Recruitment Partner COIMBRA has recruited 301 adults age 70+ from Coimbra and surrounding areas

Prof. José Pereira da Silva, MD, PhD

DO-HEALTH Recruitment Partner and PI of the Coimbra DO-HEALTH recruitment centre

Prof. José Pereira da Silva is Associate Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Coimbra, and Head of the Rheumatology Department at the University Hospital of Coimbra.  He received Ph.D. in Medicine/Rheumatology from the University of London in 1993, with a thesis dedicated to the study of sex hormone influence upon inflammation-induced cartilage degradation. He has a longstanding dedication to Medical Education, consolidated in his activities as Chairman of EULAR Standing Committee for Education and Training (from 2001 to 2005) and President of the European Board of Rheumatology (from 2006 to 2010).

Prof. da Silva has published over 150 papers in National and International peer-reviewed journals and currently serves in the Editorial Board of several scientific journals in the area of Rheumatology. His current research interests are focused in Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia and the psychological domains of rheumatic diseases.