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Orlando de Castro e Silva Juniorm is Full Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP). Professor of the Division of Digestive Surgery, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (FMRP-USP) and Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, USP - São Paulo (FM-USP). Coordinator of the Liver Transplant Group of the Hospital das Clínicas of FMRP-USP. With a post-graduate degree in Clinical Surgery from the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto at the University of São Paulo (1983) and doctorate (1986), in 1992 he became a Full Professor at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto-USP. He underwent clinical and surgical training in liver resections and liver transplantation at Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School, USP from 1987 to 1991, in the year 2000 at the Clinical Hospital of the University of Barcelona-Spain and at the hospitals of the University of Coimbra-Portugal. He has experience in the area of ââsurgery, clinical and experimental, working mainly in the area of ââliver surgery and liver transplantation. He set up and organized the Liver Resection Program for the treatment of liver tumors by performing the first hepatectomy at the HC Hospital of FMRP-USP in November 1992. He set up and organized the Liver Clinical Transplantation Program at FMRP-USP Hospital das Clinicas, What is the coordinator since its installation. With his team performed the first clinical liver transplant in Ribeirão Preto on May 2, 2001. In the area of ââexperimental surgery, his research lines are ischemia / reperfusion of the liver and liver regeneration, with a main emphasis on the effect of laser light and Hyperbaric oxygen therapy on the liver in several experimental situations. Since 1995 he has been working with the Institute of Physics of São Carlos-IFSC-USP for scientific and technological exchange, aiming at the clinical application of dynamic phototherapy (PDT) in tumors of the esophagus, pancreas and liver, as well as laser fluorescence spectroscopy for diagnosis Of tumors of the liver and pancreas. Currently, it has been applying laser fluorescence spectroscopy to evaluate the vitality of livers for experimental and clinical transplantation. From the beginning of 2006 until May 2008 he was president of São Paulo Interior Transplant-SPIT.