« 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 take her baccalaureate at the Lycée Français Charles Lepierre.

As a pediatrician, 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, his reactions, and behavior.

In addition to her consultations, Silvia is a pediatric resuscitation trainer, she is responsible for the medical students’ orientation and 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 Pediatric Allergology

2006 – 2011 Residency in Pediatrics – Pediatric Department of the Hospital Saint andré de Leiria

2005-2006 Residency in Pediatrics medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gynecology-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: pediatric allergology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric infectious diseases

Spoken languages : english, french, portuguese

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