Post-graduate training in plastic surgery at the department of Professor Ivo Pitanguy: a report

Int Surg. Jan-Mar 2003;88(1):55-8.


In 1960, Professor Ivo Pitanguy established a Residency Training Program in Plastic Surgery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, more than 500 surgeons from Brazil and around the world have been trained there. This article outlines the organization and functioning of this program and reports an analysis by the author, a former resident and scholar of the International College of Surgeons.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Surgery, Plastic / education*
  • Surgery, Plastic / history

Personal name as subject

  • Ivo Pitanguy