Luiz Gamito was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1947.
Medical Doctor (University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine) Specialist on Public Health, Psychiatry and Work Medicine.
Psychoterapist by Behavioural Therapy Association and Portuguese Society of Psychodrama.
Along more than 40 years he taught in Universities, matters on the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy after an initial career as Anatomist.
He worked also as researcher, publishing scientyfic articles and others on the domain of general “mass media”. He worked at the Press, Radio and TV.
He was Clinical Director of the Hospital Júlio de Matos in Lisbon as well as Full Director at the same institution during 10 years.
He as found and took the leadership of some scientific societies.
He has been also the President of the College of Psychiatry in Portugal (Ordem dos Médicos) and Delegate at the UEMS- section of Psychiatry.