Nilsa Del Carmen Ramirez-Milan, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Nilsa C. Ramirez, MD, is a board certified anatomic pathologist with subspecialty training in gynecologic pathology and expertise in perinatal and obstetrical pathology, as well as in biobanking in the context of adult and pediatric cancer clinical trials. She is the director of Autopsy Services within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. She also directs the Biopathology Center, housed at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, overseeing specimen collection, processing, banking and distribution efforts. At The Ohio State University College of Medicine, she is a professor of Clinical Pathology and an active member of the Translational Therapeutics Program of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

At this time she is Principal Investigator (PI) of numerous grants, including the Pediatric Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network, and contact PI of the NCI-sponsored grants supporting the Biospecimen Banks of the Children’s Oncology Group and SWOG. Dr. Ramirez is the Convenor of Working Group 2 - Biobank and Bioresources of the US Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 276 Biotechnology; she also represents the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in that committee. At the CAP she is the advisor of the Biorepository Accreditation Program (BAP) Committee and the Regional Commissioner of the CAP BAP. Dr. Ramirez participates in the Group Banking Committee of the NCI’s Cancer Diagnosis Program where she is an active member of several subcommittees and is a member of the NCI-sponsored Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee.

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Plain Language/Clear Communication Award - Bronze, National Institutes of Heath, 2011
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Reproduction and Development Block - Med I/II Integrated Pathway Program, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2009
  • A Commitment to Care, Who is Who in Latino Columbus
  • Member, Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee, 2016 - Present
  • Member, International Organization for Standardization /TC212, 2015 - Present
  • Columbus Representative, NRG Oncology Pathology Committee, NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank, 2015 - Present
  • Representative of COG-SWOG-NRG Biospecimen Banks, National Cancer Institute / National Institute of Health Group Banking Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Member, International Organization for Standardization/TC276, 2014 - Present
  • Member, Southwest Oncology Group Quality Initiative Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Coordinating Committee Chair, Coordinating Affairs Officer, Quality Assurance Subcommittee, The Cooperative Human Tissue Network
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists
  • Member, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
  • Member, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
  • Member, Ohio Society of Pathologists
  • Member, International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
  • Member, International Academy of Pathology, United States and Canadian Division
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/25/2006

Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
Fellowship Wayne State University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Residency Wayne State University Date Completed: 06/30/1990
Medical School University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1985
Professional Experience

2008 - Present Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF) Oversight Committee, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Member

2008 - Present Biopathology Core, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Director

2007 - Present Biopathology Center, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Medical Director

2007 - Present Morphology Core,The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Director

2006 - Present Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director of Surgical Pathology

2006 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Anatomic Pathologist

Research Funding
NIH/NCI

Children's Oncology Group (COG) Biospecimen Bank, Principal Investigator

NIH/NCI

NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank, Principal Investigator

NIH/NCI

Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Biospecimen Bank, Principal Investigator

NIH/NCI

Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN), Principal Investigator

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine