Sectional Editor (Cardio Oncology)
American Hospital of Paris,
Cardio oncology, Cardio Vascular diseases in Women, Clinical exam, Patient and physician engagement, Cardiac failure (chronic), Preventive cardiology, Coronary Artery Stenosis, Myocardial Scintigraphy
Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris 1971-1978.
Silver Medal des Hôpitaux de Paris.
Chef de Clinique Assistant des Hôpitaux de Paris 1978-1981. (Hôpital Henri Mondor : Professor P. Vernant)
Resident in Cardiology : Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke. Québec. CANADA 1974-1975.
Member of European Society of Cardiology. Member of French Society of Cardiology.
Member of Acute Cardiac Care Association (ACCA) part of European Society of Cardiology
Full time Cardiologist in American Hospital of Paris: 1981-2016.
He was involved in the creation and development of cardiologic unit (including Coronary Care Unit) in 1981.
Chief of cardiologic department: 2005-2011.
Member of the Association des Médecins des Théâtres et Salles de Spectacles de Paris et Région Parisienne.
Thèse de médecine 1977 Faculté de Paris Ouest : Aorto-Coronary by-Pass in Emergency. Président Pr Pierre VERNANT.
Surgical Treatment of Septal Rupture at the Acute Phase of Myocardial Infarction.
Aorto-Coronary Artery By-Pass Graft patency Evaluated with CT-scanner of the Chest and Myocardial Scintigraphy.
Coronary Artery Stenosis after Chest Radiotherapy as a Treatment for Lymphoma and other Cancer.
Cardio Vascular Diseases: Women Specificity. (Women at Heart’s Special Guest) Part of European Society Of Cardiology.
Blogger in Medscape.fr–on line medical newsletter. Part of The Heart.org
Invited Speaker in Next Cardiologists Session will be Hold in Paris June 2017.
William J Rowe
Sectional Editor (Coronary Atherosclerosis)
Chairman of Department of Medicine,
St. Vincent Medical Center,
Chief, Advisory Committee for Cardiac Rehabilitation for Northwest Ohio Heart Association,
Medical University of Ohio,
Clinical Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary artery disease, Cardiovascular complications, Coronary Atherosclerosis, Myocardial Scarring
Dr. William J. Rowe M.D. FBIS ( Fellow British Interplanetary Society ), FACN ( Fellow American College of Nutrition ), is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine. He received his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati and was in private practice in Toledo, Ohio for 34 years. During that time he supervised over 5000 symptom-limited maximum hospital-based treadmill stress tests. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Ohio, School of Medicine at Toledo. He studied 3 world class extraordinary endurance athletes and published their exercise-related magnesium deficiencies. This triggered a 20-year pursuit of the cardiovascular complications of Space flight. He has published in LANCET that extraordinary, unremitting endurance exercise can injure a perfectly normal heart. Of only 4 space syndromes, he has published 2: "The Apollo 15 Space Syndrome" and "Neil Armstrong Syndrome." He published Neil Armstrong's probable lunar acute heart failure. He has been listed in the Marquis Whos Who of the World from 2002-2009,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Sectional Editor (Clinical Hypertension)
Professor and Chair,
Department of Internal Medicine,
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,
Dr. John M. Flack joined SIU School of Medicine in 2015. Previously, he was professor of medicine and physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he was chair of the Department of Internal Medicine for eight years. At Wayne State, he was the founding director of the Division of Translational Research and Clinical Epidemiology and principal investigator of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-funded Center for Urban Health. Dr. Flack is an American Society of Hypertension-certiﬁed specialist in clinical hypertension and also serves as the president of the American Hypertension Specialist Certiﬁcation Program.
Dr. Flack, an internationally renowned hypertension specialist/cardiovascular epidemiologist, has special interest and expertise in the development of clinical translational research programs; the clinical epidemiology and treatment of hypertension; the transformation of clinical practice for quality, equity and ﬁnancial performance; and the development of embedded educational systems within clinical practices. He is an active researcher with more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, most recently in device-based treatment of severe, uncontrolled resistant/refractory hypertension, and serves on several NIH and American Heart Association scientiﬁc peer-review panels. He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Hypertension.
Dr. Flack earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Langston University (1978). He received his medical degree and internal medicine residency training, also serving as chief resident, at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (1982, 1986). He later completed a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology (1990) and earned an MPH in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (1990). Prior to his appointment at Wayne State, he served on the faculties of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, the University of Minnesota Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Bowman Gray University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Among his many honors, Dr. Flack has been named a “Top Doctor” from the Who’s Who Global Directory, was named one of Detroit’s “Super Doctors” and was Academic Physician of the Year from Oklahoma University School of Medicine. In 2009, the Detroit News named him Michiganian of the Year. Dr. Flack was recently conferred the Status of Master by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and was awarded the Laureate Award by the Illinois Downstate Chapter. Dr. Flack is also member of the ACP Board of Regents. He maintains an active clinical practice in complex hypertension at SIU where he teaches and mentors medical students and residents and undertakes innovative, cutting edge research.
Jan Jacques Michiels
Sectional Editor (Vascular Medicine, Thrombosis)
Sectional Editor (Hypertension, Dyslipidemia)
Associate Clinical Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology
Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Coronary Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Defect(CHD), Congestive Heart Failure(CHF), Vascular Aging, Vascular Biology, Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. Mark Houston is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Medical Group , Saint Thomas Hospital and Health Services in Nashville, TN. He is also on the faculty of A4M for the FAARM and USF and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Dr Houston is Director of the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Institutes and Academy (HICVI) for US Centers of MVP. He is one of the opinion leaders and faculty for Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI).
He was selected as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2011 by the Consumer Research Council, and by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009- 2010. He was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA.
He is triple boarded certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM)). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in HUMAN NUTRITION and another in METABOLIC MEDICINE.
