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Medical TrainingUniversity of Sao PauloMD - Doctor of Medicine1989
Resident - 1992SurgicalNassau County Medical CenterResident - 1993SurgicalNassau County Medical CenterFellowship - 1994BurnNassau County Medical CenterFellowship - 1997BurnNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterNew York, NYResident - 1998General SurgeryLehigh Valley HospitalAllentown, PAResident - 1999General SurgeryAbington Memorial HospitalAbington, PAResident - 2000General SurgeryAbington Memorial HospitalAbington, PAResident - 2001General SurgeryAbington Memorial HospitalAbington, PA
American Board of Surgery - Surgery
The healing process requires trust, knowledge and hope. I try to create a feeling of trust, give patients the knowledge they need to understand their own condition, and of course, develop a plan that gives them hope.
I treat my patients as if they are a member of my family or a close friend. I committed myself to that when I first thought of becoming a doctor. I know what it means. My dear aunt and grandmother both had breast cancer. I know how it affected my own family. Treating a patient like a member of the family means empowering my patients with understandable information and formulating a treatment plan that makes sense to them.
I share my perspective with my patients, try to eliminate the unknown and help them to see the light after passing through darkness
I was conflicted between my passion for classical music as a concert pianist and for the art of medicine as an intellectual. I came to a conclusion that I could combine both arts and make a compassionate career with the product of my hands - the art of Surgery.
I am committed to church activities, medical missions and mentorship.
I am actively engaged in women's program. "Show your chapeau" is one of fund raiser musical events to benefit Breast Cancer patients.
My interests are classical piano, church organ and oil painting. I am also fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Korean.
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