Jorge Correia-PintoJorge Correia-Pinto, MD, PhD (47 years-old, married, father of two kids; Consultant of Pediatric Surgery in Hospital of Braga, and Full Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Human Physiology from the School of Medicine at University of Minho) is Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the Surgical Sciences Research Domain at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and Director of the Pediatric Surgical Department of Hospital de Braga. His research main interests are cardio-pulmonary physiology in pulmonary hypertension conditions (ie, congenital diaphragmatic hernia), and minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques. At the Life and Health Research Institute (ICVS), during the last 15 years, the PI constituted a research team with MDs and biologists that progressively acquired expertise in several techniques to modulate and assess gene expression, which are used in vivo and ex vivo experimental models of pulmonary hypoplasia and hypertension to evaluate the role of specific pathways with potential therapeutic applicability. Given his interest in MIS techniques, the PI encouraged a restricted group to develop efforts to launch an operative lab for animals (pigs and rabbits) for training and teaching. Currently, the Endoscopic Research Lab provides more than 20 hands-on courses in minimally invasive surgery per year and trains over 500 surgeons a year.
Jorge Correia-Pinto has published in PubMed over one hundred peer-reviewed research articles (mean IF: 4.5, which had been cited by more than 1500 other papers; h index-23). He has supervised 15 PhD and currently supervises another 6 PhD students. He has received several awards and honors for his research achievements and serves as an Ad hoc reviewer for various pediatric, physiology and surgical journals.