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Sheila Martins


Sheila Martins is Founder and President of Brazilian Stroke Network, Neurology Professor of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Coordinator of Stroke Program at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (public University Hospital), Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at Hospital Moinhos de Vento (private Hospital affiliate to Johns Hopkins Institute), completing her PhD in stroke neurology in 2008 in Universidade Federal de São Paulo.

In 2008, as advisor of the Ministry of Health, she started the organization of the National Stroke Program. She collaborated to create the National Stroke Policy of the Ministry of Health (April 2012) and now she is working for the establishment of the Policy, building stroke units and organizing stroke systems around the country. In the World Stroke Organization (WSO) she is member of the Executive Board, member of the Guidelines and Quality Committee. Research Committee and the World Stroke Campaign Committee. Since 2009, she is the coordinator of the World Stroke Campaign in Brazil.