David Ramirez, MD

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Throughout Dr. Ramirez's academic career, he has made a concerted effort to cultivate a well-rounded skillset by engaging in research, education, and public service. In the pursuit of these three pillars he found a passion for academia, leading him to his current position at Lurie Children's / Northwestern University as an academic clinician with a focus on education and health disparities. He traveled across the country in pursuit of top medical education and surgical training, and found his passion in pediatric ophthalmology. He is ecstatic to be at the leading children's hospital in Chicago and has an interest in treating a wide variety of pediatric eye diseases in a caring, compassionate, and patient-focused manner.

Clinical Interests

Strabismus/amblyopia (lazy eye), retinopathy of prematurity, cataracts, blocked tear ducts (congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction), trauma, medical education, quality improvement, health disparities, socioeconomic impact on pediatric eye care


Education & Training

Education: MD with Distinction, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2018; Bachelor of Arts, Neuroscience and Behavior, Columbia University, 2012

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), 2022-2023; Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2019-2022; Residency in Internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2018-2019

Board Certifications: American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus