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Ferro, J.M. (PT), MD, PhD

Department ‘Servico de Neurologia’, Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal


Jose M. Ferro is Chief and Professor of the Department ‘Servico de Neurologia’ at the Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr Jose Ferro received his doctorate in medicine (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, in 1975. In 1984, he obtained his license in neurology from this university, and was awarded a PhD from the same institution in 1987. During this period of advanced education, Jose Ferro was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London, Canada, in 1982.

Dr Ferro subsequently became an associate professor of neurology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. From 1986 to date, he occupies the position of coordinator of the Department of Neurology, Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon and head of the Stroke Unit at the same hospital. In addition to his activities as associate professor, Dr. Ferro is manager of clinical research fellowships for medical students at Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine. Moreover, he is co-ordinator of the Centre of Neurosciences, and a member of the board of directors, Institute of Molecular Medicine, in that city.

Dr Ferro’s main scientific areas of research are stroke, clinical epidemiology, vascular dementia, vascular cognitive impairment, headache, secondary stroke prevention, clinical decision analysis, cerebral vein thrombosis and subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Dr Ferro has led and leads various research projects, such as the International Study of Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis (ISCVT). Moreover, he was a member of the Steering Committees of the EAFT, ESPS II, TESS II, TACIP, SCOPE, FOP/ASIA and SAFE II studies, as well as a member of the Scientific Committees of the European Stroke Conference, the 3rd and 4th World Stroke Conference, and the Programme Committee of the Stroke Conference. He was conference chairman of the 10th European Stroke Conference. He is also a member of the EUSI Writing Group.

Dr Ferro is very much involved in medical publication and editing. He has authored more than 120 articles listed in Medline and serves as editor of the journal Functional Neurology. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Cerebrovascular Disease and the Journal of Neurology, as well as the Editorial Board of the journal Stroke. Moreover, he is an ad-hoc reviewer for the journals Stroke, European Neurology, the European Journal of Neurology, Revista de Neurologia, Acta Médical Portuguesa, Lancet and the Cochrane Stroke Group.

  • Acute and long-term prevention of cardioembolic stroke

  • Cardioembolic stroke

  • Cerebral sinus and venous thrombosis

  • Cerebral venous thrombosis