Director of the CUF Urology Department and Urology Division of the Hospital of Braga
Sete Fontes
São Victor, Braga, Portugal

Professor and Researcher
Surgical Sciences Research Domain
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, ICVS/3B’s - PT Government Associate Laboratory
School of Medicine, University of Minho
Campus de Gualtar
Braga, Portugal

Estevão Lima has 47 years old, married and father of 3 children. Professor of Urology at the School of Medicine - University of Minho, Braga – Portugal, Director of the CUF Urology Department and Urology Division of the Hospital of Braga, Portugal.
He completed his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal in 1993 and the urology residency at the “Hospital Geral de Santo António”, Porto, in 2012. That same year, he became a “Fellow of the European Board of Urology” (FEBU) (best European score). Subsequently, from 2002 to 2010 he was Assistant of the Urology at the “Hospital Geral de Santo António” Porto and responsible for the endourology and laparoscopy. Since 2010, Professor Estêvão Lima is the Director of the Department of Urology - Hospital de Braga and recently he is also the Director of the CUF Urology Department, Portugal.
Professor Estêvão Lima is a pioneer and an innovator, with international recognition in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques and new technologies in the field of urology and surgery such as Natural Orifice Endoscopic Transluminal Surgery, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy. Recently, he also has pioneered techniques in percutaneous kidney accesses, surgical navigation and ureteral stenting. He has an enormous surgical curriculum and extensive experience mainly in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical cystectomy, endoscopic treatments of the benign prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones treatment by percutaneous and endoscopic methods.
Professor Estêvão Lima is Researcher and Professor at the Institute for research in life sciences and health (ICVS) of the University of Minho. He obtained his PhD in 2008 with the thesis “Development of Transvesical Port for Scarless surgery”. His intense scientific activity is well documented.  In the "Scopus" has 56 documents referenced with 1272 citations in 836 documents, 12 book chapters, 7 of them with international Edition and h index of 18.  He has received 16 research awards, many of them international. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies and reviewer of several international journals. Professor Estêvão Lima has 5 patents. He participated in projects to obtain funds and grants for research at the University of Minho in total accounted for EUR 826,238.00. He is a founding partner of "HydrUStent Company" (Spin-Off from University of Minho).