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 Discipline of Cardiology at the University of São Paulo medical school. 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 collaborated in research studies with the Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory of the Tufts University in Boston, USA and the HJELT Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki in Finland.
He has published more than 120 papers in peer-review journals like the Lancet, Atherosclerosis, ATVB, Circulation, Cardiovascular Research, The European Heart Journal, JACC, Journal of Lipid Research and Current Opinion of Lipidology among others.
Dr. Santos has coordinated and participated in many Brazilian and International guidelines on dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis prevention, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease.
He is a former president of the Department of Atherosclerosis of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, and is the secretary of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) (2013-2015). In addition he is one of the associate editors of Atherosclerosis and the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.