Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Prof. David K. Ryugo

Prof. David K. Ryugo
Professor and Senior Principal Research Fellow
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Darlinghurst
Australia

  Biography :

Professor David Ryugo grew up in a small college town in California that centered around agriculture. He enjoyed sports, woodworking, hiking and camping, and was drawn to mathematics and science because of his interest in problem solving. David prizes education, loves his work, and considers preservation of the environment mankind’s greatest challenge. Professor Ryugo uses neurophysiology and neuroanatomy in his studies of the auditory system. He spent 9 years on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and 23 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before retiring as professor emeritus. In 2010, he moved to Sydney to join the Garvan Institute and the University of New South Wales. His research focuses on understanding brain mechanisms that underlie hearing in mammals with an emphasis on structure-function relationships in auditory circuits of the brain. He is especially interested in how deafness and hearing loss alter brain organization, and in exploring strategies for hearing restoration. Professor Ryugo is also a Principal Honorary Fellow at the Bionic Institute in Melbourne and an honorary member of the Ear Nose & Throat Department at St. Vincent’s Hospital. When not working in the lab or worrying about funding, David enjoys reading, rock climbing, traveling with his wife, Karen, and his new hobby of sailing.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Studies of structure and function in the central auditory system using electrophysiology and light and electron microscopy • Analyses of brain changes following hearing loss • Experiments using sound therapy to reverse brain pathology following hearing loss

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Norhafiza Mat Lazim

Dr. Norhafiza Mat Lazim
Otorhinolaryngologist
ORL-HNS Dept, School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

  Biography :

Dr Norhafiza Mat Lazim is a consultant otorhinolaryngologist at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her MBBS from The University of Queensland, Australia in 1999. She had her Master of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2012. Subsequently she completed a Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Netherland Cancer Institute (AVL-NKI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2014. She had also completed six months of Clinical Fellowship at VUMC, Free University Hospital, in Amsterdam in 2015. She has a strong interest in head and neck surgery and head & neck oncology and had regular subspecialty and combined ORL-Oncology clinics as well as performing most of the head and neck surgery such as salivary gland surgery, thyroid surgery, oral cavity, larynx and pharyngeal surgery. She had acquired several short term grants on head and neck diseases and tumours. She is one of the co-researcher for a multicentre clinical trial on carcinoma of the tongue that based in the United States. She has in total of 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and two book chapters. She has becomes a reviewer for multiple international journals. She also serves as an editorial board member to numerous international journals. She has presented both in oral and poster presentation internationally and locally. She is a member of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), Asian Head and Neck Oncology (ASHNO), American Thyroid Association (ATA) and British Association Head and Neck Oncology (BAHNO). She is currently a honorary secretary of Malaysia Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (MSOHNS). She has actively organized community based events especially in relation to promoting awareness of head and neck cancer and healthy lifestyle.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Specialization area: Head and neck tumours include thyroid tumour, salivary gland neoplasm, oral cavity and oropharyngeal tumours, General Otorhinolaryngology, Thyroid Surgery, Salivary gland surgery, Oral cavity, pharyngeal & laryngeal surgery, Neck Dissection, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Chemoradiation, Cancer Pain Management and head and neck tumour research.

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Dr. Vural Fidan,  M.D.

Dr. Vural Fidan, M.D.
Associate Professor & Deputy Director
Otorhinolaryngology Dept
Eskisehir
Turkey

  Biography :

Dr Vural Fidan has recieved his MD and PhD in Hacettepe University. He has attended sleep trainig at TUTDER. He was first at sleep training examp at TUTDER. He is an Otorhinolaryngologist at Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Otology; Rhinology; Sleep Medicine

Research Interest
Prof. Chung-Yi Chen

Prof. Chung-Yi Chen
Dean and Professor
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Fooyin University
Taiwan

  Biography :

President Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. Currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young is also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 220 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 250 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the health care & biotechnology merit award; from 2017 was awarded the nation academic award.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research

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Dr. Bok Cheng Mortimer, Ph.D.

