Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas

Graduate course in the Medical Sciences

The Graduate Program in Medical Sciences aims to provide training of high-level research professors in various areas of basic or applied medical knowledge, offering conditions for the improvement of their research skills and allowing for the construction of a solid theoretical foundation, having been built around core compulsory and elective courses that allow for a vertical acquisition of knowledge in the diverse areas of knowledge offered. Our public of interest are medical and non-medical doctors and the program lasts from 12 to 30 months for Master's and from 24 to 48 months for the Doctorate.

Major areas and research topics

Pathological Anatomy

1) Morphological changes and Adaptive and Degenerative Phenomena

The study of alterations in blood pressure in different tissues, reperfusion injury and tissue alterations caused by cachexia. It includes collagen degenerative processes, and central nervous system degenerative diseases as well as muscular diseases.

Athanase Billis   

Projects related to prostatic atrophy: a contribution to pathogenesis

2) Inflammatory phenomena and Immunopathology

Pathophysiology study of inflammatory processes sensu lato by morphological findings with the aid of immunofluorescence or immunoperoxidase compared with the clinical data. These studies involve inflammatory phenomena of the placenta and endometrium, myocarditis, viral hepatitis, glomerulonephritis, alterations after transplantation and autoimmune diseases.

Maria Letícia Cintra                  

Projects linked to the study of the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin diseases and graft versus host reaction in patients treated by bone marrow transplantation.

Luciana Rodrigues de Meirelles     

Projects related to inflammatory lesions of the gastrointestinal tract.

3) Proliferation and Differentiation

Study of possible proliferation markers in various tissues or in cytological examination, targeting these methods pathophysiology, diagnosis and limitations. Study the role of viral agents in the genesis of pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions. Evaluation of tissue differentiation characteristics, especially tumors of different regions with special techniques in an attempt to improve the classification of lesions.

Liliana A. Lucci De Angelo Andrade     

Projects related to ovarian cancer, precursor lesions of cervical cancer and endometrial pathology

Cecilia Amélia Fazzio Escanhoela          

Projects related to hepatocellular carcinoma and precursor lesions

Albina Altemani              

Projects related to the cancer of the salivary glands and head and neck

 Athanase Billis

Projects related to pre and neoplastic pseudo injuries of male urinary and genital tracts.

 Konradin Metze

Projects related to Analytical Cellular Pathology

 Eliane Maria Ingrid Amstalden

Projects related to anatomical and clinical correlation of bone tumors and soft tissue

Luciana Rodrigues de Meirelles

Projects related to the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract.

Medical Genetics

1) Clinical Genetics:

Study of hereditary, environmental and psychossomatic causes and interactions that might be useful for diagnosis, prognosis and genetic treatment of patients.

Andréa Trevas Maciel-Guerra

Antonia Paula Marques de Faria

Carlos Eduardo Steiner

Denise Pontes Cavalcanti

Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes

Luis Alberto Magna

Vera Lúcia Gil da Silva Lopes

2) Human Genetics:

Study of heredity and variation of the human species. Study of the inter-human phenomena that surpass the individual analysis, dealing with ancestors, collaterals and descendants trying to explain the origin and transmission mechanisms of the genetic entities.

Andréa Trevas Maciel-Guerra

Antonia Paula Marques de Faria

Carlos Eduardo Steiner

Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo

Claudia Vianna Maurer Morelli

Denise Pontes Cavalcanti

Edi Lúcia Sartorato

Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes

José Andrés Yunes

Maricilda Palandi de Mello

Vera Lúcia Gil da Silva Lopes


1) Neuroscience:

Aims to encompass the study of the nervous system structure to all of its functions as well as its many aspects such as: clinical neurophysiology, infections and parasitic diseases, higher cortical functions, heredogenerative syndromes, neuromuscular system, neurovascular abnormalities, neurodevelopment, education and learning, neuroimaging, expansive intracranial lesions and cerebrospinal fluid, as well as all specific neurological diseases both in childhood and in adulthood. The study of neurological and complementary sciences seeks to gain integrated understanding of the processes of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation through various procedures and research tools.

Anamarli Nucci

Antonio Guilherme Borges Neto

Benito Pereira Damasceno

Cintia Alves Salgado Azoni

Donizeti Cesar Honorato

Elisabete Abib Pedroso de Souza

Elizabeth Maria Ap. B. Quagliato

Evandro Pinto da Luz Oliveira

Fernando Cendes

Helder Tedeschi

Leonilda Maria Barbosa dos Santos

Li Li Min

Márcio Luiz Figueiredo Balthazar

Marcondes Cavalcante França Jr.

