Fernando Gerchman

Médico, especialista em Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia e Metabologia - CREMERS 22773


Bachelor's of Medicine (MD) from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1996), Porto Alegre, Brasil. His residency training in Internal Medicine (1997-1998) and clinical fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism (2000-2001) was at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. It has a Master´s degree in Endocrinology and Metabolism (2003-2005) and Doctor´s Degree in the same field from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2005-2007). From June 2005 to May 2007, he did a Postdoctoral Clinical Resarch Fellowship at the Department of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition of the University of Washington in Seattle, under supervision of Professor Steven E Kahn. Between 2008 and 2013, he was attending physician at the Department of Endocrinology and Metaboism of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Since 2013, he is Professor of Medicine at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. His research line: Pathogenesis of obesity, metabolic syndrome, hyperglycemia, and its relationship with the development of complications of diabetes. Additionally, Professor Gerchman has a special interest in the study of new strategies to prevent and treat obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Professor Gerchman has been developing research projects with different groups from the United States of America, England and Canada that resulted in 52 scientific publications, most of them in international journals with high impact index. He has also been actively participating in different committees from the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and from the Brazilian Association of the Study of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. In 2021, Professor Gerchman is the president of the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Congress of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, to be held in Gramado, RS, Brazil, between September 23rd and 25th.


Our Clinic

In our Clinic, we have a team of experts on Adult and Pediatric Endocrinologists as well as a Nutritionist dedicated to the care of Endocrinology, Disorders of Growth and Puberty, Diabetes (type I and II, gestational and other types), Obesity, Lipids Diseases, Eating Behavior and Disorders.


Endocrinology also comprises Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases, Pituitary Disorders, Osteoporosis, Menopause,  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and others. 


A physical therapist specialized in pelvic floor therapy completes our team

We offer a lifestyle changing program dedicated to the treatment of Obesity, and Diabetes with a group of professionals who have training in hospitais and universities of Europe and the United States of America. 

We also offer telehealth and second opinion consults. 

Please, join us in a consult. We will be pleased to provide the necessary support for your care.

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Roberta de Pádua Borges

Physician, Internist and Endocrinologist - CRM-RS 41062


Dra. Roberta de Pádua Borges completed her medical degree at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.


Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Residences at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, with an internship at the Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La FE, in Valencia, Spain.

She has ongoing master's degree in Endocrinology from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), with diabetes and pregnancy as a research area.


Besides working in a private clinic with a multidisciplinary team with focus on Endocrinology and Metabology, she is also a regulatory physician at the Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (SAMU) - Telehealth, UFRGS, keeping up to date and actively working with an exceptional breadth of medicine knowledge.​


Guilherme Guaragna Filho

Pediatric Endocrinologist – CRM 32.792


​Dr. Guilherme Guaragna has Medical Degree, Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2003-2008). Medical Trainee in Pediatrics, Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS (2009-2011). Medical Trainee in Pediatric Endocrinology, Hospital de Clínicas da UNICAMP (2011-2013). PhD in Child and Adolescent Health, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Fellowship in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Observeship in the Division of Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2006) and in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012). Member of the Comitte for Paediatric Endocrinology of the Rio Grande do Sul State Paediatric Society (SPRS). External Expert for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) projects since 2016. Member of the DSD Program (PADS) in the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA). Consultant in the Paediatric Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic of HCPA. Adjunct Professor in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).


Natasha Fonseca

Nutritionist, MsC - CRN 12878D


​Nutritionist graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) with Sandwich Graduation at Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.  Master in Neuroscience from UFRGS - 2018. Winner of the Lundbeck Prize for Research Incentive - 2015. First Instructor of Mindful Eating (Eat for Life Program) in Porto Alegre certified by the Brazilian Center of Mindful Eating - 2018. Researcher in Neuroscience and Psychiatry (PROTAN  - Anxiety Disorders Program, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil) with an emphasis on eating behavior, mindfulness, anxiety and obesity.  Professor of Postgraduate courses in Clinical Behavioral Nutrition (Feevale), Behavioral Nutrition (IPA) and Functional Nutrition and Eating Behavior (UCS). She works in a private clinic with a multidisciplinary team since 2016 with experience in eating behavior, obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.

Verônica Colpani FT, PhD

Fisioterapia Uroginecológica – CREFITO 105488-F

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  • Fisioterapeuta graduada  pela Universidade de Passo Fundo (2007). 

  • Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia Uroginecológica pelo Colégio Brasileiro de Estudos Sistêmicos-CBES (2009). 

  • Doutora pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas Endocrinologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (2015). 

  • Realizou doutorado sanduíche na Erasmus Medical Center, em Rotterdam/ Holanda. (2014)

  • Trabalha a área de fisioterapia pélvica desde 2010.