Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Massimo Fioranelli

Prof. Massimo Fioranelli
Professor
Department of Physiology
Guglielmo Marconi University in Rome
Italy

  Biography :

He has Written several Books and papers in the field of Cardiology and History of Medicine Many invited presentations and session chairman in scientific meeting FELLOWSHIP ESC, European Society of Cardiology : FELLOWSHIP SCAI, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions FELLOWSHIP ACCP, American College Chest Physician FELLOWSHIP GISE, Societa' Italiana di Cardiologia Invasiva FELLOWSHIP ANMCO, Associazione Nazionale Cardiologi Ospedalieri Interventional Cardiology activity: more than 2.500 diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures.

Biography
  Research Interest :

integrative cardiology, Low dose therapy

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Co- Editor in Chief (Americas)
Dr. Ramesh K. Adiraju, M. D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Ramesh K. Adiraju, M. D., F.A.C.C.
Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular Specialist
RENU-CA Research Institute
(Revascularization by Endovascular Novel Utilization – Clinical Autonomic) Research Institute
USA

  Biography :

I immigrated to the USA after completing medical school from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore , India in 1986. I met my beautiful wife Renuka, who grew up in Colombia, south Carolina, USA, during my residency training in 1988. She has been my inspiration to pursue clinical research to identify the core underlying dysfunction that causes relentless conditions such as cardiomyopathy and type-II diabetes. After completion of my training in medicine and fellowship in Interventional cardiology I joined private practice in 1993. Pursuing my goal to identify the underlying crux problem in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases I discovered autonomic imbalance and also developed novel cost effective endovascular interventional techniques. In 2005 I established Revascularization by Novel Utilization of devices and Clinical Autonomic research institute - RENU-CA research institute. My current practice is through RENU-CA institute.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Clinical cardiology / Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology Endovascular Interventions Autonomic Disorders

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Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Valentina Di Felice, MSc, PhD

Prof. Valentina Di Felice, MSc, PhD
Leader of the Research Group
"Muscle wasting and Tissue Engineering" working at the Human Anatomy Section of the BIONEC Department
University of Palermo
Italy

  Biography :

Prof. Valentina Di Felice, was born in Palermo in 1973. She gain her degree in Biological Sciences in 1997 with First Class Honours, obtained her PhD in 2005 and a Medical Specialization in Virology and Microbiolgy in 2008. From 2003 she works at the Human Anatomy Section of the BIONEC Department of the University of Palermo with Prof Giovanni Zummo, and since 2003 she performed her research mainly on the heart and cardiac progenitor cells publishing a few important papers. She gained her permanent position in 2005 as a University researcher even before ending the PhD course and the Medical Specialization. From 2003 until now she teaches in many Human Anatomy coursed from several faculties and also in the Medical School. She is becoming Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Palermo. From 2003 until now she obtained many fundings: Principal Investigator in the researchproject “Progetto Ex-60% MURST 2007”: “Studio del possibile recettore di membrana della Vasostatina-1 umana e dal corrispondente peptide di ratto su colture tridimensionali dimiocardiociti di ratto adulto”; Co-investigator in the researchproject "L'unita' trofica epitelio-mesenchimale nella patogenesi dell'asma: un nuovo modello sperimentale." (codice OIPA07FHBX) Progetti innovativi ordinari University of Palermo year 2007; Co-investigator in the “Ricerca Finalizzata IZI-2007-634467: Adult mesenchymal stem cells: differentiative lineages and applications in autologus and allogen icimplantation and tissue remodeling.”; Co-investigator in the “PRIN 2009 - National ResearchProjects from Ministry of the University and Research: Correlationbetween the overexpression of Heat Shock Proteins and exercise in the tumormaassreduction of a mouse model of cachexia”.; Co-investigator in a research project “Intensive Erasmus Programme”, whosetitlewas “Stem Cell Application: from Benchside to Bedside” founded to the University of Erciyes – Kayseri – Turkey in 2013.; Principal investigator in the project: “CORI 2011 - University of Palermo - funds to write, organise and send an European Project on cardiacstemcells and regenerative medicine to the FP7.; Principal Investigator nel progetto Finanziamenti Ricerca di Ateneo a valere sul Fondo Finalizzato alla Ricerca (FFR) 2012/2013 dal titolo “Effetti dell'esercizio fisico su un modello animale di osteoporosi e valutazioni morfologiche” € 3.087.; Co-investigator nel progetto “PRIN2012 – Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale: L’Esercizio Fisico per Prevenire e Contrastare Sarcopenia e Cachessia Muscolare: il Ruolo dell’Omeostasi Redox” €83.000.; Principal Investigator of a project founfed by MIUR, PON RI 2014-2020 – Asse prioritario I “Investimenti in Capitale Umano”, Azione I.1 “Dottorati innovativi con caratterizzazione industriale”. She has been appointed as Research Topic Editor of the Journal Frontiers in Physiology in 2015.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Chromogranin A derived peptides and their role in heart function and NO synthetase. Extracellular matrix – cell interactions and HSP90 and eNOS involvement. Replicative senescence and chlamydial infections. Chlamydia spp and its role in carcinogenesis and autoimmunity. CLA supplementation and strength development in human. Effects of CLA supplementation and exercise on mouse bone marrow. Cardiac Stem Cells, differentiation and tissue engineering for clinical application. microRNAs and heart development. Exercise and cachexia