He has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 200 articles and scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals. He is on the consulting editorial board for many medical journals and is Editor –in –Chief for JANA (Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association. He is an author, teacher and active in clinical research. Six best selling books that he has authored are the Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, Vascular Biology for the Clinician, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension , Hypertension Handbook for Students and Clinicians and The Hypertension Handbook. His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease is a best seller.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Remodeling)
Aishin Memorial Hospital
Heart failure, Renin-angiotensin system, Terminal healthcare, Tele-cardiology, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Remodeling,
Cardiomyopathic hamster hearts.
Academic and Research Experience:
1979,5,15 Residency: Hokkaido University Hospital, Japan
1980-1981 Fellowship and Residency:Asahikawa Municipal Hospital, Japan
1981-1983 Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Hokkaido University Hospital
1983-1984? Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Hakodate Chuo Hospital
1984-1986? Clinical Fellow, Hokkaido University Hospital
1986-1988? Consultant, NTT Sapporo Hospital
1989-1991? Research Fellow, INSERM U200, Immuno-pharmcologie, France
1991-1993 Clinical and Research Fellow, Hokkaido University Hospital
1993-1995 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
1995-1999 Chief of In-Patient Ward, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital
1999-2007 Chief of Outpatient Ward, Hokkaido University Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
2008-2014 Director, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido Medical Center,
Associate Professor, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
2014-2016 Director, Medical Center, Carress Sapporo Tokeidai Memorial Hospital
2016-2017 Director, Sapporo Nango Cardiovascular Clinic
2017 Assistant Director, Aishin Memorial Hospital
He published more than 90 articles.
Sectional Editor (Interventional Cardiology)
Department of Cardiology
Nanjing First Hospital of Nanjing Medical Univesiry
Research Interest: I’m a interventional cardiologist, and also the vice-President of Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, and Chief Director of Cardiology Department.I have completed more than 10000 PCI cases including CTO and LM PCIs so far.
Since 2002 I set up the PCI database and QCA core Lab of our center through which 8 RCT including and registry studies including LM & bifurcation lesions, CTO and AMI treatments have been completed. In 2004 I modified classical crush into DK(double kissing and double crush) crush technique which increase the final kissing inflation rate to nearly 100%. Therefore, I organized DKCRUSH serial trials which confirmed advantage of DK crush technique in term of TLR/TVR and MACE compared with classic crush, provisional and culotte stenting since 2005. My manuscript of “ A Randomized Clinical Study Comparing Double Kissing Crush With Provisional Stenting for Treatment of Coronary Bifurcation Lesions” was published in JACC (2011;57(8):914-920), and another issue ”Comparison of DK Crush Versus Culotte Stenting for Unprotected Distal Left Main Bifurcation Lesions: Results From a Multicenter, Randomized, Prospective DKCRUSH-III Study” was also published in JACC (2013:61(14):1482-8). “Impact of the Complexity of Bifurcation Lesions Treated With Drug-Eluting Stents The DEFINITION Study” was published in JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions(2014;11(7):1266-76). the Three Years Follow-Up Results From Randomized and Multicenter DKCRUSH-III Study(JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions,2015,24;8(10):1335-42 ) The 5-Year Follow-Up Results From a Randomized and Multicenter DKCRUSH-II Study (Circ Cardiovasc Interv,2017 Feb;10(2). pii: e004497).
Since 2012 I focused on pulmonary artery hypertension treatment. I designed the new device named as pulmonary artery denervation radiofrequency ablation catheter, which obtained 2 patents (ZL 2012 2 0594880.6; 201310103141.1). I finished 3 articles about pulmonary artery hypertension denervation, one of the manuscripts “Pulmonary Artery Denervation to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension The Single-Center, Prospective, First-in-Man PADN-1(First-in-Man Pulmonary Artery Denervation for Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Hypertension) Study” was published in JACC ( 2013;62(12):1092–100).”Phase II Results From the Pulmonary Artery Denervation-1 Study”was published in Circ Cardiovasc Interv.( 2015,8(11).1-9).”Pericardial effusion is correlated with clinical outcome after pulmonary artery denervation for pulmonary arterial hypertensionwas published in Oncotarget.(2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14031).
Omer Faruk Dogan
Sectional Editor (Angiography, Cardiopulmonary)
Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Kars Kafkas University
Research Interest: Angiography, Cardiopulmonary bypass, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Omer Faruk Dogan was born in Elbistan, Turkey, in 1970. He received the Instructor of Cardiovascular Surgery and Pediatric Heart and Vascular Surgery degree and the Associated Professor degree from the University of Hacettepe and University of Istanbul, respectively, in Turkey in 2007. Since 2006, he has been working as the Chief of Cartdiovascular Surgery Department in Business Hospital and Medical Park Hospital in Turkey. Between 2003-2006, he was a Research Fellow at the Hacettepe University Medical School for pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Presently, he is Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kars Kafkas University, Turkey. He is mainly interested in beating heart bypass procedure, coronary bypass conduits including radial artery, congenital heart surgery especially cyanotic patients, new technical approach and technical development of heart and vascular surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Many surgical techniques have been developed by Dr. Dogan. Dogan's technique, Demircin-Dogan Technique, is one of these techniques. On the other side, Dogan Solution, used for coronary artery conduits, is developed by Dr. Dogan. Three-Dimensional Anaglyph Technique for imaging research technique in cardiovascular surgery has been developed and recently published by Dr. Dogan. Dr.Dogans' techniques and research papers have been awarded national and international congress. He has over 200 international and national research papers and presentations.
Sectional Editor (Myocardial Revascularisation)
CEO & Chief Cardiac Surgeon
National Heart Institute
Adult Cardiac Surgery, Off Pump Bypass Surgery, Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularisation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
1. Experience of 12500 surgeries and Pioneer in Total Arterial and Beating Heart CABG.
2. "Life Time Achievement Award" by Hon'ble President Mr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhawan, 2007.
