José Manuel Morão Cabral Ferro

  • Lecturer
  • Full Professor
Biographical note

José Ferro is Full Professor of Neurology and President of the Conselho de Escola at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa; Director of the Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health and of the Neurology Service at the Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte; and Principal Investigator at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa. In the last decade, Prof. Ferro focus his research on 2 main topics: cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis plus neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric consequences of cerebrovascular diseases. With his team, they succeeded in creating and leading a global network of clinical centers with interest in cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis, which contributed by enrolling patients and also by creative intellectual contributions for the design of the research and for producing scientific output. They also developed a neuropsychological battery and coordinated theneurocognitive module of a European multicenter cohort study of a large sample of subjects aged>65 with subcortical white mater vascular lesion. In a collaborative study with psychiatry, they systematically described a broad range of psychiatric disturbances in acute and chronic stroke patients. Prof. Ferro is author or co-author of 337 publications in peer-review journals and 67 book chapters; participated in multiple multicenter international randomized clinical trial as a global principal investigator, country and center coordinator and member of executive, steering or adjudication committees.