Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds a fellowship in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Spine procedures. He graduated from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro is able to provide non-operative treatment options for any musculoskeletal injury or disorder.  Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro performs Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments for ligaments and tendon dysfunctions. In addition, he is also trained in electro-diagnostic medicine (EMG) and can provide solutions for upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve and nerve root problems and interventional pain procedures include fluoroscopic guidance for lumbosacral nerve root blocks, epidural injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and facet joint blocks.

Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro is the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at California University of Pennsylvania.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFILE:
• Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Board Certified in Sports Medicine

EXPERIENCE:
2010 – Present
Clinical Instructor University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC)
Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Fellowship, Department PM&R

July 2008 – Present
The Orthopedic Group – Private Practice; Director of Non-Operative Sports Medicine and Spine Care

July 2008 – Present
Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at California University of PA

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
July 2007 – June 2008
New Jersey Sports Medicine Institute: Sports Medicine and Spinal Interventional Fellowship
• Team Physician, New Jersey City University Athletics
• Team Physician, Farleigh Dickinson University Football
• Team Physician, West Orange High School Football
Associates in Rehabilitation Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Overlook Hospital
Pain Management Center, MAC II Building, Suite B110
11 Overlook Road, Summit, New Jersey 07901

July 2004 – June 2007
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: PM&R Resident
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
3471 Fifth Avenue, Kaufmann Building Room 201
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
(412) 648-6138

July 2003 – June 2004
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Transitional Year Internship
Department of Internal Medicine
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 232-8118

August 1999 – May 2003
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University: MD Degree
Office of the Registrar
Brody Building, Room 2N-49
Greenville, North Carolina 27834
(252) 744-2202

August 1993 – June 1997
Princeton University: Bachelor of Arts Degree
Office of the Registrar, Princeton University 101 West College Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (609) 258-3361

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS:

Publications
Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Chapter: Triceps Tendon Peritendinous Injection.
In Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. Eds Malanga and Mautner.
Currently In Print, Due out 2013.

Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Chapter: Triceps Tendon Tenotomy and Fennestration.
In Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. Eds Malanga and Mautner.
Currently In Print, Due out 2013.

Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Re: The Ligamentum Flavum at L4-5: Relationship with Anthropomorphic Factors and Clinical Findings in Persons with and without Spinal Stenosis.
PM&R. 2012 July; 4(7):538-539.

Malanga GM, Chu SK, Ramirez-Del Toro JA, et al. Sonographic Evaluation of Supraspinatus Cross-sectional Area in Collegiate Baseball Players.
PM&R. 2012 July; 4(7):488-492.

Malanga GM, Ramirez-Del Toro JA, Bowen JE et al. Chapter 53: Sports Medicine.
In DeLisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Principles and Practice 5th Edition. Eds.
DeLisa and Frontera. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2010. pg. 1413-1436.

Malanga GM, Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Common injuries of the foot and ankle in the Child and Adolescent Athlete.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2008 May; 19(2):347-371

Presentations

Green SW, Ramirez-Del Toro JA. “Arm Pain in a Softball Player.”
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual National Convention Selected Case
Presentation, Denver, May 2011

Malanga GA, Ramirez-Del Toro JA, Karnaugh RD et al. “Sonographic Evaluation of the Supraspinatus Cross-sectional Area in College Baseball Players.”
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention Special Scientific Session, New York, April 2009

Ramirez-Del Toro JA, Malanga GM. “Postero-lateral Corner Instability in a Runner.”
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual National Convention Selected Case Presentation, Indianapolis, May 2008

Ramirez-Del Toro JA, Penrod EL, Whyte EM. “Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome as an Unusual Cause of Fevers in the Acute Rehab Setting.”
American Academy of PM&R (AAPMR) Annual National Convention Poster Presentation, Philadelphia, Oct 2005

Ramirez-Del Toro JA, Johnston JM. “Fluoroquinilone-Induced Hypoglycemia in Diabetics.”
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual National Convention 64th Scientific Sessions
Poster Presentation, June 2004

Other Publications
Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Time to Exercise.
The Western PA Guide to Good Health, Summer 2011 Issue

Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Back Pain And Snow Shoveling.
The Western PA Guide to Good Health, Winter 2011 Issue

Ramirez-Del Toro JA. Sports Concussions.
The Western PA Guide to Good Health, Fall 2010 Issue

Ramirez-Del Toro JA. My Doctor Says I Have Bursitis.
The Western PA Guide to Good Health, Spring 2012 Issue

LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS:
2012 The Western Pennsylvania Guide to Good Health Top Doctors Recognition
Regional publication designated this honor based on experience and recognition

2011 Patients’ Choice Award
Selected as one of Pennsylvania’s favorite physicians

Administrative Chief Resident UPMC Department of PM&R, 2006-2007
Oversee 22 residents, academic schedules, rotations, call, etc

Outside Student Representative (OSR) to the AAMC, 2002-2003
Represented Brody School of Medicine at national meetings of the AAMC

Student Physician Leadership Program, Spring 2001
Represented the medical students in seminars with community leaders

Cultural Competency Task Force, Spring 2000
Part of a federal grant from the Bureau of Health Professionals

Princeton Univ. Undergraduate Student Government, Class Day Chair, 1997
Delivered class history speech during graduation exercises

Paul Richard Friedman Award, 1997
Awarded to the member of the Princeton Varsity Basketball Team who
“does his very best every day in every way”

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

• American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2010 to present
• American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), 2010 to present
• American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), 2005 to present
• American Medical Association (AMA), 2000 to 2004

ADDITIONAL PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION:

• Boarded in PM&R and Sports Medicine
• MSK Ultrasound Diagnostics and Guidance, PRP, Fluoro Guided Spine procedures, and EMG
• Played Varsity Basketball at Princeton University 1994-1997
• Played professional basketball in Puerto Rico 1997-1999
• Wife, Katie; oldest daughter, Rosemary; youngest daughter, Catalina
• Spanish is my first language

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