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Ms. Rute Castelhano, Training, Best Researcher Award

Rute Castelhano at Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom


Ms. Rute Sofia Sebastião Castelhano is a dynamic and dedicated surgical professional known for her outstanding contributions to patient care, medical education, and surgical research. With a strong foundation in general medicine and a passion for surgery, she has navigated through various specialties, demonstrating exceptional clinical skills and leadership abilities. Ms. Castelhano’s commitment to excellence and continuous learning is reflected in her numerous awards, accolades, and leadership roles throughout her career. She is recognized for her proactive approach, teamwork, and unwavering dedication to advancing the field of surgery while ensuring the highest standards of patient care.

Professional Profile:


MuDR in General Medicine

  • Institution: Charles University, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Year: September 2012 – June 2018

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Leadership for Health Professionals (TLHP)

  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Year: August 2020 – December 2021
  • Result: With Merit

Professional Experience:

Ms. Rute Sofia Sebastião Castelhano is a highly skilled surgical professional with extensive experience across various specialties. She has held significant roles in surgical departments, hospitals, and educational institutions, demonstrating exceptional leadership, teaching, and clinical abilities.

As an ST3 in Breast Surgery at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (August 2023 – February 2024) and later in Colorectal Surgery at Blackburn Hospital (February 2024 – August 2024), Ms. Castelhano exhibited proficiency in managing complex surgical cases while ensuring optimal patient care.

Her career progression includes roles as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, where she contributed to medical education and training at Great Western Hospital, specializing in General & Breast Surgery (August 2020 – February 2021) and Trauma & Orthopaedics (February 2021 – August 2021). She further honed her skills as a CST 2 in Colorectal Surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital (August 2022 – August 2023) and Vascular Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary (February 2023 – August 2023).

Ms. Castelhano’s dedication to surgical excellence is evident from her tenure as a Foundation Year 1 and 2 doctor, where she gained invaluable experience in various medical specialties, including Acute Medicine, Emergency Department, Geriatrics Medicine, and Trauma & Orthopaedics.

Research Interest:

Ms. Castelhano’s research interests revolve around surgical innovation, patient safety, and medical education. She is particularly interested in exploring novel surgical techniques, improving surgical outcomes, and enhancing the training and development of future surgeons.

Publications Top Noted: 

Experimental studies using OMV in a new platform of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

  • Gaspar, E.B., Prudencio, C.R., & De Gaspari, E.
  • Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 17(9), 2965-2968, 2021
  • Citation Count: 30

Peptide mimicking antigenic and immunogenic epitope of neuwiedase from Bothrops neuwiedi snake venom

  • Cardoso, R., Homsi-Brandeburgo, M.I., Rodrigues, V.M., Santos, W.B., & Prudencio, C.R.
  • Toxicon, 53(2), 254-261, 2009
  • Citation Count: 28

Zika virus serological diagnosis: commercial tests and monoclonal antibodies as tools

  • Silva, I.B.B., Silva, A.S., Cunha, M.S., Cabral, A.D., Oliveira, K.C.A., Gaspari, E.D., & Prudencio, C.R.
  • Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, 26, e20200019, 2020
  • Citation Count: 16

Different drug approaches to COVID-19 treatment worldwide: an update of new drugs and drugs repositioning to fight against the novel coronavirus

  • Oliver, J.C., Silva, E.N., Soares, L.M., Scodeler, G.C., Santos, A.S., Corsetti, P.P., & Prudencio, C.R.
  • Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines and Immunotherapy, 10, 25151355221144845, 2022
  • Citation Count: 10

Systematic surveillance and meta-analysis of antimicrobial resistance and food sources from China and the USA

  • Himanshu, Prudencio, C.R., Costa, A.C., Leal, E., Chang, C.M., & Pandey, R.P.
  • Antibiotics, 11(11), 1471, 2022
  • Citation Count: 10
Rute Castelhano | Training | Best Researcher Award

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