Renata Prado, MD
Dr. Renata Prado
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Renata Prado specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. She grew up in Brazil, where she received her medical degree from one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. In Brazil, she also completed an internal medicine residency, worked as a hospitalist, and in the ICU.
In 2002, Dr. Prado moved to Chicago to pursue a post-doctoral research fellowship at Northwestern University. In 2005, she moved to Denver and continued her research projects at the University of Colorado – Denver, where she remained for her internship, dermatology residency, and Mohs fellowship. Dr. Prado’s research has been published in several journals, and she has presented her work at many conferences.
Dr. Prado practiced in Boston from 2012 to 2016, when she returned to Colorado. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two boys and loves to be close to the mountains. In her spare time, Dr. Prado enjoys reading with her boys, traveling, playing the piano, and dancing classical ballet.
Dr. Renata Prado was born in the mountains of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She grew up with a large Italian descendent family among many cousins, uncles, and aunts. Both of her parents are chemical engineers and her brother is also a physician; they all still live in her hometown in Brazil, with everyone else in her family.
During her childhood and youth, Dr. Prado played tennis, danced ballet, and enjoyed traveling with her family. She spent part of her childhood in Germany and completed her high school senior year as an exchange student in Virginia.
In 1994, Dr. Prado was admitted into UFMG School of Medicine, a leading Latin American university. During her medical studies, she participated extensively in several research projects and was awarded a three-year federal grant to research the determinants of maternal-fetal transmission of HIV. Dr. Prado presented her research at several national conferences, and her love for academic research grew stronger.
During her last year of medical school, Dr. Prado was selected for a dermatology international rotation at Marselisborg Hospital in Denmark to work with patients with severe dermatologic conditions requiring hospitalization. This was a professionally and culturally rich experience that sparked her interest in how medicine is practiced in other countries. She returned to Brazil for her last year of medical school, and at her graduation, she was elected by her classmates to read the Hippocratic Oath during the commencement ceremony, a great honor for students graduating at UFMG School of Medicine, and an unforgettable moment for her.
During her internship, Dr. Prado spent 3 months working in an underserved rural area in Brazil, an experience that had a profound impact on her life.
Dr. Prado completed an internal medicine residency in one of the largest hospitals in her state, where she proceeded to work as a hospitalist and in the ICU. In 2002, she was married and moved to the US to pursue dermatologic academic research.
Dr. Prado was a post-doctoral research fellow both at Northwestern University in Chicago and at the University of Colorado in Denver, where she performed cutting-edge research on skin immunology. After completing her dermatology residency and Mohs surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado, Dr. Prado moved to Massachusetts, where she worked for four years in a private practice.
In 2016, Dr. Prado and her family decided to return to the beautiful mountains of Colorado, and she joined Vanguard Skin Specialists. She immediately related to Vanguard’s operating principles and shared their vision to make a positive impact on patients, the community, and the world at large.
Dr. Prado has two boys and spends most of her free time with them. She feels blessed to live in Colorado Springs and to be part of this community. You can see her biking with her boys almost every end of the day in her neighborhood during the summer months. She and her family go every year to Brazil, to spend time with family and friends. This year, Dr. Prado returned to practice classical ballet.
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PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
- Prado, FLS, Prado, R, Ladeia, AMT. Cardiovascular risk profile in patients with myelopathy associated with HTLV-1. The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017.
- Huff LS, Prado R, Pederson JF, Dunnick CA, Lucas LM. Chlorpromazine-induced skin pigmentation with corneal and lens opacities. Cutis. 93(5):247-250, 2014.
- Prado R, Funke A, Bingham J, Brown M, Mellette JR. Treatment of severe rhinophyma using scalpel excision and wire loop tip electrosurgery. Dermatologic Surgery. May;39(5):807-10, 2013.
- Prado R, Ellis LZ, Gamble R, Funk T, Arbuckle HA, Bruckner AL. Collodion Baby: An Update Focused on a Practical Approach to Management. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 67:1362-74, 2012.
