Otávio Rizzi Coelho completed his clinical residency at the State Public Servant Hospital Francisco Morato de Oliveira, specialising in Cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. He completed his PhD in the School of Medical Sciences at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and joined the UNICAMP Faculty of Medical Sciences in 1972 where he was appointed as Professor in the Cardiology service in 1980 and is currently Professor of Cardiology, Professor of the Master’s degree (PhD) in Internal Medicine and the current chief of the Coronary Care Unit of the Hospital das Clinicas from UNICAMP.
Professor Coelho also participates in the management of the UNICAMP Faculty of Medical Sciences, has twice acted as Coordinator of the Extension and Community Affairs Committee and was Clinical Director of the Department of Medical Support and Assistance.
Professor Coelho has authored/co-authored more than 100 articles in high impact international journals. He has also presented in several international events and edited one of the most important textbooks of cardiovascular disease written in Portuguese.
He has significant participation in Cardiology Societies, having been President of the São Paulo Society of Cardiology (SOCESP) and the Department of Cardiology Clinic of the Brazilian Cardiology Society. Professor Coelho is a member of the editorial board of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology, the Journal of the São Paulo Society of Cardiology (SOCESP), and is a Fellow of the European Society.