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Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.

Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.
Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital
Taiwan

  Biography :

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.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Ischemic Heart Disease Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 2. Valvular Heart Disease Mechanical Valve vs. Bioprosthetic Valve Transcatheter Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Disease Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease 3. Atherosclerosis and Statin Therapy 4. Cellular and Molecular Mechenisms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections 5. Acute Aortic Syndrome Aortic Dissection and Endovascular Repair 6. Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy VKA-OACs (Vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulants) NOACs (Novel Oral Anticoagulants) Antiplatelet Therapy 7. Congenital Heart Disease Congenital Coronary Anomaly 8. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections Aortic Root Replacement and Total Arch Replacement TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair) 9. Congestive Heart Failure Cardiac Remodeling 10. Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration

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Co-Editor in Chief: India
Prof. Sundeep Mishra, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI, FAPSIC

Prof. Sundeep Mishra, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI, FAPSIC
Professor of Cardiology
Department of Cardiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India

  Biography :

Dr Sundeep Mishra, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI is the Professor of Cardiology at AIIMS, New Delhi. He did his DM in Cardiology from AIIMS and did his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from Washington Hospital Center, USA. He is the Hon. Editor of Indian Heart Journal and in past has been Guest Editor of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Journal. He is former Chairman of National Intervention Council of CSI. He is a Board of Trustees of SCAI, USA. He is the Course Director for TCT India, EuroCHORUS, and SIM. He is voting selector of MSCAI Nominating Committee. He was awarded “Young Leader Award” by Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapeutics (CRT), Washington DC, USA and has been awarded Sujoy B Roy “Young Investigator Award” and KL Chopra Award by CSI. He is Winner of National Cardiology Quiz at the Annual CSI Meeting 2013 at Bangalore. He was the first person to do Virtual Histology, Experimental Angiogenic Gene Therapy in India and he developed the Rat Hind Limb Ischemia Model for the first time in India. He has more than 200 Manuscripts, Abstracts and Book Chapters to his credit and has delivered several orations.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My research interests lie in interventional and clinical cardiology. I am already Editor-in-Chief of Indian Heart Journal , a tenured position which will expire in the year 2019. During my tenure, within first 2 years , 1 Indian Heart Journal (IHJ) has now become a family of 4 journals; IHJ, IHJ-Cardiovascular Case Reports, IHJ-Interventions and IHJ-Clinical Dialogues in Cardiology.

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Executive Editor
Prof. Zhonghua Sun

Prof. Zhonghua Sun
Professor
Professor of Medical Imaging, Department of Imaging and Applied Physics
Curtin University
Australia

  Biography :

