Bernardo C. Mendes, MD
- 2013 – Candidate member
- 2019 – Active member
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
- Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN
Clinical research and practice – endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with fenestrated/branched stent grafts; Endovascular device/technology design and development
Many interests! Any activity involving my wife Karina and son Benjamin. Long distance/endurance sports such as Ironman Triathlon, reading non-medical books, playing piano and guitar.
I was always impressed by the technical aspects of both open vascular and endovascular surgery. Every case can be managed in many ways and it is really a specialty in which you are challenged to be creative daily. Moreover, I am fascinated by endovascular technology, device design and how we can be part of development of such devices/technologies which could benefit thousands of patients in the future.
This is a very lively society that was always welcoming of vascular trainees and young surgeons, with great opportunity for professional growth and connecting with like-minded individuals at the always fun and engaging Winter and Summer meetings!