Associate Professor at NOVA NSPH. Areas of interest and specialization are Health Systems Policies and Administration, Health Strategies and Health Organizations Management.

PhD in Health Administration from the University of Lisbon. Master in Public Health in the specialty of Health Services Administration by NOVA NSPH. Competence in Pharmaceutical Medicine and Health Management by the Portuguese Medical Association. Specialist in Public Health. Degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon.

Minister of Health of the XXI Constitutional Government (2015-2018). Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hospital de Santa Maria, Hospital Pulido Valente and Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte. President of the Executive Committee of SAMS Prestação Integrada de Cuidados de Saúde. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of HPP Parcerias Saúde, Hospital de Cascais.


Coordinator of the Specialization Course in Public Health.

Coordinating and teaching in several curricular units: Health Policies and Management of Clinical Units, Strategic Management and Introduction to Public Health, Fundamentals of Public Health, Management of Health Organizations I and II.


Areas of interest focus on the sustainability of health systems, public-private combination in health, relations between sectors, management of health organizations.

  • Morais Nunes, A., Cunha Ferreira, D., & Campos Fernandes, A. (2019). Financial crisis in Portugal: effects in the health care sector. International Journal of Health Services, 49(2), 237-259.
  • Rafael, M. S., Portela, S., Sousa, P., & Fernandes, A. (2017). Use of the paediatric emergency service: the experience of a Portuguese centre. Use of the padiatric emergency department: the experience of a Portuguese centre, (1), 1-8.
  • Fernandes, A.; Nunes. A. (2016). Hospitals and the Public-Private Combination in the Portuguese Health System. Acta Med Port 2016 Mar;29(3):217-223.
  • Portela, M.; Fernandes, A. (2015). Medicines compliance and reimbursement level in Portugal. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 1-5.
    Portela, M.; Fernandes A (2015). What solutions for financing innovation? Acta Med Port, 28.
  • Portela, M.; Fernandes A (2014). Gender and healthcare accessibility in Europe. Journal of Hospital Administration, 2014, Vol. 3, No. 6.
  • Portela, M.; Fernandes A (2014). Does austerity drives healthcare accessibility? Revista de Gestão em Sistemas de Saúde, Vol. 3, N. 2.


ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3784-8198

Ciência Vitae - IDEB10-B346-92C9


External Action
  • President of the General Assembly of the Institute of Evidence-Based Health.
  • Strategic Consultant in the area of Health Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Centro Académico de Medicina de Lisboa, which includes the Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular and the Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, EPE. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Molecular Medicine.
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine of Portugal.
  • Member of the Foundation for Health - National Health Service.
  • Member of the Portuguese Society of Health Management.
  • Member of the Sustainable Health Prize Jury.
  • Member of the Jury of the Hospital of the Future Award.
  • Member of the General Council of the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development.
  • Member of the General Council of the University of Évora.
  • Member of Working Group 1 - Health Services and Public Health. The Gulbenkian Platform. Future for Health.
  • Member of the Technical Group on the Reform of the Internal Organization of Hospitals.
  • Member of the Board of INODES Association for Innovation and Health Research.
  • Coordinator of the transversal area "Governance" within the scope of the National Health Plan 2012-2016.
  • Coordinator of the Hospital Health Care Program within the scope of the National Health Plan 2011-2016.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the College of Competence in Health Services Management of the Portuguese Medical Association.