1977 – Admitted at the Faculté de Medecine Xavier Bichat, Université de Paris VI
1983 – Graduated in Medicine by the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
1986 – General fellowship
1992 – Qualification as Internist after public curricular examination
1994 – Qualification as Cardiologist by the College of Physicians, after National public curricular, theoretical and practical examinations. Classified with “Unanimously and Distinction”
2001 – European Cardiologist by the European Society of Cardiology
2003 – Qualification in Emergency Medicine by the Portuguese College of Physicians
2008 – PhD in Medicine. Thesis on heart failure diagnosis
Senior Internist and Cardiologist. Head of the Heart Failure Unit, Dep. of Med., S. Francisco Xavier Hospital, Lisboa • Head of Day Hospital, S. Francisco Xavier Hospital, Lisboa, Portugal.
Professor of Medicine I and Therapeutics, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Clinical Researcher since 1984:
Heart Failure: special interest in Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Drug Therapy.
Principal Investigator or co-investigator of several National and International Multicenter Trials in the field of Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndromes treatment and heart failure epidemiology, and heart failure registries.
National Coordinator and Member of the Steering Committee of CORONA, EPICA, EPICA-RAM, ATMOSPHERE studies, ESC Heart Failure long-term Registry, QUALIFY Registry, RELAX-HF EU.
Principal Investigator of a National epidemiological Trial in the field of Anemia: the EMPIRE Study
Co-investigator of RICOVER and REMEDY International Trials, in the field of oral anticoagulation