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João Abecassis, MD, PhD

Cardiac Imaging

Higher Education
  • Graduate in Medicine from the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with a final grade of 17.8 points (range 0-20) (2002).
  • PhD student at NOVA MEDICAL SCHOOL

Postgraduate Education
  • Cardiology Resident in Hospital de Santa Cruz, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental (2004 to 2009).
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Fellowship, Centro Nationale di Ricerca, Pisa, Italy (2009).
  • PhD Fellow, Nova Medical School (since 2017).
  • ESC certificate in Transthoracic Echocardiography: 2009
  • ESC certificate in Transesophageal Echocardiography: 2011
  • ESC certificate in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance – Level 2: 2015
  • ESC certificate in Cardio Magnetic Resonance – Level 3: 2021
Previous Medical and Scientific Jobs
  • Monitor in the Pathology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia (1999-2003).
Present job
  • Degree: “Assistente Graduado em Cardiologia” since 2020 – Hospital de Santa Cruz, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
  • Cardiology Assistent – Hospital dos Lusíadas, Lisboa.
  • Areas of expertise: non-invasive cardiology – echocardiography and non-ultrassonic cardiac imaging – Cardiac CT and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.

Participation in Research Projects
  • PhD Project: PhD in Medicine – clinical research: Left ventricular morphofunctional adaptation in patients with severe aortic stenosis: a non-invasive imaging and histomorphology correlation study 
  • Author of several papers, as first author, in International Scientific Magazines with Peer Review and high Impact Factor