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Brazil

Alexandre Fogaça Cristante

Full Professor, the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo

Training

  • University Education: Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo – FMUSP, 1997.
  • Fellowship in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo – 1998- 2001
  • Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo – 2001- 2003
  • Preceptorship Coordinator, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2004.
  • PhD of Medicine by Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2007.
  • Approved at “Principles and Practice of Clinical Research  –  Harvard  University  – 2011
  • Chief of deformity group of AACD since 2011.
  • Chief of spine surgery group of IOT-HC FMUSP since 2012
  • Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2012.

Fellowship

  • Fellowship in Germany, Leopoldina Hospital, 2005.
  • Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Pennsylvania, with Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and Todd Albert, 2005
  • Fellowship Spinal Center in Los Angeles, California with Dr. Robert Watkins, 2006
  • Fellowship at the Texas Back Institute, Texas, with Dr. Jack Zigler, 2006
  • Fellowship in Memphis with Dr. Kevin Fawley in minimally invasive surgery, in 2006.
  • Fellowship in Munich Stefan Helinger in endoscopic spine surgery, 2010
  • Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery – HSS, New York, with Dr. Todd Albert and Frank Schwab, 2016
  • Fellowship at Spine Hospital New York Presbyterian/the Allen Hospital with Dr Lawrence Lenke and Daniel Riew, October and November of 2017. This fellowship was a result of being the recipient of The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 2017 Global Outreach Program (GOP) Traveling Fellowship.

Professional Activites

  • Coordinator of Letran – Laboratory Studies of Nerves and Spinal Cord Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo – SP, in 2003.
  • Attending Physician at Spine Surgery Group and Trauma Group, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2004.
  • Supervisor of the League of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2008.
  • Tutor, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2011.
  • Attending Physician at Spine Deformities surgery Group of the AACD, since 2011.
  • Program Coordinator of Specialized Complementation Spine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2012.
  • Head of Spine Surgery Group and Spinal Cord Trauma Group of Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2012