September 29, 2016

Maria João Cardoso

Maria Joao CardosoMaria João Cardoso, MD, PhD

Head Breast Surgeon, General Surgery, Breast Oncoplastic Surgery

Areas of interest: Cosmetic results of breast surgery, prediction of cosmetic results, oncoplastic surgery, new approaches in axillary surgery, hereditary breast cancer

Maria João Cardoso was appointed as Head Breast Surgeon at the Champalimaud Breast Unit in 2011. Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies were undertaken at the Porto Faculty of Medicine. She has dedicated her career to breast surgery and started her training in oncoplastic surgery at the Institut Gustave Roussy in France. From 2007 to 2010 she was Clinical Director of the S. João Hospital Breast Unit in Porto and from 2004-2010 she was a member of the Ethics Committee at the same hospital.

She holds a PhD in Medicine from University of Porto with the topic of objective evaluation of aesthetic results in breast cancer conservative treatment. From 2006 to 2011 she was Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery of the Porto Faculty of Medicine. Dr MJ Cardoso is co-coordinator of the Breast Research group at INESC Porto with Professor Jaime Cardoso. As of 2012, she has published more than 20 papers in international journals as first author and has also co-authored more than 80 full communications in major international conferences. She is a member of the editorial board of The Breast journal and a reviewer of several international journals. One of her main interests is quality of life of breast cancer patients and she founded in 2011 a Support Centre for Breast Cancer Patients called Mama Help ( She is a member of the board of the Portuguese Society of Senology.