Dr Maria Cunha

Head of Department

Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Maria is a healthcare professional with a background in medicine and a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She had the privilege of serving in leadership roles that allowed her to contribute to the advancement of healthcare services and the wellbeing of patients. In her role as the Director of the Quality Management, Risk, and Humanization Department at ULSGE and as the Coordinator of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit, she strived to make a positive impact through her work.

Projects she is involved in as a PhD Student Fellow have deepened my commitment to research and academic pursuits in healthcare. Her skills encompass leadership, healthcare quality and risk management, advocacy, community leadership, and dedication to continuous learning and improvement. She is passionate about contributing to the healthcare industry by enhancing treatment quality, patient wellbeing, and fostering a network of influential leaders in healthcare.