Founded under the reign of Emperor D. Pedro I on June 30, 1829, the Academy has changed its name twice, but its purpose remains unchanged: the contribution to the study, discussion and development of medical practices, surgery, public health, and related sciences, as well as serving for consultation of the Brazilian Government on health and medical education issues.
Board of Directors 2020-2021
President Rubens Belfort Jr.
1st Vice-PresidentJosé Galvão Alves
2nd Vice-President Omar da Rosa Santos
General SecretaryRicardo José Lopes da Cruz
1st SecretaryCarlos Eduardo Brandão Mello
2nd SecretaryJosé Horácio Costa Aboudib Jr.
Treasurer Oswaldo Moura Brasil do Amaral Filho
1st Treasurer Milton Ary Meier
Speaker Manassés Claudino Fonteles
Library Director Carlos Alberto Basílio de Oliveira
Archive Director Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro
Museum Director Giovanni Guido Cerri
President of the Medical Section José Osmar Medina de Abreu Pestana
President of the Surgery Section José de Jesus Peixoto Camargo
President of the Section of Sciences Applied to Medicine Marcello André Barcinski
- Biotechnology & Biosecurity