Nelson José de Lima Valverde, MD.
JLVF Consultants for Hospital & Health Management, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Consultant for the Eletronuclear Medical Assistance
Foundation - FEAM, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date and place of birth: August 25, 1948, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Passport: CV 674403 – valid until May 22, 2012.
Address for correspondence: Rua Jornalista Henrique Cordeiro 120, Bloco 1/apt. 1501, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil – CEP: 22631-450
GRADUATION, SPECIALISATION AND MAIN RADIATION MEDICINE-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Medical Doctor: 1972 – State University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro.
Medical Residence: 1973/74 - Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, State University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro (Internal Medicine).
Specialisation: 1974 – Labour Medicine (Occupational Health) - State University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro.
Fellow of IAEA at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Centre/Training Site (REAC/TS), Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - 1987.
Medical advisor to the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission – CNEN, the Brazilian Nuclear Industries and the Eletronuclear Medical Foundation.
Missions as collaborator of the IAEA, WHO and PAHO for evaluation of persons accidentally exposed to ionising radiation or training programmes on the medical response to radiation emergencies (Bolivia, India, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Romania, Austria, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bulgaria, and Uruguay). In loco medical evaluation of the Goiania radiation accident victims –triage, reference to the Navy Hospital in Rio de Janeiro and consultation to the Navy medical staff during the hospitalization of the patients.
Medical Director of Furnas – Electrical Plants of Brazil (1974 – 1997).
Invited professor of the Laboratory of Radiological Sciences, State University of Rio de Janeiro (November 1992 – August 2008).
Valverde NJ et al. The acute radiation syndrome in the 137Cs Brazilian accident, 1987. In: Ricks RC, Fry SA, eds. The Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness II. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Inc; 1990:89-107.
Valverde N. Atendimento inicial de radioacidentados (In Portuguese). Arq. Bras. de Med. Naval. 1988; no 1, ano XLIX:9-20.
Valverde N. O transporte de radioacidentados de Goiânia (In Portuguese). Arq. Bras. de Med. Naval. 1988; no 1, ano XLIX:21-26.
Valverde NJ. Management of persons internally contaminated with radionuclides. Pre-Hospital & Disaster Medicine. 1990; 5(4):363-370.
Valverde N. A radiation accident with an X-Ray difractometer - Journal of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, vol. 35, supl. part 2:1170, 1997 - World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 14-19, Nice, France.
Valverde N. Medical management of radiation injuries. IAEA Regional Basic Professional training Course on Radiation Protection. Brabha Atomic Research Centre, India and International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; 1998:899:909.
Valverde N. Medical and dosimetric aspects of the Goiânia accident. IAEA Regional Basic Professional training Course on Radiation Protection. Brabha Atomic Research Centre, India and International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; 1998:926:932.
N.J. de L. Valverde et ali. Uma exposição acidental aos raios X de um difratômetro (In Portuguese). Res. Ass. Med. Brasil., vol. 46(1):81-87, 2000.
N.J. Valverde, A.R. Oliveira. The early medical response to the Goiânia accident. In: IAEA-TECDOC-1131, 138-141, May 2000.
Occupational Pathology (book; ed. Mendes R.). Chapter: Ionising radiations, 2nd edition, Editora Atheneu, São Paulo, p. 595-635 (In Portuguese).
N J Valverde, A R Oliveira and M P Curado. Protracted irradiation and the acute radiation syndrome in the Goiânia accident. British Journal of Radiology, supplement 26:63-70, 2002.
An update on three radiation accidents in South America. Health Physics, 98(6):868-871, June 2010.
Manual of Medical Actions in Radiological Emergencies (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro:Capax Dei. 2010.
The Goiania radiological accident - Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Radiology, Paris, 1-8 July 1989. Excerpta Medica, Elsevier Science Publisher, 1990 .
Skin lesions associated with the Goiânia accident. In: Ricks RC, Fry SA, eds. The Medical Basis for Radiation Accident Preparedness II. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Inc; 1990:173-180.
Clinical and haematological aspects of caesium 137: The Goiania radiation accident, Health Physics, vol. 60 (1): 31-39, 1991.
Medical and related aspects of the Goiania accident: an overview. Health Physics, vol. 60 (1): 17-24, 1991.
Localised lesions induced by 137 Cs during the Goiania accident. Health Physics, vol. 60 (1): 25-29, 1991.
Revisiting the Goiânia accident: medical and dosimetric experiences. Radiation protection dosimetry, vol. 77 (1/2):107-111,1998.
Effets biologiques du césium. Le césium de l'environmement à l'homme. EDP Sciences; Paris, 2000:215-232.
Christensen DM, Valverde N, Jenkins MS. X-Ray Diffraction Injuries – Brazil. Health Physics News, vol. XXXVIII:22-24, December 2010.
Christensen DM, Valverde N, Jenkins MS. X-Ray Diffraction Injuries, Part II – Brazil. Health Physics News, vol. XXXIXI:22-24, January 2011.
Collaboration on publications
"The Radiological accident in Goiânia", IAEA; Vienna, 1988.
"Dosimetric and medical aspects of the radiological accident in Goiânia", IAEA; Vienna, 1998.
Manual de Asistencia a Radioaccidentados (in Spanish with P. Gisone, M.R. Perez, J.L. di Trano, J. Cardenas and S. Sanhueza – Project ARCAL RLA/9/031, IAEA, december 2000.).
"The Radiological accident in Cochabamba", IAEA; Vienna, 2004.
"TMT Handbook – triage, monitoring and treatment of people exposed to ionising radiation following a malevolent act. CR Palma, A Liland, AN Jerstad, G Etherington, MR Perez, T Rahola, K Smith, eds. Oslo:Lobo Media AS, 2009.
"The Radiological accident in Nueva Aldea", IAEA; Vienna, 2009.
Member of the Brazilian Association of Labour Medicine.
Member of the International Association of Radiopathology.
Medal Carneiro Philippe awarded by CNEN for "relevant contributions for the development of the pacific applications of nuclear energy" – 2001.
Motion of honour from the House of Representatives of the State of Rio de Janeiro, for "relevant medical services to the community" – 2002.