Until the age of 10, Dr. Carla Moreira lived in Cape Verde, where her mother worked at a free clinic. Sometimes she made house calls, traversing the rocky terrain to see patients who had no access to the facility, and occasionally she took her daughter along with her.
As Moreira observed the connection her mother made with the people in their community it profoundly imprinted upon her. Today, she is a vascular and endovascular surgeon with Brown Surgical Associates whose practice is informed by her commitment to her community.
Rhode Island College – Dr. Moriera’s alma mater – recently profiled this gifted surgeon.