Geraldino de Souza Pinto and Odette Torrano de Souza Pinto,
Dr. Ewaldo was born in Cajuru, state of São Paulo.
He went to Elementary School in Santo Antônio da Alegria
and moved to Santos where he attended High School at Canadá
In 1961, he graduated in Medicine at the Federal University
of Rio de Janeiro, he specialized in Plastic Surgery at Dr.
Ivo Pitanguy´s Graduate School (three year long course).
In 1962 he had the opportunity to care for the victims of
the fire in the Gran Circo(Gran Circus) in Niteroi (state
of Rio de Janeiro) along with dr. Ivo Pitanguy.
He worked with Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, as his assistant, until 1968.
In 1969, upon his return to santos he took part of the Plastic
Surgery Service of the Hospital Holy House of Mercy and attended
on private patients at the clinic on 118, Ana Costa Avenue.
In 1975 he built the current clinic, located on 120, Ana Costa
Avenue, which was enlarged 10 years later.
In 1980 he set up, at his own expenses, the first UTQ, Unidade
de Tratamento de Queimados (Fire Victims Treatment Unit),
at the Hospital of Stevedores, attending on the needy.
In 1994, the Santos Day Hospital was built at the address
where he started his professional life in Santos, that is,
118,Ana Costa Avenue, next door to his private clinic.
Since the beginning of his carreer Dr. Ewaldo has always attended
the best Courses and Meetings in the specialty; at first as
a participant in order to learn more, and later on, as his
practice and knowledge increased he became the guest of numberless
conventions and meetings in his country(approximately 240)
and abroad (approximately 150). On these occasions he not
only transmits his experience but also gets updated in his
particular field of action. He has already promoted several
meetings of the specialty, such as:
R.A.P.S. (Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery) 1989 and 1990;
M.I.S.S. Brasil 95(Minimal Incision Surgical Symposium), Rostros
Felices March 1997; I and II International Advanced
Course on Superficial Liposuction, respectively in April 1997
and June 1999 ; I, II and III Plastic Surgery International
Symposium, respectively in March 2000, 2001 and 2002 and the
IX South American Cone Plastic Surgery Meeting in May 2001,
among others, always disclosing the new techniques of internationally
prominent foreign doctors.
In 1990, in partnership with Santa Cecília University,
he started to offer a service directed primarily towards the
members of low income groups, creating a Plastic Surgery Ambulatory
located on 23, Cesario Mota Street, where students of the
last year of the Specialization Course of Plastic Surgery
attend, for free, on the population.