Dr. Carla C. Moreira is a vascular and endovascular surgeon with expertise in a broad spectrum of complex open and minimally invasive operations and the treatment of all forms of vascular conditions. She graduated with Honors from Rhode Island College in 2003 with a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry. In 2008, she received her M.D. from Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Chicago in 2013. This was followed by 2- year fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center. In 2015, she returned to RI joining the Department of Surgery at Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery.
In 2018, she was appointed Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Providence VA Medical Center. She holds attending privileges at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, Fatima Hospital, and Roger Williams Hospital. Dr. Moreira has established an unblemished professional reputation and is strong proponent of multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the care of patients with vascular disease.
In addition to her busy clinical practice, Dr. Moreira embraces her role as a clinician educator by being actively involved in the teaching of residents, medical students, and other allied health professionals. In 2018, she was awarded the Brown University Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, given in recognition of exceptional teaching and mentoring as a lecturer and preceptor.
Her research interests include developing methods for addressing health disparities through Quality Improvement (QI) interventions and characterizing the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on the care and outcome of patients with atherosclerotic disease. She is Co-Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee for the Department of Surgery, and serves on numerous other hospital and university committees working to expand the missions of social justice, health equity, and diversity of the biomedical workforce. In 2019, she established SURGE Lab, an innovative quality improvement and health disparities research and mentoring program to aid in the recruitment, retention, advancement of underrepresented minority students and faculty in academic medicine.
Dr. Moreira is a native of Cape Verde, speaks fluent Capeverdean Creole and Portuguese, has working knowledge of conversational and medical Spanish. She is married and has 2 small boys.