Joaquim Caetano, M.D., has been a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board since 2007.
Caetano is a Clinical Pathology specialist with a focus on sports medicine. Currently he serves as the technical director of Medicil Laboratory, a private clinical lab, as well as holding the position of clinical director and presiding over a team of medical doctors in sports medicine, who provide medical support to health clubs and gyms.
Prior to this, he was director of the Clinical Laboratory at Hospital Militar Principal, the Portuguese Army’s hospital. Caetano maintains ties with this position and now coordinates the integration of three Clinical Pathology Services for the Portuguese Navy, Air Force and Army hospitals in the new Armed Forces Hospital. Since March 2013, he has also served as director of Military Technical Cooperation with Angola in the field of Health.
Since January 2014, Caetano holds the position of advisor for the Ministry of National Defense – General Directorate for Personnel and Military Recruitment – mainly as coordinator of an evaluation team for the Portuguese Disabled Military Armed Forces.
Caetano began teaching courses in medicine (physiology and physiopathology, immunology and laboratory techniques) to medical and nursing students in 1998 at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and at Military Health Service School. He served as a military doctor in Mozambique for approximately one year as medical doctor of the Portuguese troops during the United Nations Operation. Caetano also practices preventive and curative medicine.
From 1987 to 1993, Caetano worked at the Hospital São Francisco Xavier - the general hospital in Lisbon -in the Internal Medicine Service. He earned his medical degree at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1985.
The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health whose role is to educate Independent Herbalife Members on the principles of good nutrition, getting regular physical activity, and leading a healthy lifestyle.