Maria Augusta Santos Montenegro

Maria Valeriana Leme de Moura Ribeiro

Marilisa Mantovani Guerreiro

Sylvia Maria Ciasca

Yvens Barbosa Fernandes


1) Therapeutic and Surgical Clinic of Eye Diseases:

Study of changes in eye and surrounding areas in prevalent diseases caused by inflammatory, degenerative and infectious processes among others.  Analysis of the repercussion of medical, surgical and functional treatments. The methods include ultra-structural, genetics and clinical studies.

Antonia Paula Marques de Faria

Carlos Eduardo Leite Arieta

Edi Lúcia Sartorato

José Paulo Cabral de Vasconcellos

Keila Miriam Monteiro de Carvalho

Mônica Barbosa de Melo

Newton Kara José

Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti Lira

Vital Paulino Costa

2) Ocular health and prevention of blindness:

The study of social policy and its relation to ocular health, social organization and health practices. Analysis and socio-cultural evaluation of action plans in public health policy. Study of the creation, development and validation of methodologies applied to epidemiologies in opthalmology. Analysis of efficiency conditions and the effectiveness of care practices in ophthalmology aimed at the population and the prevention of blindness.

Carlos Eduardo Leite Arieta

José Paulo Cabral de Vasconcellos

Keila Miriam Monteiro de Carvalho

Newton Kara José

Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti Lira


1) Clinical and surgical aspects in Otorhinolaringology and Head and Neck:

Comprehensive study of Otorhinolaringology, from a clinical and surgical point of view, considering pathological, anatomical, physiological and propaedeutic aspects, conventional therapeutic approaches, technological advancements, results and complications.

Ester Maria Danielli Nicola

Agrício Nubiato Crespo

Carlos Takahiro Chone

Eulália Sakano

2) Physical processes and phenomena related to Otolaryngology, Head and Neck:

The study of the phenomena and physical processes related to diagnosis, treatment and physiology of different biological tissues and organs, in their normal or pathological forms, which make up the structures of Otorhinolaringology and Head and Neck.

Ester Maria Danielli Nicola

Agrício Nubiato Crespo

Carlos Takahiro Chone

Clinical Pathology

1) Basic and Applied Biochemistry:

Biochemical, hormonal, cytologic and molecular study of body fluids. Biochemical and molecular study of cell death and pathophysiology of metabolic diseases. Biochemical and molecular study of atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk factors and neurodegenerative diseases. Development of physiochemical and molecular methods in the study of compounds of biological interest. Quality control: analytical, pre and pos analytical.

2) Laboratory Hematology  Research :

Laboratory investigation of anemias. Study of iron metabolism through routine laboratory tests and assessment of soluble transferrin receptors. Physio-pathogenesis of anemia of chronic disease, factors involved.

3) Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology:

Laboratory diagnostics and host-parasite relationship in bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases. Neuroimmunomodulation. Inflammatory / immunological mechanisms in metabolic diseases. Histocompatibility and Human Immunogenetics.

Mental Health

1) Qualitative research in the health field:

This research topic is concerned with the investigation of symbolic meanings, from adult subject reports - patients, families, health professionals - about the phenomena of the health-disease process, such as the experiences of acute, chronic or disabling conditions; non-adherence to treatment and prevention; as well as disease stigma. Its research fields: clinical outpatient and inpatient units as well as emergency services. Employs the Clinical-Qualitative Method, a particularization of qualitative methods of the humanities and applied to medical settings. It seeks to interpret research results using a psychodynamic referential frame and in addition to a socio-cultural approach.

Egberto Ribeiro Turato   

2) Psychopathology and Psychiatric Nosology:

This research topic is focused on the conceptual study of psychopathological constructs, diagnostic and qualifying instruments and systems.

Cláudio E. M. Banzato 

Paulo Dalgalarrondo

3) Mental Health in General Hospitals and Primary Care:

This research topic is concerned with the study of the implementation, development and consolidation of mental health services integrated into general medical practice; quality of life assessment related to health in different groups of patients undergoing different treatment strategies; and studies of several features of suicidal behavior.

Renata Cruz Soares de Azevedo 

Luis Fernando Farah de Tófoli

4) Mental Health, Society and Culture:

This research topic is concerned with producing relevant knowledge regarding the relationship between the mental health field and medicine, considering the current academic conceptions of society and culture. Anthropological studies in mental health and religion are highlighted.

Paulo Dalgalarrondo