Dr. Sergio Cortes’ Enviable Career Achievements In The Medical Profession
Dr. Sergio Cortes‘ long, distinguished career in the medical profession began when he was the official doctor for the Brazilian men’s volleyball team. He held this position for ten years before becoming the General Director of the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Cortes presided over the institute, which specializes in treating complex orthopedic injuries and diseases, for over four years. Being the director of a prestigious orthopedic institute was the ideal position for Dr. Cortes, since he trained as an orthopedic surgeon and attended Harvard Business School. Dr. Cortes’ continued interest in orthopedic medicine, despite his advancing career in administration and public health, is evident by posts on his personal blog.
For seven years, Dr. Sergio Cortes served as the State Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro. He dealt with varies health crises, including dehydration and mosquito maturation from flooding in Xerém, Duque de Caxias. As reported by Extra, Dr. Cortes’s main concern was diseases caused by people drinking contaminated water, such as diarrhea and hepatitis A.
After the flooding in Xerém, Dr. Cortes worried about cases of dengue fever caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito proliferation that occurs when standing water accumulates. Even though he is no longer Health Secretary, Dr. Cortes is concerned with Zika virus, which is responsible birth defects in infants whose mothers contracted the virus while pregnant. The same mosquito responsible for dengue fever also carries the Zika virus, however, for expectant mothers in Brazil, the consequences of the Zika virus are so severe that the World Health Organization is now involved. Dr. Cortes’ blog contains tips for avoiding mosquitoes, which he urges all pregnant women to follow.
Currently, according to CrunchBase, cortes is the Executive Director of Rede D’Or Sao Luiz, Brazil’s largest hospital operator, which owns 27 private hospitals and manages two other hospitals. While Sergio Cortes calls himself an orthopedic surgeon, it is obvious by examining his career that he is much more than a doctor specializing in orthopedics .To learn more about Dr. Cortes’ career accomplishments, follow him on LinkedIn or follow Cr. Cortes on Twitter for updates on current health news.