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Rheumathology

Rheumathology at Hospital da Luz Coimbra is devoted to the Prevention, Diagnostics, Treatment and rehabilitation of Rheumatic diseases. These are characterised largely by the involvement of the musculoskeletal system, be it due to inflammatory, degenerative, metabolic or other causes, other than traumatic.

Also of interest for this Speciality are diseases that although they affect primarily other organs, have musculoskeletal manifestations that, often, constitute the key for Diagnosis and, therefore, for the treatment of these same Pathologies.

Clinical Experience

The Rheumathology Team at Hospital da Luz Coimbra has recognized clinical experience in the various domains of the speciality, working towards finding the best Solution for patients.


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Dr. Armando Malcata

Rheumatology

AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
Previdencia Portuguesa
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
Rede Nacional de Assistência
AdvanceCare
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
RNA Medical
Allianz
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SAMS QUADROS
Almedina
FEUC - Clube MBA
Médis
SAMS SIB
ANAI
Fidelidade Assistance
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APBC
FNE
Morangos
SINTAP
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
MultiCare
SS - CGD
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Myos
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (1981).

Rheumatology Specialist (1991).

Integrated into the College of Rheumatology and Its President in 1996 and 1997.

Until March 1992 he worked at the Rheumatology Unit of the Medical Service IV of Santa Maria Hospital.

By 2009 he was Director of the Rheumatology Department of the Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre.

More than 200 studies published in National and International Journals and Rheumatology books.

Dra. Sara Monteiro Serra

Rheumatology

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (2004).

Common Year in the Hospitals of the University of Coimbra (HUC) and the Health Center of Miranda do Corvo (2005).

Complementary Internship in the HUC Rheumatology Service (2006 to 2011).

Internship in Internal Medicine at HUC III (2007).

3-month internship in the sector of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at Severo-Ochoa Hospital in Madrid, Spain (2010).

3-month internship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (MFR) at the HUC MFR Service (2010).

6-month Orthopedics training at the Orthopedics Service of the HUC (2011).

Hospital Assistant of Rheumatology in the Department of Rheumatology of the Hospital and University Center of Coimbra since 2012.

Member of the Portuguese Rheumatology Society, actively participating in the Musculoskeletal Image Working Group (GoTime).

Dr. Luís Inês

Rheumatology

AdvanceCare
MultiCare
Rede Nacional de Assistência
SAUDE PRIME
Médis

Areas of Interest

Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra in 1993.

From 1996 to 2000 was a Rheumatology Fellow at the University Hospital of Coimbra.

Began Doctoral activity in 2001 as a Rheumatology Consultant at the University Hospital of Coimbra and was a Visiting Fellow at Utrecht University Medical Center, in the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology.

In 2003 started an Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology for Rheumatologist at Manchester University, UK. At the same time, was a Board Member for the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology Directors.

In 2005 became an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã and a mentor of Rheumatology Fellows at the Rheumatology Department at the University Hospital of Coimbra.

In 2006 began activity as a Director of Lupus Clinic at the Rheumatology Department of the University Hospital of Coimbra.

In 2009 enrolled at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education at Harvard Medical School, Boston U.S.A. At the same time, worked as an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine pf the University of Coimbra.

In 2010 was awarded a Research Grant by the Portuguese Society for Rheumatology and began a PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã.

In 2011 started a Program for Principles and Practice of Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School.