Fausto J Pinto MD, PhD


Authored Courses


Journal Club: The 2023 WHF Consensus Document on ATTR-CM

Author Bio

Professor Fausto Pinto received his MD and PhD from the Lisbon University Medical School and completed fellowships at Santa Maria University Hospital (Lisbon, Portugal), and Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA), where he was also Clinical Attending in the Echocardiography laboratory. He is Full Professor of Cardiology/Medicine alongside serving as the Head of the Cardiovascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital and President of the Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon (CCUL).  He was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (2015-22) as well as National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020), President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (2019-21).

Professor Pinto was the President and founder of the European Association of Echocardiography (2003-2004), President of the European Society of Cardiology (2014-2016) and President of the World Heart Federation (2021-22), among many other positions in these societies. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (FEACVI), American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Angiology (FASA) , Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and honorary member of several international societies and academies. Prof. Pinto has published over 700 papers. He was the Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology and is currently Consulting Editor and Member of the Advisory and Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals. Main areas of interest are global health, digital health, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, anticoagulation, and cardiovascular imaging, with particular interest in the use of ultrasound in cardiology and has pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.

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