soliman PT, Ramirez PT. Minimally invasive surgery for endometrial cancer: Does operative start time impact surgical and oncologic outcomes? Gynecol Oncol 134(2):248-52, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/16/2014. PMID: 24945591.
33. McDonald ME, Ramirez PT, Munsell MF, Greer M, Burke WM, Naumann WT, Frumovitz M. Physician pain and discomfort during minimally invasive gynecologic cancer surgery. Gynecol Oncol 134(2):243-7, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/2/2014. PMID: 24887354.
34. Abu-Rustum N, Chi D, Coleman RL, del Campo JM, Fotopoulou C, Frumovitz M, Gershenson DM, Gonzalez A, Jhingran A, Ledermann J, Mariani A, Mirza M, Oaknin A, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Sood AK. Summary of the 2014 MD Anderson International Meeting in Gynecologic Oncology: Emerging therapies in gynecologic cancer. Gynecol Oncol 134(1):6-9, 7/2014. PMID: 24952408.
35. Onaiwu CO, Ramirez PT, Kamat A, Pagliaro LC, Euscher EE, Schmeler KM. Invasive extramammary Paget's disease of the bladder diagnosed 18 years after noninvasive extramammary Paget's disease of the vulva. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep 8:27-9, 4/2014. e-Pub 4/12/2014. PMCID: PMC4009448.
36. Takeuchi S, Lucchini M, Schmeler KM, Coleman RL, Gershenson DM, Munsell MF, Macapinlac HA, Ramirez PT. Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in follow-up of patients with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol 133(1):100-4, 4/2014. e-Pub 2/15/2014. PMCID: PMC4000233.
37. Frumovitz M, Coleman RC, Soliman PT, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF. A case for caution in the pursuit of the sentinel node in women with endometrial carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 132(2):275-9, 2/2014. e-Pub 12/1/2013. PMID: 24291694.
38. Pakish J, Soliman PT, Frumovitz M, Westin SN, Schmeler KM, Reis RD, Munsell MF, Ramirez PT. A comparison of extraperitoneal versus transperitoneal laparoscopic or robotic para-aortic lymphadenectomy for staging of endometrial carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 132(2):366-71, 2/2014. e-Pub 12/20/2013. PMCID: PMC4116735.
39. Frumovitz M, Querleu D, Gil-Moreno A, Morice P, Jhingran A, Munsell MF, Macapinlac HA, Leblanc E, Martinez A, Ramirez PT. Lymphadenectomy in locally advanced cervical cancer study (LiLACS): Phase III clinical trial comparing surgical with radiologic staging in patients with stages IB2-IVA cervical cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 21(1):3-8, Jan-Feb, 1/2014. e-Pub 7/31/2013. PMID: 23911560.
40. Ramirez PT, Pareja R, Rendón GJ, Millan C, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM. Management of low-risk early-stage cervical cancer: Should conization, simple trachelectomy, or simple hysterectomy replace radical surgery as the new standard of care? Gynecol Oncol 132(1):254-9, 1/2014. e-Pub 9/14/2013. PMID: 24041877.
41. Huang M, Iglesias DA, Westin SN, Fellman B, Urbauer D, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Soliman PT. Pelvic exenteration: impact of age on surgical and oncologic outcomes. Gynecol Oncol 132(1):114-8, 1/2014. e-Pub 11/18/2013. PMCID: PMC3936604.
42. Callegaro-Filho D, Kavanagh JJ, Nick AM, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM. Sustained complete response after maintenance therapy with topotecan and erlotinib for recurrent cervical cancer with distant metastases. Case Rep Oncol 7(1):97-101, 1/2014. e-Pub 1/31/2014. PMCID: PMC3934679.
43. Costales AB, Schmeler KM, Broaddus R, Soliman PT, Westin SN, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Clinically significant endometrial cancer risk following a diagnosis of complex atypical hyperplasia. Gynecol Oncol 135(3):451-4, 2014. e-Pub 10/2014. PMID: 25316176.
44. Fleming ND, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, Dos Reis R, Munsell MF, Eifel PJ, Soliman PT, Nick AM, Westin SN, Ramirez PT. Significance of Lymph Node Ratio in Defining Risk Category in Node-positive Early Stage Cervical Cancer. Gynecol Oncol 136(1):48-53, 2014. e-Pub 11/2014. PMID: 25451695.
45. Soliman PT, Iglesias D, Munsell MF, Frumovitz M, Westin SN, Nick AM, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Successful incorporation of robotic surgery into gynecologic oncology fellowship training. Gynecol Oncol 131(3):730-3, 12/2013. e-Pub 9/19/2013. PMCID: PMC3856555.
46. Clark LH, Soliman PT, Odetto D, Munsell MF, Schmeler KM, Fleming N, Westin SN, Nick AM, Ramirez PT. Incidence of trocar site herniation following robotic gynecologic surgery. Gynecol Oncol 131(2):400-3, 11/2013. e-Pub 8/27/2013. PMCID: PMC4158736.
47. Ramirez PT, Nick AM, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM. Venous thromboembolic events in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 20(6):766-9, Nov-Dec, 11/2013. e-Pub 7/11/2013. PMID: 23850360.
48. Testa R, Ramirez PT, Ferreyra H, Saadi J, Franco G, Goldsman M, Perrotta M. Abdominal radical trachelectomy: A safe and feasible option for fertility preservation in developing countries. J Low Genit Tract Dis 17(4):378-84, 10/2013. PMID: 23609587.
49. Pareja R, Rendón GJ, Sanz-Lomana CM, Monzón O, Ramirez PT. Surgical, oncological and obstetrical outcomes after abdominal radical trachelectomy - A systematic literature review. Gynecol Oncol 131(1):77-82, 10/2013. e-Pub 6/14/2013. PMID: 23769758.
50. Craig C, Iglesias DA, Watkins J, Coleman RL,Kilgore L, Ramirez PT. Extensive cutaneous metastases of ovarian cancer after prolonged response to liposomal doxorubicin. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep 5:64-66, 8/2013.
51. Brown AP, Jhingran A, Klopp AH, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Eifel PJ. Involved-field radiation therapy for locoregionally recurrent ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 130(2):300-305, 8/2013. e-Pub 5/4/2013. PMID: 23648467.
52. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer: an established benefit no longer in question. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 20(4):401-3, Jul-Aug, 7/2013. PMID: 23870235.
53. Urh Anze, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Westin S, Frumovitz M, Nick AM, Fellman B, Urbauer DL, Ramirez, PT. Postoperative outcomes after continent versus incontinent urinary diversion at the time of pelvic exenteration for gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol 129(3):580-5, 6/2013.
54. Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Reyes-Martinez CA, Chernofsky MR, del Carmen MG, Diaz-Montes TP, Padilla L, Tejada-Berges T, Tarraza H, Bermudez A, Trimble EL. The Central America gynecologic oncology education program (CONEP): Improving gynecologic oncology education and training on a global scale. Gynecol Oncol 129(3):445-7, 6/2013. e-Pub 3/22/2013. PMID: 23528927.
55. Soliman PT, Langley G, Munsell MF, Vaniya HA, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Analgesic and antiemetic requirements after minimally invasive surgery for early cervical cancer: A comparison between laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Ann Surg Oncol 20(4):1355-9, 4/2013.
56. Munoz M, Echeverri C, Rampirez PT, Echeverri L, Pareja LR. Extragastriontestinal stromal tumor in the rectovaginal septum in an adolescent. Gynecol Oncol 15(5):67-9, 2013.
57. Frumovitz M, Euscher E, Deavers M, Soliman P, Schmeler K, Ramirez PT, Levenback C. "Triple injection" lymphatic mapping technique to determine if parametrial nodes are the true sentinel lymph nodes in women with cervical cancer. Gynec Oncol 127(3):467-71, 12/2012.
58. Conrad C, Gregorio J, Wang YH, Ito T, Meller S, Hanabuchi S, Anderson S, Atkinson N, Ramirez PT, Liu YJ, Freedman R, Gilliet M. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells promote immunosuppression in ovarian cancer via ICOS costimulation of Foxp3(+) T-regulatory cellls. Cancer Res 72(20):5240-9, 11/2012.
59. Martinelli F, Schmeler KM, Johnson C, Brown J, Euscher ED, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Utility of conization with frozen section for intraoperative triage prior to definitive hysterectomy. Gynecol Oncol 127(2):307-11, 11/2012.
60. Cain K, Schmeler KM, Langley G, Max O, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF. Patient cost associated with filling a prescription for extended-duration venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis following surgery for gynecologic cancer. Gynecol Oncol 127(1):18-21, 10/2012. e-Pub 7/17/2012. PMID: 22813886.
