Hospital Center of Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal)
Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is currently Head Cardiology Department at Centro Hospitalar de Gaia and Professor at Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, Portugal.
In his everyday clinical practice he is mostly involved in cardiac imaging, especially in advanced echocardiography, and clinical cardiology. He has also been involved in both basic and clinical research and in several major clinical trials. For this research he has received 14 national and international awards.
At the European Society Cardiology (ESC), he was the founder of the ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow initiative and worked for five years as member of the Board of the ESC Education Committee, where he was responsible, for the scientific coordination and creation of the ESC webinars in general Cardiology.
He is member of the Board of the European Association Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and member of the ESC Global Affairs Committee