Maria Rosario Ferreira

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Research Interests

Main area of interest is colorectal cancer prevention. Work has focused on increasing adherence to colorectal cancer screening among underserved populations

Areas of clinical focus include colorectal cancer prevention, with particular nterest in patients at high risk for gastrointestinal cancer, including Lynch syndrome and familial polyposis syndromes.

Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Northwestern

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Training Experience

1989Internship, Hospital de Santa Maria
1993Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
1998Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Lisbon

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer
  • Colonoscopy


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