He is a physician specializing in mental health and public health in the Municipal Prefecture of Cabo Frio, Brazil, where he is General Coordinator of Health Centers. Dr. de Oliveira also serves as attending physician in the Institute of Benefits and Assistance to employees of Cabo Frio. He is President of the Board of Directors of the research center foundation in his hospital. Dr. de Oliveira is particularly interested in psychiatric rehabilitation. He participated in a Council of International Programs seminar in the U.S, in 1983, and is a member of the Executive Board of its alumni program.
Dr. de Oliveira holds an M.D. degree from the School of Medicine and Surgery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1976).