Dr Sun is a Professor in medical imaging at Curtin University, Australia. He gained his M.B and PhD degrees in clinical medicine and medical imaging, respectively, from Harbin Medical University in China and University of Ulster in UK. He worked as a radiologist in the department of radiology at Peking Union Medical College Hospital for 9 years prior to taking up one-year medical fellowship during 1998-1999 in Japan. His research interests include diagnostic imaging/radiology, 3D medical image visualization and processing, and hemodynamic analysis of cardiovascular diseases. He has demonstrated a particular interest in the coronary artery disease by using CT modality with aid of 3D visualization tools to assist early diagnosis and detection of coronary plaques, and prediction of disease outcomes. In addition, he has been studying the application of using computational fluid dynamics technique to improve understanding of the development of atherosclerosis, formation of plaques and effect of plaques on the hemodynamic changes to the coronary arteries. He has published over 150 refereed journal papers in medical/medical imaging journals. He is serving as an associate editor-in-chief for Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, associate editor for Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, and Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, and an editorial board member in more than 20 medical and medical imaging journals. He has been appointed as visiting professor by a number of universities including University of Malaya and Chang Gung University in Taiwan. He is a member of several international professional bodies including Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, European Atherosclerosis Society and Institute of Physics in Engineering and Medicine.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests include diagnostic imaging/radiology, 3D medical image visualization and processing, and hemodynamic analysis of cardiovascular diseases. He has demonstrated a particular interest in the coronary artery disease by using CT modality with aid of 3D visualization tools to assist early diagnosis and detection of coronary plaques, and prediction of disease outcomes.

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Dr. Lee, Shih-Yi, MD, MSc, PhD.

Dr. Lee, Shih-Yi, MD, MSc, PhD.
Pharmacology Specialist
Medical Intensive Care Unit
MacKay Memorial Hospital
Taiwan

  Biography :

I am a medical doctor working in medical center, and specialized in critical care and pulmonary medicine. I have been in charge of Medical Intensive Care Unit, respiratory critical care unit, regular wards, and outpatient clinics. For academic qualification, I studied in physiology and got the master degree in 2011, and specialized in pharmacology and got the doctoral degree in 2016. Translation medicine is my favorite, and fortunately I have published several articles, some of them are in high citation journals, with topics in this field. I believe that translation the findings of basic science into clinical practicable management for human diseases are the aim of medical research. Alternatively, a clinical dilemma could be a valuable research topic to discover the resolution and update the knowledge of science. I will keep on moving for it. I have been an executive editor of International Journal of Gerontology, and put effort and luckily made it qualified as one of the SCI journal in the very first years in 2008, and the journal got its highest citations in 2009. I am also one of the editor of Case Reports in Pulmonology, and have been a reviewer of several journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Basic Medical Science, Translation Medicine, Critical Care, Gerontology, and Pulmonary Medicine.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak

Dr. Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak
Associate Professor
Head of Department, Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University Technology MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus
Malaysia

  Biography :

Hairil Rashmizal obtained his bachelor degree in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He started his career as a therapy radiographer at Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital in Penang before joining the academic team of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Petaling Jaya. In December 2011, he completed his PhD study on the utilization of hybrid PET/CT imaging for diagnosing of non-pulmonary tuberculosis at School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University in Melbourne. Starting January 2015, he has been appointed as head for Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM in Puncak Alam.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Technical aspects of PET/CT imaging, 3D radiation dosimetry, Nanoparticles contrast media, Molecular imaging

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Prof. Yongqin Li

Prof. Yongqin Li
Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering
Third Military Medical University
China

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biomedical engineering; Biomedical signal processing and analysis; Critical care medicine; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Dr. Mansour Al Moudi

Dr. Mansour Al Moudi
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
King Saud Medical City
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

He is the prestigious Member of Institutional Review Board, King Saud Medical City, Saudi Arabia (IRB) and the Member of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Medical Imaging Science – Nuclear Cardiology & Clinical Research Associate

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Dr. Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky MD, PhD

Dr. Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Grodno State Medical University
Belarus

  Biography :

Dr. Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky is a psychiatrist specializing in social psychiatry. He has worked as Associate Professor at the department of psychiatry in Grodno State Medical University (Belarus). Currently he is a senior research scientist at the Central Scientific Laboratory in Grodno State Medical University. He has published more than 700 papers in English and Russian language peer-reviewed journals and conference papers focusing on epidemiology of suicide and alcohol/drugs-related problems in transitional society. He is a founding member of International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), presidium member of International Academy of Sobriety (IAS), national representative for Belarus of World Suicidology Net and active member of National Association of Psychiatrists.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cardiology, Psychiatry.

