This highly qualified expert has 20+ years of medical experience with the majority of his practice focusing on Interventional Radiology. He received his M.D. at Federal University of Rio Grande Sul where he also completed 6 extra voluntary rotations in Intensive Care, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Radiology. He completed postgraduate training in General Surgery and Interventional Radiology, and completed a Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at MUSC. He is an accomplished presenter and invited lecturer at numerous hospitals and universities on topics related to Radiology and is a Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology. He is a published author of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, a book editor and an award winning Top Reviewer for the "Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiologyâ€. He has also been named in 'Best Doctors in America' for multiple years and is a Product & Patent Owner. He holds numerous membership positions in various professional societies and has held faculty appointments at the Hospital de Clinicas, Federal University of Rio Grande Sul Medical School and Moinhos de Vento Hospital in Brazil. He is currently serving at a top-ranking University Hospital as both an Associate Professor with a dual appointment in the Department of Surgery & Radiology and Radiological Science, and an attending Interventional Radiologist.