The Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo was one of the finalist institutions of the National Academy of Medicine of Brazil - NAM (Academia Nacional de Medicina) award, edition 2020. In a virtual scientific session, with more than 240 participants, Prof. Rubens Belfort Jr., president of NAM and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, announced the nine winners, on August 6th, 2020.  

In the category best work of 2019 in Gynecology and Obstetrics “Madame Durocher Award”, the “First world birth after uterine transplantation with deceased donor” was awarded, authored by the doctors of the Hospital das Clínicas (HC) of FMUSP Dani Ejzenberg, gynecologist, and Wellington Andraus, gastrosurgeon, supervised by José Maria Soares Júnior, Associated Professor of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and by Edmund Chada Baracat, Titular Professor of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Titular Professor of the Surgery Department.

The doctor Dani Ejzenberg says that, "after approval of HCFMUSP ethics committees, the CONEP and the National Transplant System in September 2016 was held the first uterine transplant in Latin America. We follow the patient for seven months, to be made the first embryo transfer, until December 2017, when we had the birth of the first child in the world through transplantation with a deceased donated uterus”. Prenatal care and childbirth were performed by the Obstetrics Discipline team of HCFMUSP. The doctor Dani Ejzenberg also adds: “the work gave rise to a publication in The Lancet journal in December 2018, which ranked 15th among 30,000 articles published since the beginning of the journal, and was also placed among the 50 articles with the highest repercussion in all areas of science in the world, in 2019 (altmetric top 100). There were many colleagues from different sectors who contributted to this study to be successful, we are still looking for funding so that we can continue the investigations and we can help more and more women to achieve the dream of motherhood ”.

Prof. Edmund Baracat says: “the successful outcome of this project, which began in 2015 with training in Sweden, is fundamentally due to the joint work carried out by the teams at the Human Reproduction Center of the Gynecology Discipline at FMUSP and the Liver Transplant of the Gastroenterology Department at FMUSP. Before the transplant, the patient was thoroughly evaluated at the Human Reproduction Center to assess her reproductive potential, for later in vitro fertilization”.

"This award honors research with enormous social repercussions, enabling thousands of women to dream of motherhood," says Prof. Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque.

Check out the other finalists and the ANM 2020 Award ceremony at:

Doctor Wellington Andraus and Doctor Dani Ejzenberg (standing) and Prof. Luiz Carneiro and Prof. Edmund Baracat (seated)  Photo by: Edilson Dantas/ O Globo Agency