Dr. Bok Cheng Mortimer, Ph.D.
Audiologist
National Hearing Care
Warwick Clinic
USA

  Biography :

Since 2004, I have been working in the National Hearing Care Warwick Clinic as an audiologist, and then a senior audiologist until date, with duties shown below. • Perform routine hearing assessment and speech tests, educate clients and members of the family regarding diagnosis of the assessment, hearing loss, and the long term effect of hearing loss on speech discrimination and cognitive abilities. • Evaluate a wide range of external ear, ear canal, ear drum, and Eustachian tube conditions • Explain and discuss the options for therapeutic and/or rehabilitation procedures, costs of rehabilitation and the conditions for the government Office of Hearing Services subsidized services. • Fit different types of hearing aids according to the needs and individual circumstances of each client and tutor the usage and management of the hearing aids. • Routinely monitor and record progress in response to each individual rehabilitation. • Documentation of consultation and NOAH reports and complete the billing and OHS claiming process in timely manners. • Training and mentoring new audiologists and customer service officers

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Excellent client care and expertise in hearing assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation procedures and management programs • Broad understanding of client needs and build good client rapport • Adaptive to changing environment and quick at learning new skills and techniques • Trilingual, fluent in English, Malaysian, Mandarin and a few Chinese dialects • Knowledgable and read widely, able to connect with clients on different topics. • I am deeply committed to delivering quality services, empathy, patient, and care for the hearing impaired. • I am a team player with strong interpersonal skills and work with good time management.

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Dr. Mohd Zulkiflee bin Abu Bakar

Dr. Mohd Zulkiflee bin Abu Bakar
Associate Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya
Malaysia

  Biography :

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ABOUT PROSTATISM AMONG MALE PATIENTS WHO COME TO KLINIK KESIHATAN BUKIT KUDA, KLANG, 2009/2010, 60092  Marzuki, Pilot Study on the Prevalence of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children undergoing Cleft Palate Repair, 2011/2012, 90039  Shantini Jaganathan, Isolation of HDM from nasal vestibule and cavity  Mohd Hafiz Mahboob, "Audiological Outcome of Cochlear Implant in UMMC", 2011/2012  Numerous numbers of Masters Students

Biography
  Research Interest :

A study on prevalence of posterior choanal stenosis in post irradiated NPC patient and to identify any predisposing factors, Principal Investigator (PI), 2009-2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National  Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyposis Cohort Study, RM61,000, Co-Investigator, 2008-2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National  Clinical applications of Medial Olivocochlear Bundle in Human (Neurophysiology), Co-Investigator, 2008-2012  Deep Neck Infection: Epidemiology and Clinical Status -A Local Spectrum, Student, 2004-2008, University of Malaya, University  Epithelial Migration of The Atelectatic Pars Flacida Tympanic Membrane, RM21,500, Principal Investigator (PI), 2012-2014, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National  A Phase III, Open-label, Randomized, Multi-center Study of the Effects of Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection [Multikine*] Plus Standard of Care (Surgery + Radiotherapy or Surgery + Concurrent Chemo radiotherapy) in Subjects with Advanced Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity / Soft Palate Versus Standard of Care Only  A Phase III Clinical Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in First Line Treatment of Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (MK3475-048)  A phase II, multi-centre, single arm, global study of MEDI4736 Monotherapy in patient with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) - (HAWK)  A phase II, randomized, open-Label, multi-center, global study of MEDI4736 monotherapy, tremelimumab monotherapy, and MEDI4736 in combination with tremelimumab in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) - (CONDOR)  DEVELOPING A GENRE AND LINGUISTIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT OF MEDICAL STUDENTS’ CASE PRESENTATIONS (UPM-UM)  Study on Epigenetic Changes in Nasopharyngeal Cancer (20159-1642)

Research Interest
Dr. Yoshimitsu Takahashi

Dr. Yoshimitsu Takahashi
Researcher
Patent Scientist
Shiga International Patent Office
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Yoshimitsu Takahashi received Ph.D. (2003) from Biological Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan. Since then, he worked as Visiting Fellow and Research Fellow at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA (2003-2011). At present, he is working as Patent Scientist at Shiga International Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan (2012-present).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Artificial Intelligence (Neurobiology and Psychology aspect); Economic activities of innovative company including Due Diligence of Biological Intellectual property; Intellectual property rights (Patent, Design, Trademark and Copyright) as well as industry-academia collaboration; Identifying of Post-translational modification (sumoylation, ubiquitination, phosphorylation, acetylation etc.) of chromosomal proteins using Budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).

