About MD graduate. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1972. Specialization and master degree in Endocrinology at IEDE and PUC-RJ. Thesis: "T-Lymphocytes in Thyroid Cancer". Attending American Diabetes Association Meetings every june for 12 years, as well as ENDO-SOCIETY member. Member European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).