Luís Filipe Gomes Malheiro
Hospital São João
Luis is a trainee in Infectious Diseases (ID), currently in his 5th year of training. Apart from his clinical training in HIV infection, tuberculosis and community and healthcare-associated infections, he has also been developing his PhD on the evaluation of endothelial dysfunction in the critically ill patient with severe sepsis and septic shock. In 2014 he obtained the East African Diploma in Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, based in Tanzania and Uganda where he gained experience in working in low resources countries. Alongside clinical and academic work, he is also committed to the training of medical students as a volunteer teacher, and participates in the organization and lecturing of the ‘Postgraduate Course in Antimicrobials’ (2013-2016), ‘Postgraduate Course in Travel Medicine’ (2015-2016) and the ‘Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship course for medical interns’ (2014-2015). He has been invited to lecture the 'Master Degree in Health Educational Sciences' of the Public Health Institute (2014-2015) and to some international lectures on HIV infection. He was nominated as the Infectious Diseases Steward, on behalf of the National Council of Medical Interns and the Portuguese Medical Association, being responsible for the evaluation of the suitability of Infectious Diseases departments in providing training. He is also a "Doctors of the World" collaborator and co-founder of the 'Porto Escondido' project, in which a multidisciplinary team gives weekly care, STD screening and counselling to commercial sex workers, homeless adults and people who inject drugs, linking them to healthcare.