Vascular Biology, Imaging and Surgery
VASCULAR BIOLOGY, IMAGING AND SURGERY
Vascular diseases are very common in the western societies and constitute the main cause of mortality and disability.
The involvement of extra-coronary and extra-cranial vessels, known as peripheral vascular diseases, are the target of Vascular Surgery specialty, which deals with arterial, venous and lymphatic disorders.
The CCUL Research Unit of Vascular Biology, Imaging and Intervention aims to contribute for a better knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical and imaging characterization and treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. It takes advantage of the large clinical experience and the number of patients referred to a vascular surgery department in a tertiary hospital (CHULN) and of the expertise in the management of complex vascular diseases such as extensive aortic aneurysms and occlusive disease. The Research Unit strongly promotes a multidisciplinary cooperation between several medical and surgical specialties as well as with the research facilities established at the CAML.
International cooperation is expressed in the clinical and surgical relationships with two of the main european centers in the treatment of aortic diseases (Nuremberg and Maastricht), in the participation in international clinical trials, in regular fellowship programs of our residents in european centers as well as in surgical proctoring activities of members of our center in other countries.
Mendes Pedro, Luís, MD, PhD
Luís Mendes Pedro, MD, PhD, FEBVS received the MD and the PhD degrees at the Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 1987 and 2003 respectively. Since 1997 he is a specialist in Vascular Surgery with an active clinical and surgical experience. In 2000 he also achieved approval in the European Board of Vascular Surgery examinations becoming fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBS). His present positions are: Associated Professor of “Vascular Surgery” and “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” at the Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Senior consultant of Vascular Surgery practising at the Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, EPE, Lisbon and at the “Hospital da Luz Torres de Lisboa”, also in Lisbon; Director of the Vascular Surgery Department of Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, EPE, Lisbon.
The main personal research areas are: i) Vascular ultrasound characterization of the arterial wall; ii) Ultrasonographic and computer-assisted atherosclerotic plaque characterization; iii) Carotid surgery; iv) Synchronous cardiac and carotid surgery; v) Renal revascularization; vi) Aortic dissection; vii) Complex open and endovascular aortic surgery. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4310-9324
Amorim, Pedro Miguel, MD
Pedro Miguel Costa Santos Pinto de Amorim, obtained his Medical Degree by the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2006. He started his residency at Hospital Pulido Valente, CHULN in 2008 and became a Vascular Surgery Specialist in 2014. Worked for two years as a Vascular Surgery Assistent in Hospital Egas Moniz – CHLO. Since 2016 is working at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E., Lisbon as Vascular Surgery Assistant, is the responsible for the Vascular Malformations issues and unit chief in the Department. He is a researcher in CCUL and interested in investigating in Vascular Malformations. Areas of interest also are i) complex aortic procedures, ii) paralel graft solutions in complex aneurysms, iii) aortic dissections and iv) emergency.
Fernandes e Fernandes, Ruy, MD
Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes concluded his medical degree at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon in 2001. He enrolled the Angiology and Vascular Surgery residency at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon, Portugal in 2005, became a Vascular Surgery specialist in 2011 and a fellow of the European Board for Vascular Surgery (FEBVS) in 2013. He currently works as a vascular surgery assistant and unit chief at Vascular Department of the Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon, Portugal. He is also an assistant of the “Instituto de Semiótica Clínica” of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon – Lisbon Medical Academic Center. Dr. Ruy Fernandes e Fernandes has special interests in endovascular repair of complex aortic disease, ruptured aortic aneurysms and abdominal compartment syndrome, extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease, endovascular techniques for peripheral artery disease, renal artery disease, infection in vascular surgery and vascular trauma.
Gouveia e Melo, Ryan, MD
Ryan Eduardo Costeloe de Gouveia e Melo, obtained his Medical Degree in the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2015. Currently he is a Vascular Surgery Resident in the Vascular Surgery Department at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN E.P.E, Lisbon, since 2017. He has been a teacher of Clinical Introduction at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, since 2016.
Lopes, Alice, MD
Alice Cabral Lopes, obtained her Medical Degree by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, in 2014. She started her residency in Vascular Surgery at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN E.P.E, Lisbon, in 2016 and she is currently a third year resident and a member of the CCUL.
Ministro, Augusto, MD, PhD
Augusto Manuel Almeida Ministro, obtained his Medical Degree by the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2000. He started his residency at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN E.P.E, Lisbon in 2003 and became a Vascular Surgery Specialist in 2010. Currently he is a Vascular Surgery Assistant, Kidney Transplant Consultant and unit chief in the Vascular Surgery Department of Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN E.P.E, Lisbon. He is a member of the CCUL Angiogenesis Unit and completed his PhD in Medicine, Speciality of Vascular Surgery in 2018 (April).
Co-Researcher in Angiogenesis
Sobrinho, Gonçalo, MD
Gonçalo da Costa Campos Gonçalves Sobrinho, obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Lisbon in 1996. After residency in Angiology and Vascular Surgery at Hospital de Santa Marta in Lisbon (1999 to 2005), he obtained his Fellowship of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBVS) and was appointed as Consultant at Hospital Pulido Valente – Centro Hospital Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN). Currently he is a Senior Consultant in the Vascular Surgery Department of Hospital de Santa Maria – CHULN. He is also Consultant for Vascular Access for Hemodialysis at Hospital de São Bernardo in Setúbal and lecturer at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa. He has 9 papers published in international journals, 6 as first author and 3 as co-author.