Irene was born and raised in Leiria, Portugal until the age of 18, at which point she moved to Czech Republic on her own for a 6-year medical school program at Charles University in Prague. There she discovered her interest for education after she was invited to teach microbiology and histology by her professors, which she did for the following 2 years.
During her fourth year of medical school, she was awarded a travel grant to rotate in a small hospital in Croatia which further fueled her interest in global health. She became enthusiastic about health care disparities and differences in medical education across the globe. She was then fortunate to rotate in hospitals in England, Portugal, Mexico, Czech Republic, and the USA.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude and worked in Portugal for a short period of time before applying for residency in the USA. In 2020, she moved to Chicago for her Transitional Year Internship, and in 2021 she joined the radiology program at Yale, where she is currently an integrated interventional and diagnostic resident.
Her research interests include but are not limited to global health, artificial intelligence, and interventional radiology. She has also been involved in several quality improvement and educational projects throughout the years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, running, dancing, painting, and cooking.
|Residents' Resident Award||2022|
|Summa Cum Laude||Charles University||2017|
|Top 10% International Medical Student Award||Charles University||2015|
|Top 10% International Medical Student Award||Charles University||2014|
|Top 10% International Medical Student Award||Charles University in Prague||2007|