61. Fleming ND, Ramirez PT. Robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology. Curr Opin Oncol 24(5):547-53, 9/2012. PMID: 22581356.
62. Escobar PF, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Frasure HE, Fader AN, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Comparison of single-port laparoscopy, standard laparoscopy, and robotic surgery in patients with endometrial cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 19(5):1583-8, 5/2012.
63. Pareja R, Nick AM, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Buitrago CA, Borrero M, Angel G, dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Quality of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy in developing countries: A comparison of surgical and oncologic outcomes between a comprehensive cancer center in the United States and a cancer center in Colombia. Gynecol Oncol 125(2):326-9, 5/2012.
64. Iglesias D, Westin S, Rallapalli V, Huan M, Fellman B, Urbauer D, Frumovitz M, Ramierz PT, Soliman PT. The effect of body mass index on surgical outcomes and survival following pelvic exenteration. Gynec Oncol 125(2):336-42, 5/2012.
65. Worley Jr. MJ. Amwamdter C. Sun CC. dos Reis R, Nick AM, Frumovitz M, Coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Levenback CF, Ramirez PT. Impact of surgeon volume on patient safety in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Gynecol Oncol 125(1):241-4, 4/2012.
66. Berger JL, Westin SN, Fellman B, Rallapali V, Frumovitz M,Ramirez PT, Sood, Soliman PT. Modified vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap vaginal reconstruction: An analysis of surgical outcomes. Gynecol Oncol 125(1):252-5, 4/2012.
67. Nick AM, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Fertility sparing surgery for treatment of early-stage cervical cancer: open vs. robotic radical trachelectomy. Gynecol Oncol 124(2):276-80, 2/2012. PMID: 22035808.
68. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Macapinlac HA, Klopp AH, Nick AM, Ramondetta LM, Jhingran A. Anatomic location of PET-positive aortocaval nodes in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer: Implications for surgical staging. Int J Gyn Cancer 22(7):1203-7, 2012.
69. Munoz M, Ramirez PT, Echeverri C, Alvarez LG, Palomino MA, Pareja LR. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors as an incidental finding in patients with a presumptive diagnosis of ovarian cancer: a case series and review of the literature. J Gynec Oncol 23(1):44-48, 2012.
70. Graybill WS, Frumovitz MM, Nick AM, Wei C, Mena GE, Soliman PT, dos Reis R, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Impact of smoking on perioperative pulmonary complications after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Gynecol Oncol 125(3):556-60, 2012.
71. Rendon GJ, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, Pareja R. Laparoscopic radical trachelectomy. JSLS 16:503-507, 2012.
72. Noguera IR, Sun CC, Broaddus RR, Branham D, Levenback C, Ramirez PT, Sood AK, Coleman, Gershenson DM. Phase II trial of imatinib mesylate in patients with recurrent platinum- and taxane-resistant low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary, peritoneum, or fallopian tube. Gynecol Oncol 125(3):640-5, 2012.
73. Kriseman M, Want W, Sullinger J, Schmeler K, Ramirez PT, Herzog C, Frumovitz M. Rhabdomyosarcoma of the cervix in adult women and younger patients. Gynecol Oncol 126(3):351-6, 2012.
74. Zand B, Frumovitz M, Jofre MF, Nick AM, dos Reis R, Munsell MF, S-H H, Levenback C, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Risk factors for prolonged hospitalization after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. Gynecol Oncol 126(3):428-31, 2012.
75. Wallbillich JJ, Nick AM, Ramirez PT, Watkins JL, Euscher ED, Schmeler KM. Vinblastine, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, bleomycin, and etoposide (VPCBAE) in the management of three patients with small-cell carcinoma of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol Reports 2:58-60, 2012.
76. Coleman RL, Duska LR, Ramirez PT, Heymach JV, Kamat AA, Modesitt SC, Schmeler KM, Iyer RB, Garcia ME, Miller DL, Jackson EF, NG CS, Kundra V, Jaffe R, Sood AK. Phase I - II study of docetaxel plus aflibercept in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. Lancet Oncol 12(12):1109-17, 11/2011. PMID: 21992853.
77. Soliman PT, Frumovitz, M, Sun, CC, dos Reis, R, Schmeler KM, Nick AM, Westin SN, Brown J, Levenback CF, Ramirez PT. Radical hysterectomy: A comparison of surgical approaches after adoption of robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology. Gynecol Oncol 123(2):333-6, 11/2011. PMID: 21872911.
78. Nick AM, Ramirez PT. The impact of robotic surgery on gynecologic oncology. J Gynecol Oncol 22(3):196-202, 9/2011. e-Pub 9/28/2011. PMCID: PMC3188719.
79. Sharp HJ, Pinnix CC, Jhingran A, Euscher ED, Rohren EM, Ramirez PT. PET/CT in a patient with adenoma malignum of the uterine cervix. Clin Nucl Med 36(6):468-9, 6/2011. PMID: 21552028.
80. Lacour R, Euscher E, Atkinson EN, Sun CC,Ramirez PT, Coleman R, Brown J, Gano JB, Burke TW. A phase II trial of paclitaxel and carboplatin in women with advanced or recurrent uterine carcinosarcoma. J Int Gynecol Can Soc 21(3):517-22, 4/2011. PMID: 21436700.
81. Uppal S, Frumovitz M, Escobar P, Ramirez PT. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in gynecology: Review of literature and available technology. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 18(1):12-23, Jan-Feb, 1/2011. e-Pub 10/2010. PMID: 20965792.
82. Milam MR, Tao X, Coleman RL, Harrell R, Bassett R, Dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with prolonged primary treatment intervals in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(1):66-71, 1/2011. PMID: 21178571.
83. Agarwal S, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Sun CC, Nick A, Dos Reis R, Brown J, Frumovitz M. Outcomes of patients undergoing radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer of high-risk histological subtypes. Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(1):123-7, 1/2011. PMID: 21178574.
84. Nick AM, Lange J, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Schlumbrecht MP, dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Rate of vaginal cuff separation following laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy. Gynecol Oncol 120(1):47-51, 1/2011. e-Pub 9/24/2010. PMID: 20869763.
85. Milam MR, Harrell R, Bassett R. Parker LP, Metzinger DS, Ramirez PT. Clinical characteristics of patients with prolonged disease-free survival after primary treatment in advanced ovarian cancer: a brief report. Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(3):475-7, 2011. PMID: 21436694.
86. Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Conservative management of early stage cervical cancer: is there a role for less radical surgery? Gynecol Oncol 120(3):321-5, 2011. PMID: 21320670.
87. Ramirez PT, Jhingran A, Macapinlac HA, Euscher ED, Munsell MF, Coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Ramondetta LM. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy in locally advanced cervical cancer: a prospective correlation of surgical findings with positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings. Cancer 117(9):1928-34, 2011. e-Pub 11/2010. PMID: 21509770.
88. Frumovitz M, Escobar P, Ramirez PT. Minimally invasive surgical approaches for patients with endometrial cancer. Clin Obstet Gynecol 54(2):226-34, 2011. PMID: 21508692.
89. Frederick PJ, Ramirez PT, McQuinn L, Milam MR, Weber DM, Coleman RL, Gershenson DM, Landen CN. Preoperative factors predicting survival after secondary cytoreduction for recurrent ovarian cancer. Int J Gyn Can 21(5):831-6, 2011. PMID: 21613957.
90. Ndofor BT, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Nick AM, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Rate of port-site metastasis in patients undergoing robotic surgery for gynecologic malignancies. Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(5):936-40, 2011. PMID: 21633306.
91. Iglesias DA, Ramirez PT. Role of minimally invasive surgery in staging of ovarian cancer. Curr Treat Options Oncol 12(3):217-29, 2011. PMID: 21503633.
92. Faro JP, Graybill WS, Tung CS, Jhingran A, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM. Small bowel perforation 17 months after robotic surgery for endometrial cancer: A case report. Gynecol Oncol Case Rep 2(1):9-10, 2011. e-Pub 11/20/2011. PMCID: PMC3860727.
93. Frumovitz M, Etchepareborda M, Sun C, Soliman PT, Eifel J, Levenback CK, Ramirez PT. Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina: A large single-institution experience. Obstet Gynecol 116(6):1358-65, 12/2010. PMID: 21099603.
94. Zand B, Euscher ED, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Coleman RL, Frumovitz M, Jhingran A, Ramondetta LM, Ramirez PT. Rate of para-aortic lymph node micrometastasis in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 119(3):422-5, 12/2010. e-Pub 9/15/2010. PMID: 20837355.
95. Brown J, Smith JA, Ramondetta LM, Sood AK, Ramirez PT, Coleman RL, Levenback CF, Munsell MF, Jung M, Wolf JK. Combination of gemcitabine and cisplatin is highly active in women with endometrial carcinoma: results of a prospective phase 2 trial. Cancer 116(21):4973-9, 11/1/2010. PMID: 20665499.
96. Worley MJ, Landen CN, Slomovitz BM, Malpica A, Palla SL, Ramirez PT. Expression of the retinoblastoma-related gene Rb2/p130 in the pathogenesis of serous carcinoma of the ovary. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2(3). e-Pub 7/23/2010. PMID: 20661130.
97. Chi DS, Barlin JN, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF, Mironov S, Sarasohn DM, Iyer RB, Dao F, Hricak H, Barakat RR. Follow-up study of the correlation between postoperative computed tomographic scan and primary surgeon assessment in patients with advanced ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal carcinoma reported to have undergone primary surgical cytoreduction to residual disease of 1 cm or smaller. Int J Gynecol Cancer 20(3):353-357, 4/2010. PMID: 20375796.
98. Milam MR, Abaid L, dos Reis R, Frumovitz M, Gehrig PA, Livasy C, Broaddus RR, Ramirez PT. Microscopic evaluation of lymph node-bearing tissue in early stage cervical cancer: A dual institution review. Ann Surg Oncol 17(4):1106-1110, 4/2010. e-Pub 12/29/2009. PMID: 20039215.
99. Beadle BM, Jhingran A, Yom SS, Ramirez PT, Eifel PJ. Patterns of regional recurrence after definitive radiotherapy for cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76(5):1396-403, 4/2010. e-Pub 7/4/2009. PMID: 19581056.
100. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Malpica A, Soliman PT. Safety and feasibility of robotic radical trachelectomy in patients with early-stage cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 116(3):512-515, 3/2010. e-Pub 11/26/2009. PMID: 19944451.
101. Schmeler KM, Jhingran A, Iyer RB, Sun CC, Eifel PJ, Soliman PT, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Bodurka DC, Sood AK. Pelvic fractures after radiotherapy for cervical cancer: Implications for survivors. Cancer 116(3):625-630, 2/2010. PMID: 20052724.
102. Smith AL, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, dos Reis R, Nick AM, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Conservative surgery in early-stage cervical cancer: what percentage of patients may be eligible for conization and lymphadenectomy? Gynecol Oncol 119(2):183-6, 2010.
103. Tierney B, Westin SN, Schlumbrecht MP, Ramirez PT. Early cervical neoplasia: advances in screening and treatment modalities. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 8(8):547-55, 2010. PMID: 20966891.
104. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Milam MR, Deavers M, Dos Reis R, Iyer RB, Bhosale P, Schmeler KM. Limited utility of magnetic resonance imaging in determining the primary site of disease in patients with inconclusive endometrial biopsy. Int J Gynecol Cancer 20(8):1344-9, 2010. PMID: 21051975.
105. Soliman PT, Frumovitz M, Spannuth W, Greet MJ, Sharma S, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF, Ramondetta LM. Lymphadenectomy during endometrial cancer staging: Practice patterns among gynecologic oncologists. Gynecol Oncol 119(2):291-4, 2010.
106. Kavanagh JJ, Levenback CF, Ramirez PT, Wolf JL, Moore CL, Jones MR, Meng L, Brown GL, Bast RC. Phase 2 study of canfosfamide in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in platinum and paclitaxel refractory or resistant epithelial ovarian cancer. J Hematol Oncol 3:9, 2010. PMCID: PMC2851575.
107. Schmeler KM, Tao X, Frumovitz M, Deavers MT, Sun CC, Sood AK, Brown J, Gershenson DM, Ramirez PT. Prevalence of lymph node metastasis in primary mucinous carcinoma of the ovary. Obstet Gynecol 116(2 Pt 1):269-73, 2010.
108. Nick AM, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz MM, Soliman PT, Spannuth WA, Burzawa JK, Coleman RL, Wei C, dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Risk of thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Obstet & Gynecol 116(4):956-61, 2010.
109. Kobayashi K, Ramirez PT, Kim EE, Levenback CF, Rohren EM, Frumovitz M, Mar MV, Gayed IW. Sentinel node mapping in vulvovaginal melanoma using SPECT/CT lymphoscintigraphy. Clin Nucl Med 34(12):859-61, 12/2009. PMID: 20139817.
110. Smith AL, Pareja R, Ramirez PT. Robotic radical hysterectomy. A literature review. Minerva Ginecol 61(4):339-346, 8/2009. PMID: 19745798.
111. Noyes N, Abu-Rustum NR, Ramirez PT, Plante M. Options in the management of fertility-related issues after radical trachelectomy in patients with early cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 114(1):117-20, 7/2009. e-Pub 4/29/2009. PMID: 19403163.
112. Frumovitz M, Sun CC, Schmeler KM, Deavers MT, Dos Reis R, Levenback CF, Ramirez PT. Parametrial involvement in radical hysterectomy specimens for women with early-stage cervical cancer. Obstet Gynecol 114(1):93-9, 7/2009. PMID: 19546764.
113. Guntupalli SR, Ramirez PT, Anderson ML, Milam MR, Bodurka DC, Malpica A. Uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential: a retrospective analysis. Gynecol Oncol 113(3):324-6, 6/2009. e-Pub 4/2/2009. PMID: 19342083.
114. Schmeler KM, Vadhan-Raj S, Ramirez PT, Apte SM, Cohen L, Bassett RL, Iyer RB, Wolf JK, Levenback CL, Gershenson DM, Freedman RS. A phase II study of GM-CSF and rIFN-gamma1b plus carboplatin for the treatment of recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer. Gynecol Oncol 113(2):210-5, 5/2009. e-Pub 3/2009. PMID: 19264351.
115. Chiva LM, Lapuente F, Núñez C, Ramírez PT. Ileal orthotopic neobladder after pelvic exenteration for cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 113(1):23-5, 4/2009. e-Pub 1/26/2009. PMID: 19176235.
116. Kalhor N, Ramirez PT, Deavers MT, Malpica A, Silva EG. Immunohistochemical studies of trophoblastic tumors. Am J Surg Pathol 33(4):633-8, 4/2009. PMID: 19145204.
117. Mabrouk M, Frumovitz M, Greer M, Sharma S, Schmeler KM, Soliman PT, Ramirez PT. Trends in laparoscopic and robotic surgery among gynecologic oncologists: A survey update. Gynecol Oncol 112(3):501-5, 3/2009. e-Pub 1/12/2009. PMID: 19138793.
118. Suri A, Frumovitz M, Milam MR, dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Preoperative pathologic findings associated with residual disease at radical hysterectomy in women with stage IA2 cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 112(1):110-3, 1/2009. e-Pub 10/2008. PMID: 18952270.
119. Worley MJ, Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT. Complications of laparoscopy in benign and oncologic gynecological surgery. Rev Obstet Gynecol 2(3):169-75, 2009. PMCID: PMC2760890.
120. Huang M, Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT. Transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy in patients with cervical cancer. Rev Obstet Gynecol 2(2):101-106, 2009. PMCID: PMC2709319.
121. Pareja F R, Ramirez PT, Borrero F M, Angel C G. Abdominal radical trachelectomy for invasive cervical cancer: A case series and literature review. Gynecol Oncol 111(3):555-60, 12/2008. e-Pub 9/30/2008. PMID: 18829092.
122. Jandial DD, Soliman PT, Slomovitz BM, Schmeler KM, Levenback C, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Laparoscopic colostomy in gynecologic cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15(6):723-8, Nov-Dec, 11/2008. PMID: 18971136.
123. Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Greer M, Schmeler KM, Moroney J, Bodurka DC, Ramirez PT. Laparoscopy training in gynecologic oncology fellowship programs. Gynecol Oncol 111(2):197-201, 11/2008. e-Pub 9/20/2008. PMID: 18804849.
124. Pareja R, Ramirez PT. Robotic radical hysterectomy in the management of gynecologic malignancies. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15(6):673-6, Nov-Dec, 11/2008. e-Pub 9/6/2008. PMID: 18774759.
125. Dos Santos LA, Slomovitz BM, Huang M, Holcomb K, Ramirez PT, Caputo TA. Palliative laparoscopic end colostomy in a nonagenarian. J Soc Lap Surg 12(4):410-413, 10/2008. PMID: 19275860.
126. Frumovitz M, Sun CC, Jhingran A, Schmeler KM, Dos Reis R, Milam MR, Soliman PT, Taylor K, Ramirez PT. Radical hysterectomy in obese and morbidly obese women with cervical cancer. Obstet Gynecol 112(4):899-905, 10/2008. PMID: 18827134.
127. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Wolf JK, Brown J, Soliman PT. Robotic radical parametrectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with invasive cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 111(1):18-21, 10/2008. e-Pub 7/18/2008. PMID: 18639329.
128. Obermair A, Gebski V, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Levenback C, Ramirez PT. A phase III randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic or robotic radical hysterectomy with abdominal radical hysterectomy in patients with early stage cervical cancer. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15(5):584-8, Sep-Oct, 9/2008. PMID: 18722970.
129. Tao X, Hu W, Ramirez PT, Kavanagh JJ. Chemotherapy for recurrent and metastatic cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 110(3):S67-71, 9/2008. e-Pub 6/3/2008. PMID: 18533239.
130. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Soliman PT, Frumovitz M. Fertility preservation in patients with early cervical cancer: radical trachelectomy. Gynecol Oncol 110(3 Suppl 2):S25-8, 9/2008. e-Pub 5/23/2008. PMID: 18501409.
131. Ramirez PT, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, dos Reis R, Frumovitz M. Laparoscopic and robotic techniques for radical hysterectomy in patients with early-stage cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 110(3 Suppl 2):S21-4, 9/2008. e-Pub 5/19/2008. PMID: 18486966.
132. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node detection in women with cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 110(3 Suppl 2):S17-20, 9/2008. e-Pub 5/27/2008. PMID: 18502488.
133. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Milam MR, Slomovitz BM, Smith JA, Kavanagh JJ, Deavers M, Levenback C, Coleman RL, Gershenson DM. Efficacy of letrozole in the treatment of recurrent platinum-and taxane resistant high-grade cancer of the ovary or peritoneum. Gynecol Oncol 110(1):56-59, 7/2008. e-Pub 5/5/2008. PMID: 18457865.
134. Look KY, Blessing JA, Michener CM, Rubin SC, Ramirez PT, Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Phase II evaluation of capecitabine in refractory nonsquamous cell carcinoma of the cervix: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Int J Gynecol Cancer 18(4):773-8, 7/2008. PMID: 17892452.
135. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Dos Reis R, Milam MR, Bevers MW, Levenback CF, Coleman RL. Modified uterine manipulator and vaginal rings for total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy. Int J Gynecol Cancer 18(3):571-575, 5/2008. e-Pub 8/2007. PMID: 17692091.
136. Kavanagh JJ, Sill MW, Ramirez PT, Warshal D, Pearl ML, Morgan MA. Phase II multicenter open-label study of karenitecin in previously treated epithelial ovarian and primary peritoneal cancer: a Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Int J Gynecol Cancer 18(3):460-4, 5/2008. e-Pub 9/2007. PMID: 17854432.
137. Frumovitz M, Gayed IW, Jhingran A, Euscher ED, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node detection in women with vaginal cancer. Gynecol Oncol 108(3):478-481, 3/2008. e-Pub 1/2008. PMID: 18190952.
138. Schmeler KM, Sun CC, Bodurka DC, Deavers MT, Malpica A, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum. Gynecol Oncol 108(3):510-514, 3/2008. e-Pub 12/26/2007. PMID: 18155273.
139. Ramirez PT, Landen CN, Coleman RL, Milam MR, Levenback C, Johnston TA, Gershenson DM. Phase I trial of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib in combination with carboplatin in patients with platinum-and taxane-resistant ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 108(1):68-71, 1/2008. e-Pub 10/2007. PMID: 17905421.
140. Blazer DG, Ramirez PT, Wang H, Fleming JB. Distal pancreatectomy for isolated metastasis of endometrial carcinoma to the pancreas. JOP 9(1):56-60, 2008. PMID: 18182745.
141. dos Reis R, Frumovitz M, Milam MR, Capp E, Sun CC, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Adenosquamous carcinoma versus adenocarcinoma in early-stage cervical cancer patients undergoing radical hysterectomy: an outcomes analysis. Gynecol Oncol 107(3):458-63, 12/2007. e-Pub 9/2007. PMID: 17854872.
142. Chi DS, Ramirez PT, Teitcher JB, Mironov S, Sarasohn DM, Iyer RB, Eisenhauer EL, Abu-Rustum NR, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Brown CL, Aghajanian C, Gershenson DM, Hoskins WJ, Hricak H, Barakat RR. Prospective study of the correlation between postoperative computed tomography scan and primary surgeon assessment in patients with advanced ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal carcinoma reported to have undergone primary surgical cytoreduction to residual disease 1 cm or less. J Clin Oncol 25(31):4946-51, 11/1/2007. PMID: 17971592.
143. Milam MR, Gabel SF, Milam RA, Liu J, Ramirez PT. Neoadjuvant bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin in adult neuroblastoma arising from the broad ligament of the uterus. Gynecol Oncol 107(2):350-4, 11/2007. e-Pub 9/2007. PMID: 17881040.
144. Frumovitz M, dos Reis R, Sun CC, Milam MR, Bevers MW, Brown J, Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT. Comparison of total laparoscopic and abdominal radical hysterectomy for patients with early-stage cervical cancer. Obstet Gynecol 110(1):96-102, 7/2007. PMID: 17601902.
145. Milam MR, Frumovitz M, dos Reis R, Broaddus RR, Bassett RL, Ramirez PT. Preoperative lymph-vascular space invasion is associated with nodal metastases in women with early-stage cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 106(1):12-15, 7/2007. e-Pub 5/10/2007. PMID: 17498783.
146. Milam MR, Sood AK, King S, Bassett RL, Lu KH, Slomovitz BM, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Supracervical hysterectomy in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Obstet Gynecol 109(3):641-6, 3/2007. PMID: 17329515.
147. Ramirez PT, Milam MR. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal paraaortic lymphadenectomy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 104(2 Suppl):9-12, 2/2007. e-Pub 12/6/2006. PMID: 17156829.
148. Ramirez PT, Dos Reis R. Splenectomy in patients with advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer: Open and laparoscopic surgical techniques and clinical outcomes. Gynecol Oncol 104(2 Suppl):29-32, 2/2007. e-Pub 12/15/2006. PMID: 17175013.
149. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy: Surgical technique and instrumentation. Gynecol Oncol 104(2 Suppl):13-6, 2/2007. e-Pub 12/2006. PMID: 17157362.
150. Sun CC, Ramirez PT, Bodurka DC. Quality of life for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Nat Clin Pract Oncol 4(1):18-29, 1/2007. PMID: 17183353.
151. Ramirez PT, Slomovitz BM, McQuinn L, Levenback C, Coleman RL. Role of appendectomy at the time of primary surgery in patients with early-stage ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 103(3):888-90, 12/2006. e-Pub 6/27/2006. PMID: 16806436.
152. Slomovitz BM, Sun CC, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Pearson HC, Berenson A, Ramirez PT, Lu KH, Bodurka DC. Are women ready for the HPV vaccine? Gynecol Oncol 103(1):151-4, 10/2006. e-Pub 3/21/2006. PMID: 16551476.
153. Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Bevers M, Coleman RL, Levenback C. Electrothermal bipolar coagulation for pelvic exenterations. Gynecol Oncol 102(3):534-6, 9/2006. e-Pub 2/17/2006. PMID: 16483643.
154. Zighelboim I, Ramirez PT, Gao F, Slomovitz BM, Sun C, Frumovitz M, Jhingran A, Levenback C. Retroperitoneal lymph node resection in patients with cervical cancer. Surg Oncol 15(2):79-83, 8/2006. e-Pub 10/10/2006. PMID: 17035002.
155. Ramirez PT, Slomovitz BM, Soliman PT, Coleman RL, Levenback C. Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy: The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Experience. Gynecol Oncol 102(2):252-5, 8/2006. e-Pub 2/10/2006. PMID: 16472844.
156. Frumovitz M, Coleman RL, Gayed IW, Ramirez PT, Wolf JK, Gershenson DM, Levenback CF. Usefulness of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in patients who undergo radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol 194(4):1186-93; discussion 1193-5, 4/2006. PMID: 16580331.
157. Apte SM, Vadhan-Raj S, Cohen L, Bassett RL, Gordon IO, Levenback CF, Ramirez PT, Gallardo ST, Patenia RS, Garcia ME, Iyer RB, Freedman RS. Cytokines, GM-CSF and IFNgamma administered by priming and post-chemotherapy cycling in recurrent ovarian cancer patients receiving carboplatin. J Transl Med 4:16, 2006. PMCID: PMC1457001.
158. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node detection in gynecologic malignancies of the lower genital tract. Curr Oncol Rep 7(6):435-43, 11/2005. PMID: 16221380.
