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Márcio Navalho, MD, PhD


Higher Education
  • Graduate in Medicine from the School of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FML), with a final grade of 17.17 points (range 0-20) (2000).
  • Doctorate / PhD Degree in Medicine in FML, unanimously approved with Praise and Distinction (2012).
Postgraduate Education
  • Radiology Resident in the University Hospital of Santa Maria (2003 to 2008).
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow – Vascular Imaging, University of California, Los Angeles (2008).
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow – Musculoskeletal Imaging, Service of Osteoarticular Radiology, Hôpital Cochin, Paris (2008).
  • PhD Fellow, FML (2009 to 2012).
Previous Medical and Scientific Jobs
  • Tutor in the Anatomy subject in FML (1995 to 1996).
  • Researcher, Biochemistry Department, Vascular Biopathology and Microcirculation Unit, FML (1996 to 2001).
  • Guest lecturer of the Physiological Biochemistry subject, FML (2003 to 2010).
  • Guide in the internship of Initiation to Pedagogic Activity for Medicine students, FML (2004 to 2007).
  • Teacher of the Radiology subject in FML (2004 to 2007).
  • Researcher, Microvascular Biology and Inflammation Unit in the Molecular Medicine Institute (IMM) (2001 to 2008).
  • Guest lecturer of the Biochemistry II subject of the Graduate Course in Nutrition, FML (2005 to 2008).
Present job
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of “Revista da Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa” (ISSN 0872-4059) (since 2004).
  • Researcher, Rheumatology Research Unit, IMM (since 2010).
  • Attending Physician in Radiology, Hospital de Cascais (since 2010).
  • Teacher of the Locomotion System Diseases subject in FML (since 2010).
  • Attending Physician in Radiology, Hospital dos Lusíadas (since 2012).
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the “International Journal of Orthopaedics” (ISSN 2311-5106) (since 2014).
  • Full Professor of the University New Atlântica (since 2015).
  • Full Professor and Course Director, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas - Nova Medical School (since 2018)
Participation in Research Projects
Basic Research
  • Influence of Serotonin on Erythrocyte Membrane (1997 to 1999).
  • Study of Membrane Fluidity on Human Endothelial Cells (2000 to 2001).
  • BAFF and TACI Gene Expression in Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (2009 to 2012).
  • Caspase-1 Activity in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (2009 to 2012). 
Clinical Research
  • Percutaneous Drainage of Infected Pancreatic Fluid Collections (2003 to 2004).
  • Haemorheological Profile in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and ultrasonographic evaluation of fluid in serosal cavities (2004 to 2006).
  • Synovial Doppler Ultrasonography and Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Hand and Wrist in the
  • Assessment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (2009 to 2012).
  • Consultant Radiologist – ReumaCensus (since 2011).
  • Consultant Radiologist – EpiReumaPt (since 2011).
  • Computed Tomography Based Rigidity Analysis: a Novel Tool for Non-invasive Prediction of Vertebral Fragility Fractures in Post-menopausal Women (since 2012).
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ankle and Foot in Spondyloarthritis: a New Scoring System and Definition of MRI Sequences (since 2012).
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score of the Knee in Bone Bruises (since 2018).
  • Traumatic Bone Marrow Lesions Around the Knee: Identification of a Predictive Model of Surgical Treatment (since 2018)

Author of diverse papers in International Scientific Magazines with Peer Review and high Impact Factor, including in RADIOLOGY.

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