Dr. Amaral finished her MD at Lisbon University in 2006, simultaneously with her degree in Aeronautic Medicine in the Portuguese Air Force. In 2007 she did her general internship in CHLN and Hospital Pulido Valente in Lisbon, and in 2008 she started her Medical Oncology Internship. She is a Specialist in Medical Oncology since 2014.
In 2016, she started her PhD at the Skin Cancer Center in Tuebingen, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Claus Garbe. She defended her PhD thesis on the “Progress in systemic therapy of advanced melanoma between 2011 and 2019” in the Nova Medical School in Lisbon in June 2021, with Magna cum Laude. Since 2021, she is the Head of Translational Research at the Skin Cancer Center in Tuebingen. Her main research focus are biomarkers associated with response to systemic therapy in advanced melanoma, particularly in patients with brain metastases.
Dr. Amaral is a Member of the ESMO Faculty Melanoma and Other Skin Tumors and since 2020, she is also the Chair of the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee and ESMO Council Member.