Dr. Ramirez Gomez is an Assistant in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ramirez Gomez specializes in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, including evaluating and treating patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias. In addition, Dr. Ramirez Gomez provides clinical service to patients in the Comprehensive Neurology Clinic, Memory Disorders, and Behavioral Neurology units. She is the co-director of the Orange House in the MGH-BWH Neurology Residency Program (one of the four advising groups in the residency). She provides weekly supervision to neurology residents and Behavioral Neurology fellows during clinical rotations. In 2020-2021, Dr. Ramirez Gomez was selected to participate in the Diversity Leadership Program of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Ramirez Gomez completed medical school at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, and her neurology residency at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She also served as Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Ramirez Gomez completed a Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology fellowship at the Memory and Aging Center at USC. Before joining MGH, she worked as Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, in the outpatient general neurology clinic. In addition, she supervised neurology residents in longitudinal clinics and provided direct service. At MGH, Dr. Ramirez Gomez created a comprehensive neurology clinic focused on providing culturally sensitive care for Spanish-speaking patients.
Dr. Ramirez Gomez is part of the Multicultural Alzheimer Prevention Program (MAPP) faculty at MGH and collaborates in multiple projects from the group. Her research goals are to identify preclinical biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias (AD/ADRD) and find ways to better assist underserved Spanish language populations with dementia, including patients and their caregivers. She received a minority diversity supplement from the National Institute on Aging to study whether changes in the ability to remember odors can serve as a novel specific biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease and understand the relationship between AD neuropathological changes and the onset of changes in olfactory function. In addition, Dr. Ramirez Gomez received a mentored pilot research award from the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) at UCSF and completed a pilot study to adapt and validate the stress reduction program, Mentalizing Imagery Therapy, for Spanish language family dementia caregivers. Dr. Ramirez also has strong interests in developing interventions to help improve emotional well-being and improve caregiver skills in Spanish-speaking family dementia caregivers.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and relaxing in nature [Click here to learn more]