Dr. Raul D. Santos, MD, PhD, MSC

Raul D. Santos, MD, MSC, PhD, is Director of the Lipid Clinic of the Heart Institute (InCor) of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is also Associate Professor of the Cardiopulmonary Disease Department at the University of São Paulo medical school where he teaches in graduation and post graduation courses.

After completing his training in cardiology, Dr. Santos obtained master and PHD degrees in food science at the University of Sao Paulo. His research interests include lipid metabolism, severe forms of genetic dyslipidemias, especially familial hypercholesterolemia and HDL deficiency, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and imaging in atherosclerosis especially detection of vascular calcification.

Dr. Santos collaborates actively in research studies with the Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and the Center for Prevention and Wellness Research, Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Beach, Florida; USA. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-review journals like the Lancet, Atherosclerosis, ATVB, Circulation, Cardiovascular Research, The European Heart Journal, JACC, Journal of Lipid Research, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and Current Opinion of Lipidology among others.

He is the president elect (2019-2021) of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS), a member of the Consensus Panel on Dyslipidemias of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) and is the vice president of the Iberoamerican Familial Hypercholesterolemia network. In addition, he is one of the associate editors of Atherosclerosis, the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.