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Prof. Isabel Varela Nieto

Prof. Isabel Varela Nieto
Professor
Neurobiology of Hearing Group
CSIC-UAM, CIBERER
Spain

  Biography :

Dr. Isabel Varela Nieto graduated (1981) and PhD (1985) in CC Chemistry, Biochemistry Section, at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is an EMBO fellow, she enjoyed two EMBO postdoctoral fellowships at the Universities of Glasgow (UK) and Leuven (Belgium) (1986-1989). She has been a visiting guest scientist at the Faculties of Medicine of the Universities of Uppsala (FEBS Fellow, 1993, Sweden) and San Diego (MEC Sabbatical, 1999-2000, USA). She has been a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the UAM (1991- 1992), Senior Scientist CSIC (1992-2002), Scientific Researcher (2002-2004) and since 2005 she is Professor of Research at the CSIC in Madrid. From the early 1990s, she has been interested in the study of hearing neurobiology, initially in the regulation of the embryonic development of the inner ear and in the neurogenesis of the auditory ganglion. Studies that continue in the group, in parallel with those focused on advancing the knowledge of the pathophysiology of human, genetic and environmental deafness, and of presbycusis; area in which she has specialized for more than ten years. The group has characterized the involvement of IGF-1 system and targets in hearing loss, and has demonstrated that the oxido-inflammatory state is key to the development of damage. She has described new aspects of: ear biology (apoptosis, autophagy and senescence), metabolism (methionine cycle), genetics (Igf1, CRaf, Lat2 and Wbp2) and identified new cochlear transcription factors (MEF2). Her group has pioneered the study of the cochlear and vestibular transcriptomes using RNA arrays. These studies are addressed through the development and evaluation of cellular and animal models, the development of micro-surgery and non-invasive biology techniques for the study of auditory function, the application of micromethods to obtain massive data, and the development of biostatistical methods analysis of these data.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The collaboration with clinical groups and companies has complemented her work with translational and transference aspects, focusing on the study of molecules with potential otoprotective activity, from the functional level to the characterization of its effect on the inflammasome-transcriptome. Her research objectives are to increase basic knowledge in the field of hearing neurobiology, contribute to the development of new repair therapies and auditory regeneration, and finally make contributions that in the medium or long term can improve human health.

Research Interest
Prof. Viroj Wiwanitkit, M.D.

Prof. Viroj Wiwanitkit, M.D.
Professor
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok
Thailand

  Biography :

• Invited reviewer of many regional and international medical and science journals • Invited speaker in many International Congress • Editor in chief of more than 10 international journals • Editorial board of more than 60 international journals • The world scientist with the most numbers of international publications as the first author • Invited lecturer for many universities in Thailand and other countries • The author with the 1st global rank with the most number of international publication as the first author

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Tropical medicine • Laboratory science (biomedical) • Nanoscience and nanotechnology • Bioinformatics and medical engineering • Family medicine, social medicine and public health

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Dr. Akram Asbeutah, PhD, DMU, AMS, ASAR

Dr. Akram Asbeutah, PhD, DMU, AMS, ASAR
Associate Professor
Radiologic Sciences Department, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
uwait University and Adjunct Monash Universitry
Kuwait

  Biography :

Akram’s career in ultrasound spans 15 years and he is one of Australia’s most highly regarded sonographers especially in the field of vascular ultrasound. Akram initially obtained his Bachelor of radiologic sciences in 1986 from Kuwait university-Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and then obtained his Master degree in Anatomy from Kuwait University-Faculty of Medicine in 1994 then he completed examinations in the Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (General) in Australia and as a Registered Technologist in the USA. In 2006 Akram completed his PhD thesis at Monash University entitled “What makes the veins incompetent”? Which identified a previously unreported pattern of varicose veins as well as establishing the prevalence of several less recognized causes of venous disease. Akram’s wealth of knowledge as well as his passion and enthusiasm for research and education are reflected in his highly regarded presentations. Since 2002 Akram has been a clinical senior lecturer at the Department of Radiologic Sciences-Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, providing comprehensive training in radiologic Imaging, Musculoskeletal and Vascular Ultrasound Imaging in a clinical environment. He is currently hold an assistant professor position at Department of Radiologic Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University and He is appointed as an adjunct senior lecturer to Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging from 1/6/2014 till 1/6/2018. Akram presents regularly at national and international meetings and has published a number of papers. Since 1992 he has conducted numerous training courses in radiography as well as Ultrasound with attendees from local as well as international. Akram is actively a member of Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Australian Sonographers Association, Accredited Medical Sonographer, American Registered Radiologic Technologist, involved in the education and accreditation of the ultrasound profession as a clinical tutor at Kuwait University, and an examiner for the Radiologic Technologists at Kuwait University-Kuwait.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Radiologic Imaging & Processing, Anatomy, Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences, Clinical Practicum, Radiographic Pathology, Patient Care & Management, Anatomy for Nursing, etc

