I am a Portuguese General Surgeon with substantiated experience in critical care both in-hospital (Intensive Care Unit / Surgical High Dependency Unit) and pre-hospital Portuguese EMS (rapid response vehicle/helicopter evacuation). The majority of my medical training has been in Portugal coupled with a Canadian upbringing, which explains my bilingualism.
I am the Coordinator of The Upper GI Surgery Unit at Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos - Oporto, Portugal and former Chair for The Chapter of Trauma of The Portuguese Surgical Society.
I have Co-authored various book chapters and journal articles (Portuguese and International): Pediatric Abdominal Trauma, Pelvic Trauma, Extended Focused Assessment in Sonography for Trauma and Minimally Invasive Component Separation in the Repair of Large Abdominal Wall Defects.
I am actively involved in Upper GI Surgery, Complex Wound Care, Surgical Critical Care, Surgical Education, Open Abdomen Management and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.