Drauzio Varella

Science writer, Physician

1943 –

85

Who is Drauzio Varella?

Drauzio Varella, MD, is a Brazilian physician, educator, scientist and noted medical science popularizer in the press and TV, as well as best-selling author. In addition to medicine, Varella is noted as a public commentator on issues such as prison conditions, social welfare, government, literature and his professed atheism and skepticism.

Varella came from a family of Portuguese and Spanish descent from São Paulo. He studied medicine at the Medical School of the University of São Paulo. While a student, he was one of the founders of a pre-med preparatory course with João Carlos di Genio and other colleagues, and where he taught chemistry for several years. This course later became the larger private educational system in Brazil, the Universidade Paulista and the Sistema Objetivo. Varella received the Prêmio Jabuti literary award in 2000 for his book Estação Carandiru.

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Born
Jan 1, 1943
São Paulo
Also known as
  • Dr. Drauzio Varella
  • Antonio Drauzio Varella
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Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession
Education
  • University of São Paulo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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