About Us

We are a group of specialists in infectious diseases and infection control and work to promote the safety of patients, healthcare workers, and environments using technology and innovation. Our services and products are designed as telemedicine tools for infectious diseases, hospital infection control, epidemiology of hospital infections, and antimicrobial stewardship. Our multidisciplinary team has the expertise and scientific knowledge in infectious diseases, hospital infection, and technology. We provide tools and guide work processes through a connected and safe network.

How does it work?

Qualis proposes and participates in a change in work processes using expertise and technology. Quality improvement methodology such as the PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act), real-time and asynchronous antimicrobial stewardship, and hospital infection surveillance with artificial intelligence (ISA-robot) are some of the products and services offered by the Qualis team. The rearrangement of infection control services based on a chain with rules, standards, and contingencies, improves efficiency and quality and creates safety mechanisms for people and environments.

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Our Team

Dr. Rodrigo Pires dos Santos (CEO - Founder)

Graduation in Medicine from UFSM 1998. He did three years of medical residency in Internal Medicine and two years of medical residency in infectious diseases at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Doctorate in Medicine: Medical Sciences from UFRGS in 2008. Postdoctoral fellow at UFRGS. ANVISA consultant for medicines in 2005. Executive physician of Infection Control at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre from 2003 to 2009. Coordinator of the Infection Control Commission of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre from 2009 to 2021. Professor of the Graduate Program of the University of Cardiology Foundation since December 2009. Lattes Curriculum.

Camila Hubner Dalmora (Partner / Medical Director)

Graduation in medicine in 2009 (UFSM). She did a medical residency in infectious diseases at the University Hospital of Santa Maria (2013) and a medical residency in hospital infectious diseases at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (2014). He is currently an infectious disease physician at Qualis and on the infection control committee at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre.

Tiago Andres Vaz (Partner / Head of A.I.)

Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Health and works as an IT Advisor at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Graduated in Computer Science from PUC-RS and Postgraduate at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He did an Executive MBA at the School of Advertising and Marketing and a specialization in Change Management at Harvard Business School (HBS). He is a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and has a Master’s degree in Clinical Research from the School of Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Letícia Lobo (Infectious Disease Doctor)

Training in Medicine from the Federal University of Pelotas (2006), Medical Residency in Infectious Diseases from Hospital São Lucas PUCRS (2007-2010). Acting as preceptor of the Medical Residency of Infectious Diseases Hospital São Lucas PUCRS (2010-2017), Infection Control Service of Hospital São Lucas PUCRS (2010- 2019), Center for Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance of Hospital São Lucas PUCRS (2011-2019), Center for Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance of the Nossa Senhora da Conceição Hospital Group (2018) and Hospital Infection Control Commission of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (2018-2019).

Otávio Luiz da Fontoura Carvalho (Pharmaceutical)

Graduated in Pharmacy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2011). Specialist in Clinical Pharmacy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2013). Qualis Pharmacist since 2014. He has experience in hospital infection control service with an emphasis on a management program for the rational use of antimicrobial Stewardship and management of epidemiological indicators.

Stephani Lukasewicz (Nurse)

Graduated in nursing from UFRGS (2012), Specialist in Hospital Infection Control from the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (2015), and Master’s in Epidemiology from UFRGS (2018). Qualis nurse since 2015. He has experience in the nursing area with an emphasis on the epidemiology of healthcare-related infections (HAI), management of indicators and infection control, and telemedicine for the prevention and control of HAI.

Arateus (Data Scientist for the Artificial Intelligence Team)

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

Emillyn Mellyne (Intern in the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Team)

Graduated in Biomedical Informatics at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA). Technician in Computer Networks by SENAI Porto Alegre.

Célia Beatriz Silva (Relationship Manager)

Bachelor of Laws, graduated from FADISA - Santo Ângelo/RS, with experience in hospital administration and people management.

Raquel Lima (infectious disease physician)

Graduation in Medicine from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2007). Medical Residency in Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Santa Maria/Federal University of Santa Maria (2011-2014) Infectious Disease Doctor in Hospital Infection Control Service (2014-2018) Infectious Disease Doctor at Qualis Infectious Diseases (2014) Infectious Disease Doctor in the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services of the State Department of Health of Santa Catarina. (2018).

Lilian Silva de Andrade (registered nurse)

Graduated in Nursing from the Methodist University Center IPA (2010). Specialist in Public Health by the Rio Grande do Sul Education System (2012). Specialist in Occupational Nursing from the University Center of the United Metropolitan Colleges (2018). Master’s degree in Health Sciences from the University Foundation of Cardiology with applicability in studying healthcare-related infections (2016). Ph.D. student in Health Sciences from the University Foundation of Cardiology. He has experience in health care, teaching, and management.

Laura Morrone Gastaud (infectious disease physician)

Graduation in Medicine from the Catholic University of Pelotas was completed in 2011. Medical Residency in Infectious Diseases (2012-2015) and Hospital Infectious Diseases (2015-2016) at Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição. He works as an Infectious Disease Doctor of the Specialized Care Service of the Municipality of Porto Alegre (2015), performs HIV matrix support of the basic network by SMS/POA, and acts as a Reference Physician in HIV Genotyping (2022). He works as an Infectious Disease Doctor at SAE Esteio (2021) and Qualis Infectious Diseases (2021).