I attended medical school in Brazil at the Universidade Federal do Ceara where I also got a PhD in Pharmacology. Afterwards, I moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where I trained as an internal medicine resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Currently, I’m a PGY7 (sigh!) finishing up my cardiology fellowship here in Atlanta at Emory and going to Boston for a multimodality cardiac imaging program at the Brigham.
When I’m not cathing or putting TEE probes down people’s throats, I try to make the most out of any spare time I have by surrounding myself with people that I love (family & friends). I’m also very passionate about the arts in general, especially music. When I was a kid, my dream was to become the lead guitarist of a rock band like Slash from Guns N’ Roses or Angus Young from AC/DC, so I taught myself how to play the guitar and that’s what kept me sane during the brutal Pittsburgh’s winters. Unfortunately, my dream of becoming a rock star didn’t come true… yet!
”#withoutthewhitecoat I am an aspiring rock star.