Carlos H. Barrios M.D. is Director of the Oncology Research Center at Hospital São Lucas, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He is Director of LACOG, Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the William Harrington Latin American Program of the University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida and physician member of the Oncoclinicas Group..

Dr. Barrios received his medical degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine being trained at the Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil and Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, Florida. Is also Board Certified in Hematology and Oncology training at Barnes and Jewish Hospitals, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Barrios is member of the Executive Board of the Breast International Group (BIG) and is very interested in clinical research participating in over 250 industry sponsored and academic clinical trials over the last 20 years. He has many abstract presentations in national and international congresses and has contributed significantly in the literature with peer reviewed publications. He has a strong interest in the development of international research collaborations and implementation of cooperative research infrastructures in Latin America. He is cofounder and current director of LACOG (Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group), which congregates more than 100 investigators in more than 70 institutions from 14 different countries in Latin America.