Dr. José Luiz Miranda Guimarães has been a medical oncologist since 2014 at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and assistant professor of medicine at the Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé de l’Université de Sherbrooke and associate professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

Originally from Brazil, Dr. Guimarães graduated in medicine from the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, did a medical residency in clinical oncology at the Santa Rita Hospital in Porto Alegre in addition to completing a training (fellowship) at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif in France. He was also professor of the clinical oncology program of the medical residence at the Santa Rita Hospital and the Conceição Hospital (Ministry of Health of Brazil).

Dr. Guimarães has extensive experience in clinical research in the field of clinical oncology and has participated in various national and international studies. He obtained his title from the Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology (Brazilian Medical Association) from the Brazilian Cancer Society and his specialist Certificate in Medical Oncology from the Collège des médecins du Québec. He has a particular interest in breast and lung tumors as well as genitourinary and digestive tumors.

Dr Guimarães is not only passionate about his specialty, but research is one of his priorities to which he devotes a large part of his time.