Prof. Dr. Paulo Pereira

Prof. Dr. Paulo Pereira

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon
Faculty of Medicine
University of Porto – Portugal

 
– Head of the Spine Unit                        – Assistant Professor of
Department of Neurosurgery                   Neurology and Neurosurgery
Centro Hospitalar S. João                        Faculty of Medicine
Porto – Portugal                                     University of Porto – Portugal

 

• President-elect of the Portuguese Neurosurgical Society (SPNC) (2017-2018)
• Vice-President of the Portuguese Spine Society (SPPCV) (2015-2016)
• National Representative (Portugal) of the International Society for Minimal Intervention
in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS) (since 2011)
• Advisory Board member of the World Spinal Columns Society (WScS) (since 2016)
• Member of the Programme Committee of EuroSpine (2016-19)
• Member of the Training Committee of the Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery (2011-2016)
• Past Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Minimally Invasive
Spine Surgery (2012-2015)
• Former Vice-President of the Portuguese Neurosurgical Society (2013-2014)
• Past Vice-President of the Portuguese Spine Society (2007-2012)
MEDICAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
– Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (1986-1992). Conclusion with 16/20
– General Internship at Hospital S. João, Porto (1993-1994)
– National Contest for Admittance to Medical Speciality in 1994, with the classification of
91/100
– Residency in Neurosurgery at Hospital S. João (1995-2001). Conclusion with 19.4/20
– Consultant Neurosurgeon since 2015. Approved in national contest with classification of 20/20
– Training in Centre Hospitalier Régional Roger Salengro (Service de Neurocirurgie), Lille,
France, with Dr. Richard Assaker, for spine pathology in June 1998
– AOSpine Fellowship in Kantonsspital, Universitätskliniken Basel, Switzerland (Orthopaedic
Department – Spine Unit) in 2003
– Conclusion of the doctoral thesis entitled “Contributions of epiduroscopy in patients with
lumbar epidural fibrosis” in 2015, approved with distinction
– Visitorships in 10 Hospitals and Medical Centres in Portugal, Europe and USA
– Participation in 121 Courses and Workshops
– Participation in 149 Conferences and Scientific Meetings around the world
SUMMARY OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
– Author of 29 papers published in national and international scientific journals + 27
publications of abstracts of presentations
– Author of 3 book chapters + 3 book chapters in press
– 1st Author of 37 presentations (free papers) in national and international scientific
meetings + co-author/adviser of 104 presentations
– 172 lectures in national and international scientific meetings
– Moderator of 52 sessions in national and international scientific meetings
– Participation in 68 sessions (round-tables) in national and international scientific meetings
– Faculty Member in 111 national and international scientific meetings
– Participation in 4 international multicenter investigation projects + 5 national projects
– Tutor of 3 Master theses concluded + 2 in progress (Medicine)
– Tutor of 2 Doctoral theses in progress (Medicine)
– Member of examination panels in public exams of Integrated Masters in Medicine since 2013
– Invited lecturer on several Postgraduate, Master and Doctoral courses
SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES (present):
– Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery
– Portuguese Spine Society (Founder-member in 2004)
– EuroSpine – The Spine Society of Europe
– AOSpine (“Gold” status)
– International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery
– World Spinal Column Society
– Mediterranean Association of Neurological Surgeons (Founder-Member, 2015)
JOURNALS-REVIEWER (past or present):
– Neurology India
– Acta Neurochirurgica
– Coluna/Columna
– Acta Medica Portuguesa
– Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
– Sinapse
– PLOS ONE
– World Neurosurgery
SPECIAL INTERESTS:
– Minimally invasive spine surgery
– Surgery of the craniovertebral junction
– Spinal cord and intradural spine surgery
– Percutaneous spinal techniques
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
– Course Committees of the 2nd to 6th years at Faculty of Medicine of Porto. 1987-92
– Chairman of the Audit Board of the Association of Students of Faculty of Medicine of
Porto. 1989-90
– Member of the Tuna of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine of Porto). 1991-92
– Committee of Candidates for General Internship, Faculty of Medicine of Porto. 1991-92
– Committee of General Interns Hospital S. João. 1993-94
– Northern Regional Board, National Association of Young Doctors. 1997-2000
– Direction of the National Council of Medical Residents. 1997-2000
– Founder Member of the Portuguese Neuro-Oncology Association. 1999
– Representative of the residents of Neurosurgery at Department of Medical Internship at
the Hospital of S. João. 2000-01
– Member of the Trauma Committee of Hospital de S. João. 2000-02
– Member of the World Spine Society. 2004-08 (extinction of the Society)
– Member of the International Spinal Intervention Society. 2004-09
– Member of the World Federation of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Founder-Member).
2012-15 (extinction of the Society)
– Lecturer of the modulus “Neurosurgery in Sports” on the Postgraduate Courses on Sports
Medicine, Porto (Portugal), since 2004
– Member of panels of jurors in national contests for evaluation of residents in Neurosurgery and
recruitment of neurosurgeons, since 2004
– Tutor of Residency Programs of Neurosurgery Residents in Hospital S. Joao, Porto
(Portugal), since 2004
– “Education and Training Agreement” with Medtronic International Trading Sàrl since 2005
– Faculty member of the European Spine Course Diploma since 2014
– Participant and organizer of multiple activities of scientific and educational dissemination about
spine diseases, prevention and treatment