Dr. Waitzberg is a world-renowned gastrointestinal surgeon and nutrologist. He received his medical degree from the University of São Paulo (FMUSP) in 1974 and completed his residency in surgery at the Hospital das Clínicas, of the same university, in 1977. Dr. Waitzberg obtained his master’s degree and PhD in surgery from the University of São Paulo, where he also became an Associate Professor from the Department of Gastroenterology in 1991.
Dr. Waitzberg is the director of short bowel syndrome ambulatory, clinical director of nutrition service, founder and director of nutrology residence at Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Medical School. In addition, he is director of the Laboratory of Investigation in Metabolism and Nutrition in Digestive Surgery at FMUSP and founder and director of GANEP - Nutrição Humana (a center for human nutrition) since 1981. Dr. Waitzberg is the head of the nutrition support team at the Institute of Cancer of the State of São Paulo (ICESP) and Hospital Santa Catarina. His main research area is clinical and experimental nutrition, with a special interest in inflammation, microbiota, molecular biology, and enteral and parenteral therapy, particularly immunonutrition, in the context of malnutrition, surgery, obesity, and cancer.
Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine - University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil