Ricardo Horta is specialized in Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, works in Hospital de São João – Porto (Portugal) and he
is also Professor in Faculty of Medicine, Porto University. He got
special training in microsurgery and reconstructive craniofacial
surgery in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei (Linkou) – Taiwan,
Republic of China, and in Aesthetic Surgery at Clinica Planas in
Barcelona - Spain, and UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas,
He developed a research project, included in his doctoral thesis (PhD) in the area of facial disfigurement: microsurgical reconstruction of large defects and facial transplantation (one of his areas of interest) in a partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.
He has more than 100 scientific publications, the vast majority as first author, in indexed international journals (medline) with scientific referees, in all the specialty areas of intervention: reconstructive, aesthetics, microsurgery, hand surgery, maxillofacial surgery and burns. He had several articles cited in relevant journals. He described innovative techniques in the dissection flaps and new procedures.
He is regularly invited to review scientific papers published in international journals. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
He was author of a book chapter related to traumatic hand surgery. He was author of a book about mandibular reconstruction in the context of osteonecrosis.
He is part of the editorial board of the Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery .
He presented more than 200 scientific papers in conferences; he was a speaker and moderator in national and international scientific meetings on several occasions.
Within his surgical activity over the last few years, he highlights several surgeries with enormous complexity, particularly in the area of reconstructive surgery, involving teamwork with colleagues/residents of Plastic Surgery and in collaboration with other specialties. In the private sector, he often performs various aesthetic surgeries and reconstructive procedures.