« The “great” is the enemy of the “good” »

Dr Joao Ferraz is the new cardiologist at the Alegria Medical Centre. Originally from Brazil, he lived and worked in Curitiba, where he coordinated a team of 10 cardiologists and managed an emergency department. He always wanted to be a doctor to help people and make a difference to their lives. He chose cardiology because the heart is the main ‘engine’, a small but complex organ. Dr Ferraz specialises in echocardiography, arrhythmia and heart failure.

An optimist, this Tae Kwon Do black belt prefers to see things half full rather than half empty. He is also a keen traveler and a charitable soul who is socially committed to solidarity and charity.

His specialities

What it most often treat

  • Heart check up

  • Hypertension

  • Heart attack

  • Arrhythmia

  • Heart failure

His training

2017 – 2018 Postgraduate course in Sports Medicine – Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine

2015 Graduation in Medicine in Portugal – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

2012-2014 Lato-senso Postgraduate Diploma – Executive MBA in Health – Getúlio Vargas Foundation

2009-2010 Speciality in Echocardiography – Cruz Vermelha Hospital

2008 – 2009 Postgraduate in Cardiology (Lato sensu) – Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná

2007 – 2009 Specialisation in Cardiology – Red Cross Hospital

2001 – 2006 Graduation in Medicine: Evangelical College of Paraná

Additional training :

Transthoracic Echocardiography Update, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Medicine of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology, Carotid and Vertebral Vascular Echography, Intraoperative Transaesophageal Echocardiography, Intensive Care Update, Recycling in Cardiology of the SBC 2007, Medical Emergencies, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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