159. Tangjitgamol S, Ramirez PT, Sun CC, See HT, Jhingran A, Kavanagh JJ, Deavers MT. Expression of HER-2/neu, epidermal growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor, cyclooxygenase-2, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor in small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix: a clinicopathologic and prognostic study. Int J Gynecol Cancer 15(4):646-56, Jul-Aug, 7/2005. PMID: 16014119.
160. Hoekstra AV, Riben MW, Frumovitz M, Liu J, Ramirez PT. Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the peritoneum: a pathological analysis and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol 98(1):161-7, 7/2005. PMID: 15894368.
161. Martínez-Román S, Frumovitz M, Deavers MT, Ramirez PT. Metastatic carcinoma of the gallbladder mimicking an advanced cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 97(3):942-5, 6/2005. e-Pub 4/2005. PMID: 15943996.
162. Martínez-Román S, Ramirez PT, Oh J, Viciedo MG, MacApinlac HA. Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography for the detection of recurrent ovarian mucinous adenocarcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 96(3):888-91, 3/2005. PMID: 15721446.
163. Sood AK, Cooper BC, Sorosky JI, Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Novel modification of the vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap for neovagina creation. Obstet Gynecol 105(3):514-8, 3/2005. PMID: 15738017.
164. Ramirez PT, Sun CC, Vidal CI, Schimp V, Slomovitz B, Bevers MW, Bodurka DC. Outcomes of hysteroscopy and hysterectomy in breast cancer patients. Cancer Ther(3):147-152, 2005.
165. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Wolf JK, Levenback C. Laparoscopic port-site metastases in patients with gynecological malignancies. Int J Gynecol Cancer 14(6):1070-7, 11/2004. PMID: 15571612.
166. Avritscher R, Madoff DC, Ramirez PT, Wallace MJ, Ahrar K, Morello FA, Gupta S, Murthy R, Wright KC, Hicks ME. Fistulas of the lower urinary tract: percutaneous approaches for the management of a difficult clinical entity. Radiographics 24 Suppl(1):S217-36, 10/2004. PMID: 15486242.
167. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M, Bodurka DC, Sun CC, Levenback C. Hormonal therapy for the management of grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma: a literature review. Gynecol Oncol 95(1):133-8, 10/2004. PMID: 15385122.
168. Zighelboim I, Broaddus R, Ramirez PT. Atypical sigmoid metastasis from a high-grade mixed adenocarcinoma of the ovary. Gynecol Oncol 94(3):850-3, 9/2004. PMID: 15350388.
169. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Greer M, Gregurich MA, Wolf J, Bodurka DC, Levenback C. Laparoscopic training and practice in gynecologic oncology among Society of Gynecologic Oncologists members and fellows-in-training. Gynecol Oncol 94(3):746-53, 9/2004. PMID: 15350368.
170. Wolf JK, Bodurka DC, Gano JB, Deavers M, Ramondetta L, Ramirez PT, Levenback C, Gershenson DM. A phase I study of Adp53 (INGN 201; ADVEXIN) for patients with platinum- and paclitaxel-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 94(2):442-8, 8/2004. PMID: 15297186.
171. Slomovitz BM, Sun CC, Ramirez PT, Bodurka DC, Diaz P, Lu KH. Does tamoxifen use affect prognosis in breast cancer patients who develop endometrial cancer? Obstet Gynecol 104(2):255-60, 8/2004. PMID: 15291996.
172. Han LY, Schimp V, Oh JC, Ramirez PT. A gelatin matrix-thrombin tissue sealant (FloSeal) application in the management of groin breakdown after inguinal lymphadenectomy for vulvar cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 14(4):621-4, Jul-Aug, 7/2004. PMID: 15304156.
173. Viswanathan AN, Deavers MT, Jhingran A, Ramirez PT, Levenback C, Eifel PJ. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix: outcome and patterns of recurrence. Gynecol Oncol 93(1):27-33, 4/2004. PMID: 15047210.
174. Schimp VL, Worley C, Brunello S, Levenback CC, Wolf JK, Sun CC, Bodurka DC, Ramirez PT. Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of gynecologic oncology wound failures. Gynecol Oncol 92(2):586-91, 2/2004. PMID: 14766251.
175. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Tortolero-Luna G, Malpica A, Eifel P, Burke TW, Levenback C. Characteristics of recurrence in patients who underwent lymphatic mapping for vulvar cancer. Gynecol Oncol 92(1):205-10, 1/2004. PMID: 14751159.
176. Hillard JB, Malpica A, Ramirez PT. Conservative management of a uterine tumor resembling an ovarian sex cord-stromal tumor. Gynecol Oncol 92(1):347-52, 1/2004. PMID: 14751183.
177. Ramirez PT, Wolf JK, Levenback C. Laparoscopic port-site metastases: etiology and prevention. Gynecol Oncol 91(1):179-89, 10/2003. PMID: 14529679.
178. Santillan A, Montero AJ, Kavanagh JJ, Liu J, Ramirez PT. Vulvar Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a case report and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol 91(1):241-6, 10/2003. PMID: 14529688.
179. Gordinier ME, Malpica A, Burke TW, Bodurka DC, Wolf JK, Jhingran A, Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Groin recurrence in patients with vulvar cancer with negative nodes on superficial inguinal lymphadenectomy. Gynecol Oncol 90(3):625-8, 9/2003. PMID: 13678736.
180. Montero AJ, Díaz-Montero CM, Malpica A, Ramirez PT, Kavanagh JJ. Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the female genital tract: a literature review. Int J Gynecol Cancer 13(3):381-8, May-Jun, 5/2003. PMID: 12801274.
181. Ramirez PT, Wolf JK, Malpica A, Deavers MT, Liu J, Broaddus R. Wolffian duct tumors: case reports and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol 86(2):225-30, 8/2002. PMID: 12144833.
182. Ramirez PT, Klemer DP. Vaginal evisceration after hysterectomy: a literature review. Obstet Gynecol Surv 57(7):462-7, 7/2002. PMID: 12172223.
183. Ramirez PT, Modesitt SC, Morris M, Edwards CL, Bevers MW, Wharton JT, Wolf JK. Functional outcomes and complications of continent urinary diversions in patients with gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol 85(2):285-91, 5/2002. PMID: 11972389.
184. Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Tortolero-Luna G, Ramondetta LM, Fightmaster D, Wharton JT, Wolf JK. Expression of cell-cycle mediators in ovarian cancer cells after transfection with p16(INK4a), p21(WAF1/Cip-1), and p53. Gynecol Oncol 83(3):543-8, 12/2001. PMID: 11733969.
185. Ramirez PT, Ramondetta LM, Burke TW, Gershenson DM, Brewer MA. Metastatic uterine papillary serous carcinoma to the pericardium. Gynecol Oncol 83(1):135-7, 10/2001. PMID: 11585425.
186. Ramirez PT, Levenback C, Burke TW, Eifel P, Wolf JK, Gershenson DM. Sigmoid perforation following radiation therapy in patients with cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 82(1):150-5, 7/2001. PMID: 11426977.
187. Modesitt SC, Ramirez P, Zu Z, Bodurka-Bevers D, Gershenson D, Wolf JK. In vitro and in vivo adenovirus-mediated p53 and p16 tumor suppressor therapy in ovarian cancer. Clin Cancer Res 7(6):1765-72, 6/2001. PMID: 11410518.
188. Parker LP, Ramirez PT, Broaddus R, Sightler S, Wolf JK. Low-grade ovarian cancer in an adolescent patient. Gynecol Oncol 80(1):104-6, 1/2001. PMID: 11136580.
189. Wolf JK, Ramirez PT. The molecular biology of cervical cancer. Cancer Invest 19(6):621-9, 2001. PMID: 11486705.
190. Ramirez P, Haberman S, Baxi L. Significance of prenatal diagnosis of umbilical cord cyst in a fetus with Trisomy 18. Am J Obstet Gynecol 173(955-7):955-7, 9/1995. PMID: 7573278.

Editorials

1. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Optimizing sentinel node identification: A step towards novel tools and improved strategies-Exciting times are here! J Minim Inv Gynecol. In Press.
2. Ramirez PT. Laparoscopic surgery for isolated nodal recurrence: Appropriate for all patients or only a select few? J Minim Invasive Gynecol 19(2):146-7, 3/2012.
3. Ramirez PT. Single-port laparoscopic surgery: Is a single incision the next frontier in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery? Gynecol Oncol 114(2):143-144, 8/2009. PMID: 19559942.
4. Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Radical trachelectomy: is it here to stay? Gynecol Oncol 94(3):611-3, 9/2004. PMID: 15350348.
