Dr. Pereira received his medical degree from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He completed his internal medicine internship, residency and a fellowship in cardiology at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a cardiac rhythm device specialist. He is a member of the American Heart Association's Scientific Council in Cardiovascular Diseases and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Pereira currently is in practice with the Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians in Jasper and serves as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.