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Fausto Pinto

 Head of the Cardiology Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisbon


 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 Research Fellow and then Clinical Attending in the Echocardiography laboratory. He was also awarded with an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the same institution.

He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal), and Full Professor of Cardiology. He is also President of the Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine (AIDFM).
He is currently the Head of the Cardiology Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, CHLN E.P.E. He is also 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). He was the chairman of the CPC (Congress Program Committee) of ESC (2008-10), then became President-Elected of ESC (2012-14) and is currently the President of the European Society of Cardiology until 2016.
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).
He is the Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology (1999-2015), member of the Editorial of Board of several international peer-reviewed journals and is an Expert Reviewer for the European Commission. Prof. Pinto has published over 300 papers and has presented over 1300 lectures/chairmanships at national and mostly international meetings.
Research Interest

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