Graduated in orthopaedics and traumatology at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Full member of SBOT – Sociedade Brasileira de ortopedia e traumatologia (Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology). Full member of SBRATE – Sociedade Brasileira de artroscopia e traumatologia do esporte (Brazilian Society of arthroscopy and sport traumatology). Head of the medical department of Flamengo Rio de Janeiro football club UFC Doctor (Ultimated Fighting Championship). From 2007 till 2012 Doctor of CBF – Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (Brazilian Football Federation).