Fernando de Jesus Regateiro (b. Mira, Portugal, 1952), is the full Professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, and titular fellow of Portuguese Academy of Medicine.
In addition to his academic and scientific activity, he was Pro-rector of the University of Coimbra, Director of the Coimbra University Press, member of the University Assembly and member of the University Social Council.
Professor Regateiro owns the “competence in health administration” recognized by the Portuguese Medical Association and a vast experience in this field. He was President of the Administration Council of the Coimbra University Hospitals for almost 5 years, and he was President of the Administrative Council of the Regional Health Administration for the “Centro” Region of Portugal for 2 years. He was also director of the “Centro” Regional Histocompatibility Centre, member of the National Ethics Council for the Life Sciences and member of the National Council on Education.
His civic participation is relevant: he was president of the National Confederation of Parents Associations, member of the Portuguese Board for Classification of Movies, social judge of the Coimbra Court for Family and Minors, member of the Opinion Council of RDP (Portuguese Radio Broadcasting), president of the direction of Coimbra Chamber Orchestra and president of the Coimbra University Alumni Association.
He was member of the organization committees of the annual Congress of the Portuguese Health System, since 2009. He is president of the Cooperation Council of the Portuguese Association for Health Engineering and Managment APEGSAUDE.
He has been visiting several portuguese-speaking and latin-american countries and is now member of the Council of Governors of the Ibero-American Organization of Health Care Providers. He was the chairman of the “Future Health Meeting”, Lisbon, 2012.
He is now launching the “Future Health and Social Development International Organization”, an organization that intends to build bridges between peoples, provide human and material resources, promote access to knowledge and innovation, foster technical capacity, promote social development and life conditions and improve health results.