JOAQUIM SILVA TAVARES
MD, FACP, FCCP, DABSM, FAASM, RPSGT, EDIC
EUROPEAN DIPLOMATE IN INTENSIVE CARE
Dr. Tavares was bom in Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau). He graduated from the Faculdade de Medicina of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Education and Training
Fellowship in Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital/Cornell University in New York. Pulmonary Fellowship at New York Hospital Queens. Sleep Fellowship: Department of Psychiatry at State University of New York in Stony Brook, New York. One year of lnterventional Pulmonology with Dr. J.F. Turner at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in lntemal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
ECMO training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne Australia and the University of Michigan.
From 2003 to 2007, while a Teaching Faculty at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr Tavares received the Outstanding Community Physician Award (2004), Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), Best Overall Physician Award(2006) and Excellence in Teaching Award (2007).
Current Medical Director of the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) at Sunrise Hospital.
Dr Joseph and Rae Brown Award: For significantly advancing Quality Care for Critically Ill and Injured Patients at Local and Regional Level-Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Awards and Grants Presentation in Miami Beach, Florida (2010).
Professional Member Societies:
American College of Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Association for Bronchology and lnterventional Pulmonology
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Portuguese Medical Society
Dr. Tavares is married with one son and one daughter. He likes Jogging and Soccer (he was national champion while playing for Sport Bissau and Benﬁca in Guinea- Bissau and College Champion for the Soccer Team of the School of Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal).