Rio de Janeiro

Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectology – Chagas Disease Clinical Research Laboratory

About the Institute

Fiocruz unit focused on clinical research, teaching, reference services and assistance in infectious diseases. It integrates the Clinical Research Network of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. The National Institute of Infectology (INI) is the reference service in Rio de Janeiro for the diagnosis and treatment of Chagas disease. All patients with clinical suspicion can go to the Emergency Room, where serological tests and an electrocardiogram are initially performed.

In case of diagnostic confirmation, evaluation of possible cardiac and digestive complications is carried out, by performing an echocardiogram, chest X-ray, endoscopy, and when necessary, 24-hour Holter and stress test.

Specific and symptomatic treatment is indicated according to current guidelines. A multidisciplinary team works with patients, providing comprehensive care, which includes infectologists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists, as well as a nursing team, nutritionist, physical educator, physiotherapist, pharmacist, social worker and psychology. For patients who develop heart disease, we also offer a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation service, with supervised physical activities aimed at improving the functional capacity and quality of life of patients.

Contact and address


  • General: +55 21 3865-9595
  • Cardiological Center: +55 21 3865-9696
  • Chagas Disease Clinical Research Laboratory: +55 21 3865-9648.


Address: Avenida Brasil 4.365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, CEP 21.040-900, Pavilhão Gaspar Vianna

Working hours:

Day Hospital and general care: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, except holidays

Hospital Center: open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

Teaching: customer service from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm, except holidays.

How to get there


Head of staff: Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano

Substitute: Andréa Silvestre de Sousa


Full staff:

Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno – infectology

Andréa Rodrigues Costa – cardiology

Fernanda Martins – pharmacy

Fernanda de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes – cardiology and rehabilitation

Fernando de Barros – general surgery

Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva – pharmacy

Henrique Horta Veloso – cardiology

Luiz Felipe Conde Sangenis – infectology

Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda – cardiology

Paula Simplício da Silva – nutrition

Roberto Magalhães Saraiva – cardiology

Sergio Salles Xavier – cardiology