Advisory Board

“If I saw further, it was because I was on the shoulder of giants.”
Isaac Newton

In its foundation, SOBRACAM had the support of some of the most important international entities of ambulatory surgery, such as the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA) and the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS).

At the initiative of the Executive Board, we established an Advisory Board, a consultative body that brings together international exponents in Ambulatory Surgery. With their support, we hope to link SOBRACAM to similar international entities and have the advice and experience that will allow us to establish the best practices in Ambulatory Surgery in Brazil, in line with the most advanced international centers.


Beverly Philip

Prof. Beverly Philip, MD (EUA)

  • Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard University, she is the founding director of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA.
  • She is currently the President-elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the largest organization of its kind on the planet, with more than 50,000 members.
  • She also served as chairwoman of the ASA Departmental Management and Quality Management Committee, chaired the ASA Ambulatory Surgical Care Committee and was chairwoman of the ASA Annual Meeting in 2009.
  • She is the immediate former president of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) and also former president of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA).
  • She is editor-in-chief of the IAAS international magazine, “Ambulatory Surgery”.

Carlos Magalhães

Prof. Carlos Magalhães, MD (Portugal)

  • Director of the General Ambulatory Surgery Service – CICA – CHUPorto
  • President of the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA)
  • President-Elect of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS)
  • Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto.

Célia Castanheira

Célia Castanheira, MSc (Portugal)

  • Bachelor of Nursing from Escola Superior de Enfermagem São João (Porto)
  • Bachelor of Nursing from Escola Superior de Enfermagem of University of Minho Master of Nursing from Catholic Portuguese University (Porto).
  • Nurse in surgical units since 1998, she is a nurse at the Integrated Ambulatory Surgery Center of CHUPorto (CICA), since 2011.
  • She currently chairs the National Nursing Panel of the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA).

Dr. Ian Jackson

Ian Jackson, MD (United Kingdom)

  • Qualified Aberdeen 1981, was appointed Consultant Anaesthetist in York (1989).
  • Led development of day surgery developing a new 6 theatre day surgery unit. Elected to the Council of the British Association of Day Surgery in 1994,  served as its Honorary Treasurer, Editor of the Journal of One-Day Surgery and then as President.
  • Former President of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) in 2013.
  • Currently is Editor of the journal “Ambulatory Surgery” and President of the Scientific Committee of IAAS.
  • His interests include the use of IT in medicine and he has spent the last decade supporting the development and safe implementation of IT across several hospitals.

Rui Costa

Rui Costa, MD (Portugal)

  • Physician, he has a degree at the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), University of Porto.
  • Chairman of the National Stomatology Panel of the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Association of Portuguese Medical Stomatologists (AMEP)
  • Coordinator of the Northern Regional Section of the Board of the School of Stomatology of the Ordem dos Médicos
  • Managing partner of Smile Express, Lda., a company providing health services.

Vicente Vieira

Dr. Vicente Vieira (Portugal)

  • Director at the Outpatient Surgery Unit – University Hospital of Braga
  • President of the Outpatient Surgery Section of the Portuguese Society of Anesthesiologists (SPA)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS).
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