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João Costa receive is licensure in Medicine (School of Medicine, University of Lisbon) in 1998. He is medical specialist in Neurology, clinical neurophysiologist and in clinical pharmacology. He received clinical research training in the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery (WCNN) NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK and in the Neurology Department of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Spain. Currently he practice medicine in Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. After finishing his licensure, he got the following academic degrees and titles: Master of Neurosciences (University of Lisbon); Master of Neurological electrodiagnosis (University of Barcelona); and Doctor of Medicine, Discipline of Neurology (University of Lisbon). He had a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by CIBERNED to work for a year in movement disorders at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Spain. His major current positions are: Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at School of Medicine, University of Lisbon; Coordinator Editor of the Cochrane Movement Disorders Group; Coordinator Director of the Portuguese Cochrane Branch of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network; Principal Investigator at the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and at the Translational Clinical Physiology Unit of the Institute of Molecular Medicine (Lisbon, Portugal), Member of the Clinical Pharmacology College of the Portuguese General Medical Council, President of the Portuguese Clinical Neurophysiology Association, and Member of the Education sub Committee of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is ad-hoc reviewer for 12 international journals. He has published 140 full papers in peer review journals. He presented 164 communications at scientific conferences. He has written 8 book chapters and 7 national clinical guidelines. He has received 10 Awards and Distinctions as first author/investigator by national and international institutions.
Evidence based medicine, Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, Health economics.