Paulo Pereia, MD

Co- Secretary, WScS

University of Porto – Portugal

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

 
– Head of the Spine Unit Department of Neurosurgery Centro Hospitalar S. João Porto – Portugal                                    

– Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Faculty of Medicine 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

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