3. "Eminent NBE Alumnus Award", 2014, National Board of Examinations & "Dr.K. Sharan Award for Excellence in Cardiology", 2014 by IMA.
4. Delivered Numerous orations including "L.B. Thapa Oration", 2006 of Surgical Society of Nepal; "Sri Jayadeva Oration", 2009 of Indian College of Cardiology and "Uma Rani Banerjee Oration", 2014 of Cardiological Society of India.
5. “Dr.B.C. Roy National Award” (2016) by the Hon’ble President of India
6. Contributed chapters in 18 books, 450 scientific presentations & over 100 publications.
7. Currently CEO & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Apoptosis)
Professor of Medicine and Dean
Institute for Translational Medicine
Cardiovascular apoptosis, Myocardial necrosis, Cardiac regeneration, Cardiac fibroblasts, Cardiomyocyte, Cardiotoxicity, Non-coding RNA in heart diseases
Dr. Li once served as Medical Researcher at Max-Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany for ten years. He was elected to the “Hundred-Talent Program (Chinese Academy of Sciences)”, China. He has served as a reviewer for many international foundations. He is serving as an editor for several journals like Dataset Papers in Biology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, Journal of Cardiology and Therapy, and Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. He is an associate editor for Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Li has published over 80 articles in journals such as Molecular Cell, EMBO Journal, Nature Medicine, Nature Communication, Circulation, Circulation Research, PNAS. Based on his academic contributions, he has been honored with several prestigious accolades awards.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Surgery)
The head of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Children's Clinical University Hospital
Cardiovascular Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiomiopathy
Aris Lacis, cardiac surgeon, professor, MD, PhD graduated Riga Medical Institute in 1961. General and thoracic surgeon in P. Stradina University Hospital in Riga (1964–1969). Thoracic and cardiac surgeon in the Latvian Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery (1969–1994). Since 1994 until 2012 – the head of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Clinic in University Children’s Hospital, Riga; since 2012 – a consulting professor of this Clinic. President of Latvian Association for Pediatric Cardiologists.
Author of 395 scientific publications, 3 monographs and 13 patents. Investigator in more than 10 clinical trials including cardiosurgical procedures performed under deep hypothermia, hybrid procedures etc. In may 2009 at first in the world have been used transcutan intramyocardial delivery autologous bone morrow derived progenitor stem cells for 3 months aged patient suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
In November 2010 the first patient with end stage pulmonary hypertension received intrapulmonary implantation autologous stem cells.
During the recent years, 11 publications on the use of our method in cited international journals and 25 oral presentations during various international scientific events led to widespread interest in medical society. From 2012 onwards, there appeared to grow an active interest about further developments of our research, followed by our suggestions on possible introduction of osteoreflexotherapy. However, it has to be admitted that not all of our domestic research projects were completed due to different reasons, mainly related to local regulatory environment.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Diseases)
Department of Cardiology
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
Guangxi Medical University
Dyslipidemia; Hypertension; Coronary heart disease; Genetic polymorphisms
Rui-Xing Yin, chief physician of Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, professor of internal medicine, and deputy director of Department of Science & Technology, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China. He finished his medical courses at Guangxi Medical University (1978-1983), and then trained for a physician at the Affiliated Hospital of Nanning District Health School. He trained in Cardiology and completed his MSc. at Guangxi Medical University again (1987-1990).
He then worked as a visiting and vice chief physician in the Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Guangxi Medical University (1990-1996). He obtained his M.D. at Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute (1996-1999). Since then he has worked at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Guangxi Medical University. He was a visiting scholar of Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA (2007-2008). He was the Membership of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), Chinese Atherosclerosis Society (CAS), Society of Internal Medicine, Chinese Medical Association (CMA), and Committeeman of Cardiovascular Disease Committee of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM). His five research projects were supported by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (No: 81460169, 81160111, 30960130, 30660061, and 30360038). He has published more than 420 articles in Chinese or in English. More than 150 articles (The first and/or corresponding author) were collected in the Web of Science.
John A. St. Cyr
Sectional Editor (Congenital Heart Disease)
University of Minnesota,
Myocardial metabolism, Congenital and adult Cardiovascular Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Stem Cell Therapies, Blood, Viscosity, Dialysis, RBC storage.
John A. St. Cyr, MD, PhD, a retired cardiovascular surgeon, received his B.A., M.S., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He completed his general surgical training at the University of Minnesota and completed his cardiovascular surgical fellowship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. Dr. St.Cyr has extensive research credentials, is widely published, has received numerous research grants, has numerous patents in various fields of interest, and has presented at many medical/surgical conferences/meetings. Dr. St. Cyr has consulted for many medical companies, such as a surgical/medical consultant for Medtronic, Inc. (Physiological Research Laboratories, a facility of Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN), a medical/surgical consultant for NAMSA, Inc (Minneapolis, MN), Chief Medical Officer for RCRI, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), and ImmuMed, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN). Dr. St. Cyr is a member of numerous scientific research, medical, and surgical societies.
Keith A Webster
Sectional Editor (Ischemia, Myocardial infarction)
Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Vascular Biology Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Ischemia, hypoxia, ischemia-reperfusion, myocardial infarction, cardioprotection, molecular biology, gene therapy, cell therapy, peripheral artery disease.
My research for the past 25 years has focused on hypoxia, animal models of ischemia, angiogenesis,
programmed cell death, gene and stem cell therapy for vascular disease, cancer therapeutics,
atherosclerosis, and more recently micro-RNA, aging, obesity, diet research and type 2 diabetes. I
have published more than 150 papers in these areas. As director of the Vascular Biology Institute at
the University of Miami I have established in-house capabilities and/or access to a wide array of
advanced equipment, technology and expertise and created a state-of-the-art vascular research facility
to efficiently address questions in vascular disease and treatment.