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Prof. Michel Goldberg

Prof. Michel Goldberg
Professor
Biomedicale des Saints Peres
Universite Paris Descartes
France

  Biography :

Member of the Board of the Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research. Biology of Calcified Tissues (dental tissues, bone, extracellular matrix proteins, Proteoglycans), Odontogenesis, Amelogenesis, Dentinogenesis, Pulp biology. Stem cells. Biocompatibility of dental biomaterials. Articles in international journals: 230. +#100 Articles in French Books: 21 Associated Editor: Clinical oral Investigation & Clinical & Experimental Dental Research. Member of the board of advisory editors of 12 international journals. Reviewer for scientific journals. Organization of international conferences and congresses. Honors: - Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. - Distingish Service Award IADR (2003). - IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Pulp Biology Research (2006).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Odontogenesis, amelogenesis, dentinogenesis, stem cells, pulp biology, extracellular matrix proteins.

Research Interest
Dr. Marco Berlucchi

Dr. Marco Berlucchi
Researcher
Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Spedali Civili
Italy

  Biography :

• Dr. Berlucchi enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in diagnosis and treatment of sinonasal and airway diseases. • At Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Berlucchi interested in lacrimal pathway stenoses. • Dr Berlucchi utilized diagnostic and therapeutic sialoendoscopy for obstructive salivary disease. • Dr Berlucchi investigates and treats sleep disorders.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Endoscopic sinus surgery for sinonasal diseases • Diagnosis and surgery of airway disorders • Surgical treatment of lacrimal stenosis • Sialoendoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of obstructive salivary disorders • Diagnosis and treatment of children affected by neck mass • Treatment of sleep diseases

Research Interest
Prof. Alfio Ferlito, MD

Prof. Alfio Ferlito, MD
Professor
Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
International Head Neck Scientific Group
Italy

  Biography :

Formerly Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Udine School of Medicine from 2003 to 2009 and Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the same University from 1997 to 2013. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1968. He completed his residence programme in otolaryngology and subsequently in pathology. He worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997. Since 2009 he is the Coordinator of the International Head Neck Scientific Group (www.IHNSG.com).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Professor Ferlito has been awarded ad hominem fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and ad eundem fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Glasgow, Ireland and Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a fellow or a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society of Medicine of London, the American Otological Society, the American Laryngological Association, the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum, the American Laryngological Rhinological and Otological Association, the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, the American Rhinologic Society, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the International Broncho-Esophagological Society, the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan, the Japan Laryngological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Hungarian Association of Otorhinolaryngologists (Honorary), the Slovenian Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, the Slovak Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Honorary), the Spanish Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Honorary), the Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, the Hong Kong College of Otolaryngologists, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Laryngeal Cancer Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, the International Academy of Pathology, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the Interventional Oncology Society.

Research Interest
Prof. Koichi Sakakura, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Koichi Sakakura, M.D., Ph.D.
President & Director
Laboratory for Head and Neck Immunology
Gunma ENT Clinic & Lab
Japan

  Biography :

