Prof. Clementino Fraga Filho’s Service Profile

It belongs to the Philanthropic Institution Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Rio de Janeiro, comprising the following services, activities and installations:
Available services:

  • Outpatient department consisting of five rooms working daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., located in the Paulo Cesar pavilion, an annex to Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Two wards, each one with 18 beds, being the 4th ward destined for the female inpatients and the 20th for the male ones; 36 beds in total.
  • Admissions to 4th and 20th wards, as well as services to outpatient department are basically offered to SUS and to the destitute population who are not assisted by SUS – Integrated Health System – (homeless people assisted by Sisters Missionaries of Charity – Mother Thereza of Calcutta).
  • The wards and out-patients clinics are assisted by General Practice and Gastro-Hepatology - 60 patients are daily assisted, totaling approximately 300 weekly and 1200 monthly.

Other activities:

  • Post-Graduation courses in General Practice – 12 months.
  • Gastroenterology Post-Graduation course – 24 months.
  • Liver Club and Gastro Club – with a meeting for both clubs every last Tuesday of the month, since 1996.
  • Annual Scientific Event: “Three Mornings at Santa Casa” – Continuous Training in Gastroenterology, since 1996.

Accomplished researches:

  • Prevalence of viral markers of hepatitis A, B, C, HIV I and II in hospital population, supported by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Manguinhos, Virology and Vaccination Departments against Hepatitis B.
  • Hepatitis A research at Romão Duarte Foundation neonates, children and teenagers, supported by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – Manguinhos, Virology Department and Vaccination against Hepatitis A. (

Research and Development:

  • Prevalence of Hepatitis A, B, C, AIDS, Alcoholism and other drugs among homeless people from Rio de Janeiro and Vaccination against Hepatitis B.

Available Rooms:

  • Amphitheater with 70 seats for discussions about Clinical Cases and classes for Graduation and Post-Graduation. Internet available too. Obs.: Specialists in neurology, rheumatology, urology, cardiology, gynecology, etc discuss at the amphitheater weekly.
  • A meeting room with forty seats also used as place for medical discussions.
  • A library with national and international periodical (subscription of the magazine New England Journal of Medicine).
  • Integrated computers service: office, graduation, library and Medical Residence, with wide band internet.
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