My focus areas include molecular signaling pathways, apoptosis, acute myocardial infarction, gene and stem cell therapy for ischemic
disease including pro-angiogenesis (coronary artery diseases) and anti-angiogenesis (retinopathy and
solid tumors), and molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance associated with obesity and type 2
An important aspect of this work has been our characterization of hypoxia-regulated AAV
gene therapy and combination gene and stem cell therapy in mouse and rabbit models. Our patented
gene delivery technologies are being applied to develop therapies for many vascular diseases and
I have been continuously funded for 25 years by multiple NIH grants as well as AHA and State funding
including the Florida Heart Research Institute, Agatston Research Institute and Miami Baptist Hospital.
Sectional Editor (Hypertension, Internal Medicine)
Department of Medicine and Medical Research
Hospital Jutland West
Hypertension, Internal Medicine, Renal Diseases, Nephrology
Affiliation to University Clinic in Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine and Medical Research, Holstebro Hospital, Hospital Jutland West, Holstebro, Denmark, as Chief Physician, and to University of Aarhus, Health, Clinical Institute, as Clinical Professor in Nephrology and Hypertension.
MD, University of Aarhus, 1973. Specialist of Internal Medicine and Renal Diseases. Doctoral Thesis, University of Aarhus, Denmark 1979. Chief Physician since 1987. Professor in Nephrology, University of Aarhus, Denmark since January 1990. More than 330 original peer reviewed scientific papers in the field of renal disease, arterial hypertension and sodium-, potassium and water balance. In addition: Reviews, proceedings, letters and comment. Guest lecturer, presenter of scientific communications, and chairman at many international congresses. Main supervisor for more than 30 finished doctoral thesis / PhD programs. In the editorial board of scientific journals.
Experience as a teacher of medical students, physicians, specialists in internal medicine, and specialists in nephrology. Experience in international teaching and arrangement of international courses. Author of sections in medical textbooks. Experience as research director and head of research laboratories, as clinical director and head of clinical departments, and as director of teaching.
Awards: August Fogh Jensen og Hustru’s Award 1976, Cai Holten’s Award 1982, Dansk Society of Hypertension, Glaxo-award 1985, August Fogh Jensen og Hustru’s Award 1986, Danish Society of nephrology, Momsen’s Award 1994, Jyllandsposten’s Foundation, Award 1997, Ringkjoebing County, Award for Initiative 2003, Holstebro Freemason’s 125 years, Award 2005, Dansk Society of Hypertension, Award 2008, and H. Ibsen’s Hypertension Award 2013.
Sectional editor (Ischemic Heart Disease)
Professor of Surgery and Institute of Medicine
Kaohsiung Medical University
Ischemic Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis and Statin Therapy, Cellular and Molecular Mechenisms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections, Acute Aortic Syndrome, Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy, Congenital Heart Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections, Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiac Remodeling, Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration.
Dr. Ying-Fu Chen is a Professor of Surgery, and Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has a MD degree from Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1973, and his PhD degree from Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, in 1992.
In 1983, Dr Chen was as a clinical fellow at the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women Medical University. In 1985, he went to Durham, North Carolina, as a research fellow at Duke University Medical Center. In 1992, Dr Chen was appointed as Professor of Surgery at Kaohsiung Medical University. He is also appointed as a Professor of Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University.
His main research interests include inflammation, vascular degeneration, and stem cells in basic studies and thoracic aorta aneurysms/dissections and aortic valve diseases in clinical fields. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed medical publications and has served as editorships of 2 books, authorships of many book chapters. Currently, He is also as an editorial member of many national and international journals.
Sectional Editor (Electrocardiography)
HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist
Research Interest: Cardiac Physiology, Diagnostic decision support, Pedagogy, Electrocardiography, Implantable Cardiac Device Management, Electrophysiology and Ablation.
Biography: Dr. Cathal Breen holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Ulster University. He is a member of the Institute of Nursing and Health Research (INHR) and Centre for Health and Rehabilitative Technologies (CHaRT) at Ulster University Northern Ireland where from he leads research studies involving electrocardiography and innovative cardiology. He is Advisor, Editorial Board member of several scientific journals and also a usual Reviewer from several Specialized Journals. He has published Clinical Trials and Clinical works on his research field. Currently, he is the Director of programmes of Physiology at his institution.
Ujjwal K. Chowdhury
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Surgery)
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Research Interest: cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiovascular surgery
CHOWDHURY, UJJWAL KUMAR, Cardiac Surgeon, educator; b. Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Oct. 2, 1955; s. Aloke Kumar and Narayani Chowdhury; wife Sanjukta Chowdhury, Dec. 10, 1982; children: Priyanka, Sreenita, Abhishek.
MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, Maharashtra, India, 1979;
MS In General Surgery with 1st class, Inst. Postgraduate Medical Education and Research., Kolkata, 1984;
MCh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, 1991,
Diplomate National Board Examinations, New Delhi, 1990.
Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1996 onward;
Senior Cardiac Surgical Fellow, active member, allograft team, special training in implantation of left ventricular assist devices, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 1991-93;
Senior Cardiac Surgical Fellow, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, 1993-94, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, 1994.
Trained in robotic cardiac surgery, Intuitive Surgical® Da Vinci Surgical System
Training Workshop, Synnyvale, California, 2003. Till date
Contributed 272 original articles to numerous indexed cardiac surgical journals. Fellow Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (Sydney),
Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (New Delhi),
Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (Life member), International Member- Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA),
Biography Who‟s who in Medicine and Health Care, 2009-2010, Iconic Achiever, The International Hippocrates Award for Medical Achievement, Cambridge, England 2010.
