To me, the most essential part of health care is building a successful team. Patient, family, staff and surgeon must all communicate and work well together to achieve the best outcome.
Dr. Ramirez's brother helped him discover his passion for medicine.
"I always loved science, but my brother, a fellow orthopedic surgeon, helped guide my discovery and commitment to a career in medicine," he said.
Surgery was the perfect specialty for Dr. Ramirez because it allowed him to combine two of his favorite things.
"I love working with people, and I love working with my hands," he said. "Surgery is the perfect way for me to combine these talents daily."
Dr. Ramirez is a proud husband and father of three children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, exercising and traveling. He also loves to run, yet it seems like mostly after his kids these days.