Professor Fernando Schmitt is currently the director of the department of Medicine and Pathology at the Laboratoire National de Sante in Luxembourg. After finishing Medical School in Brazil in 1983, he was Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the Medical Faculty of Santa Maria and Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Sao Paulo. In 2004, he started working at the Medical Faculty at the University of Porto where he was Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of Molecular Pathology Unit at IPATIMUP. From 2013-2014, Professor Schmitt was full professor of pathology at the University of Toronto.
Professor Schmitt has been General Secretary of the International Academy of Cytology and President of the European Federation of Cytology Societies. He has also been Chairman of the Working Group of Cytopathology of the European Society of Pathology and President of the Portuguese Society of Cytology. Professor Schmitt is a member of many journal editorial boards, including Acta Cytologica, Cytopathology, BMC Cancer and the Journal of Clinical Pathology. Professor Schmitt has published more than 350 scientific papers and is an experienced international lecturer. Together with Gary Tse and Puay Hoon Tan, he has published the book "Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast" with Springer in 2013