Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Applications – from 1 November 2023 to 30 November 2023

Candidate Selection Process
December 2023 to January 2024

Number of Positions: 1 position with bursary are available.

About the Fellowship program

The fellowship is a specialization course in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. It’s objective is to advance the surgical training of the cardiovascular surgeon in the most modern aspects of the specialty: minimally invasive and robotic surgery. 


Cardiac surgeons who have finished their residency in an accredited center.

*Cardiovascular surgery residents who will finish their training up to February 2023 are eligible for application. A confirmation letter of their residency status signed by the Heads of Surgical and Residency program of their training center is required. In case of approval, a certificate of residency completion is mandatory for enrollment.

Obtained Qualification

At the end of their training period and after presentation of a final dissertation paper and progress evaluation, the student will receive a certificate of Advanced Training in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.

Training Features

  • Specialized and experienced surgical staff.
  • Possibility of living the peri-operative care routine in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
  • Following the only group in Brazil who develops robotic cardiac surgery as a routine.


At the end of their training period, the fellow student will able to:

  • Identify the eligible patient for minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.

  • Minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.

  • Work in all the steps that involves minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery (pre, intra and post operative periods).

Program and Methodology

The entire course consists in 2080 hours (40hours/week) divided between activities in the operating room, intensive care unit, outpatient clinic consultations and cardiac surgery meetings.

Program Director

Robinson Poffo


Medical degree by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (1992), Cardiovascular Surgery residency at Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Curitiba (1993-1996), Masters Degree in Surgery by the Universidade Federal do Paraná (2000). Full-member and surgeon of the Brazilian Cardiovascular Society, specialization in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Alabama University in Birmingham (USA – 1997). Current director and cardiovascular surgeon of Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular.

Application Fee

Application Fee: R$ 600,00 (six hundred brazilian reais)

Bank Deposit during the application period in the following bank account:

Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Banco Bradesco; Ag 3335-9 Centro Cirúrgico 6210-3 CNPJ 29.327.433/0001-38

Fellowship Candidate Area

Approved Candidate
Albert Salviano dos Santos
Information for registration and placement will be sent by email.

Address and Contact Information

Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Al. dos Guaramomis 1176, sala 41, Moema
São Paulo – SP. CEP 04076-012
Telefone: +55-11-4395-3523


Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Minimamente Invasiva e Robótica