Professor José Roquette distinguished by the President of the Republic

The clinical director of Hospital da Luz and president of the Superior Clinical Board of Luz Saúde, Professor José Roquette, was distinguished by the President of the Republic, Cavaco Silva, with the medal of Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique.

The ceremony took place in Palácio de Belém, Friday, December 4, the President having distinguished, on the same occasion, other relevant Portuguese figures of Culture and Science, such as Father José Tolentino Mendonça and the university professors and researchers Maria Salomé Soares Pais and Henrique Leitão.

José Roquette, cardiothoracic surgeon with a long practicing career in national public hospitals and, since 2006, at Hospital da Luz, is Doctor of Medicine by Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, a founder member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery and was president of Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardiotorácica e Vascular (Portuguese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery).