João Lino

PhD Candidate, Medical Sciences, Universidade do Porto
João has a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (2007). He is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Abel Salazar, since 2015, researching autoinflation as alternative in the treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) He is a specialist in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital de Santo António since 2014. Area of sub specialization: Ear pathology and auditory rehabilitation. Joao is also a coordinator of the Cochlear Implants Team at CHUPorto (National Reference Center), since 2018. And a visiting Professor in School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Porto since 2014 and ENT Coordinator since 2022.

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