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Mr. Morteza Seifi,

Mr. Morteza Seifi,
Researcher
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,
University of Alberta
Canada

  Biography :

Dr. Morteza Seifi studied the MSc Clinical Biochemistry at Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS) from 2007-2009. During the time, he worked at Cellular and Molecular Research Center (CMRC) of TUMS and learned and mastered several molecular genetics and bioinformatics techniques. In 2010, he joined the Medical Genetics division of Legal Medicine Organization of Tabriz and continued his working there till 2013. Currently, he is a third year PhD student in Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta. He has received several academic awards, authored or co-authored numerous publications and was selected as member of Golden Key International Honour Society (being among the top 15% of students) in 2014. He is as reviewer and editorial board member for several internationally recognized journals. His PhD program focuses on association of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) with FOXC1 and PITX2 mutations. ARS is primarily an eye disorder, although it can also affect other parts of the body. About 50% of ARS patients develop glaucoma, a progressive blindness. A wide variety of computer-based bioinformatics studies, state-of-the-art techniques and experimental lab research, are being used by him to discover new mutations in the FOXC1 and PITX2 genes (and the genes that are regulated by either PITX2 or FOXC1) and then to characterize how the disease causing mutations interrupt FOXC1 and PITX2 function. It is his hope that better understanding of the function of PITX2 and FOXC1 together with knowledge of the genes regulated by these two transcription factors will lead to improved glaucoma detection and treatments.

Biography
  Research Interest :

He is particularly interested in molecular mechanisms of human genetic diseases, diagnosis of genetic disorders, gene therapy and genetic engineering.

Research Interest
Prof. Ikram Kammoun

Prof. Ikram Kammoun
Professor
Department of Cardiology
Tunis ElManar University
Tunisia

  Biography :

She is a Professor in Cardiology at Tunis ElManar University, Tunisia. She obtained my diploma in echocardiographic imaging at Amiens, France , with further European accreditations. She is a Member of the Tunisian society of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and a member of the European Association of cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). She is an active member in the Tunisian working group of echocardiography and in the general secretariat of the organization committee of the French days of cardiovascular imaging.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Her research interests include diagnostic imaging in cardiology (Strain imaging, 3D echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging). She had demonstrated a particular interest to cardiomyopathies, heart failure and resynchronization. She is studying the application of using magnetic resonance technique in a tunisian population with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Dr. Nicola Vitulano, MD

Dr. Nicola Vitulano, MD
Medical Doctor
Cardiovascular Department
F Miulli Hospital in Acquaviva delle Fonti
Italy

  Biography :

Dr. Vitulano obtained his master degree at Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome, he was medical doctor in the Emergency Department at “San Camillo de Lellis” Hospital in Manfredonia (FG, Italy) and then he completed his studies in Rome with the specialization in Cardiovascular Disease at Catholic University of Sacred Heart. He had a postgraduate work in Electrophysiology Lab of Policlinico “Gemelli” and now he was MD in Cardiovascular Department at“F. Miulli” Hospital in Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA, Italy)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sleep apnea syndrome and itsrelationship with the cardiovasculardisease; Arrhythmology

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Dr. Gaetano Santulli, MD, PhD.

Dr. Gaetano Santulli, MD, PhD.
Principal Investigator
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Medical Center
USA

  Biography :

Gaetano Santulli, MD, PhD is a principal investigator currently working at Columbia University. A physician-scientist, he received his MD and PhD at the University of Naples "Federico II". Dr. Santulli completed his postdoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, supported by an American Heart Association (AHA) fellowship and a Scientist Development Grant. Dr. Santulli's expertise comprises both clinical – he is a cardiologist - and basic research topics, including hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, arrhythmias, vascular disease, microRNA, and mitochondrial pathophysiology. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals and he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Disease (JCvD). He authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and edited several medical books. He recently published 'Adrenal Glands: from pathophysiology to clinical evidence' and 'microRNA: from Molecular Biology to Clinical Practice'. He is a member of several international academic societies, including AHA, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), American Diabetes Association (ADA), European Association of Heart Failure, European Association of Echocardiography, Acute Cardiovascular Care Association, European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions; European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Working Groups on Hypertension & the Heart, Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology, Myocardial Function, Cellular Biology of the Heart. He lives in Manhattan.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Hypertension, aging, diabetes, angiogenesis, myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiac hypertrophy, vascular disease, calcium handling, microRNA, cardiac resynchronization therapy, adrenergic receptors, vascular reactivity, Angioplasty, restenosis, interventional cardiology, thrombosis, excitation-contraction coupling, animal models, ischemia-reperfusion, arrhythmias, metabolic syndrome, endothelium, endothelial function, panic disorder, angiopoietin-like proteins, adrenal gland, calcium imaging, mTOR, drug eluting stents, pathophysiology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, insulin release, mitochondria, cardiac energetics, integrins, polymorphisms, insulin resistance.

