Helena Cortez-Pinto is a specialist in gastroenterology, dedicated predominantly to hepatology, in particular alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver, nutrition, and public health.
A full professor at Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Portugal since 2017, her activities include teaching pre- and postgraduate students, director of a master’s degree in clinical nutrition as well the coordination of several disciplines in medicine and gastroenterology, from the Integrated Mastership in Medicine and Nutrition Science. Professor Cortez-Pinto is director of Clínica Universitária de Gastrenterologia at the Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, and Coordinator of the Hepatology Unit of the Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Portugal. She has been involved in several clinical trials, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis trials such as Regenerate and Resolve-it, as National Lead. Her research area is mostly in hepatology, related to metabolism and nutrition. Professor Cortez-Pinto has been the Vice President of United European Gastroenterology since October 2019, and is a Fellow of the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases. She has published more than 140 scientific articles in indexed journals, including JAMA, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, the Journal of Hepatology and Liver International.