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Texas Medical Center

Pulmonary Medicine
Phone: 832-822-3300
Fax: 832-825-3308


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Jennifer A. Rama, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonary 2009
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Residency Pediatrics 2006
St. George's Hospital Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Rama cares for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary disorders at Texas Children's Hospital. She is actively involved in medical education and develops innovative curricula to enhance fellowship education. Her ongoing educational endeavors include the development, implementation, and refinement of curricula in academic career development, respiratory therapy, and cost awareness in medical decision-making. Her educational projects have been presented at the Pediatric Academic Society conference. Dr. Rama's pulmonary research focuses on childhood interstitial lung diseases. She completed a multi-center, retrospective study evaluating the outcomes of children who underwent lung transplantation for interstitial lung diseases. Her research has been presented at the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, as well as the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meetings. In collaboration with expert radiologists, she is also studying the diagnostic accuracy of CT chest findings in inborn errors of surfactant metabolism.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Chest Physicians Member
American Thoracic Society Member
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Member

Selected Publications

How and Why Trainees Choose a Career in Pediatric Pulmonology. A Qualitative Study.  Nelson BA, Rama JA, Weiss P, Hinkle LJ. ATS Sch. 2020 Aug 5;1(4):372-383. doi: 10.34197/ats-scholar.2020-0032OC.PMID: 33870308 Free PMC article.

Implementing the Evaluation Plan and Analysis: Who, What, When, and How.  Balmer DF, Rama JA, Simpson D.J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Feb;13(1):129-130. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-20-01523.1. Epub 2021 Feb 13.PMID: 33680313 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Scholarly Activity During Pediatric Fellowship.  Abramson EL, Weiss P, Naifeh M, Stevenson MD, Duncan JG, Rama JA, Mauer E, Gerber LM, Li ST.  Pediatrics. 2021 Jan;147(1):e2020013953. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-013953. Epub 2020 Dec 1.PMID: 33262266.

A statement on the current status and future needs of the pediatric pulmonology workforce: Pipeline Workgroup.  Nelson BA, Boyer D, Lahiri T, Oermann CM, Rama JA.  Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25139. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33107699 Review.

Program Evaluation Models: Evaluating Processes and Outcomes in Graduate Medical Education.  Balmer DF, Rama JA, Simpson D. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Feb;11(1):99-100. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-18-01084.1.PMID: 30805105 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Using Appreciative Inquiry to Inform Program Evaluation in Graduate Medical Education.  Rama JA, Falco C, Balmer DF. J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct;10(5):587-590. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-18-00043.1.PMID: 30386487 Free PMC article.

Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.  Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann KA, Kesselheim J, Herman B; Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.  J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:3-4.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.079.PMID: 29246355 No abstract available.

Using Data From Program Evaluations for Qualitative Research.  Balmer DF, Rama JA, Athina Tina Martimianakis M, Stenfors-Hayes T. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec;8(5):773-774. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-16-00540.1.PMID: 28018547 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

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