The culmination of Prof. Choudhury‟s research activities has been the development of a novel technique of septation of the aorto-pulmonary window using a fenestrated, unidirectional, valved fabric patch, a novel technique of rechanneling of sinus venosus atrial septal defect with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, construction of novel techniques of the modified Blalock-Taussig‟s shunt, laying down the guidelines for candidate selection for one and one-half ventricular repair and for leaving the vertical vein open in patients with obstructive totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, development of a novel technique of transfer of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery using autogenous aortic and pulmonary arterial flaps, development of a novel technique of percutaneous adjustable vertical vein ligature in obstructive totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, formulation of a new surgical classification of mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, development of modified button technique for the performance of Bentall‟s procedure, laying down the criteria for diagnosis of postoperative Fontan failure by dynamic radionuclide study, the development of a novel technique of anatomic reconstruction of the giant congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm by using a bovine pericardial patch, documentation for the first in the English language literature the indications, technique and results of transposition of left superior vena cava to left pulmonary artery in patients with Raghib‟s defect, successful introduction of the indications and techniques of endoatriectomy in patients undergoing surgery for porcelain atrium, formulation of a new surgical classification of iatrogenic coronary sinus injuries during retrograde delivery of cardioplegia, development of a novel technique of radical pericardiectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis via modified left anterolateral thoracotomy (UKC‟s modification), documentation for the first time in the English language literature the effects of abnormal aortic histopathology on aortic remodeling and size evolution after intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot, demonstration of tissue doppler imaging-derived mitral and tricuspid annular velocities as useful investigative modalities for diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis and are non-predictors of postoperative outcome following pericardiectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis, documentation for the first time in English language literature the effect of abnormal myocardial histopathology on the diastolic compliance of the right ventricle and postoperative peak systolic right-to-left ventricular pressure ratio in patients undergoing intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot, successful introduction of the concept of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for systemic ventricular failure following total pericardiectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis, elucidated for the first time in English language literature on the use of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for systemic ventricular failure following Bentall‟s procedure for annuloaortic ectasia, severe aortic regurgitation and aortic dissection, successful documentation of the trans-pulmonary balloon occlusion technique under normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in adult ductus, the giant ductus, the recanalized and calcified ductus, elucidated for the first time in English literature the existence of significant elastic fragmentation muscle disarray, medionecrosis and fibrosis involving the ascending aorta of patients with functionally univentricular heart similar to those encountered in patients with teralogy of Fallot, laid down the guidelines for candidate selection for leaving the vertical vein open in patients with obstructive totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, development of a new concept of routine enlargement of left atrium in patients undergoing rechanneling of obstructive and non-obstructive supra cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection via a common posterior venous chamber to improve survival, successful introduction of the concept of routine fenestration of the intra-atrial baffle in patients undergoing univentricular type of repairs, documented for the first time in English language literature the relationship of tissue Doppler imaging-derived myocardial velocities to postoperative peak systolic right-to-left ventricular pressure ratio in patients undergoing intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot, laying down the techniques of redo mitral valve replacement following bioprosthetic valve explantation, laying down the guidelines for candidate selection for intraaoartic balloon counterpulsation after primary and redo mitral and/or aortic valve replacements in rheumatic heart disease and development of novel techniques of tumour thrombectomy from inferior vena cava and right atrium in patients with renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena caval and right atrial extension without cardiopulmonary bypass as well as using cardiopulmonary bypass without circulatory arrest.
Sectional Editor (Coronary Artery Disease)
L’Alt Penedés Hospital
Clinical cardiology, Non-invasive cardiology, Clinical research, Cardiomyopathies, Coronary artery disease, Cardiovascular imaging, Statistical and design.
Guillermo Romero-Farina is a cardiovascular researcher at the Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine Services, Vall D'hebron Hospital and Cardiologist at the L’Alt Penedés Hospital, Barcelona, SPAIN. He completed his Medical degree in1992, and Cardiology specialism in 1996 from University of the Republic, Montevideo.
He obtained the “Research Proficiency”, and the "Mastership in Clinical Medicine" from the Autonomous University of Barcelona; Spain; 2000). Dr. Guillermo Romero-Farina obtained his PhD degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the Doctoral Thesis in Cardiology: "Clinical profile and prognosis of adult hypertrophic cardiomyopathy", passed with top mark (cum laude unanimously).
Between 2002 and 2005 years, he completed the "Postdoctoral Fellowship" at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital (Barcelona, Spain); with a grant from the Carolina Foundation in the cardiovascular research area on the subject of myocardial viability. He obtained the "Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology” (2005); and the "Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology” (2006).
He graduated in “Statistics in Health Sciences” at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006) and obtained the “European Board for the Speciality of Cardiology” (2008). He hold an “Advanced Masters in cardiology” (2012); and a “Master of Diagnostic Imaging in Cardiology” (2014), from Spanish Society of Cardiology and Catholic University San Antonio de Murcia. He is a member of the ESC Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, from 2010.
He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has accumulated extensive knowledge, expertise and strength in the fields of his study, and has made an important contribution to international medicine with his co-workers. He is member of several scientific societies and also a usual Reviewer from several Editorial Committees in Institutions and Specialized Journals (clinical cardiology, and cardiovascular imaging journals), and editor.
Sandeep Kumar Kar
Sectional Editor (Cardiac Surgery, Heart Failure)
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
Anesthetic, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Pain Perception, Guitarist, Violinist, Percussionist, Keyboard player, Music therapist
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar is presently working as Assistant Professor, Super specialty department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, and Kolkata, India. He has represented India in several world congress in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Represented India in World Anesthesia Congress in Rome with 3 research papers, in April 2011. Won the best paper award JANAK MEHTA AWARD in cardiac anesthesia in February 2011. Won the B Braun scholar of the year 2012 scholarship and award. Best poster award in cardiac anesthesia in IACTA 2011 BANGLORE. He has participated and presented numerous research papers in anesthesiology both national and international conferences. His paper on Effect of music therapy on fentanyl propofol and vecuronium requirement and cortisol levels in cardiopulmonary bypass was a phenomenon in its own, again selected to be presented in WCA (WORLD CONGRESS OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS ) ARGENTINA IN MARCH 2012. He has published more than hundred research articles and reviews in high impact international journals including Anesthesiology (Journal of American Society of Anesthesiology). He is in the Editorial Board of several journals and Editor of Translational Biomedicine, Insight of Blood Pressure, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Interventional Cardiology. He has won several international and National awards like Janak Mehta National Award for best paper in Cardiac Anesthesiology, B Braun Scholar of the year (2012), ESOP Scholarship (NWAC 2013) and presented papers and lectures in several National and International conferences. He is also a Poet and Writer of international repute with poetry published in several international Journals.
