Leonardo P. Oliveira, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Sports and Exercise Medicine
UCF College of Medicine
6850 Lake Nona Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827, USA


Dr. Oliveira is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Central Florida since 2011. He received his Medical Degree at the Unversidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil on 2007 and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine (2007-2010) at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) followed by a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (2010-2011) at the same institution. At UCF, Dr. Oliveira practices general medicine and non-operative Orthopedics and is team physician for University High School. He is a researcher at the UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness.

Research Interest

His research interest includes : Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Wellness Strategies, Exercise Performance, Muscle Quality, Running Performance and Injuries, Hypertension in Adults and Athletes.

Scientific Activities


• (2014) CMS, Meaningful Use Attestation
• (2013) CMS, Meaningful Use Attestation-Stage 1; 1 year reporting
• (2013) Meaningful Use Vanguard by the UCF Regional Extension Center
• (2013) Fellow of the American College of Physicians
• (2012) CMS, Meaningful Use Attestation-Stage 1; 90 Day Reporting
• (2011-2012) Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy Selected amongst physicians from the state to participate in the physician leadership program
• (2011) Best Clinical Research Presentation Award at the 21st Orthopaedic Research Day at the Cleveland Clinic
• (2010) Honorable Mention Award at the 15th Annual Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Scholarly Activity Day: Can Serial Measurements of B- Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Provide Incremental Prognostic Information in Ambulatory Patients with Chronic Heart Failure?
• (2003-2005) Top Ten Research Projects in the CNPq Basic Science Meeting at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
• (2005) First Place in the Poster Presentation Competition at the UFF and Heart Institute (Universidade de São Paulo) Meeting
• (2004) Honors at the 12th Biomedical Institute Meeting at UFF
• (2002) Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache-Gut-Goethe Institute
• (2000) Certificate of Proficiency in English-The University of Michigan


• (2011- Present) American College of Sports Medicine
• (2010- Present) American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
• (2009- Present) Exercise is Medicine
• (2009-2014) American Medical Association
• (2009-2011) ECFMG IMG Advisors Network-Advisor American
• (2008- Present) College of Physicians-Fellow


1. Gonzalez AM, Hoffman JR, Townsend JR, et al. Association between myosin heavy chain protein isoforms and intramuscular anabolic signaling following resistance exercise in trained men. Physiological Reports. 2015; 3: e12268. doi:10.14814/phy2.12268.
2. Fragala MS, Jajtner AR, Townsend JR, et al. Leukocyte IGF-1 Receptor Expression during Muscle Recovery. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015; 47(1): 92-99. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000392.
3. Stout JR, Fragala MS, Hoffman JR, et al. C-terminal agrin fragment is inversely related to neuromuscular fatigue in older men. Muscle Nerve. 2015; 51(1): 132-133. doi:10.1002/mus.24443.
4. Wells AJ, Hoffman JR, Gonzalez AM, et al. Effects of 28-days ingestion of a slow-release energy supplement versus placebo on hematological and cardiovascular measures of health. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014; 11(1): 59. doi:10.1186/s12970-014-0059-2
5. Gonzalez AM, Stout JR, Jajtner AR, et al. Effects of -hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate free acid and cold water immersion on post-exercise markers of muscle damage. Amino Acids. 2014; 46(6): 1501-1511.
6. Fragala MS, Fukuda DH, Stout JR, et al. Muscle quality index improves with resistance exercise training in older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2014; 53: 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2014.01.027.
7. Fragala MS, Jajtner AR, Beyer KS, et al. Biomarkers of muscle quality: N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen and C-terminal agrin fragment responses to resistance exercise training in older adults. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2014; 5(2): 139-148. doi:10.1007/s13539-013-0120-z.
8. Scanlon TC, Fragala MS, Stout JR, et al. Muscle architecture and strength: Adaptations to short-term resistance training in older adults. Muscle Nerve. 2014; 49(4): 584-592. doi:10.1002/mus.23969
9. Noblin A, Cortelyou-Ward K, Cantiello J, et al. EHR Implementation in a New Clinic: A Case Study of Clinician Perceptions. J Med Syst. 2013; 37(4): 9955. doi: 10.1007/s10916-013-9955-2.
10. Oliveira LP, Lawless CE. Making Prudent Recommendations for Return-to-Play in Adult Athletes with Cardiac Conditions. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2011; 10(2): 65-77. doi:10.1249/JSR.0b013e3182159a55.
11. Mullens W, Oliveira LP, Verga T, Wilkoff BL, Tang WH. Insights from Internet-Based Remote Intrathoracic Impedance Monitoring as Part of Heart Failure Disease Management Program. Congest Heart Fail. 2010; 16(4): 159-163. doi:10.1111/j.1751-7133.2010.00149.x.
12. Oliveira LP, Lawless CE. Hypertension Update and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Physically Active Individuals and Athletes. The Physician and Sports medicine. 2010; 38(1): 11-20. doi: 10.3810/psm.2010.04.1757.
13. Shishehbor MH, Amini R, Oliveria LP, et al. Comparison of Drug-Eluting Stents Versus Bare-Metal Stents for Treating ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. Intv 2008; 1: 227-232. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2008.03.011.
14. Shishehbor MH, Oliveira LP, Lauer MS, et al. Emerging cardiovascular risk factors that account for a significant portion of attributable mortality risk in chronic kidney disease. American Journal of Cardiology. 2008; 101(12): 1741-1746. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.02.060
15. Stein PK, Lundequam EJ, Oliveira LP, et al. Cardiac autonomic modulation. Analyzing circadian and ultradian rhythms. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 2007; 26(6): 14-18.
16. Macedo AR, Rocha NN, Oliveira LP, Nobrega AC, Souza MN. Semi-Automatic System Developed to Quantify Arterial Baroreflex Sensitivity. Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS. 2003. (1): 260-263. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2003.1279598
17. Castro RR, Serra SM, Porphirio G, Mendes FS, Oliveira LP, Nobrega AC. Pyridostigmine reduces QTc interval during recovery from maximal exercise in ischemic heart disease. International Journal of Cardiology. 2006; 107(1): 138-139.