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Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

CEO
HealthAI – The Global Agency for Responsible AI in Health, Switzerland 

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Ricardo Baptista Leite is a Portuguese-Canadian medical doctor trained in infectious diseases, with extensive experience in global health, health systems and science-based policy making. Before becoming CEO of HealthAI, Ricardo served four terms as a Member of Parliament in Portugal on health and foreign affairs committees. Ricardo is a city councillor in Sintra and served as Deputy Mayor of Cascais. He is founder and President of the UNITE Parliamentarians Network for Global Health, Chair of the Board of the Harvard-Charité Global Health Policy Lab in Berlin, and Chair of the Centre for Global Health at NOVA University Information Management and Data Science School in Lisbon. He completed postgraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Medical School. Ricardo was a practicing physician for several years, including an internship at the World Health Organization. He was a medical volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic in his hometown hospital in Portugal and as part of a humanitarian mission at the Lviv Regional Hospital in Ukraine after the beginning of the war.

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