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Mr. Gustavo Nunes, Foot and Ankle, Best Researcher Award

Gustavo Nunes at Clínica COTE Brasília, Brazil


Mr. Gustavo Nunes is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with extensive expertise in foot and ankle surgery. He completed his medical education at the Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena and specialized training through residencies and fellowships in Brazil and internationally. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Medicine of Barcelona, Dr. Nunes serves as Head of the Foot Ankle Departments at several leading hospitals in Brasília. His contributions to orthopedic surgery are recognized through his active participation in professional societies, research, and teaching. He has published numerous articles and is a sought-after speaker at conferences worldwide, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of orthopedic surgery.

Professional Profile:


Mr. Gustavo Nunes graduated with a degree in Medicine from the Faculdade de Medicina de Barbacena in 2011. He completed his residency in Orthopedic and Traumatology at Hospital Belo Horizonte between 2011 and 2014. Following this, he pursued fellowships in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hospital Ortopédico BH and Universidade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais from 2014 to 2016. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Medicine of Barcelona, working on a project titled “Ankle Ligaments: from Anatomy to Surgery,” which he commenced in January 2020.

Professional Experience:

Mr. Nunes is a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. His professional journey includes leadership roles such as Head of the Foot Ankle Department at multiple esteemed hospitals in Brasília, including Santa Helena Hospital, DF Star Hospital, SORT Clinic, and COTE Clinic, where he has served since 2021. Previously, he held similar positions at Hospital Brasília and Hospital Águas Claras, and has worked as a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Hospital da Baleia, Hospital Belo Horizonte, Hospital Ortopédico, and Hospital Universitário Ciências Médicas BH.

Research Interest:

Mr. Nunes’ research interests focus on the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of foot and ankle conditions. His work extensively covers minimally invasive surgical techniques, management of severe deformities, and the application of advanced imaging technologies in orthopedic practice. He is particularly interested in the anatomical and surgical aspects of ankle ligaments, as well as the development of innovative procedures to enhance patient outcomes.

Top Noted Publication:

Distal Metatarsal Metaphyseal Osteotomy (DMMO) for Lesser Toe Metatarsalgia: A Case Series of 195 Osteotomies

  • Journal: Journal of the Foot & Ankle
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2022
  • DOI: 10.30795/jfootankle.2022.v16.1639

Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin: Locking The Metatarsal-Cuneiform Joint

  • Journal: Foot & Ankle Specialist
  • Publication Date: February 22, 2022
  • DOI: 10.1177/19386400221079155

All-Inside Arthroscopic Repair of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament: A Case Series

  • Journal: International Orthopaedics
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2022
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00264-021-05283-z

Technique Tip: Medial Prominence Bone Spur Resection in the Third-Generation Percutaneous Chevron-Akin Osteotomy Technique (PECA) for Hallux Valgus Correction

  • Journal: Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Publication Date: November 2021
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2021.11.004

Connecting Fibers Between ATFL’s Inferior Fascicle and CFL Transmit Tension Between Both Ligaments

  • Journal: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
  • Publication Date: August 2021
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00167-021-06496-w
Gustavo Nunes | Foot and Ankle | Best Researcher Award

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