After graduating Gunma University School of Medicine and registration as MD in 1999, Koichi Sakakura, MD, PhD had trained in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gunma University Hospital and its affiliated hospital for 2 years as a resident doctor. In Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, he started his carrier as a physician scientist in the field of otology (pediatric acute otitis media and equilibrium) and published 3 scientific paper. Then his research interest shifted to oncology, especially to cancer immunology. Under the guidance of his mentor Dr. K. Chikamatsu, Dr. Sakakura earned PhD degree in 2005. He had served as a clinical fellow in the department in the university hospital for 2 more years. Until 2007, he had published several articles about cancer immunology with Dr. Chikamatsu in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC): dendritic cells (DC) and NK cells in sentinel lymph nodes, DC maturation and T-cell subsets in circulation of HNC patients, induction of p53 antigen-specific immune response by cytotoxic T cell (CTL) from HNC patients, and immunological characteristics of cancer stem cell. Dr. Sakakura moved to University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), PA, USA in 2007, worked in Drs. T.L. Whiteside’s and A.B. DeLeo’s labs, and involved in T-cell apoptosis by microvesicles form cancer cells and induction of MAGE-3/CSPG4-specific CTL by DC vaccine. Then he transferred to Drs. S. Ferrone’s and X. Wang’s lab in UPCI to engage in development of monoclonal antibodies against HLA class II antigen machinery molecules, and in immunohistochemical analyses of tumor antigen CSPG4 in various malignancies. He was named as a co-author in various high impact journals as Journal of National Cancer Institute and Cancer Research, and had stayed for 3 years in UPCI until 2010. He returned to Japan as a chief surgeon of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in National Hospital Organization Shizuoka Medical Center, and awarded Grant-in Aid for Young Scientist from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for the development of cancer immunotherapy utilizing antigen presentation by autophagy. Dr. Sakakura was engaged as an assistant professor in 2012, and had been an associate professor since 2016 until 2017 in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine. His current interest in cancer immunology is dynamics of myeloid cells such as macrophages, monocytes and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in tumor microenvironments and systemic circulation in patients with HNC. He has published 40 scientific papers to date mainly in oncology area, including Laboratory Investigation and Cancer Science as a corresponding author, and was recently awarded Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research to elucidate monocyte subsets in HNC patients. In addition, he had also conducted numerous daily surgeries. His subspecialty is swallowing disorder and its rehabilitation. He is a founder, a chief and a Part-time Professor of Swallow Support Team in Gunma University Hospital, and a leading Part-time Physician for Dysphagia Round Team in National Hospital Organization Shibukawa Medical Center. In 2018, Dr. Sakakura resigned tenure-truck faculty position. Then He established Laboratory for Head and Neck Immunology in Gunma ENT Clinic & Lab. This novel clinic can enroll a lot of patients’ clinical data and samples can be analyzed by the lab. He is a member of American Association for Cancer Research, American Thyroid Association, American Head and Neck Society and Dysphagia Research Society. He is also members of editorial board offices in over 100 scientific/medical journals Additionally, he has a lot of experience of oriental medicine using Kampo drugs over 15 years.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Equilibrium and VEMP, thyroid diseases, dysphagia and swallowing function, nutrition, infectious diseases, pediatric surgery, and oriental medicine.

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Prof. B. Viswanatha, MS,DLO,PhD,FACS (USA), FRCS (Glasgow)

Prof. B. Viswanatha, MS,DLO,PhD,FACS (USA), FRCS (Glasgow)
Professor of ENT, Chief –ENT III Unit
Sri Venkateshwara ENT Institute, Victoria Hospital
Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute
India

  Biography :

Dr.B.Viswanatha is presently working as a professor in Otorhinolaryngology at Bangalore medical college and research institute. He has published more than 80 papers in national and international journals and he is an editorial board member of many international journals. He was awarded PhD from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences and he is elected as a “Fellow of American college of surgeons”. He is also member of WAME

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Otorhinolaryngology, etc.

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Dr. Ioannis Vlastos MD, PhD

Dr. Ioannis Vlastos MD, PhD
Consultant Otolaryngologist
Pediatric Otolaryngology Departments
Euroclinic
Greece

  Biography :

I am an ENT surgeon working as a consultant otolaryngologist for the Greek Police and the pediatric otolaryngology departments of Euroclinic and Iaso private hospitals in Athens, Greece. Upon my graduation, in 2002, from the Medical School of the University of Crete I worked as a specialty trainee in various hospitals in Athens and Crete, Greece and as a lecturer for more than a year in the Technological and Educational Institute of Crete. I received my Certificate of Specialist Training in Otolaryngology in 2011. My subspecialty and academic interests focus on pediatric otolaryngology and rhinology and more specifically on snoring and sleep apnea, otitis media and chronic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis. My PhD thesis, granted from the University of Athens in 2011, was on outcomes research in pediatric otology. I have received more than 40,000 euros European grants for translational research purposes and I have been involved in several research and audit projects that have led to over 20 peer-reviewed publications.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric Otolaryngology and Rhinology and More Specifically On Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Otitis Media and Chronic Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis.

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Prof. Rakesh Kumar Dixit, M.D.

Prof. Rakesh Kumar Dixit, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
King George’s Medical University
India

  Biography :

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dixit is currently working as Professor in department of Pharmacology & therapeutics at K. G. M. U. Lucknow. He did his M.D. from G. S. V. M. Medical College Kanpur and S. R ship from PGIMER Chandigarh. He has supervised more than 10 MD THESIS / PROJECTS. He is Fellow of FAIMER. He has Total of 59 Research papers. And Total of 37 Review articles and Book on MCQs on Pharmacology. He has keen interest in research and teaching. Rational therapeutics is his key area.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dr. R. K. Dixit is interested in researching the RATIONAL THERAPEUTICS in all disciplines of medicinal and surgical branches.

