Professor of Medicine & Pharmacy (Adjunct)
Dr. Ramsey obtained his medical degree from the University of Iowa and a PhD in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington, and was Chief Medical Resident for the University Hospital. He also completed a General Internal Medicine fellowship at the Seattle VA Medical Center.
He is currently Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He has served as the Health Analyst for the United States Senate Budget Committee. His areas of interest include methods for economic analyses alongside clinical trials, cost-effectiveness of genetic screening for hereditary colon cancer, quality of life for cancer survivors, and quality of life for colon cancer survivors.
His findings from these studies have been published in several journals and presented at numerous national meetings. His current projects include cost-effectiveness and quality of life analyses of colon cancer screening and lung reduction surgery for severe emphysema, an economic evaluation of genetic screening for colorectal cancer susceptibility, and project to compare cost of therapies for advanced lung cancer.