PHD in Medicine at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology by the Portuguese Medical Board. Associated Professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the New University of Lisbon.
Director of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Public Hospitals of Lisbon during 18 years.
Vice-President of the Portuguese Foundation of Cardiology. Research in the area of Mediterranean Diet and non-transmissible diseases.. Coordination of a project on Chilld obesity.