A/Prof. Barreto is a Gastrointestinal, HPB and Liver Transplant surgeon, academic and researcher.
From developing the technique of isolating murine pancreatic fragments to study pancreatic exocrine secretion to using them to understand the effects of neuropeptides on pancreatic exocrine secretion and the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis; from employing an objective approach to auditing and evaluating his own practice of pancreatic surgery to improve not only the technique of surgery but the quality of cancer surgery care delivered to his patients, A/Prof. Barreto has contributed to the advancement of science in the disease of the pancreas, namely acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. He is an advocate for quality in surgery on a global platform.
He earned his PhD studying the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis. He is a Consultant Surgeon on the HPB and Liver Transplant Unit at Flinders Medical Centre, as well as the Deputy Director of Flinders Medical (MD) Program, and Coordinator of MD Advanced Studies, Flinders University, South Australia. His active research interests include acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and young-onset cancers. A/Prof. Barreto has authored more than 290 clinical and basic science papers and book chapters. He is listed in the Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% Scientists’ list. He has edited two books on pancreato-biliary and abdominal surgery. A/Prof. Barreto has served, and continues to serve, on national and international committees involved in the development of guidelines for the management of pancreatic cancer.
MBBS, MS, FAIS, FRACS, PhD
Pfizer Scroll of Honour awarded for outstanding performance at the final examination for the degree of M.B.B.S. held by the Goa University in the year 2002.
Late Dr. C.T. Da Silva Cash Prize and The Goa Medical College Rolling Shield on being adjudged The Best All Round Student of the year 2001.
Doctor’s Goa U.S.A. Prize for securing highest marks in General Surgery at the final M.B.B.S examination held in January 2002.
Late Dr. Aires de Sa Memorial Prize in Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002.