Dr. Pimenta Luiz, M.D.
Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego & President of World Spine Column Society. Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Dr. Pimenta completed all of his education in his homeland of Brazil. He graduated from University of São Paulo Medical School in 1971. He started his residency in Neurosurgery, in 1971, at Paulista Medical School, currently Federal University of São Paulo. During his residency, Dr. Pimenta participated in various research projects in Neurosurgery. He finished his residency in 1977 and commenced his PhD in Neurosurgery in 1978 at the same university, finishing his project in 1980.
In 1997, Dr. Pimenta underwent further training in endoscopic spinal surgery in Gainesville, and in 1998 he completed a fellowship with the world renowned Dr. Daniel Rosenthal in Frankfurt, Germany. Since then, Dr. Pimenta has been developing new techniques and technologies to improve surgical treatment of different spinal pathologies. He is now considered a world-renowned expert in minimally invasive spine surgery and motion preservation, participating in various research and development projects in MIS surgery. He founded and currently serves as Medical director for the Institute of Pathology of the Spine (Instituto de Patologia da Coluna - IPC) in São Paulo with the goal of providing a multidisciplinary center offering integrated treatment of various spine conditions.
Dr Pimenta is an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, former president of the World Spinal Column Society (WScS), and member of the board of directors of The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISSAS). He is also a member of Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS), Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS), Brazilian Spine Society (SBC) and Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery (SBN).