Igor D. Braz

Igor D. Braz

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Cerebral vasomotor regulation in atrial fibrillation: impact of exercise training

Supervisor: Dr James P. Fisher and Professor Gregory Y. H. Lip


Doctor of Medicine (2010) – Fluminense Federal University, Brazi


Igor is a Brazilian clinician with a keen awareness of the importance of integrative physiology in underpinning human health and disease, and is committed to a career in physiological research.

As an undergraduate student, Igor was awarded the Josué de Castro 1st prize in the Education area for the development of anatomy and physiology teaching resources along with his group of students. Following the completion of the medical training, he enrolled in the Masters programme at the Fluminense Federal University, being based in the Laboratory of Exercise Sciences in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega. He is now a PhD student at the University of Birmingham focusing on integrative physiology.


Research groups

  • Laboratory of Exercise Sciences – Fluminense Federal University (Brazil)
  • Clinical Research Unit – Antonio Pedro University Hospital (Brazil)



  • COUTO, A.; Pacheco A.B.; COUTINHO, A. A.; BRAZ, I. D.; Santos, L. C. C. F.; LOPES, M. C.; OLIVETTI, N. Q. S.. Embolic pulmonary arterial hypertension due to prolonged leg pending of the professional activity. Conduta Médica (Rio de Janeiro), v. 38, p. 8-10, 2008.

Conferences involved in:

  • XXIV Brazilian Congress of Neurology. Moderator at the Pain mini-conference. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 2010.

Presentations given:

  • Nascimento, O. J. M.; Sarno, E. N.; Marques, W. Jr; Freitas, M. R. G.; Jardim, M. R.; Barreira, A. A.; Zenha, V. V.; Braz, I. D.; Santos, L. C. C. F.; Matta, A. P.; Quintanilha, G. S.; Escada, T. M.; Pupe, C. C. B.; Uchoa, E. B. C.; Nobrega, A. C. L.. Treatment of the neuropathic pain in patients with leprosy: Inter-institutional project UFF, FIOCRUZ, USP-RP. XXIV Brazilian Congress of Neurology, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 2010. Oral Presentation
  • Nascimento, O. J. M.; Freitas, M. R. G.; Moreira, P. F.; Araujo, E.; Zenha, V. V.; Santos, L. C. C. F.; Braz, I. D..Neurology/neurosciences subunit of the clinical research unit (NEUROUPC) from the Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro (HUAP) - UFF. XXIV Brazilian Congress of Neurology, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 2010. Poster Presentation
  • Braz, I. D.; Isidoro, C. I.; Lontra, M. V. B.; Pinto, F. H.; Righi, L. D.; Santos, L. C. C. F.; Zenha, V. V.; Moraes, I. A.. Navigating through a differentiated medical education. 44th Brazilian Medical Education Congress. Gramado, RS, Brazil, 2006. Poster Presentation