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Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular diseases)
University of Physical Education
Department of Clinical Rehabilitation
Vascular disease, Cardiovascular diseases, Atherosclerosis, Exercises, Physical training.
Dr. Piotr Mika has more than 15 years experience in health science and is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters and conference papers.
Following a Ph.D. in rehabilitation of patients with peripheral arterial diseases he took up a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland where he combine teaching activities with experimental researches in the field of rehabilitation in vascular disorders. He is the director of the Department of Rehabilitation in Internal Medicine at the University School of Physical Education in Cracow and Associate Dean for Science, Department of Clinical Rehabilitation, University of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland.
His research interest is physical training in patients with peripheral arterial diseases and claudication as well as physiotherapy in other internal diseases. Dr. Mika lectures “Physiotherapy in vascular diseases” and “Methodology of scientific work” at the university. In the 2003 he conducted research on recovery strategies after fatiguing exercise at the Exercise Science Department of Syracuse University, New York as a visiting scientist.
He is a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Sectional Editor (Clinical Cardiology)
Head of Cardiac Rehabilitation Department
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Medical University of Wroclaw
Cardiac Surgery, Clinical cardiology, Sport cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, Exercise physiology, Cardiovascular imaging, Internal medicine
Robert Skalik (MD, PhD) consultant in cardiology, exercise physiologist. He completed his PhD in echocardiography from Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Wroc?aw, Poland. In 1996, he covered three month internship in Department of Cardiology, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (European Commission Scholarship -Tempus program).
After postgraduate internship, he started working as a physician in Department of Internal Medicine in Municipal Hospital in Wroc?aw, Poland. Since 1998, he has been working at the Medical University of Wroc?aw as a cardiologist, academic teacher and researcher in the field of cardiovascular physiology (Faculty of Medicine). From 1998 to 2007 he worked as a specialist in internal medicine and consultant in cardiology in Department of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Medical University of Wroc?aw, Poland. In 2002, he was a lecturer in Postgraduate School of Cardiology, University of Perugia, Italy (Erasmus Program). From 2010 to 2012 Head of Cardiac Rehabilitation Department in Wroc?aw Municipal Health Centre. At present, he is an academic teacher and researcher in Department of Physiology, Medical University of Wroc?aw (2008-2013 - Head of Exercise Physiology Laboratory of the Department) and consultant in cardiology for outpatient clinics in Wroc?aw, Regional General Hospital (Krotoszyn) and Specialist Hospital “Ventriculus” with Outpatient Clinics (Leszno) in Province of Wielkopolska, Poland.
He specializes in clinical and sport cardiology with special focus on echocardiography (TTE and TEE). Robert Skalik is a research projects evaluator for European Commission, member of Editorial Boards of international medical journals, reviewer for journals: International Journal of Cardiology, International Cardiovascular Forum Journal, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy. He is a member of European Society of Cardiology, Working Group on Myocardial Function, ESC Council on Stroke. He is an expert for E-journal of Cardiology Practice released by European Society of Cardiology (two invited articles- 2014 and 2017). In 2017, he became an invited Overseas Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine, London, Great Britain ( personal invitation from Honorary Secretary of RSM). He is an author and co-author of 108 papers on cardiology and human physiology in local and international medical journals (Herz, Polish Heart Journal, International Journal of Cardiology, Biology of Sport) and one monograph on exercise physiology.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Imaging)
Department of Radiology
West China Second University Hospital
Cardiovascular imaging, Pediatric radiology, Molecular and metabolic imaging
Yingkun Guo, Professor, M.D., Vice director of Department of Radiology, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, China.
As an experienced radiologist, Dr. Guo’s research achievements were published in international professional journals, such as RADIOLOGY, International Journal of Cardiology, and Journal of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Also, Professor Guo is the PI of Molecular Imaging Lab. The laboratory of molecular imaging was established in 2015, and aim to develop novel molecular imaging in vivo, targeted nano-molecular probe, radiogenomics?and imaging contrast mechanisms; evaluate emerging MRI sequences in animal models of human diseases; translate and apply innovative diagnostic imaging in clinic.
Sectional Editor (Atrial fibrillation)
Department of Cardiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Atrial fibrillation, and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator
As an experienced researcher, Dr. Etaee's papers were published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Clinical Cardiology, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart & Lung, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology, Stress, etc.
Following the establishment of a Rahe Sabz Addiction Rehabilitation Clinic in Iran, and after a Postdoc-Fellow position at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, he started his career in the United States at the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute of the University of Kentucky as a Clinical Research Scholar. He is currently a Postdoc Researcher at the Cardiology Department of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, National Postdoctoral Association (USA), and American Medical Association.
So far, he has been actively taken part in several clinical cardiovascular research projects, including clinical trials, multicenter registries, multinational cross-sectional studies, meta-analysis, reviews, retrospective studies, case reports, and presentations at prestigious conferences such as American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA) and Cardiovascular Innovations (CVI) meetings.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Imaging)
Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Cardiovascular Imaging, Chest Imaging, Breast Imaging, Oncology Imaging, General Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Yu-Hsiang Juan is currently an assistant professor and a radiologist in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan. He is also the chief of the Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan Branch. He received his medical training from China Medical University and graduated on 2006.