Other Articles
1. Ramirez PT. Robotic radical hysterectomy: a new standard of care? Future Oncol 5(1):23-5, 2/2009. PMID: 19243294.
2. Kehoe SM, Ramirez PT, Abu-Rustum NR. Innovative laparoscopic surgery in gynecologic oncology. Curr Oncol Rep 9(6):472-7, 11/2007. PMID: 17991355.
3. Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Sentinel nodes in gynecologic malignancies. Curr Opin Oncol 13(5):403-7, 9/2001. PMID: 11555721.

Abstracts

1. Maria Guadalupe Patrono1, MD, Maria Iniesta Donate, MD, Anais Malpica, MD, Karen H. Lu, MD, Rodrigo Orozco Fernandez, MD, Gloria Salvo, Pedro T. Ramirez, MD. CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED SEROUS TUBAL INTRAEPITHELIAL CARCINOMAS (STIC): A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. ESGO Congress 2015, 10/2015.
2. Rudy S. Suidan, Pedro T. Ramirez, Debra M. Sarasohn, Jerrold B. Teitcher, Svetlana Mironov, Revathy B. Iyer, Qin Zhou, John Denesopolis, Hedvig Hricak, Dennis S. Chi. A multicenter assessment of the ability of preoperative computed tomography scan and serum CA-125 to predict gross residual disease at primary debulking surgery for advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer. SGO 45th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, 3/2015.
3. Suidan RS, Ramirez PT, Iyer RB, Abu-Rustum N. A multicenter prospective assessment of surgical findings associated with suboptimal cytorreduction at primary debulking surgery for advanced ovarian, fallopian tjbe and peritoneal cancer. SGO 46th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, 3/2015.
4. Para R, Wolff L, Yepes A, Ramirz PT, Schmeler KM. Immediate radical trachelectomy versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical trachelctomy for patients with state IB 1 cervical cancer with tumors 2 cm or larger: a literature review and analysis of oncological and obstetrical outcomes. GAP 2015 Conference - Gynecologic Cancers- Houston, Texas, 2015.
5. Nick A, Ramirez PT. Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Program at a Tertiary Cancer Center. ERAS World Congress of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, 2015.
6. di Guilmi J, Ramirez PT. Role of video-assisted thoracoscopy in advanced ovarian cancer. 4th Regional IGCS Meeting - 2015 - Santiago,Chile, 2015.
7. Dioun S, Soliman PT, Munsell MF, Fleming N, Ramirez PT. The Robotics Simulator: Setting Benchmarks for the New User. The 43rd AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Vancover, BC, 11/2014.
8. Ramirez P, Broaddus R, Frumovitz M, Schmeler K, Westin S, Munsell M, Matamoros A,, Quang, Dobbs J, Richards-Kortum R. A phase II study of multimodal optical imaging to evaluate tumor margins for potential use in conservative, uterine-sparing surgery for women with endometrial cancer. SGO 44th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, 3/2013.
9. Soliman, P, Sun C, Westin S, Fleming N, Schmeler K, Nick A, Ramirez PT. Improvement in quality of life after robotic surgery results in patient satisfaction. SGO 44th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, 3/2013.
10. Burke W, Ramirez PT, Greer M, Naumann R, Frumovitz M. Physical strain and minimally invasive surgery: Is the robotic platform the answer?, 3/2013.
11. Carroll A, Ramirez PT, Westin S, Soliman P, Munsell M, Nick A, Schmeler K, Frumovtiz M, Klopp A, Fleming N. Uterine adenosarecoma: A closer look at a rare disease. SGO 44th Annual Meeting, 3/2013.
12. Odetto D, Fleming N, Ramirez PT. Robotic flourescent sentinel node identification in endometrial cancer. AAGL 42nd Global Congress, Washington, DC, 2013.
13. Ramirez PT, Odetto D, Conrad L. Robotic para-aortic lymphadenectomy. AAGL 42nd Global Congress, Washington, DC, 2013.
14. Frumovitz M; Hall TR; Sun CC; Fleming N; Ty ED; Ramirez PT. The utility of routine cyctoscopy after total laparoscopic hysterectomy. 41st AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 11/2012.
15. Ramirez P, Broaddus R, Frumovitz M, Schmeler K, Westin S, Munsell M, Matamoros A, Quang T, Dobbs J, Richards-Kortum R. A phase II study of multi-modal optical imaging to evaluate tumor margins for potential use in conservative, uterine-sparing surgery for women with endometrial cancer. Society of Gynecologic Oncology 44th Annual Meeting, 2012.
16. Worley M, Anwandter C, dos Reis R, Sun C, Nick A, Frumovitz M, Soliman P, Schmeler K, Levenback C, Ramirez P. Impact of surgeon volume on patient safety in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp 1):121, 2012.
17. Brown AP, Jhingran A, Klopp AN, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Eifel PJ. Involved-field radiation therapy for locoregionally confined ovarian cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (ASTRO's 54th Annual Meeting-Boston) 84(3S):96-Abstract #235, 2012.
18. Cain K, Langley G, Max O, Ramirez P, Levenback C, Schmeler K. Patient costs associated with extended-duration venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis following surgery for gynecologic cancer. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp1):15, 2012.
19. Ramirez P, Gregoric I, Vaporciyan A, Lucchini S. Radical resection of intravascular & intracardiac tumor. Society of Gynecologic Oncology 44th Annual Meeting, 2012.
20. Schmeler K, Langley G, Cain K, Munsell M, Ramirez P, Soliman P, Nick A, Frumovitz M, Garcia E, Levenback C. Reduction in venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates following the implementation of extended duration prophylaxis for patients undergoing surgery for gynecologic malignancies. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp 1):20, 2012.
21. Bandyopdhyay J, Munsell M, Schmeler KM,Nick AM, Westin SN, Frumovitz M, Fleming N, Ramirez PT, Soliman PT. Risk Factors Associated with Conversion to Laparotomy in Patients Undergoing Robotic Surgery. 41st AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2012.
22. Iglesias D, Munsell M, Frumovitz M, Westin S, Nick A, Schmeler K, Ramirez P, Soliman P. Successful incorporation of robotic surgery into gynecologic oncology fellowship training. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp 1):125, 2012.
23. Huang M, Westin S, Iglesias D, Fellman B, Urbauer D, Frumovitz M, Ramirez P, Soliman P. Surgical outcomes and disease recurrence following pelvic exenteration: Does age matter?. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp 1):76, 2012.
24. Iglesias D, Westin S, Rallapalli V, Huang M, Fellman B, Urbauer D, Frumovitz M, Ramirez P, Soliman P. The effect of body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcomes and disease recurrence following pelvic exenteration. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 125(Supp 1):125, 2012.
25. Coleman RL, Duska LR, Ramirez PT, Modesitt SC, Schmeler KM, Iyer R, Garcia M. Sood AK. Phase II multi-institutional study of docetaxel plus aflibercept (AVE0005, NSC #724770) in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal and fallopian tube cancer. ASCO Annual Meeting, June 3 - 7, 2011 Abstract - 5017, 2011.
26. Soliman PT, Langley G, dos Reis R, Frumovitz M, Schmeler KM, Nick A, Ramirez PT. Postoperative analgesic and antiemetic requirements after minimally invasive surgery for early cervical cancer: Is the robot better?. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting - March, 2011, 2011.
27. Zand B, Nick A, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Frumovitz M, Soliman P, Schmeler K, Ramirez P. Predictive risk factors for prolonged hospitalizations after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2011.
28. Ramirez PT, Jhingran A, Macapinlac HA, Euscher ED, Munsell MF, Coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Gano JB, Folloder J, Ramondetta LM. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy in locally advanced cervical cancer: A prospective correlation of surgical findings with PET/CT scan. SGO 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, 3/2010.
29. Nick AM., Lang J, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Schlumbrecht MP, dos Reis R, Ramirez PT. Rate of vaginal cuff complications after laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 3/2010.
30. Ramirez PT, et al. Total pelvic exenteration with removal of intravascular inferior vena caval tumor. SGO 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, March, 2010, 3/2010.
31. Uppal S, Frumovitz M, dos Reis R, Nick AM, Coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Association of body mass index and time under anesthesia with laparoscopic surgical complication. 39th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2010.
32. Smith A, Frumovitz M, Schmeler K, dos Reis R, Ramirez P. Conservative surgery in early cervical cancer: how many patients may be eligible?. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2010.
33. Nick A, Schmeler K. Frumovitz M. Soliman P, dos Reis R, Ramirez P. Impact of prior surgery number and location on intraoperative complications at the time of minimally invasive surgery. CPRIT Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference, 2010.
