Dr. Timoteo Almeida

Title: Physician
Company: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Location: San Diego, California, United States

Dr. Timoteo Almeida, Physician at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery.

Dr. Almeida obtained a Medical Doctor from the Federal University of Alagoas School of Medicine in Brazil in 2009 and then completed a fellowship in neurological surgery with Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany in 2015. He served a residency in neurological surgery with the Brazilian Neurosurgery Society in Hospital São Vicente de Paulo, Brazil from 2011 to 2016, a clinical fellowship in pediatric epilepsy surgery in the division of pediatric neurosurgery at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil from 2016 to 2017, a research fellowship in skull base and microneurosurgery with Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College in 2017, a senior clinical fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children from 2018 to 2019 and a clinical fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery with The University of British Columbia from 2019 to 2020. In addition, Dr. Almeida earned a Master of Science in human aging from the University of Passo Fundo in Brazil in 2016 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2019.

Dr. Almeida has excelled in practice as a consultant neurosurgeon with Tarcisio Maia Regional Hospital and with Monsenhor Walfredo Gurgel Hospital in Brazil from 2017 to 2018 and as a physician with SUNY Upstate Medical University since 2020. He is board certified as a neurosurgeon by the Brazilian Neurological Society and has accrued numerous honors that include Best Doctoral Thesis in Surgery from the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine; Best Trainee Lecture Award from the Brazilian Neurosurgical Society; and an Academic Excellence Award for Best Research in Medicine from the Federal University of Alagoas School of Development.

Dr. Almeida’s professional memberships include the Neurosurgery Academic League; Federal University of Alagoas School of Medicine; Brazilian Neurosurgical Society; North American Neuromodulation Society; International Neuromodulation Society; and American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (American Society and Joint Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery).

Dr. Almeida attributes his success to his father, who is not in the medical field but was always dedicated to his profession in economics. His father was also his role model in his life, especially due to the hard work, dedication and work ethics. In the medical field, the one who inspired him to go into neurosurgery was Dr. Camelo, his professor in neurosurgery. His first research that was awarded was under Dr. Camelo’s mentorship.

Dr. Almeida considers that his most notable achievements were when he received an academic excellence award for best research in medicine in 2008 and when he decided to get his PhD and received it in 2019 with neuroprotection, while at the same time working with intracerebral hemorrhage for neonatal model, and being selected as the best physicist for that year.

In the coming years, Dr. Almeida’s main goal would be to combine both training in neurosurgeon and radiation oncology, functional radiosurgery that they normally use for treating tumors with the radiation oncology but for treatment of functional disorders, for example, some psychiatric disorders for which he is searching for strategies to decrease toxicity in the radiation.

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