January 13, 2016

About Dr. Sylvia Ramirez

Medical and Scientific Director CutisDr. Sylvia Ramirez is the Medical and Scientific Director of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore. Dr. Ramirez has over 20 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine, chronic disease epidemiology, nephrology, and transplantation both in the United States and internationally.

After completing her training in Paediatric Nephrology at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School and obtaining a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Ramirez was Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore. At the same time, she developed and implemented a comprehensive approach to the prevention of kidney and related diseases.

Dr. Ramirez’s international expertise in the fields of renal disease prevention and population-based programs was further enhanced after establishing a national kidney disease and diabetes prevention program for both the adult and paediatric populations in Singapore. Dr. Ramirez has also chaired the First International Summit on Prevention of Kidney and Related Diseases (Singapore), and has chaired other international scientific congresses.

Dr. Ramirez has also served as Project Director for multiple health policy projects in the United States. She is also a principal investigator for an international study in 19 countries looking at improving practice patterns in providing chronic disease care.

With the background of academic medicine, chronic disease and population based care, and based on her numerous scientific publications; Dr. Ramirez recognized the importance of making a difference at the individual patient level. With her extensive academic background in clinical care and in developing quality performance measures in various health care settings, Dr. Ramirez believed that there was an opportunity to provide evidence-based services in the field of aesthetic and age management medicine. She undertook extensive training in aesthetic medicine and completed a degree in Dermatology from Cardiff University. She was also the regional trainer for Cutera, Inc. lasers and light devices used for aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Sylvia also completed a specialised Physician Training and Certification in Age Management Medicine, jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management (FCM), USA and has been certified in Age Management Medicine by the Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (AMMERF), USA.

The combination of her training and her emphasis on quality evidence-based medicine led her to focus her approach and philosophy of rigorous research-proven services in the field of aesthetic and age management medicine. With the same philosophy of proven, effective, and safe treatments, Dr. Ramirez started Cutis Medical Laser Clinics where she has remained Medical and Scientific Director.

She continues here education through master classes in various aspects of aesthetic and age management medicine. She continues to be featured in numerous articles, and continues to publish not just in the field of aesthetic medicine but also in the field of chronic disease care.

Dr. Ramirez is particularly recognized for her attention to detail, evidence-based approach, where the patient comes first.

Today, while serving as the Medical and Scientific Director of Cutis, she is also the Medical Director Asia Pacific of one of the largest dialysis companies in the world with a role of improving quality of care in centers across the 5 countries of Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, India and China.