He also received 4 years of resident training as a radiologist in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, which he became an attending physician on 2010. Between 2012 to 2014, he was enrolled and completed a 2-years research fellowship training specialized in cardiovascular imaging from the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During the visit in the USA, he also received a Level II Certificate of Cardiovascular CT Experience from Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He returned to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in 2014 and awarded the position as an assistant professor since 2015. Currently he has 46 SCI publications, in which he was first, shared first author or corresponding author on 31 of them.
Sectional Editor (Heart Ischemic Disease)
Center for Perinatal Biology
Loma Linda University
Hypertension; Heart ischemic disease; Fetal programming; Heart aberrant development; Epigenetic regulation; In utero adverse environmental exposure.
Dr. DaLiao Xiao obtained a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, California. Dr. Xiao is an associate professor in the Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University, California, USA. Dr. Xiao’s research is mainly focusing on the fetal programming of cardiovascular system in response to in utero adverse environmental exposure. He and His research group try to understanding of the epigenetic mechanism and identify the epigenetic biomarkers during early life that have diagnostic value to predict the consequences of in utero adverse environmental exposure induced cardiovascular disease in adulthood. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications. His research projects are constantly supported by NIH and California State grants.
Sectional Editor (Arrhythmia, Heart failure)
Associate Professor of Cardiology
School of Medicine and Surgery
Federico II University of Naples
Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology, Structural heart diseases, Heart failure, Coronary angioplasty, Molecular mechanisms involved in ventricular dysfunction, Cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Education and Training:
2013-Board certified in Pediatrics, Second University of Naples
2003-PhD degree in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome.
1998-Board certified in Cardiology, Federico II University of Naples
1994-Unrestricted license to medical practice in the European community
1993-Degree in Medicine and Surgery Federico II University of Naples.
2011-Today-Coordinator of the Electrophysiology laboratory “Federico II”
University of Naples
2006-2007-Specific Training for endovascular diagnosis and interventions in congenital heart diseases, Catheterization Laboratory, University of Bologna
1994-Today-Catheterization and endovascular intervention Laboratory Division of Cardiology “Federico II”
University of Naples
1993-98-Resident in Cardiology Division of Cardiology “Federico II” University of Naples
1990-93-Internal student Division of Cardiology “Federico II” University of Naples
2000-Today-Molecular cardiology laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Federico II University of Naples.
Clinical research, Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiovascular Emergencies.
1998-2000-Research Associate Molecular cardiology and genetics laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC – USA.
1997-1998-Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular physiology and molecular biology laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
1990-1997-Molecular cardiology laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Federico II University of Naples.
2008-Scholarship of the Italian Society of Cardiology
2001-2002-Young investigator award of Federico II University of Naples
2000-2001-Young investigator award of Federico II University of Naples
2000-Keystone Symposia Funded Scholarship: best abstract at Molecular Biology of the Cardiovascular System Meeting
1998-Two years Affiliate Post Doctoral Fellowship Award American Heart Association University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and Duke University Medical Center, Prof. Howard A. Rockman Laboratory
1995-Young Investigator Award of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology
1994-Young Investigator Award of the Italian Society of Cardiology
1991-European Community Fellowship Erasmus Program (P.I.C. Number 91-I 1288/12) Universitè Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles (B)
Sectional Editor (Nuclear Cardiology)
La Mesa Cardiac Center
Cardiology, Stents, PCI, Angioplasty, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear cardiology, Structural heart, Trans-catheter valves, ASD, Platypnea orthodeoxia syndrome, Vascular Medicine, Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Azimi is a well respected interventional cardiologist with expertise in angioplasty, stents, peripheral angiograms and stenting, as well as structural heart interventions. He is involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacements. He is awared national STEMI champion award by Sharp Healthcare for his outcomes involving heart attacks to be the best in the country.
He has been recognized as San Diego's Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine 2013,2014,2016 and also by Castle Connoly for 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017. He is a former chief of biomedical ethics (6 years), former chief of Medicine and current chief of Endovascular Medicine as well as Vice Chief of Cardiology at SGH. He is on the board of directors of the California ACC where he serves as chair of the public relations committee. He is on Editorial Review Board for multiple medical journals.
Gonzalo Luis Alonso Salinas
Sectional Editor (Cardiac Arrhythmia)
Department of cardiology
Hospital Ramon Y Cajal
Myocardial infarction, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure
Gonzalo Luis Alonso Salinas graduated from UCLM University (Albacete, Spain) as MD and received training in Cardiology in Ramon y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. In addtion, he received his PhD at University of Alcala, in Madrid, for a clinical study demonstrating that frailty is an independent prognostic marker in acute myocardial infarction. He is certified specialist in Cardiac Critical Care by the European Society of Cardiology.
Currently, he is part of Advanced Heart Failure Unit in Ramon y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, and also collaborates with Carlos III Reasearch Health Institute, program CIBERCV. His research interests include acute myocardial infarction in elderly population, as well as left ventricular assit devices in acute cardiogenic shock. He is coauthor of 80 publications including orignal articles, communications at national and international Coferences and book chapters.
Sectional Editor (Interventional cardiology)
Consultant of Cardiology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Cardiac imaging, Congenital heart disease, Pulmonary hypertension, Structural heart disease, Atherosclerosis, Echocardiography, Interventional cardiology (mainly imaging in structural interventions).
Maria Drakopoulou MD, Consultant of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
-Resident Doctor of Cardiology at the First Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital , Athens, Greece.
-During 2013 She worked as Honorary Fellow for a 6-month period at the echocardiography Department of Royal Brompton Hospital under the supervision of Prof Senior Roxy and took the ESC certification of Adult Transthoracic Echo
June 2010-October 2014
Resident of Cardiology
1st Department of Cardiology/Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
January 2015-April 2015
Consultant of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Fellow in First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital.
Clinical Fellow in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension, Royal Brompton Hospital.
