He attended the dedication of parents to practice the profession, witnessing its concern over the continuing medical education. Thus, completed pre-university education at the College Andrews, one of the oldest and best educandários of Rio de Janeiro, paid college entrance examination and entered, in 1986, the Faculty of Medicine, University Organ Mountains in Teresopolis. During medical school, he felt confirmed his vocation for the surgical area and, at its end, was defined her specialty of interest:. Plastic Surgery Stuck degree in December 1991. He had, however, to fulfill the mandatory military service, postponed the entry into college. The Army Central Hospital was the choice because there could begin operations in General Surgery. Complementing the training, followed the calls in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Mastology. In 1993, he applied for residency in Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital of UFRJ, was approved in 1st place. Since 1994, he could devote himself fully with the Plastic Surgery. There began one deep involvement relationship with university life, based on the conviction that finally had found his place. The three years of residence in the specialty were fruitful. It was a great learning period and scientific production. The program, with 5720 hours in length, comprised theoretical activities, practices, teaching, participation in research and preparatory work. Even as a medical resident, received three awards for papers presented at conferences: • Beaver Award of Plastic Surgery at issue free Reconstruction Vulva Post vulvectomy, presented at the XXXI Brazilian Congress of Plastic Surgery, Belo Horizonte, 1994. • Award Victor Spina at work meningococcal disease: The Vision Plastic Surgeon, presented at the XXXII Brazilian Congress of Plastic Surgery, Brasilia, 1995 . • Award Dr. Henry J. Bulcão de Moraes, the best Free Theme Using the Abbé Retail in sequels Slots Palate, presented at the 1st Meeting of Accredited Services Society of Plastic Surgery Rio de Janeiro, 1996. Preparation for career university Completed 5-year-sensu post-graduation, he began the following year, their preparation for college career that both craved. He joined the Masters Course in Plastic Surgery, UFRJ. His thesis - Cracks cleft lip: multidisciplinary treatment - was held in 2000, earning 10 degree Examining Board. Immediately after, started the Doctoral Course, also at UFRJ, and chose it as the subject of research, cell culture, a field that only It was initiated in Brazil. The thesis, defended in 2003, dealt Auto-grafting cultured keratinocytes: systematization and use in HUCFF UFRJ. He also received the highest score of his examiners. The work formed the basis for the establishment of cell culture protocols at the Bank of cells of Rio de Janeiro, based in HUCFF-UFRJ. In 2001, by Jose Bonifacio Foundation of UFRJ, was competition for Medical Surgery Service Plastic Hospital. The approval gave him then the first concrete link with the University, confirmed in 2003 when the institution held competition to fill its headcount of doctors. It was approved in 1st place among eight candidates, again for the Plastic Surgery Department. In 2003, UFRJ held Associate Professor to contest the Department of Surgery, when it was approved in 1st place and can join the Institution Faculty. 564729RJ. Cirurgia Plástica: RQE: 9969RJ.