Judi Ramiscal, MD

Dr. Ramiscal is a general surgeon and a fellowship trained surgical oncologist with particular interest in breast, skin, sarcoma and endocrine malignancies.

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Judi Ramiscal, MD

Meet Dr. Ramiscal

Her interest in treating cancer patients started as an undergraduate researcher at the Koch Institute at MIT, which led to an initial industry career in translational oncology.

She then obtained her medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn, and completed a general surgery residency at the University of Hawaii. She then completed a complex general surgical oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica (now known as the St. John’s Cancer institute.)

She has written several book chapters in critical care and biliary disease, published multiple peer reviewed publications in cancer drug development and pharmacology, and has given presentations at national surgical meetings based on her research topics ranging from minimally invasive techniques for GI neoplasms to prognostic factors in melanoma based on nodal characteristics.

In addition to training across the breadth of Complex General Surgical Oncology, Dr. Ramiscal has especially robust training in the latest breast surgery techniques, such as oncoplastic breast conserving surgery - including therapeutic reductions and mastopexy and ultrasound guided partial mastectomies.

She is passionate about improving the experience of cancer patients. As a native of southern California, she looks forward to bringing her clinical and research expertise back home, and to serving and teaching the communities that raised her. In her free time, she enjoys road trips and outdoor activities, especially in the ocean and on the snow.

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Skin/Soft Tissue/Sarcoma Surgery
  • General Surgery

Professional Experience

Surgical Oncologist

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Cancer Care Center
Colton, CA

Education

Doctor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Bachelor of Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Training

Resident, General Surgery

University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology

John Wayne Cancer Institute
(now known as the St. John’s Cancer Institute)
Santa Monica, CA

Bibliography, Research, Awards

Dr. Judi Ramiscal — Bibliography

McIntyre Jr, R. Schulick, R. Surgical Decision Making, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2020. Print
Ramiscal JB, Murayama KM. Cholelithiasis, Chapter 47.

Layon, AJ. Gabrielli, A. Yu, M. Wood, K. Civetta, Taylor and Kirby’s Critical Care, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2018. Print
Ramiscal JB, Hayashi M, Yu M. Indications for and Management of Tracheostomy, Chapter 40.

Gazzard L, Williams K, Chen H, Axford L, Blackwood E, Burton B, Chapman K, Crackett P, Drobnick J, Ellwood C, Epler J, Flagella M, Gancia E, Gill M, Goodacre S, Halladay J, Hewitt J, Hunt H, Kintz S, Lyssikatos J, Macleod C, Major S, Médard G, Narukulla R, Ramiscal J, Schmidt S, Seward E, Wiesmann C, Wu P, Yee S, Yen I, Malek S. Mitigation of Acetylcholine Esterase Activity in the 1,7-Diazacarbazole Series of Inhibitors of Checkpoint Kinase 1. J Med Chem. 2015 Jun 25;58(12):5053-74

Xiao Y, Ramiscal J, Kowanetz K, Del Nagro C, Malek S, Evangelista M, Blackwood E, Jackson P, O’Brien T. Identification of preferred chemotherapeutics for combining with a CHK1 inhibitor. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2013 Nov; 12(11):2285-95

Blackwood E, Epler J, Yen I, Flagella M, O’Brien T, Evangelista M, Schmidt S, Xiao Y, Choi J, Kowanetz K, Ramiscal J, Wong K, Jakubiak D, Yee S, Cain G, Gazzard L, Williams K, Halladay J, Jackson P, Malek S. Combination drug scheduling defines a “window of opportunity” for chemopotentiation of gemcitabine by an orally bioavailable, selective CHK1 inhibitor, GNE-900. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2013 Oct;12(10):1968-80

Youland RS, Kitange GJ, Peterson TE, Pafundi DH, Ramiscal JA, Pokorny JL, Giannini C, Laack NN, Parney IF, Lowe VJ, Brinkmann DH, Sarkaria JN. The role of LAT1 in (18)F-DOPA uptake in malignant gliomas. J Neurooncol. 2013 Jan;111(1):11-8.

