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Fausto Pinto

Prof. Pinto graduated at Lisbon University Medical School in 1984. He did his Cardiology internship at Santa Maria University Hospital – CHLN, E.P.E. (Lisbon, Portugal), and Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA), where he was a Clinical Fellow. He was then Clinical Attending in the Echocardiography laboratory and underwent an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the same institution.

He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal), and Full Professor of Cardiology. He is also the Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, CHLN E.P.E., and the Director of Lisbon Cardiovascular Institute (ICVL) since 1999.

He was the President and founder of the European Association of Echocardiography (2002-04), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Chairman of the CPC (Congress Program Committee) of ESC (2008-10), and ESC President (2014-16). He is currently the Immediate Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology, Chair of the European Heart Agency (ESC, Brussels), and integrates the Board of the European Heart for Children.

He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Angiology (FASA), Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and Honorary Member of several international societies, including Societé Française de Cardiologie, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia, American Society of Echocardiography, Societá Italiana de Ecografia Cardiovascular, Hungarian Society of Cardiology, Japanese Circulation Society, Sociedad Peruana de Cardiologia, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Romanian Society of Cardiology, Russian Society of Cardiology, and Slovakian Society of Cardiology.

He was the Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology (1999-2015), and is currently Consulting Editor and Member of the Advisory and Editorial of Board of several international peer-reviewed journals, and Expert Reviewer for the European Commission. Prof. Pinto has published over 560 indexed articles and has presented over 1500 lectures/chairmanships at national and mostly international meetings.

His main areas of interest are ischemic heart disease, anticoagulation, cardiovascular imaging, particularly on the use of ultrasound in cardiology and pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.

Education and Training

1984 – MD at Lisbon University Medical School (Lisbon, Portugal)
1987-89 – Cardiology internship at Santa Maria University Hospital (Lisbon, Portugal)
1990-91 – Fellowship in Echocardiography at Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA)
1991-93 – Clinical Attending at the Echocardiography Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center (CA, USA)
1992-93 – Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA)
1993 – PhD at Lisbon University Medical School (Lisbon, Portugal)
1997 – Aggregation at Lisbon University Medical School (Lisbon, Portugal)
2016 – Good Clinical Practice, EU GCP Directives (2001/20 & 2005/28), Jul 2018

Main Positions

  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon (Portugal, 2015-2018)
  • Head of the Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Santa Maria/CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal (since 2014)
  • Head of the Heart and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Santa Maria/CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal (since 2016)
  • Immediate Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology (2016-2018)
  • President of the European Society of Cardiology (2014-2016)
  • Chairman ESC Nominating Committee (since 2016)
  • Chair of the European Heart Agency, Brussels, Belgium (since 2016)
  • Chair of the Managerial Council (since 2016)
  • Board of the European Heart for Children (since 2016)
  • Full Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at Lisbon University Medical School (since 2010)
  • Chair of the Cardiology Clinic at Lisbon University Medical School (since 2013)
  • Scientific Coordinator of the Cardiovascular Centre of the University of Lisbon (CCUL, since 2013)
  • President of the Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine (AIDFM, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003-2015)
  • Director of the Lisbon Cardiovascular Institute (ICVL, since 1999)
  • Postgraduate supervision (MSc, PhD, Postdocs) at Lisbon University Medical School, Imperial College London, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública / National School of Public Health (among others)

Research Interests

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Intracoronary Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart failure
  • Diastology and Hypertension