Albino Oliveira Maia completed a medical degree at Universidade do Porto, and a doctorate in neuroscience, developed at Duke University, under the supervision of Profs. Miguel Nicolelis, and Sidney Simon.

After returning to Portugal, Albino trained in adult psychiatry at the University Department of Psychiatry of NOVA School of Medicine, in Lisbon. During residency, he was engaged in postdoctoral training at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, under the supervision of Prof. Rui Costa, and completed a Master Degree in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, where he also trained in non-invasive brain stimulation with Prof. Alvaro Pascual-Leone.

Currently, Albino coordinates the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Champalimaud Clinical Centre and is Psychiatrist and Invited Professor of Psychiatry at the University Department of Psychiatry of NOVA School of Medicine.
Recently he has started a collaborative research programme on clinical and research use of transcranial magnetic stimulation.