António Teixeira Pinto Marques

Born in the North of Portugal in 1945.
A Medical Doctor by profession, he is a keen art collector and music lover. His interest in culture led him, in 1976, to become a Member of Grémio Literário, a leading institution of the literary and cultural scene in Portugal.
Member of the Board of Directors since 2007, he became President in November 2015 following the unexpected death of his predecessor, and was subsequenty confirmed for the same position by unanimous vote in April 2016.
As a surgeon he pioneered the introduction of new mini-invasive thoracic surgery techniques in the country.
He is married to a fellow doctor, Maria Teresa Pinto Marques, and has two adult sons and four grandchildren.
A family man, and much travelled, he succeeds in dividing his time between the pratice of medicine and the Club, a project which he has entusiasticaly embraced. A dynamic course for the Gremio Literario is now on the way, in order to guarantee its stability and the continuity of its cultural and social purposes.

Date of birth: August 3
Place of Birth: Mesão Frio, Trás-os-Montes
Marital Status: Married to Maria Teresa Ferreira da Bernarda Silva Carvalho Pinto Marques
Parents: Maria da Gloria Teixeira Pinto and Manuel Pinto Marques
Children: Hugo Silva Carvalho Pinto Marques
                 João Silva Carvalho Pinto Marques

Profession: MD, Doctor’s Degree in Medicine; Thoracic surgeon

Academic Training
1993 – Specialist in Cardiothoracic surgery
1979 – Occupational Medicine Course – Lisbon Public Health School
1977 – Specialist in General Surgery
1970 – Doctor’s Degree in Medicine

Clinical Activity
Former Head of the Thoracic Surgery Department (1998-2017)
Thoracic Surgery Adviser Consultant
Pioneer of the mini-invasive thoracic surgery in Portugal (videothoracoscopy)
Drivers licences medical check-up Coordinator, at the Portuguese Automobile Club (ACP)

Scientific Societies Membership
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Portugal, elected for two mandates
Portuguese Society of Endoscopic Surgery – Founder member
Portuguese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery – Member of the Board (one mandate)
Portuguese Society of Surgery
Lisbon Medical Sciences Society
Portuguese Society of Pulmonology

Scientific Activity
Several written and oral communications in the scope of his Speciality
Moderation of scientific sessions
Numerous conferences in natural and international congresses
Organization of seminars about mini-invasive thoracic surgery in national and international congresses.
Jury of Medical official contests