Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo—São Paulo, Brazil

Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo
Rua Doutor Cesário Mota Junior, 112
CP: 01221020 São Paulo

Phone: +55 11 21767000

Spine Center Director: Dr. Robert Meves

Team members:
Prof. Dr. Osmar Avanzi
Prof. Dra. Maria Fernanda Silber Caffaro
Prof. Dr. Alberto Ofenhejm Gotfryd
Dr. Rodrigo Góes Medéa de Mendonça

Center description

The Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Sao Paulo is a private institution considered one of the most important Hospitalary Reference Center in the state of Sao Paulo and the biggest filantropic hospital in Latin America. It receives around 8 thousand people a day, in all medical speciaties. 

The Spine Staff is organized by a Program Director, a Spine Group Chief and 3 Spine Surgery Assistants. All the cases are discussed on Tuesdays, when the orthopedics residents and spine fellows can join and actively participate. Surgical cases are managed to 6 periods into the OR, during the week. On Fridays they take rounds and go to the Clinic.

Most frequent pathologies



315 per year

  • Trauma: 100 per year
  • Degenerative: 65 per year
  • Tumor: 60 per year
  • Deformity: 50 per year
  • Infection: 40 per year

Fellowship types

Observership, Short-term, Associate Fellow

Language requirements

English , Portuguese, Spanish

Vacancies per year:

Observership: 5 per year
Short Term: 2 per year
Associate fellow: 2 per year

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Special requirements:

Temporary License: