Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Afonso C. Ribeiro, M.D.

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Afonso C. Ribeiro, M.D.



  • English
  • Portuguese


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Gastroenterology


  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal malignancies, photodynamic therapy for carcinoma and Barret's esophagus

Research Interests

Endoscopic ultrasound gastrointestinal malignancies


Universidad Federal Do Rio De Janeiro
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine


Dr. Ribeiro is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he received his M.D. degree from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He then completed five years of Internal Medicine Residency, two in Brazil and three years at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine followed by one year Hepatology Fellowship at University of Miami. Dr. Ribeiro did his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and also one-year Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology, Dr. Ribeiro has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease and Sciences and American Journal of Managed Care

Dr. Ribeiro has been a member of the Divison of Gastroenterology since 2003 and his main areas of interests are: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic palliation of GI malignancies and Endoscopic therapy of Barrett’s and early esophageal cancer.

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