Full Professor of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Santa Maria (RS). Professor of the Postgraduate Program: Sciences in Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Collaborating researcher of the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers Research Group of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (USA). Specialization areas: Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy.

Research field: Carcinogenesis and Early Diagnosis of esophageal and stomach cancer.