Jose Mauricio Mota, MD, PhD

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Avenida Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 180
Vila Nova Conceição
Phone - Work: +55 11 933597948
Phone - Mobile: +55 11 933597948

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I´m a medical oncologist who cares for people with genitourinary malignancies (prostate, bladder, kidney, and germ cell tumors). Since 2019, I serve as chief ot the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Service at Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (University of São Paulo) and as a Medical Oncologist at Rede D´Or São Luiz along with a great team of experts. My main goal is to help people with GU cancers to live longer and better.

My interest in Medical Oncology started while developing fundamental research as an undergraduate student. At this time, I was working at Professor Ronaldo Ribeiro´s laboratory. In his lab, I was involved in the development of several animal models to study the pathogenesis of chemotherapy-induced side effects. After graduating from Medical School in 2008, I decided to volunteer to serve as a military doctor in the poor countryside of my hometown state. After finishing my residency training in Internal Medicine at Ribeirão Preto Medical School (University of São Paulo), I resumed my laboratory work and obtained a PhD degree in 2015. In my PhD thesis, we showed a novel mechanism through which tumor-associated macrophages accumulate in the tumor microenvironment. This could aid in bringing insights for new biomarkers and in the development of new immunotherapeutic strategies. From 2015 to 2018, I underwent a fellowship in Medical Oncology under the supervision of Professor Paulo Hoff at Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (University of São Paulo).

Few years before my graduation, my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer and ultimately passed away after many years of treatment, suffering with disease symptoms and treatment-related toxicities. This sparked my later decision to specialize in caring for people with genitourinary cancers. From 2018 to 2019, I performed an Advanced Clinical Fellowship in the Genitourinary Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, under mentorship of Dr. Michael Morris. At MSK, I had a wonderful experience in clinical care and research, had the opportunity to meet the most caring doctors in my field, and made many friends with the same clinical and research interests.

In 2019, I accepted the invitation to return to Brazil and serve as chief of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Service at Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo (University of São Paulo) and to become a Medical Oncologist at Rede D´Or São Luiz, with the objectives of improving patient care and leading the development and conductance of clinical trials and translational research.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
Advanced Clinical Fellowship, 2019
Genitourinary Cancers
2018 To 2019
Advisor: Michael J. Morris

University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fellowship in Medical Oncology, 2018
2015 To 2018
Advisor: Paulo M. Hoff

University of Sao Paulo
Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
PhD, 2015
2012 To 2015
Advisor: Eduardo M. Rego

University of Sao Paulo
Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Residency in Internal Medicine, 2012
2010 To 2012

Federal University of Ceara
Fortaleza, Brazil
MD, 2008
Medical School
2003 To 2008

Job History

Chief, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Service
Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 2019 - present

Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 2019 - present

Cancer Specializations

Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer