Laylaa Ramos Arriaza, MD


Hometown: Denver

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, facial plastics, neurotology

Hobbies: Rollerblading, paddle boarding, ping-pong, tennis, off-road driving in a lifted Miata, hiking, and camping

What are your favorite things to do in the Denver area? I mostly venture out of the city when I have free time. However, I do enjoy walks with my dog and picnics throughout the various parks in the city.

What is the biggest strength of our program? Exposure to multiple subspecialites with engaged faculty along with different patient populations seen at each hospital site


Peer Reviewed Publications

Fox A, Islam N, Ramos L, Obregon-Henao A, Fosdick BK, Belisle J, Anderson GB, Gonzalez-Juarrero M, Henao-Tamayo M. Leveraging secondary data using novel analysis method to identify potential correlations between immune cell populations and metabolic pathways. Scientific Reports. Submitted February 2023.

Massey CJ, Ramos L, Beswick DM, Ramakrishnan VR, Humphries SM. Clinical validation and extension of an automated, deep learning-based algorithm for quantitative sinus CT analysis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. September 2022.

Ramos L, Massey CJ, Asokan A, Rice JD, Kroehl M, Ramakrishnan VR. Examination of Sex Differences in a Chronic Rhinosinusitis Surgical Cohort. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. 2022 February.

Mann S, White S, Officer L, Ramos L, Hirsch S, Ferril G. Patient Chief Complaint and Otolaryngology Referral Rationale: Discordance and Opportunities for Quality Improvement. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2021 October.

Ramos L, Massey CJ, Humphries SM, Beswick DM, Saavedra MT, Ramakrishnan VR. CFTR-related disorder in an adult with refractory chronic rhinonsinutis:A missed diagnosis and novel mutation. International Forum Allergy Rhinology. 2021 April.

Ramos L, Kraeutler M, Marty E, Welton L, Garabekyan T, Mei Dan O. Pain Management and Activity Tolerance in the Early Postoperative Period Following Postless Low-Pressure Hip Arthroscopy. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 October.

Ramos L, Lunney JK, Gonzalez-Juarrero M. Neonatal Immunity for Vaccine Development Against Tuberculosis; Importance of the Pig Model. Disease Models and Mechanisms. 2020 Sep; 13.

Ramos L, Obregon-Henao A, Henao-Tamayo M, Bowen R, Izzo A,  Lunney JK, Gonzalez-Juarrero M. Minipigs as a neonatal animal model for tuberculosis vaccine efficacy testing. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 2019 June; 215.

Ramos L, Obregon-Henao A, Henao-Tamayo M, Bowen R, Lunney JK, Gonzalez-Juarrero M. The minipig as an animal to study Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and natural transmission. Tuberculosis. 2017 Sep; 106:91-98.

Kang HE, Weng CC, Saijo E, Saylor V, Bian J, Kim S, Ramos L, Angers R, Langenfeld

K, Khaychuk V, Calvi C, Bartz J, Hunter N, Telling GC. Characterization of conformation- dependent prion protein epitopes. J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct;287(44):37219-32.

Book Chapters

Ramos L, Ramakrishnan V. ‘Taste and Smell’, in Scholes M. ENT Secrets: Fifth Edition. Elsevier. Aug 2022.

Ramos L, Ramakrishnan V. ‘Facial Pain and Headache’, in Scholes M. ENT Secrets: Fifth Edition. Elsevier. Aug 2022.

Ramos L, Ramakrishnan V. ‘Epistaxis’, in Scholes M. ENT Secrets: Fifth Edition. Elsevier. Aug 2022.

Ramos L, Massey C, Kroehl M, Ramakrishnan V: Sex Specific Quality of Life Differences in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting, September 13-October 25 2020.

Ramos L, Anderson C, Larson E, Restrepo D, Ramakrishnan V: Nasal Solitary Chemosensory Cell In Vivo Response to House Dust Mite. International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, Virtual Meeting, August 3-7 2020.

Mann S, Chowdhury F, Ramos L, Mann A, Getz A, Cabrera-Muffly C: The Longitudinal Boot Camp: Needs Assessment and Pilot of a Novel Otolaryngology Residency Curriculum. Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego, CA Jan 2020

Ramos L, Anderson C, Larson E, Restrepo D, Ramakrishnan V: Response of Solitary Chemosensory Cells in the Respiratory Epithelium. University of Colorado Student Research Forum, Aurora, CO Nov 2019.

Ramos L and King K: Polyol Pathway in Hypoxic Rat Chondrosarcoma Cells. Colorado Medical Student DREAM Research Day, Aurora, CO Jul 2017.

Ramos L, Obregon-Henao A, Henao-Tamayo, Bowen R, Lunney JK, Gonzalez-Juarrero M: The Mini-pig as a Neonatal TB Vaccine Efficacy Model. Scientific Proceedings Research Day, Fort Collins, CO Jan 2016. 

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar                           September 2019
ARCS Foundation, LaGrange, GA
Scholarship awarded to top students completing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to ensure continued US leadership in global innovation, health and quality of life.

Scholar’s Research Year

June 2019- June 2020

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Research year awarded to two third year medical students at the University of Colorado with desire to pursue a year of research prior to beginning their fourth year of medical school. 

Administrative Research Supplements to Promote Emergence of Clinician-Scientists in Chemosensory Research                                     June 2019- June 2020
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication, Bethesda, MD
Olfactory receptors for semiochemical detection in the main olfactory epithelium.  [The role of chemoresponsive cells in the olfactory epithelium remains elusive, the study of their response to common aeroallergens may provide insight to airway inflammation.]

Medical Student DREAM Program Scholar         June 2017 - August 2017
Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Summer scholarship research program awarded to first year medical students to develop a basic science project of their choice.

The Joseph Cogen/President Medical Scholarship ¬                    August 2016 - May 2020
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Awarded to promising students from a background under represented in medicine.

Outstanding Student Award                       December 2012 
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Awarded at the Fall 2012 commencement ceremony in the department, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology to one student in the class chosen by faculty

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