Vitoria, Brazil

Hopsital das Clinicas

TEACHING HOSPITAL OF UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO ESPIRITO SANTO
Vitoria, Brazil
www.ufes.br/

SITE PRECEPTOR
Professor Reynaldo Dietze
Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases (NDI)
Co-Editor of the Brazilian Textbook of Infectious Diseases
Vice-President of the Brazilian Tropical Medicine Society
Director of Leishmania Research for Brazil 
 

Background

The collaboration between Duke University and the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES) began in 1989 when Dr. Corey and Dr. Reynaldo Dietze began a physician exchange program between the universities. In addition, Professor Dietze has worked with Dr. Corey and other Duke researchers to complete projects in malaria, leishmania, tuberculosis, and ricketsial diseases. The UFES is the public university for Espirito Santo and is located in Jardim de Pena, Vitoria. The medical center at UFES contains a 250-bed inpatient facility with a large infectious disease unit and many outpatient clinics including HIV, leishmania, and dermatology (including leprosy).  The teaching hospital (called Hopsital das Clinicas by the local people) and medical school are located in Maruipe. UFES is part of the federally funded health care system which guarantees care to Brazilians.

Clinical 

Although over 40 Duke residents have spent three to six months in Vitoria since the collaboration began in 1989, the HYC currently does not send residents/fellows to this location for elective rotations.  However, Brazilian residents still come to Duke for visiting observerships at Duke University Hospital. 

Research

Prior research efforts in Brazil have centered on both clinical and basic science research in HIV, TB, leishmania, schistosomiasis, and malaria.