Area of expertise: Paediatric radiology including metabolic bone disease, musculoskeletal, emergency radiology and major trauma, suspected physical abuse, oncology.
Languages spoken: Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Communication skills in Italian and French.
Paediatric radiology clinical lead since May 2020.
Joined Evelina London Children’s Hospital (part of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust) in 2018, having previously worked at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital from 2014.
Undertook fellowships in paediatric radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2009, after being awarded a ESOR Exchange Program scholarship, and at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in 2011/12.
Vice-president of UK Imaging and Oncology, committee member of The Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARNIet) and member of the RCR Paediatric Major Trauma guidelines working group.
2001 - Medical doctor, MD. Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal
2009 - Specialist in radiology. Ministry of Health and Portuguese Medical Association
2009 - Fellow in paediatric radiology. European School of Radiology (ESOR). Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
2012 - Fellow in pediatric radiology. University of British Columbia, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
Extensive clinical experience covering all areas of general pediatric radiology, including x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MR.
Special interests and experience:
- Paediatric emergencies, major trauma, blast injuries and radiology response to major incidents and mass casualties.
- Paediatric musculoskeletal radiology, including orthopaedics, rheumatology and skeletal dysplasias.
- Paediatric metabolic bone disease.
Dr Santos’ current clinical research focuses on radiological aspects of paediatric metabolic bone disease, collaborating and supporting innovative clinical trials. He is part of the European Paediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group.
He has previously collaborated in the study of intellectual disability, in imaging of animal models of neurodevelopmental delay.
2009 - ESOR Exchange Program for Paediatric Radiology Fellowship
2012 - Fellow’s Poster Research Award. Inner ear congenital abnormalities in children. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia.