MD PhD. PAULO FERRARA
MINAS GERAIS’ STATE MEDICINE ACADEMY
He took office on March 17, 2017 as Full Member of Chair No. 3 of the Minas Gerais Academy of Medicine Dr. Paulo Ferrara de Almeida Cunha. This chair has as patron Prof. Lucas Monteiro Machado and the last occupant was the Academic Lucas Vianna Machado. The new member was greeted by the academic Francisco Reis Bastos. The ceremony was held at 8 pm on March 17, 2000, at the Oromar Moreira Theater of the Medical Association of Minas Gerais.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Ferrara recalled the three previous occupants of the chair and the academic importance each of them represented for the history of medicine. Coincidentally, all previous occupants were gynecologists, all brilliant in their careers. According to him, following in the footsteps of doctors Lucas Monteiro Machado, Affonso Silviano Brandão and Lucas Vianna Machado will be a difficult task. “These names, besides the great honor, generate in me the unmeasured responsibility of being the new occupant of this chair. I will always work to meet the expectations of my peers, and especially my own, ”he said in his speech.
Still in his speech, Dr. Ferrara remembered what made him work so hard to create the Ferrara Ring, his children. “Getting here is a source of pride for me. None of this would have happened had it not been for my family, my officemates, and teachers. There were work nights and travel days. I lost a lot of my children’s growth. I did everything thinking about them. If the Ring exists today, it’s because of them, ”he says excitedly.
The entrance of Dr. Paulo Ferrara to the Minas Gerais Academy of Medicine crowns a successful career and hard work. After numerous international awards, the medical society of Minas Gerais recognizes the great value of this doctor, researcher and visionary. “Being part of the Minas Gerais Academy of Medicine alongside the brightest names in mining medicine really baffles me. It is certain that a lot of work lies ahead, ”he concludes.