Nuno Cortez-Dias, MD, is a Cardiology Fellow at Santa Maria University Hospital in Lisbon and a graduate teaching assistant on the ‘Introduction to Clinical Medicine’ course at Lisbon University Medical School. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as a teaching assistant in histology and embryology at the same institution. He is also a student on the doctoral program for physicians at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Dr Cortez-Dias’s main fields of interest are echocardiographic quantification of myocardial function in ischemic heart disease, myocardial dyssynchrony, and resynchronization therapy. He is the author or co-author of 12 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals and over 100 presentations at major scientific events. He graduated from Lisbon University Medical School in 2003.