Doctor of Medicine, Coimbra (Portugal) University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Coimbra (Portugal) University, 1979.
Intern Coimbra University Hospital, 1956, St. Louis City Hospital, 1956-1957. Resident neurology St. Louis City Hospital & Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical School, 1957-1960. Assistant neurology Washington University, St. Louis, 1964.
Assistant chief resident Renard Hospital, 1967. Professor neurology Coimbra University, since 1979, head department, since 1991. Organizer 1st European Congress of Epileptology, Portugal, 1994.
Member Portuguese League Against Epilepsy (president 1986-1993), American Academy Neurology, Portuguese Society Neurology, College Neuropsycho Pharmacol., Permanent Commission Ibero-American Neurophys.
Married Maria Do Livramento Castro, April 28, 1956. Children: Maria Eduarda, José, Isabel, Francisco, Antonio, Maria Clara, Joao.