About the Author
Dr. Da Luz graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Parana (1965), PhD in Cardiology at the University of Sao Paulo (1972) and Post-Graduation at the University of Southern California and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center (UCLA), USA for 5 years. He is currently Member of the Academy of Sciences, Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit and Senior Professor of Cardiology at the Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. He was named by his colleagnes one of the most influential cardiologists in Brazil, in the 20th century. He his the recipent of inumerous awards from universities, medical institutins and professional organizations. He received the Jabuti Award in 2004, for the book Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases co-edited with Francisco Laurindo and Antonio C.P. Chagas. He is also the author of three additional books regarding medical education and the practice of medicine. In 2015 he received the Fundacao Conrado Wessel Award, in Medicine, a most prestigious medical award. The author of over 400 national and internationl publications, including 258 peer-reviewed, and book chapters. Past-President of Sociedade de Cardiologia do Estado de Sao Paulo (SOCESP), Sociedade Brasileira de Insvestigacao Clinica (SBIC), founder and present - President of Associacao Brasileira de Cardiologia Translacional (ABCT).He is practing cardiologists and academic researcher as well. His main research areas are atherosclerosis, endothelium and coronary artery disease. Dr. Laurindo is a Member of the Evaluation of Graduate Programs Strict Sense Committee on Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination - CAPES and Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Scientific Committee of InCor - HCFMUSP. He participates as a reviewer or member of editorial board of journals including the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, The FASEB Journal, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, and the American Journal of Physiology; among others. He is also a Member of the Federation Advisory Council of Societies for Experimental Biology (FeSBE) and and the Brazilian Society of Clinical Investigation. His research line is in molecular biology atherosclerotic vascular disease with an emphasis on cardiology, acting on the following subjects: vascular, oxidative stress, atherosclerosis, NADPH oxidase and angioplasty. Graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of ABC (1977), PhD (1992) and Free-Teaching (1996) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. In 2012 he was approved in the Public Tender for Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of ABC. Held Graduate in the United States at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is currently Professor and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology, ABC School of Medicine exercising teaching, research and assistance in the areas of undergraduate and postgraduate. He is an active researcher in translational medicine, acting on the following topics: atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, cardiac mechanics and congestive heart failure. He chaired the Cardiology Society of the State of Sao Paulo (2001-2003) and the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (2008-2009), was the first Governor of the Brazilian Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (2008-2013) and Member of the International Council of American College of Cardiology and the Presidential Task force and Editorial Consultant of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology, is Founding Member of Cardiology Lusophone Federation.