Eva Rocha graduated in Medicine at Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC) in 2012 and finished Neurology residency at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 2015. Eva was admitted in first place to the disputed Stroke and Neuro-ICU Fellowship at UNIFESP in 2016, where she completed training in vascular neurology and transcranial Doppler. During the same year she enrolled in the PhD program and acquired a sandwich doctorate grant from the CAPES Foundation (Ministry of Health) for a one-year period at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (2017/2018). During the research Fellowship in Boston, she worked on her PhD thesis and in various projects, including the RCVS2 score, published in the Neurology Journal. She also presented lectures for Harvard Medical School and accompanied her supervisor Aneesh Singhal in neurovascular consults and stroke neurology rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2018, Eva received the certificate in Neurosonology/ Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound from the Brazilian Academy of Neurology and World Stroke Organization.
Her PhD thesis subject “Detection of Microembolic Signals in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage” is currently awaiting publication and the doctoral thesis defence will occur in the following month. During her training at UNIFESP Eva participated in different stroke trials including BRIDGE STROKE, RESILIENT and ENCHANTED. Currently, Eva is professor of Neurology at Centro Universitario São Camilo, staff at Hospital São Paulo’s neurology ICU and teleneurologist in the United Health Group. She is an investigator at the OPTIMAL stroke trial, funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, which evaluates the best target of blood pressure for the prevention of stroke and dementia. She often presents lectures in national and regional conferences and is an instructor of the Emergency Neurology Life Support course from the Neurocritical Care Society. Eva is member of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society and European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics.
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