Celso Matos studied medicine at the Medical School of the University of Brussels, Belgium and obtained his Medical Degree with honours in 1980. After a residency in Internal medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Brussels, he started his residency in Radiology at the department of radiology at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium.
As a board certified radiologist, he joined the faculty in this department and led the MRI division. He became Professor of Clinical Radiology in 2001 at Erasme University Hospital. In late 2015 Celso moved to Lisbon to start his current position as Chair of the imaging department at the Champalimaud Clinical Centre.
Celso is the current President of ESGAR (European Society for Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology). He is also engaged in ESOR (European School Of Radiology) activities as a member of the ESOR steering committee. Through these commitments he is also actively involved in clinical societies and acts as a liaison between the world of radiologists and the world of clinicians.
As a radiologist, he contributes to the imaging programme of several annual meetings and regularly co-organises radiological-clinical educational events.
Celso’s main areas of clinical and research interest are abdominal and oncologic imaging. His main focus is multidisciplinary research in pancreatic cancer and related disorders, and validation of MRI biomarkers for prediction of response to cancer treatment.
For his scientific work, Celso has received awards from his peers, including the European Radiology 2006 best scientific publication.
Celso has (co)authored over 100 papers and authored more than 10 book chapters. He has been part of the Abdominal section of the European Radiology Editorial Board since 2014 and acts as peer-reviewer for, among other journals, European Radiology, Radiology (awarded 5 times as a distinguished reviewer), AJR, and Gut.
Celso has delivered over 300 invited lectures in radiological and clinical society meetings around the world. He received the European School of Radiology Best teacher Award in 2014.