Ramiscal JA, Brewer J. Thiopurines and Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Jan;149(1):92

Rooney J, Ramiscal J, Laack N. Posterior Fossa Ependymoma in Adult Patients: The Mayo Clinic Experience. Neuro-Oncology. 2012 Nov; 14(6): vi133-vi141

JA Ramiscal, A. Jatoi. Bevacizumab-induced nasal septal perforation: Incidence of symptomatic, confirmed event(s) in colorectal cancer patients. Curr Oncol Rep. 2012 Aug;14(4):307-10

JA Ramiscal, A. Jatoi. Nasal Septal Perforation from Bevacizumab: A Discussion of Outcomes, Management, and Pharmacovigilance. Acta Oncol. 2011 May;50(4):578-81

D Bui, J Ramiscal, S Trigueros, J Newmark, A Do, DJ Sherratt, and M Tolmasky. Differences in Resolution of mwr-Containing Plasmid Dimers Mediated by the Klebsiella pneumonaie and Escheria coli XerC Recombinases: Potential Implications in Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance Genes. J Bacteriol. 2006 Apr;188(8):2812-20

Oral Presentations, Abstracts, Posters & Videos

Ramiscal JB, Stern S, Wilson AK, Lorimer PD, Lee NA, Essner R. Do Partial Biopsy Techniques Influence Survival in Melanoma? A Matched-Pair Analysis of MSLT I & II. Oral presentation, Western Surgical Association, Nov. 2021 (virtual meeting).

Ramiscal JB, Orozco JIJ, Mandelbaum AD, Wilson AK, Lorimer PD, Lee NA, Grumley JG. Opioids are not Required for Pain Control Following Oncoplastic Breast Conserving Surgery. Poster presentation, American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Apr. 2021 (virtual meeting).

Ramiscal JB, Stern S, Lee NA, Wilson AK, Lorimer PD, Essner R. Prognostic Implications of Tumor-Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Drainage to Multiple vs Single Basins in Melanoma. Oral presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Mar. 2021 (virtual meeting).

Ramiscal JB, Stern S, Shih D, Lorimer PD, Lee NA, Wilson AK, Lourdault K, Essner R. Contemporary Management of Lung Metastasis in Melanoma. Accepted presentation, Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Feb. 2021 (virtual meeting).

Wilson AK, Stern S, Lorimer PD, Lee NA, Ramiscal JB, Fischer TD, Foshag LJ, Essner, R. Is Therapeutic Lymph Node Dissection of Value for Lymph Node Recurrence in Melanoma? Oral Presentation, Melanoma Session, SSO Annual Symposium Proceedings, Aug. 2020 (virtual meeting).

Lorimer PD, Wilson AK, Lee NA, Ramiscal JB, Chang SC, Goldfarb M, Fischer TD. The Natural History of Infantile and Prepubescent Melanoma. Poster Presentation. SSO Annual Symposium Proceedings, Aug. 2020 (virtual meeting).

Lee NA, Garland-Kledzik M, Stern SL, Lorimer PD, Wilson AK, Ramiscal JB, Essner R. The Role of Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Thick Primary Melanomas: an Analysis of MSLT I & II. Poster Presentation. SSO Annual Symposium Proceedings, Aug. 2020 (virtual meeting).

Ramiscal JB, Orozco JIJ, Phillips MS, Mandelbaum AD, Wilson AK, Lorimer PD, Lee NA, Takasumi Y, Grumley JG. Squamous Metaplasia with Atypia is Common in Re-excised Breast Tissue After Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Breast Carcinoma. Poster Presentation American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Symposium Proceedings, Apr. 2020 (virtual meeting).

Ramiscal JB, Chen, Y, Tadaki C. Laparoscopic Resection of an Appendiceal Mucocele. Video Podium presentation. 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Seattle, WA, Apr. 2018

JB Ramiscal, A. Jatoi. Nasal Septal Perforation from Bevacizumab: Incidence, Outcomes and Management. Poster Presentation, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Research Symposium, May 2014

Rooney J, Ramiscal J, Laack N. Posterior Fossa Ependymoma in Adult Patients: The Mayo Clinic Experience. Poster Presentation. Society for Neuro Oncology, Washington DC, Nov. 2012

D Bui, J Ramiscal, S Trigueros, J Newmark, A Do, DJ Sherratt, and M Tolmasky. Xer Recombination at the pJHCMW1 mwr Site: Implications in Dissemination of Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Poster Presentation. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Washington DC, Dec. 2005

J Ramiscal et al. Author on eight internal translational oncology/late stage research posters. Presented at Genentech, Inc. offsite Research Conferences, Asilomar, CA, 2006, 2007, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Resident of the Year, Hawaii Residency Programs
  • R. Phillips Memorial, Spahn, Simmers, and Abbott and Mary Field Scholarships, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Bronze Congressional Medal Award – awarded by the United States Congress for achievement in community service
  • IAESTE Scholar, International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, Greifswald, Germany
  • MIRT Scholar, NIH funded International Research Training, Oxford, United Kingdom

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