Personal Background. Dr. Julio Fernandes was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and graduated in medicine from the Federal University of Curitiba, Brazil in 1988. He obtained post-graduate qualifications in Orthopedic Surgery in Brazil and he completed his training at the University of Montreal in 1994. He was a visiting Fellow with Dr Freddie Fu at Pittsburgh University in 1990. He is a certified Orthopedic Surgeon by the Quebecs Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the College des Médecins du Québec. He holds a M.Sc. degree from the University of Montreal in 1995, along with M Sc and PhD degrees from the Federal University of Curitiba, Brazil. He holds an MBA degree from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Canada since 2007.
Professional Activities. He began practicing at the CHUM Hospital in downtown Montreal in 1996 and at Sacre Cœur Hospital since 2002 in Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. Dr. Fernandes is the Chief-of-Staff of the Orthopedic Surgery Department of Sacre Cœur Hospital, the largest Orthopedic Surgery Program in the Province of Quebec. He is past Chairman of the University of Montreal Orthopedic Surgerys Research Committee. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific publications. Dr. Fernandes is a Full Professor in orthopedics at the University of Montreal. He has been invited as a visiting professor and lecturer at many universities and learned societies in the United States and around the world, including McGill, Duke (N Carolina), Sherbrooke (Canada), Evangelica (Brazil), Jiao Tong (Shanghai, China), Beijing (China), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Zurich, Vienna and Mainz (Germany). Dr. Fernandes has published over 64 scientific articles and book chapters, 112 abstracts and 39 invited speaker speeches. He holds 3 patents on nanotechnology and surgical instrumentation. In addition to lecturing world wide in his area of specialization, he often speaks on topics relating to the business of medicine and has appeared weekly in his national CBC/RadioCanada television chronicle on issues of Orthopedic Surgery and musculoskeletal health. Dr. Fernandes is the Past President and CEO of BioEmergens Biotechnologies, a private company specialized in biotechnology transfer to emerging countries.