Maria do Céu Machado, President at INFARMED
Maria do Céu Machado is a medical doctor (MD, PhD), President of the Executive Board of INFARMED (Portuguese Medicines Agency), Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine – Lisbon University, Vice-President of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine and Member of the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences. She is an Expert Consultant of the Portuguese Health Plan 2016 – 2020. Prof Machado was High Commissioner for Health (2006-2011) in Portugal, Director of the Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Director of the University Hospital Santa Maria in Lisbon, President of the Nacional Committee for the Children and Adolescents Health and President of the Pediatrics Medical Association.
She has degrees in Pediatrics, Neonatology and Health Services Management. Trained in Addensbrook’s Hospital and Queen Charlotte Maternity, UK, Royal Victoria and Ste Justine, Canada. She was awarded with 8 research grants and with Grand Oficial-Merit Order by the President of the Republic of Portugal (2010) and Gold Medal by the Minister of Health (2012). She published 163 papers and 4 books.