Graduated in medicine in 1982, worked from 1990 to 2010, as a doctor with lifeguards at the Drowning Resuscitation Centre (Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro). This Centre is a pre-hospital emergency facility at the Rio de Janeiro Beaches, specially developed in the 60 to deal with aquatic emergencies. The reference hospital for trauma is his other job (Former Head at the Adult Intensive Care Unit for 12 years – Municipal Miguel Couto Hospital), which allows him to follow up all the occurrences since pre to hospital care. Founder and Former President of Brazilian
Life Saving Society – SOBRASA, and actually Medical Director, he is member of Brazilian National Resuscitation Council and Medical Commission of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS), and author of 4 books, 68 book chapters and 156 papers on National/International Medical Literature, with more than 440 drowning Lectures on National/ International Conferences.
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