Prof. Helena Cortez-Pinto

Helena Cortez-Pinto (MD, PhD), specialist in Gastroenterology with a particular interest in Hepatology. She is mostly interested in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver, nutrition, and public health.

She is a full professor in Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (FML), since 2017, and Director of the “Clínica Universitária de Gastrenterologia”, from the FML.

Her activities include teaching pre and post-graduate students, coordination of a Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition as well as a discipline of Dietetics and Nutrition from the Integrated Mastership in Medicine.


Helena Cortez-Pinto, MD, PhD

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Santa Maria
Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, 1649-035, Lisbon, Portugal


She is director of the Hepatology Unit of the Gastroenterology Department of Hospital de Santa Maria/Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Portugal. She is the Policy Councillor for EASL EU affairs, since April 2016. She was also President of the Portuguese Association for the Study of the Liver (APEF).

She is associate editor of Liver International and member of the “Editorial Board” of Journal of Hepatology. Published more than one hundred scientific articles in indexed Journals including JAMA, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and Liver International.