ISSAKS 2017

Marigdalia K. Ramirez-Fort

Marigdalia Ramirez-Fort

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Marigdalia K. Ramirez-Fort
MD

Resident Physician in Radiation Oncology
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Postdoctoral research fellow in Urological Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY  

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramirez-Fort earned her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University and medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed a general surgery internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is completing her residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina, jointly with a postdoctoral research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. 

Dr. Ramirez-Fort has authored more than 50 articles, abstracts and book chapters, and served as the lead editor for a textbook on human papillomavirus for Karger Publishers. She has run over 27 investigator-initiated or pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials as sub-, co- or principal investigator.  

While early in her career, Dr. Ramirez-Fort has already been involved in a wide range of preclinical and clinical research, including studies involving the effects ionizing radiation on a cellular and organismal level. Her current research interest involves the use of radiation to achieve improved local control in benign, inflammation-mediated diseases.