Death Note - Dr. Paulo Bezerra

Dr PauloHe died last week at the age of 84 from lung cancer, Dr. Paulo Frassinete Bezerra or Paulo Balá, as he was commonly called.

Born in the backlands of Rio Grande do Norte, in the small city of Acari, he was the first training radiologist in his state and one of the founding partners of the Natal Radiology Institute, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

His training took place at the Federal Hospital of the Servants of the State of Rio de Janeiro, having as preceptor and good friend Dr. Nicola Caminha, also establishing solid friendships with doctors Waldyr Maymone and Luís Felipe Matoso.

He was a full member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR), a member of the Historical and Geographic Institute and the Academy of Medicine of Rio Grande do Norte, former professor of Radiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and still a member of the North Riograndense Academy of Letters, having four books released and one in progress.

Dr. Paulo leaves his wife, four children, including two radiologists, and a legion of friends.

CBR regrets the loss of an excellent professional to the radiological community and provides support to their families.

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Thiago Braga

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