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Dr. Deborah Lockwood

Dr. Deborah Lockwood
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Section
OU College of Medicine
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Deborah Lockwood completed medical school training at Oxford University, England in 1987. She then completed the remainder of her training in a number of prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, culminating in dual higher specialist training certification in internal medicine and cardiology in 2000. She then completed an additional 2 year EP fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, before joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Cardiovascular Division in the OU Heart Rhythm Institute. Throughout her training and practice she has been fortunate enough to work alongside a number of internationally renowned pioneers in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, notably including Professors John Camm, Mike Gammage, Jeremy Ruskin, Vivek Reddy, Benjamin Scherlag, Ralph Lazzara and Warren "Sonny" Jackman. This has allowed her to become an expert in complex catheter ablation of a wide variety of arrhythmias as well as affording her the opportunity to perform detailed research into the mechanisms and treatment of atrial fibrillation, AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and inappropriate sinus tachycardia.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The mechanisms and treatment of atrial fibrillation, AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and inappropriate sinus tachycardia.

Research Interest
Prof. Alexander E. Berezin

Prof. Alexander E. Berezin
Professor
Consultant of Cardiology Unit of Internal Medicine Department
State Medical University
Ukraine

  Biography :

Dr. Alexander E. Berezin has received PhD in 1994 in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). He is currently working as a Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). As a Chief of Cardiology Unit of Internal Medicine Department, his research goals are fundamental study of biological markers, the implementation of visualization procedures and percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, especially in the field affected heart failure, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. Based on this research and training in heart failure he has received several awards and honors, such as: Award of The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2002), Honor of The Ukrainian Cardiology Association (2004), and is serving one of the active members of the European Cardiology Society. He has authored more 850 research articles, 25 books/chapters. He is a fellow of the Ukrainian Cardiology Association; Member of the Ukrainian Heart Failure Association; Member of Heart Failure Association of the ESC; Member of European Acute Cardiovascular Care Association; Member of W.G. on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology of the ESC; Member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions; Member of European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Member of W.G. on Hypertension & the Heart of the ESC. He is current Editor-in-Chief of Biological Markers and Guided Therapy. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Ukranian Medical J, J Cardiology and Therapy, Case Reports in Internal Medicine and expert Reviewers for journals like J Genetic Disorders and Genetic Reports; Obesity; Eur. J Clinical Investigations, etc.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interest includes the fundamental study of biological markers of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, obesity, endothelial dysfunction, microvesicles, stem cells, the implementation of visualization procedures and percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, especially in the field affected heart failure and coronary artery disease, improving knowledge in vascular biology and regenerative medicine.

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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Rigatelli, MD, PhD, EBIR, FACP, FACC, FESC, FSCAI

Prof. Dr. Gianluca Rigatelli, MD, PhD, EBIR, FACP, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Vice-Director
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Endoluminal Interventions
Rovigo General Hospital
Italy

  Biography :

Dr. Gianluca Rigatelli gained his medical degree in 1996 from Padua University. He holds a doctoral degree in Cardiovascular Sciences from Verona University and is visiting professor at the Tan Tao University medical School, Long Anh, Vietnam and Honorary professor of Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shangai. He serves currently as teacher and program consultant for coronary, peripheral and congenital heart disease programs in different institutions around the world including Eastern Europe, Vietnam, and China. He has published over 300 papers, 260 indexed in Medline,and more of 25 book chapters. He is currently permanent faculty in different international congress in Europe, USA, China , Vietnam and Asean countries.Since 2000, Dr Rigatelli’s research has focused on complex coronary bifurcations treatment, peripheral vascular disease and congenital heart disease transcatheter interventions. Currently, Dr Rigatelli is vice director of the Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Endovascular Interventions Unit at the Rovigo General Hospital and director of Section of Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventions at the same hospital.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Complex coronary bifurcation a dn left main PCI, congenital heart disease interventions, peripheral artery interventions.

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Dr. Tao Chen,  PhD

Dr. Tao Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical College
SooChow University
China

  Biography :

Associate professor (2013- ) School of public health, Soochow University, China Research fellow (2010-2012) Northern institute for cancer research, Newcastle University, UK Research fellow (2007-2009) The School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK Research fellow (2006) Southwestern Medical Center, the University of Texas, USA

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Cardiac developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals including trichloroethylene and PM2.5. 2. Epigenetic mechanisms of environmental carcinogens.

