« My main priority is prevention through early detection or vaccination. »

Dr Bacalhau is certainly the most French of our Portuguese doctors! Having completed a large part of her schooling in France, she came to Portugal to complete her baccalaureate at the Lycée Français Charles Lepierre.

As a paediatrician, she takes care of children from birth to adolescence. In order to practice her profession, she must be flexible and available, listening to the parents while paying particular attention to the child, their reactions, and their behaviours.

In addition to her consultations, Silvia is a paediatric resuscitation trainer, is responsible for the students’ orientation, and is an author and co-author of several publications and communications published nationally and internationally.

Her tools

What she most often treats

  • Child evolution from birth to adolescence

  • Breastfeeding

  • Growth / weight

  • Psychomotor development

  • Nutrition

  • Puberty

  • Follow-up of vaccines

Her training

2012 – 2013: Training in Paediatric Allergology

2006 – 2011: Residency in Paediatrics – Paediatric Department of the Hospital Saint andré de Leiria

2005 – 2006: Residency in Paediatrics medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gynaecology-Obstetrics

2004: Public Health Internship in Mozambique, Project “Querer e Fazer” Community Health Investigation Center, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon

1998 – 2004: Degree in Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon

Additional training: Paediatric allergology; paediatric cardiology; paediatric gastroenterology; paediatric infectious diseases

Spoken languages : English, French, Portuguese

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