Dr. Sandra Castejón-Ramirez was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and attended medical school at the University of Navarra where she fell in love with the study of Infectious Disease and Microbiology. After completing her medical training, she went on to study Medical Microbiology and Parasitology at the Clinic University of Navarra. Castejon-Ramirez earned Master’s degrees in Bioethics and HIV. She chose to focus her clinical research efforts on COVID-19 in the pediatric population.
Castejón-Ramirez has been involved in volunteer efforts first as a student, and as a clinician, in Sierra Leone since 2012. This experience sparked her interest in global health and HIV. Her primary research interests center on infection complications in immunocompromised hosts, particularly bone marrow transplant recipients.
Outside of the hospital, she enjoys traveling, reading poetry, cooking, and playing the guitar and ukelele with her husband.
MS, Bioethics – University Hospital Miguel Servet
MS, HIV – University Hospital Miguel Servet
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Training – Clinic University of Navarra
MD – University of Navarra
Castejón-Ramírez S, Wolf J. Fever in nonneutropenic children with cancer: Risk stratification is important but challenging. Cancer. 2022 Oct 13. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.34475. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36238985.
García-Vera C, Castejón-Ramírez S, Laín Miranda E, Hernández Abadía R, García Ventura M, Borque Navarro E, Rubio Sánchez P, Baeta Ruiz Á, Mengual Gil JM. COVID-19 in children: clinical and epidemiological spectrum in the community. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Mar;181(3):1235-1242. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-021-04235-4. Epub 2021 Aug 18. Erratum in: Eur J Pediatr. 2021 Sep 7;: PMID: 34406504; PMCID: PMC8371417.
Chaccour CJ, Hammann F, Alustiza M, Castejón S, Tarimo BB, Abizanda G, Irigoyen Barrio Á, Martí Soler H, Moncada R, Bilbao JI, Aldaz A, Maia M, Del Pozo JL. Cytochrome P450/ABC transporter inhibition simultaneously enhances ivermectin pharmacokinetics in the mammal host and pharmacodynamics in Anopheles gambiae. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 17;7(1):8535. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08906-x. PMID: 28819225; PMCID: PMC5561046.