34. Spannuth WA, Frumovitz M, Nick A, Mena GE, Soliman PT, dos Reis R, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Impact of smoking on perioperative pulmonary complications in laparoscopic surgery. AAGL 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2010.
35. Worley, Jr. MJ, Anwander C, Sun CC, dos Reis R, Nick AM, Frumovitz M, coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Impact of surgeon volume on patient outcome in gynecologic laparoscopy. AAGL 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2010.
36. Soliman PT, Frumovitz M, Spannuth W, Greer MJ, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT, Levenback CF, Ramondetta LM. Lymph node evaluation as part of surgical staging for endometrial cancer: Practice patterns among SGO members. SGO 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, March, 2010, 2010.
37. Schmeler K, Tao X, Fumovitz M. Deavers M, Sun S, Sood A, Brown J, Gershenson D, Ramirez P. Prevalence of lymph node involvement in primary mucinous carcinoma of the ovary. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2010.
38. Zand B, Euscher ED, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Coleman RL, Jhingran A, Frumovitz M, Ramondetta LM, Ramirez PT. Rate of para-aortic lymph node micrometastasis in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. AAGL 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2010.
39. Nick A, Schmeler K, Frumovitz M, Soliman P, Spannuth W. Burzawa J, dos Reis R, Ramirez P. Risk of thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2010.
40. Tabah BN, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Robotic port-site metastases in patients with gynecological malignancies. AAGL 39th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2010.
41. Brown J, Bevers MW, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy. AAGL 37th Global Congress, 10/2008.
42. Ramirez PT, Soliman PT, Pareja R, Schmeler KM. Macroscopic para-aortic metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancer with negative imaging. AAGL 37th Global Congress, 10/2008.
43. Soliman PT, Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Levenback CF, Milam MR. The learning curve with minimally invasive radical hysterectomy: Laparoscopy versus robotic assisted procedures. AAGL 37th Global Congress, 10/2008.
44. Schmeler KM, Jhingran A, Iyer RB, Sun CC, Eifel PJ, Soliman PT, Ramirez PT, Frumovitz MM, Bodurka DC, Sood AK. Pelvic fractures following radiation therapy for cervical cancer: Implications for survivors. ASCO Annual Meeting, 5/2008.
45. Milam MR, Abaid L, Gehrig PA, dos Reis R, Livasy C, Frumovitz M, Brown J, Broaddus RR, Ramirez PT. Does microscopic nodal count improve detection of nodal metastasis in early stage cervical cancer?. SGO 39th Annual Meeting, 3/2008.
46. Schmeler K, Vadhan-Raj S, Ramirez P, Cohen L, Garcia M, Bassett R, Iyer R, Mueller P, Levenback C, Wolf J, Gershenson D, Freedman R. A Phase II study of chemoimmunotherapy for the treatment of recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 2008.
47. Milam MR, Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer: A pilot study. AAGL 36th Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
48. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Soliman PT. Laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy in an obese patient. AAGL 36th Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
49. Schmeler KM, Milam M, Frumovitz M, dos Reis R, Bevers MW, Brown J, Soliman P, Levenback C, Ramriez PT. The use of a vessel-sealant device (LigaSure) compared with ultrasonic surgical instrumentation (Harmonic Ace) in radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. AAGL 36th Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
50. Ramirez PT, Schmeler KM, Milam MR. Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy. AAGL 36th Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
51. Frumovitz M, Sun CC, Brown J, dos Reis R, Milam M. Levenback CL, Ramirez PT. Total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy in an academic vs community setting. AAGL 36th Annual Meeting, 11/2007.
52. Landen CN, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Coleman R, Branham D. A phase I trial of the proteosome inhibitor PS-341 in combination with carboplatin in platinum and taxane resistant ovarian cancer patients. ASCO Meeting, 6/2007.
53. Ramondetta L, Lacour R, Euscher ED, Iyer RB, Atkinson JB, Gano JB, Milam MR, Ramirez PT, Levenback C, Burke T. A phse II multicenter trial pacelitaxel and carboplatin in women with advanced or recurrent malignant mixed mullerian tumors (MMMT) of the uterus. ASCO Meeting, 6/2007.
54. Smith JA, Ramondetta LM, Gaikwad AA, Ramirez PT. Characterizations of hormone receptor expression in gynecologic cancer cell lines. AACR Annual Meeting, 4/2007.
55. Frumovitz M, dos Reis R, Sun CC, Brown J, Milam MR, Bevers M, Ramirez PT. A comparison of total laparoscopic hysterectomy and abdominal radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
56. Schmeler KM, Branham DW, Deavers MT, Slomovitz BM, Gershenson DM, Ramirez PT. A phase II study of letrozole for the treatment of recurrent, platinum-and taxane-resistant, estrogen receptor-positive ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
57. Chi DS, Barakat RR, Ramirez PT, Teitcher JB, Mironov S, Sarashohn DM, Iyer R, Abu-Rustum NR, Sonoda Y, Hricak H. A prospective study of the correlation between postoperative computed tomography scan and primary surgeon assessment in patients with advanced ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal carcinoma reported to have undergone primary surgical cytoreduction to residual disease < 1 cm. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
58. Milam MR, Gano J, Ramondetta LM, Brown J, Jhingran A, Deavers M, Ramirez PT. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer: A pilot study. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
59. Milam MR, Sun CC, Landen CN, Schmeler KM, Lu KH, Coleman RL, Ramirez PT. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves perioperative outcomes in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
60. Landen CN, McQuinn L, Weber DM, Milam MR, Coleman R, Gershenson DM, Ramirez PT. Perioperative factors associated with survival after secondary cytoreduction in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
61. Milam MR. dos Reis R, Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT. Preoperative lymph-vascular space invasion is associated with nodal metastases in women with early stage cervical cancer. 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Meeting, 3/2007.
62. Schmeler K, Sun C, Bodurka D, Deavers M, Coleman R, Ramirez P. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, 2007.
63. Coleman RL, Ramirez PT, Slomovitz BM, Levenback C. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer: histopathologic findings and correlation with PET-CT imaging studies. American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting, 6/2006.
64. Milam M, Slomovitz B, Schmeler K, Soliman P, Ramirez P, Sun C, Eifel P, Ramondetta L, Lu K. Management and patterns of recurrence of women with occult stage II endometrioid endometrial cancer. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 37th Annual Meeting, 2006.
65. Soliman PT, Morris VK, Sun CC, Ramirez PT, Weaver CB, Jennings JL, Schmeler KM, Slomovitz BM, Bodurka DC. No increase in risk associated with primary surgical cytoreduction in women diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an advance age. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 2006.
66. Apte S, Vadhan-Raj S, Cohen L, Yang Y, Levenback C, Ramirez PT, Iyer R, Gallardo S, Garcia M, Freedman RS. Hemapoietic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, and toxicity profiles of sequential GM-CSF and IFNg1b biotherapy and carboplatin in recurrent ovarian carcinoma. Pro ASCO Annual Meeting 23:5053a, 5/2005.
67. Coleman RL, Broaddus RR, Bodurka DC, Wolf JK, Burke TW, Kavanagh JJ, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM. A phase II study of mesylate in patients with recurrent platinum-resistant, taxane-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal cancer, primary peritoneal cancer or fallopian tube cancer. SGO Annual Meeting, 2005.
68. Zighelboim I, Ramirez PT, Sun CC, Frumovitz M, Jhingran A, Levenback C. Factors that preclude resection of bulky nodal metastases in patients with cervical cancer. SGO Annual Meeting, 2005.
69. Frumovitz M, Coleman RL, Gayed IW, Ramirez PT, Wolf JK, Levenback C. Utility of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in patients undergoing radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer. SGO Annual Meeting, 2005.
70. Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT, Bodurka DC, Sun CC, Oh JC, Diaz P, Broaddus RR, Soliman PT, Gersenson DM, Lu KH. Does tamoxifen use affect prognosis in breast cancer patients who develop endometrial cancer. SGO Annual Meeting, 2004.
71. Tangjitgamol S, Ramirez PT, Sun CC, See HT, Jhingran AKavanagh JJ, Deavers MT. Expression of HER-2/NEU, epidermal growth ractor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor, cyclooxygenase-2, estrogen receptor, and progresterone receptor in small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix: a clinicopathologic and prognostic study. International Gynecologic Cancer Society:222, 2004.
72. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Greer M, Gregurich MA, Wolf JK, Bodurka DC, Levenback C. Laparoscopic practice and training among SGO members. SGO Annual Meeting, February, 2004.
73. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Greer M, Gregurich MA, Wolf JK, Bodurka DC, Levenback C. Laparoscopic training and projected practice among fellows-in-training in gynecologic oncology. SGO Annual Meeting, February, 2004.
74. Jenkins AD, Schimp V, Modesitt S, Ramirez PT, Zu A, Wolf JK. Liposome-mediated p53 tumor suppression for ovarian cancer. AACR Meeting, 2004.
75. Sood AK, Cooper B, Sorosky J, Ramirez PT. Novel modification of the vertial rectus abdominis myocutaneous. SGO Annual Meeting, February, 2004.
76. Bodurka DC, Sun CC, Weaver CB, Jennings J, Melancon CH, Bevers MW, Wolf JK, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Lairson, D. Ovarian cancer: the cost of informal caregiving. SGO Annual Meeting, February, 2004.
77. Sun CC, Weaver CB, Fitzgerald MA, Wolf JK, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Bodurka DC. Preferences (pref) of physicians (MDs) and patients (pts) with ovarian cancer (OVCA): who values what?. SGO Annual Meeting, February, 2004.
78. Frumovitz MM, Levenback C, Coleman R, Gayed IW, Ramirez PT, Wolf JK. Utility of preoperative lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) in patients undergoing radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer. 4th International Sentinel Node Congress, 2004.
79. Ramirez PT, Modesitt SC, Morris M, Edwards CK, Bevers MW, Wharton JT, Wolf JK. Functional outcomes and complications of continent urinary diversions in patients with gynecologic malignancies. The Journal of Urology, 7/2003.
80. Deaver MT, Malpica A, Ramirez PT, Viswanathan A, Jhingran A, Silva EG, Eifel PJ. Cervical small cell carcinoma and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma express c-Kit, c-Abl, and PDGFR. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, (#450549), 3/2003.
81. Slomovitz BM, Ramirez PT, Bodurka DC, Diaz PM, Oh JC, Burke TW, Gershenson DM, Lu KH. Characteristics of endometrial carcinoma in patients with a history of breast cancer. Proceedings of American Society of Clinical Oncologists 22:465, 2003.
82. Ramirez PT, Vidal CI, Schimp VL, Sun CC, Slomovitz BM, Bevers MW, Bodurka DC. Indications and outcomes of hysterectomy in breast cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol 88(2):216, 2003.
83. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz MD, Wolf JK, Levenback C. Laparoscopic port-site metastases in gynecologic malignancies. 12th International Congress & Endo Expo-Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September, 2003.
84. Bodurka DC, Frumovitz M, Sun CC, Ramirez PT, Bevers MW, Gershenson DM. Laparoscopy for probable ovarian cancer: Less may not be more. Gynecol Oncol 88 L(2):244, 2003.
85. Bodurka DC, Sun CC, Weaver C, Jennings J, Melacon CH, Bevers MW, Wolf JJ, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Lairson DR. Ovarian cancer: The cost of caregiving. Proceedings of American Society of Clinical Oncologists 22:527, 2003.
86. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Tortolero-Luna G, Bodurka DC, Sun C, Malpica A, Levenback C. Recurrence in patients who underwent lymphatic mapping for vulvar malignancy. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 13 Supp 1:17, 2003.
87. Avritscher R, Madoff DC, Ramirez PT, Wallace MJ, Ahrar K, Morello FA. Urinary fistulae: Percutaneous approaches in the management of a difficult clinical entity. Radiology, 2003.
88. Schimp VL, Levenback CL, Wolf JK, Sun CC, Bodurka DC, Ramirez PT. Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of gynecologic oncology wound failures. Gynecol Oncol 88(2):203, 2003.
89. Frumovitz M, Ramirez PT, Bodurka DC, Delpassand E, Malpica A, Levenback C. Predictive factors for metastatic involvement of nonsentinel nodes in patients with vulva cancer. Int J of Gyn Can 12(5):MS037, 9/2002.
90. Schimp VL, Modesitt SC, Jenkins AD, Zu Z, Ramirez PT, Gershenson DM, Wolf JK. In vivo adenovirus-mediated p16 tumor suppressor gene therapy in ovarian cancer. AACR 93rd Annual Meeting Proceedings:803 (#3983), 2002.
91. Ramirez PT, Modesitt SC, Morris M, Edwards CK, Bevers MW, Wharton JT, Wolf JK. Clinical outcomes and complications with continent urinary diversions. Annual Felix Rutledge Society Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
92. Wolf JK, Bodurka-Bevers D, Gano J, Levenback C, Ramondetta L, Ramirez P, Fightmaster D, Gershenson DM. A phase I study of Adp53 for patients with platinum-and paclitaxel-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer. SGO 31st Annual Meeting Abstract Book:123 (#40), 2000.
93. Ramirez PT, Levenback C, Burke TW, Eifel PWharton JT, Gershenson DM. Sigmoid perforation following radiation therapy in patients with cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 76:268, 2000.
94. Wolf JK, Fightmaster D, Ramondetta L, Ramirez P, Mills G, Gershenson DM. Chemotherapy plus adenovirus-p53 gene therapy: The effect of combination therapy on cell growth, arrest, and apoptosis. Gynecol Oncol 72:457, 1999.
95. Ramirez P, Gershenson DM, Ramondetta L, Fightmaster D, Wharton JT, Wolf JK. Expression of the cell cycle mediators BAX, bcl-2, mdm-2, and Rb in ovarian cancer cells after transduction with p 16, p21 and p53. Proc Annu Meet Am Assoc Cancer Res 40(A1469):221, 1999.
96. Freeman R, Ramirez P, Barad DH. Influence of dietary fat on the absorption of micronized estradiol. 76th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Program and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting-Endocrine Society(76):845, 1994.

Book Chapters

1. Schmeler K, Ramirez PT. The Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy. In: Laparoscopic Surgery for Gynecology Oncology. In Press.
2. Ramirez PT, Mundt AJ, Muggia FM. Cancers of the Uterine Body. In: CANCER-Principles & Practice of Oncology, 9. Ed(s) DeVita VT, Lawrence TS, Rosenberg S. Wolters Kluwer/Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, 1345-1362, 2011.
3. Gershenson DM, Ramirez PT. Gynecologic Tumors. In: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Nineteenth. Ed(s) Porter RS, Kaplan JL. Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp. Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2567-2581, 2011.
4. Ramirez PT, Lange JL, Kavanagh JJ, Phan AT, Tangjitgamol S. Tumors of the Uterine Cervix. In: The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, Second. Ed(s) Kantarjian, HM, Wolff RA, Koller CA. McGraw Hill: New York, 833, 2011.
5. Ramirez PT, Levenback CF, Schmeler KM. Cervical Cancer. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology - 2009, 4th. Ed(s) RA Lobo, M.D. Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Ltd. New York, 725-744, 2009.
6. Martinez, A, Ramirez PT. Technique for Abdominal Radical Hysterectomy. In: ESGO ENYGO. Ed(s) Ayhan A, Gultekin M. ESGO: Belgrade, 2009.
7. Ramirez PT. Reconstruccion Vaginal. In: Cancer En La Mujer. Ed(s) Editorial Alfil S.A. de C.V. Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc: Mexico, 51-204, 2008.
8. Ramirez PT, Freedman RS. Gynecologic Problems in Patients with Breast Cancer. In: M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series, Breast Cancer, Second Edition, Second. Ed(s) Hunt KK, Robb GL, Strom EA, Ueno NT. Springer: New York, Chapter 15, 2007.
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10. Ramirez PT, Levenback C. Modalities of Detection of Sentinel Nodes in Lymphatic Mapping. In: Clinical Lymphatic Mapping in Gynecologic Cancers, 2004.
11. Ramirez PT. Fertility-Sparing Options for Treatment of Women with Gynecologic Cancers, Perioperative Cancer Medicine: Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Control in Cancer Patients., 2003.
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Letters to the Editor

1. Zand B, Ramirez PT. Rate of para-aortic lymph node micrometastasis in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 122(3):690, 2011.
2. Ramirez PT, Frumovitz M. Puntambekar et al. Laparoscopic total radical hysterectomy by the Pune technique: our experience of 248 cases. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15(2):254-5; author reply 255, Mar-Apr, 3/2008. PMID: 18313003.
3. Ramirez PT, Milam MR, Frumovitz M. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Gynecol Oncol 106(2):433-434, 8/2007. e-Pub 5/23/2007. PMID: 17524458.
4. Ramirez PT, Milam MR. Reply to Dr. Miraj N. Mahajan regarding Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenetomy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 107(1):157-158, 2007.
5. Ramirez PT, Slomovitz BM. Reply to Huang et al. Gynecol Oncol 104(2):501-3, 2007. PMID: 17187849.

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