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Christopher RAMSDEN

Christopher Ramsden, M.D., Chief
Title: Tenure Track Investigator
Office(s): Diabetes Section (DS)
Phone Number: 410-558-8369
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Dr. Ramsden is a Clinical Investigator in the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Health, Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), and Adjunct Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing a medical internship, and then residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, he was a clinical research fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill before joining the Intramural Program of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in 2009. In 2016, he was appointed to a Clinical Tenure-Track position as the Head of the Lipid Mediator, Inflammation, and Pain Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore, MD, with a joint Tenure-Track appointment in the Intramural Program of NIAAA in Bethesda, MD.  

Dr. Ramsden leads an interdisciplinary, translational research program investigating the roles of lipid mediators and lipid-related mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic pain, inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Ramsden also serves as a Medical Officer on the PHS-1 Rapid Deployment Force team in the Commissioned Corps, and recently deployed to provide medical coverage for the PHS response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.