Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Faculty of Medicine of Triangulo Mineiro, MB, Brazil 


Hematology-Hemotherapy - University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellow, Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research Center, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Graduate Degree

PhD in Molecular Biology - University of Campianas, Sao Paolo, Brazil 

Titles and Academic Titles


Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 

Departments and Services





Arruda VR, High KA: Coagulation disorders. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Baunwald E, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J (eds.). McGraw-Hill Companies, Vol. 1, Chapter 116: pp. 973-982, July 2011 Notes: 18th Edition.


Arruda VR: Modulating Immune Responses in Muscle Gene Therapy. Muscle Gene Therapy, 1st Ed. Duan D (ed) (eds.). Springer Science, Chapter 11: 181-204, 2010 Notes: Book Chapter.


Arruda VR, High KA: Coagulation Disorders. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Ed. Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J  (eds.). The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, Chapter 110: 725-30, 2008 Notes: Book Chapter.

Arruda VR: Immune Modulation and Transient Suppression Strategies. Gene Therapy Immunology, 1st Ed. Herzog RW (ed) (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter 15: 311-29, 2008 Notes: Book Chapter.

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

2011, Martin Villar Haemostasis Prize Award
2009, Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation
1999, Young Investigator Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board

2008-present, Editorial Board, Molecular Therapy


2002-present, Clinical Genetics
2001-present, Human Gene Therapy
2000-present, Nature Biotechnology
2000-present, Journal of Clinical Investigation
2000-present, Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
2000-present, Human Mutation
2000-present, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA
2000-present, Blood
2000-present, Molecular Therapy
1999-present, American Journal of Hematology
1999-present,Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Academic and Institutional Committees

2011-present, Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2010-present, Member, PhD Admissions Committee, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group

2007-present, Member, MD/PhD Admissions Committee, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group

2001-present, Member, Admission Committee for Interns and Residents, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


1997-present, The International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 
1996-present, World Federation of Hemophilia


2011-present, NIH/NHLBI
- 2011-present, Ad-Hoc Member, Board of Scientific Counselors Scientific Review
- 2007-present, Member, Scientific Review Board, Gene Therapy Resource Program (GTRP)
- 2006-present, Member, Heme B Study Section

2009-present, American Society of Clinical Investigation

1998-present, American Society of Hematology

1998-present, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 
- 2010-present, Chair, Gene and Cell Therapy Genetic and Metabolic Disease Committee