Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Fausto Pinto


Prof. Fausto 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 the Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vessels 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). Since 2016 he is 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.

Prof. Pinto has published over 500 papers and has presented over 1400 lectures/chairmanships at national and mostly international meetings.