Sacred House of Mercy

The 38th Infirmary – Sacred House of Mercy

In 1960, the Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro created a new academic option (Plastic Surgery), at its Medical Post-graduate School. The program was set up at the 8th Infirmary of the Sacred House of Mercy Hospital (now the 38th Infirmary), which constitutes the PUC-RJ Plastic Surgery Department under the direction of Professor Ivo Pitanguy.