Radiologist, Researcher, Entrepreneur
Márcio Navalho is a Portuguese Radiologist, Researcher, University Professor and Entrepreneur.
Creator and Leader of the Medicine 4.0 Subject, at the time of its introduction the first Subject, in a Faculty of Medicine, fully dedicated to the role of digitalisation and technology in the Medical practice. Founder and CEO of the International Centre for Telemedicine, one of the largest exporters of Teleradiology services in Europe. From his research work resulted the first unequivocal documentation, by Magnetic Resonance, of the importance of tenosynovitis in the diagnosis of Early and Very Early Rheumatoid Arthritis, structurally changing some of the previous clinical paradigms.
Digital Health, in its multiple facets, as well as Clinical Medicine, are his main areas of professional interest.
He completed his Degree in Medicine in 2000, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FML), as well as his PhD in Medicine, at the same school, in 2012. Specialist in Radiology since 2008, he did his specialisation residency at the Santa Maria University Hospital, and was Clinical Fellow at the David Gefen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA and at Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France. In 2018 he achieved the Degree of Imaging Consultant by the Portuguese Medical Association, the highest degree of medical differentiation in this entity. He was a Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, having participated as a Lecturer in several subjects at FML. Former Director of Imaging for the whole of the Lisbon region of one of the largest private health groups in Portugal.
He is currently Leader of the "Medicine 4.0" Subject (established in 2018) at the Nova Medical School, at the time of its creation the first Subject structured and available in a Medicine curriculum, worldwide, completely dedicated to the important role of technology in the Medical practice, during the fourth industrial revolution. Addressing in depth complex issues such as digital health in all its facets, namely cybermedicine, biomechanics, monitoring and medical devices, internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data.
Also Researcher at the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC), in the Musculoskeletal and Health Innovation groups. Currently he leads research work in the field of artificial intelligence and complex neural convolutional networks applied to Radiology, digital health in its multiple facets being his field of interest par excellence.
CEO of the Prof. Doutor Márcio Navalho International Centre for Telemedicine since 2013, a Teleradiology company, which represents the business application of a technological network of digital health services, closing in practice the Research-Innovation-Business circle. It is currently one of the largest exporters of this type of service in Europe.