Her main research interest is focused on atherosclerosis, echocardiography and valve disease. She has performed her PhD on vulnerable coronary plaques, with both experimental and clinical work. Moreover, She has performed several clinical studies evaluating novel methods in interventional cardiology (thermography, optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound). Finally, she has been involved in studies evaluating the functional characteristics of aortic valve in different disease states. She has published more than 30 abstracts in international meetings.
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Imaging)
Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiography, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Dr. Bo Xu graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with first class honours in 2007. He subsequently completed advanced training in cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and MonashHeart, MonashHealth, Victoria, Australia. In 2014, he became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr. Bo Xu has received sub-specialty training in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. He has a strong interest in clinically focused research, having already published around 70 articles in peer-reviewed cardiology and medical journals.
Sem Briongos Figuero
Sectional Editor (Atrial Fibrillation)
Cardiac Pace Unit
Hospital Infanta Leonor
Sudden cardiac death, Resynchronization therapy, Cardiac pacing, Defibrillator, Acute coronary syndrome, Pulmonary embolism, Atrial fibrillation, Oral anticoagulation therapy.
Dr. Briongos graduated from UVA University (Valladolid, Spain) and obtained the best qualification of his promotion. He was trained in Cardiology at Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid, Spain), one of the top centres all over the country. He also received a fellowship at the Atherothrombosis Research Unit in Mount Sinai Hospital (NY, USA).
His first interest was focused on the management of severe ill patients in the Acute Coronary Unit. After that he acquired skills on cardiac pacing and defibrillator therapy and nowadays is an EHRA certified cardiac device specialist. He is working as a member of the Pace Unit at Infanta Leonor Hospital in Madrid. Highly interested in investigation from the beginnig, he is author of more than 90 scientific publication in the field of pulmonary embolism, mortality after acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary hypertension after mitral replacement.
Currently he is focused on sudden death, defibrillation and resynchronization therapy. Dr. Briongos has participated in a series of national and international congresses in the field of Cardiology. He also serves as a Reviewer and as an Editorial Board Member in several medical journals.
Sectional Editor (Heart Failure, Echocardiography)
President of the Indian Association of Clinical Cardiologists
Heart Failure, Cardio-Renal Anemia Syndrome, Advanced Echocardiography, Clinical Cardiology, Pulmonary Embolism.
Dr. Rajesh Rajan MD, Ph.D, FRCP(UK), FRCP(Ire), FACC, FESC, FAHA is the current President of the Indian Association of Clinical Cardiologists. He has been the recipient of several distinguished fellowships, including those from the Royal College of Physicians UK&Ireland, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. Dr. Rajan has been in charge of various clinical research registries in heart failure and authored several publications. He is actively involved in various global forums and committees in the field of cardiology. He currently works at Sabah Al-Ahmad Cardiac Center, Al-Amiri Hospital.
Sectional Editor (PTMC, Myocardial infarction)
Head of Heart and Vascular Center
Awal Bros Hospital
Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy(PTMC), Myocardial infarction,Transcatheter Cardiovascular Theurapeutics(TCT), Cardiovascular disease, Coronary-peripheral intervention , Stent, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Medical School : Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, East Java, Indonesia: July 1983-September 1989.
Cardiologist : Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia/ National Cardiac Centre Harapan Kita, January 1996-December 1999.
Echocardiography training : National Cardiac Centre Harapan Kita, Jakarta
2 January 2000- 31 May 2000.
Invasive Cardiology Training : National Cardiac Centre Harapan
Kita, Jakarta : 2 January 2001-1 June 2001.
Interventional Cardiology Training : National University
Hospital, Singapore : 10 June 2001- until 9 June 2002.
Current clinical appointment:
- June 2002- June 2007 Director of cath-lab – Cardiac Center of Dr. Wahidin
- June 2008- June 2009 : Chief of Cardiovascular Unit, Stroke Center, Dadi Regional
Special Hospital, Makassar.
- From March 2010 until now : Head of Heart and Vascular Center, Awal Bros
January 1989 : Member of Indonesia Medical Association.
January 2000 : Fellow of Indonesia Heart Association
May 2000 : Member of Thrombosis and haemostasis research group.
December 2005 : Fellow of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.
May 2006 : Member of The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals
January 2011 : Fellow of Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology
Sectional Editor (Cardiovascular Diseases)
Department of Cardiology
Murgia Hospital "Fabio Perinei"
Research Interest: Cardiovascular diseases; preventive cardiology; biomarkers; non invasive assessment; echocardiography; vascular ultrasound; endothelial function; arrhythmias; cardiovascular pharmacology; anticoagulation.
Biography: Dr. Pietro Scicchitano is a medical Doctor at Cardiology Unit, Hospital “F Perinei” Altamura (BA), Italy.
Specialization Course in Cardiovascular Diseases in 25/06/2014
Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 22/10/2008 with maximum votes, discussing a thesis entitled. “Evaluation of cardiovascular risk in patients suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”.
Degree of Instructor in Basic Life Support and Defibrillation obtained in 26/05/2007.
From 01/2013, member of the directive nucleo of Hypertension, Prevention and Rehabilitation Group of Italian Society of Cardiology.
From 12/2012, member of the Membership Working Group on Peripheral Circulation - European Society of Cardiology and of member of the Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology - European Society of Cardiology
From 02/2012, member of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care - European Society of Cardiology.
From 01/11/2011 to 31/12/2011 Internship in the rehabilitation cardiovascular center “Istituto Codivilla-Putti” – Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
From 03/01/2011 to 28/02/2011 Internship in Universitares Herzzentrum Hamburg – Klinik und Poliklinik fur Allgemeine und Interventionelle Kardiologie, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging and Echocardiography Laboratory.
Peer reviewer and Editorial Board Member of several international journals.
Author of: 110 full article in International Scientific Journals; 170 abstracts published in International Journals; 4 chapters of scientific book.
IMPACT FACTOR totale: 112,553
H-index Scopus: 23