NOVA University of Lisbon is awarding Professor Robert Anderson with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa for his relevant work, recogized on a global scale, in the areas of cardiac anatomy and cardiac congenital malformations. The title will be attributted per suggestion of NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (NMS|FCM), at a ceremony at the Rectorate on May 30, at 5 pm.
Professor José Fragata, Vice-Rector of NOVA, will do the laudation of the awardee and the Dean of NMS|FCM, Professor Jaime da Cunha Branco, will be the patron.
Robert H. Anderson (April 1942, Wellington, United Kingdom) is a worldwide expert in the area of cardiac anatomy and congenital cardiac malformations. He graduated in 1966 from Manchester University and developed a career path with intense research and academic contributions in the UK, in the United States and globally. He has published a large number of science papers and seminal books in his field. Throughout his career Professor Anderson developed morphological studies with enormous impact on cardiology and congenital heart surgery. Emeritus Professor at University College in London and Science Editor, he has received several distinctions, among which the ‘British Heart Foundation Prize & Gold Medal for Cardiovascular Research’ and the ‘Mackenzie Gold Medal’ from the British Cardiovascular Society. Robert Anderson continues very active in teaching and involved in several collaborative research projects.