He is an attending physician in the glaucoma department at the public hospital Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João (CHUSJ), in Porto, Portugal, and also works in the private sector. He was ranked the 2nd best in Europe in the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) exam in May 2019 and completed a European Glaucoma Society (EGS) fellowship abroad, in Leuven, Belgium, with Professor Ingeborg Stalmans, a world-renowned leader in the field.
He obtained his double doctoral degree from the University of Porto, Portugal, and from KU Leuven, Belgium, and he is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. His doctoral thesis focused on the role of ocular blood flow in glaucoma, studying hundreds of glaucoma patients, including a group with low-pressure or normal-tension glaucoma.
He performs clinical research in the field of glaucoma, including studies concerning artificial intelligence, imaging, surgery, epidemiology, and metabolomics. He is an author of several published international research papers.
General Medical Internship,
Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos
2013 - 2018
Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto
- 1st in final national exam (19.7/20)
2016 - 2017
University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
2005 - 2011
Masters in Medicine,
University of Coimbra
- 3rd best of his class final average 17/20
- 3 times awarded the annual award for the University’s 3% best students
PhD in Clinical and Health Services Research, University of Porto
PhD in Biomedical Sciences,
KU Leuven, Belgium
- Thesis title: The role of ocular blood flow in glaucoma
Training in clinical research by Harvard Medical School
Author of several international publications(see full list)
Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto
Member of interdisciplinary research groups:
- Cardiovascular R&D Unit (UnIC), Faculty of Medicine of Porto, Portugal
- Research Group Ophthalmology, KU Leuven, Belgium
Volunteering in São Tomé and Principe island where he performed consultations and surgeries.