Dr Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim
Clinical Research Fellow
I am a NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Clinical Research Fellow, based at the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU). Here, I am working under the joint supervision of Professors Barbara Casadei and Louise Bowman in the AMALFI trial, a study which aims to shed light on the burden of subclinical atrial fibrillation in elderly high-risk patients. I am also part of the clinical team for the ORION-4 trial, a study which is assessing the effect of inclisiran, a novel cholesterol-lowering therapy, on cardiovascular events on patients with established atherosclerotic disease. My research interests include atrial fibrillation, heart failure and cardiovascular imaging, as well as randomised controlled trials and big data approaches to studying cardiovascular disease.
I studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, in Portugal, having graduated in 2017. After that, I completed a one-year clinical internship at Gaia-Espinho Hospital Centre, a tertiary hospital in Northern Portugal, where I gained experience in internal medicine, clinical cardiology and primary care, having worked in inpatient wards, emergency room and outpatient clinic. This intense and rewarding year of clinical work, together with the exciting research experience I had as a medical student, made me want to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist in cardiology, placing myself at the intersection between clinical practice and medical research.