Appointed by the Lisbon Academy of Sciences
He is a retired Full Professor at the Lisbon Medical School. Specialized in Anatomic Pathology Anatomy, he was Director of Department at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology -Lisbon, Director of the Lisbon Division-National Institute of Legal Medicine and Professor of Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics.
He served these last twelve years as Director at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
He chaired, among others, the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences, the Scientific Council for Health and Life Sciences – FCT, the Reference Centres’ national commission- Ministry of Health, the Medical Schools’ external evaluation committee - A3ES.
He is a full member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, Emeritus member of the National Academy of Medicine of Portugal, Corresponding member of the Real Academia Nacional de España.
He was awarded with the Gold Medal / Ministry of Health, “Stimulus to Excellence” / FCT, Diploma of Merit / European Society of Pathology, Medal of Merit / Portuguese Medical Association.