- Ellis LZ, Prado R, High W, Robinson WA, Fitzpatrick JE, Brown M, Mellette JR. Sweat Gland Carcinoma versus Metastatic Breast Carcinoma: A Continued Struggle among Clinicians and Dermatopathologists. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 67:e156-e157, 2012.
- Ellis LZ, Prado R, Francis S, Lee L. Bell’s Palsy Following a Minor Dermatologic Procedure. Archives of Dermatology. Feb;148(2):268-9, 2012.
- Prado R, Francis SO. Chemoprevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Dermatologic Surgery. Nov;37(11):1566-78, 2011.
- Prado R, Jensen JD, Okamoto M, Luo Y, Lewis KD, Fujita M. Metastatic melanoma manifesting with purulent nodules composed of neutrophils and melanoma cells. European Journal of Dermatology. Jul-Aug;21(4):642-3, 2011.
- Tanaka A, Jensen JD, Prado R, Riemann H, Shellman YG, Norris DA, Chin L, Yee C, Fujita M. Whole recombinant yeast vaccine induces anti-tumor immunity and improves survival in a genetically engineered mouse model of melanoma. Gene Therapy. Aug;18(8):827-34, 2011.
- Prado R, Allen S. Reconstructive Conundrum: Island pedicle flap for a complex nasal defect. Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery 37:1–5, 2011.
- Prado R, Brice S, Fukuda S, Hashimoto T, Fujita M. A case of paraneoplastic pemphigus herpetiformis with IgG antibodies to desmoglein 3 and absence of mucosal lesions. Archives of Dermatology. 147(1):67-71, 2011
- Freitas RM, Prado R, Prado FL, Paula IB, Figueiredo MTA, Ferreira CS, Goulart EM, Pedroso ER. Paracoccidioidomycosis: chest radiology and clinical-epidemiological evaluation. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 43(6):651-656, nov-dez, 2010
- Joncas V, Prado R, Ritchie CP, Kaufman LM, Schober-Flores C, Arbuckle HA. The closure of a large chronic abdominal wound in a neonate utilizing a biologic dressing. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 23(9):404-5, 2010.
- Jensen JD, Dunnick CA, Arbuckle HA, Brice S, Freeman SR, High W, Howe W, Prado R, Prok L, Seitz G, Vance K, Gamble RG, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology information on the Internet: an appraisal by dermatologists and dermatology residents. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 63(6):1101-3, 2010.
- Wang X, Fujita M, Prado R, Tousson A, Hsu H-C, Schottelius A, Kelly DR, Yang PA, Wu Q, Chen J, Xu H, Elmets CA, Mountz JD, Edwards Visualizing CD4 T Cell Migration into Inflamed Skin and Its Inhibition by CCR4/CCR10 Blockades using in vivo Imaging Model. British Journal of Dermatology, 162: 487-496, 2010.
- Prado R, Albert RK, Mehler PS, Chu ES. Quality Improvement Conundrums: Looking Back Before Moving Forward. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 5(1):E33, 2010.
- Prado R, Albert RK, Mehler PS, Chu ES. Rapid Response: A Quality Improvement Conundrum. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 4:255–257, 2009.
- Kikwai L, Babu RJ, Prado R, Kolot A, Armstrong CA, Ansel JC, Singh M. In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Topical Formulations of Spantide II. AAPS PharmSciTech, 6(4): E565-E572, 2005.
- Prado FLS, Prado R, Gontijo CCV, Freitas RMC, Pereira MCN, Paula LB, Pedroso ERP. Lymphoabdominal paracoccidioidomycosis simulating primary neoplasia of the biliary tract. Mycopathologia, 160(1): 25-28, 2005.
- Reis JMB, Lamounier Filho A, Rampinelli CA, Soares ECS, Prado RS, Pedroso ERP. Training-related accidents during teacher-student-assistance activities of medical students. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 37(5):405-408, set-out, 2004.
- Gontijo CCV, Prado RS, Neiva CLS, Freitas RM, Prado FLS, Pereira ARA, Paula IB, Pedroso ERP. Epidemiology and clinical features of patients with paracoccidioidomycosis at the Clinical Hospital (UFMG), Belo Horizonte. [A Paracoccidioidomicose em pacientes atendidos no Hospital das Clínicas da UFMG]. Revista Medica de Minas Gerais, 13(4): 231-233, 2003.
- Prado RS, Figueiredo EL, Magalhães TVB. Retinal Detachment in Preeclampsia – Case Report. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, 79(2):183-6, 2002.
- Barcelos TBB, Prado RS, Barbosa CSP, Silveira ACM. Bone fibro-osseous lesions. A clinical and pathologic study of 38 cases. Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, 33(1):49-53, 1998.
- Prado R. Part XVI, Chapter 201: Manifestacoes Cutaneas de Doencas Sistemicas (Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases). Clínica Médica. Enio Roberto Pietra Pedroso, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Rubio
- Prado R, Mellette JR. Uncommon malignant tumors of the skin. Dermatology Secrets Plus. James Fitzpatrick and Joseph Morelli, 4th
- Prado R, Mellette JR. Uncommon malignant tumors of the skin. Dermatology Secrets Plus. James Fitzpatrick and Joseph Morelli, 5th
- Prado R, High W. Granuloma Faciale. In: Goldsmith LA, editor. VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]. Rochester, NY: Logical Images; 2009. www.visualdx.com.
- Prado R, High W. Aquired Digital Fibrokeratoma. In: Goldsmith LA, editor. VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]. Rochester, NY: Logical Images; 2009. www.visualdx.com.
- Prado R, High W. Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma. In: Goldsmith LA, editor. VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]. Rochester, NY: Logical Images; 2009. www.visualdx.com.
- Prado R, High W. Pilonidal Cyst. In: Goldsmith LA, editor. VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]. Rochester, NY: Logical Images; 2009. www.visualdx.com.
- Prado R, High W. Trichomycosis Axillaris. In: Goldsmith LA, editor. VisualDx Visual Clinical Decision Support Tool [online]. Rochester, NY: Logical Images; 2009. www.visualdx.com.
Awards, Distinctions, & Scholarships
- 2012 ASDS Preceptorship Program. Tri H. Nguyen. One week in Dr. Nguyen’s clinic observing Mohs micrographic surgeries and complex reconstructions.
- 2011 ASDS Educational Scholarship Program. Washington, DC, 2011.
- 2010 Colorado Dermatology Society Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, 2010. Best resident oral presentation: Annular bullous lesions in a patient with a large pulmonary mass.
- 2010 ASDS Educational Scholarship Program. Chicago, IL, 2010.
- 2010 ASDS Preceptorship Program. Dow Stough, Hot Springs, AR, 2010. One week in Dr. Stough’s clinic observing Mohs micrographic surgeries and hair transplantations.
- Society for Investigative Dermatology’s Resident Retreat for Future Academicians. Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.
- 2009 Colorado Dermatology Society Annual Meeting. Denver, CO, 2009. Best resident oral presentation: Sudden presentation of neutrophilic nodules on the chest wall of an adult male.
- 2008 ASCDAS Educational Scholarship Program. Las Vegas, NV, 2008.
- Elected by the class of 1999 to read the Hippocratic Oath during the commencement ceremony, an honor for students graduating at UFMG School of Medicine.
- VII Medical Academic Congress of Botucatu. Botucatu, Brazil, 1998. Best oral presentation: The utility of Immune-Complex-Dissociated P24 Antigen in early diagnosis of perinatally acquired HIV Type 1 in Brazil.
- XXVIII Scientific Meeting of Medical Students. Niteroi, Brazil, 1998. Best oral presentation: The utility of Immune-Complex-Dissociated P24 Antigen in early diagnosis of perinatally acquired HIV Type 1 in Brazil.
- Federal Grant for a 3-year research on Determinants of maternal-fetal transmission of HIV. Granted by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil. From February 1997 to December 1999.
Dr. Prado has given numerous oral and poster presentations at major national medical conferences for the following groups:
- American College of Mohs Surgery
- Colorado Dermatology Society Annual Meeting
- Society for Investigative Dermatology
- Annals of the World AIDS Conference
- Academic Conference on Internal Medicine, Brazil
- Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical