Jorge Moll’s Passion for Education and Healthcare in Brazil

Posted on April 17, 2018

Dr. Jorge Moll studied neurology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a medical school in Brazil. Later he went to Sao Paulo University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology. His dream was to help people who suffer from debilitating conditions, particularly in his home country of Brazil. Dr. Moll hoped to make it enjoyable to enter a hospital.

Jorge Moll is the founder and President of D’Or Institute of Research and Education. The institute offers courses in areas such as surgery, cardiology, radiology, and orthopedics ( Jorge Moll is also Director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit and Neuroinformatics Workgroup.

In an interview with Jorge Moll, he explained his passion for research, education, and healthcare. He said he always has many ideas but must choose which ones are the best and which can be converted into a plan of action. Dr. Moll encourages others to question their model and not think about ideas for too long. Once they have an idea, they should either make progress with it or move on to something else. He believes that being transparent and open is the best path to success.

When asked about his favorite quote, Jorge Moll cited Da Vinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” One of his dreams was to make the process of entering a hospital simple.

Jorge Moll believes that ideas should be shared freely and that people should collaborate together to achieve the best results. He spends much of his time speaking with students, researchers, scientists and others who can benefit from the exchange of information. One of his favorite subjects is artificial intelligence. He enjoys learning how brains and machines can work together. He also likes studying gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

Jorge Moll holds memberships in the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the International Neuroethics Society, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, and Society for Neuroscience. He currently resides in Rio de Janeiro.