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Dr. Walter Serra MD,PhD

Dr. Walter Serra MD,PhD
Attending Cardiologist
“Struttura complessa di Cardiologia”
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
Italy

  Biography :

From 2012 to date Coordinator of Diagnostic Therapeutic Integrated Route on Pulmonary Hypertension

Biography
  Research Interest :

Specialization in cardiology

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Prof. Jaw-Wen Chen, M.D., FAHA, FESC

Prof. Jaw-Wen Chen, M.D., FAHA, FESC
Director & Professor
Institute of Pharmacology
National Yang-Ming University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Dr. Jaw-Wen Chen is currently the professor of medicine in Institute of Pharmacology in National Yang-Ming University, and the director of clinical research in the Department of Medical Research in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. He has been to the cardiovascular research center of Stanford University in USA for post Doc research. He is also a cardiologist major in hypertension, interventional cardiology, and atherosclerosis cardiovascular diseases. His research work is focus on atherogenesis, vascular progenitor cells and angiogenesis, and genetic and clinical biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases. He was invited to review national research projects for Australia, Ireland. Portugal, Poland, and Taiwan; and review papers for 60 SCI journals. He has served as editor-in-chief of Acta Cardiologica Sinica (SCI) (2012~2015) and is still the editorial board of 5 international SCI journals in US, UK and Japan. He was the first vice president of Taiwan Society of Cardiology, and is currently the honor board of Taiwan Society of Lipids and Atherosclerosis, the follow of American Heart Association (FAHA), European Society of Cardiology (FESC), and Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology (FAPSC). Till July 2017, he has published 300 scientific papers in international SCI journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Lipids and Atherosclerosis, Cardiology

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Prof. Guo-ying Huang MD

Prof. Guo-ying Huang MD
President & Director
Children’s Hospital
Fudan University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Huang is a Professor of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology, President of Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, Director of Institute for Pediatric Research, chairman of Department of Pediatrics of Shanghai Medical College, Director of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Birth Defects, Vice Chairman of Chinese Pediatric Society, Associate Editor-in Chief of Chinese Journal of Pediatrics. He has published over 390 papers including 100 in international journals including The Lancet, European Heart Journal and Pediatrics, etc. He has achieved many awards, such as Shanghai Medical Science and Technology Award, China Medical Science and Technology Award, the Soong Ching-Ling Prize for Pediatric Medicine, and Eve Award for Global Innovation of Newborn Foundation USA, etc.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pathogenesis, non-invasive diagnosis, early detection and intervention of congenital heart disease, and Kawasaki disease with coronary arterial lesions.

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Dr. Nilofar Khan, Ph.D

Dr. Nilofar Khan, Ph.D
Scientist-E
Defence Research of Physiology & Allied Sciences
Defense Research & Development Organization
India

  Biography :

Association with Scientific Societies  Life Member, Indian Biophysical Society  Life Member, Indian Academy of Stress Sciences  Life Member, Indian Academy of Neurosciences  Ex-Member, The Biophysical Society, USA  Ex-Member, American Heart Association, American stroke Association

Biography
  Research Interest :

Received hands on training in research methodologies (Patch Clamp, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Immunohistochemistry, Confocal Microscopy, fNIRS) at the Jamia Millia University, DIPAS, Delhi, India; Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA.

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Dr. Hani M. Al-Afghani, PhD.

Dr. Hani M. Al-Afghani, PhD.
Laboratory Supervisor
Security Forces Hospital
General Directorate of Medical Services, Ministry of Interior, Makkah
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

As a PhD student having my research project in Dr Michael group, I was given the opportunity to supervise an undergraduate student completing his project within this group. these mentoring duties have included giving informational instructions in topic of interest related to experimental methods, primer design software, Bioinformatic DNA alignment software. This have giving me a good opportunity to share the student the discussion and interpretation of the obtained molecular results, and contributing effectively in critical trouble shooting. Currently, I have been supervising trainees from medical sciences colleges in the laboratory of the Security Forces Hospital and the Comprehensive specialized Clinics of the Security Forces. Quality control and Quality Assurance protocols are applicable and included.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Diagnostic molecular Genetics Genetics counseling Identify Neurological network involved in Medulloblastoma Be able to run most of chromosomal abnormality analysis techniques Teaching and mentoring Problem solving techniques Microarray analysis Bioinformatics Good experience in Stem cell Biology Diagnostic Cytogenetics Identify for the first time 7 genes involved in MB Be able to run the most recent PCR techniques DNA sequencing analysis Good experience in Immunohistochemistry Good experience in Statistics Extensive research skills Good experience in leadership Cell culture skills Quality Control and Quality Assurance experience

