Miguel Damas

CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Cristina Sales – Functional Medicine®
Miguel Damas, MD, is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Cristina Sales – Functional Medicine,  in Porto, Portugal, following the footsteps of his mother, Dra Cristina Sales, the godmother of Functional Medicine in the country.  His passion and mission is quite clear: “Making sure the body never limits what anyone can achieve in their career and life“, whether keeping focus after a long day of meetings, overcoming injuries and chronic disease or increasing longevity. To accomplish that, Dr. Damas combines the principles of Functional Medicine with the framework coded in the DNA profile, enabling the design of personalized nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle plans to push further in each individual’s right direction.

He is the mind behind the programs; Become X ObeseHuman Performance Optimization  and Overcome Burnout, created as a way to help those who aim to be the best they can be.

Over the last years, he has patients in more than 45 countries and he has consulted and worked with athletes, teams, CEO’s, companies and ambitious people who aim to maximize their health, wellness and performance. 


  • Graduated in Medicine by the Instituto Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar – University of Porto
  • Master in Medicine by the Instituto Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar – University of Porto
  • Board-certified in Family Medicine
  • Member of the Portuguese Medical Board
  • Post-graduation in Sport Medicine by Faculdade de Medicina – University of Porto (completing)
  • Certification in nutrigenetics by DNALife
  • Training in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Speaker / Lecturer in nutrigenetics, genetics in sport and functional medicine