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Dr. Jiandong ding, MD

Dr. Jiandong ding, MD
Cardiologist
Department of Cardiology
Zhongda Hospital Southeast University
China

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

Major in intervention coronary heart disease and structural heart disease

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Prof. Rajesh N. Gacche, M. Sc. SET, CSIR-NET-JRF, B. G. L., LL. B. Ph. D.

Prof. Rajesh N. Gacche, M. Sc. SET, CSIR-NET-JRF, B. G. L., LL. B. Ph. D.
Professor
Department of Biotechnology
Savitribai Phule Pune University
India

  Biography :

Rajes N. Gacche (Ph. D. LL. B.) is presently working as a Professor in Department of Biotechnology of Savitribai Phule Pune University (Previous Pune University), India. He has published over 85 research articles in journals of repute, 5 patents and also completed over dozens of research projects in the area pf Biomedical Research. He has visited countries like USA, China, Austria, Singapore etc. for collaborative research.

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The major thrust area of Rajesh is Cancer Biology, especially targeting the angiogenesis in Breast and ovarian cancer and other vascular related human ailments including cardiac vasculature. Parallel to this, Rajesh is also involved in studying miRNA expression studies in concert with cardiac hypertrophy in diabetes.

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Prof. .Kavita Marita, G.

Prof. .Kavita Marita, G.
Professor in Physiology
GSL Medical College
Rajahmundry
India

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VISITING FACULTY • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford University, CA, USA • The National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad 2005 to 2006

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TECHNICAL EXPERTISE 1. Primary tissue culture, Embryonic spinal cord cultures (rat model) 2. Perfusion studies of Isolated organs like heart, intestine and uterus of rat and rabbit 3. Immunohistochemistry and double labeling, TUNEL assay, Vital staining. 4. Stereotaxy. 5. Microscopy –CLSM (Confocal microscopy) and epi fluorescence microscopy, NIH-Image analysis. 6. Flowcytometry (BD-FACS) 7. Hematology. 8. Intra-ocular and intra-collicular microinjections. 9. Establishing stem cell cultures from peripheral blood, bone marrow, cord blood and postmortem human eyeballs. 10. Quality control of clean rooms and cellular products

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Dr. Srinivas Nammi,B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD

Dr. Srinivas Nammi,B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology
School of Science and Health
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Australia

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Dr Srinivas Nammi is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Australia. He has a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, specializing in Pharmacology and has over 20 years of experience in pharmacological research. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he worked at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney after gaining years of postdoctoral experience as DAAD Fellow at the University of Tübingen, Germany and as University Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has also worked as an Industrial Pharmacologist, a position in which I was closely associated with the establishment of a pharmacology research laboratory. He has a distinguished track record in herbal medicines research and has made significant contributions to both basic and applied research related to drug discovery, biological evaluation and mechanistic studies with a special focus on metabolic disorders. He has published over 75 scientific papers in peer-reviewed biomedical journals. To his credit, he also has co-authorship of three Book Chapters and co-inventorship of one international Patent. He has also contributed over 40 research abstracts published in the proceedings of National and International Conferences, Symposia and Seminars. His research has been cited so far in over 2000 publications with an H-index of 24. He has significant professional outreach through his contributions in academic and scholarly activities. He is frequently invited to talk at international conferences and to adjudicate PhD theses from Australian and Overseas Universities in the areas of research. He also sits on the editorial and review boards of a number of biomedical journals. He is also frequently invited to guest edit journal special issues and to contribute to book chapters. He has been awarded a number of fellowships including the prestigious DAAD Fellowship, Germany, SESQUI Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australia, and CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, India. He has been honored with Marquis biographical listings in Who’sWho in Science & Engineering, Who’sWho in the World, Who’sWho in Asia, Who’sWho of Professionals and recently with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions in biomedical research.

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 Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance  Lipid Disorders  Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome  Diabetic Complications  Chronic Kidney Disease  Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease  Functional Foods and Neutraceuticals  Light-to-Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Metabolic Disorders  Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions

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