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Prof. C V Raghuveer. MBBS,MD,DCP.

Prof. C V Raghuveer. MBBS,MD,DCP.
Vice Chancellor & Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education & Research
India

  Biography :

STRENGTHS 1. Continuous and varied experience in academic leadership in administrative and teaching positions in institutions of higher learning including the position of Dean in two Medical Colleges & Registrar of a University in India. 2. Experience in guiding and implementing curriculum changes in medical undergraduate and postgraduate programs by virtue of working in four different foreign/overseas programs. 3. Expertise in planning, organizing and conducting faculty development workshops for health professionals as the Chairman & Faculty of Medical Education Unit. 4. Passion for teaching, training, sharing, assessing and innovating in higher education. 5. Ability to guide research in Medical Education & Pathology: Extended intellectual contribution to over 165 publications, related to Pathology and health professions education. 6. Ability to interact positively and proactively with students, parents, faculty and organizational administration. 7. Ability to mentor and counsel students, faculty and co-workers under any circumstances.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pathology

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Prof. Atindra N Datta

Prof. Atindra N Datta
Professor
Human Anatomy and Embryology
Butlers village, St James Parish
West Indies

  Biography :

1) Worked as Head , Department of anatomy Burdwan Medical College, WB, India. 2) Worked as Head, Department of Anatomy NRS Medical College , Calcutta, India 3) Worked as member of Undergraduate council WB University of Health Sciences, Calcutta, India. 4) Worked for some time as course director of Anatomy and Embryology in Medical University of the Americas.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Human Anatomy and Embryology

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Dr. Vijaya Marakala MBBS.MD

Dr. Vijaya Marakala MBBS.MD
Assistant Professor
International Medical School
Management and Science University
Malaysia

  Biography :

Dr Vijaya Marakala currently working as Assistant professor at International Medical School, Management and Science University, Malaysia since 2014. He completed his MBBS on 1998 in one of the prestigious medical college of India, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka. He worked as medical officer in the health and family welfare department Karnataka, India for 6 years. He got Doctor of Medicine (MD)in Biochemistry form one of the leading medical college, Father Muller Medical college Mangalore, Karnataka, India on 2011. Worked as Assistant professor in Srinivas Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Mangalore India for more than 2 years before moving to Malaysia. He has experience of teaching Biochemistry to medical graduates and postgraduate students for more than 7 years and published several papers on various international journals. He intend to pursue a practice in Medical Biochemistry with Special Interests in Genetics and cancer research.

Biography
  Research Interest :

He intend to pursue a practice in Medical Biochemistry with Special Interests in Genetics and cancer research.

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Dr. Dennis, DDS MDSc, Sp.KG(K)

Dr. Dennis, DDS MDSc, Sp.KG(K)
Researcher
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Sumatera Utara
Indonesia

  Biography :

Academic Experiences: • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sumatera Utara • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sumatera Utara • Master of Dental Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sumatera Utara • Specialist in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, • University of Sumatera Utara • Sub-Specialist in Endodontics, Indonesian Collegium of Conservative Dentistry • Advance Diploma in endodontics • Advance Diploma in Implantology and Regenerative • Advance Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry and Digital Smile Design (DSD)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dentistry

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Prof. Anand Acharya

Prof. Anand Acharya
Professor and Head
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation
India

  Biography :

 Fifteen years experience in teaching field of clinical pharmacology and clinical research.  Twenty Eight (28) publications in various journals.  Presently working on Steven Johnson syndrome and complication of scorpion sting and snake bit in coastal region.

Biography
  Research Interest :

 Neuropharmacology.  Adverse drug reaction.

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Dr. George Paraskevas

Dr. George Paraskevas
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Department of Anatomy
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece

  Biography :

Dr George K. Paraskevas works as Associate Professor of Anatomy at Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He gained full qualification as specialist in orthopaedic surgery. His research and scientific fields of interest include congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, trauma and surgery, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, history of Anatomy, anatomical nomenclature, anthropometric studies and surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract. Dr Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 141 international medical journals and supervisor and member of the advisory board of 15 dissertations. He published over 160 papers in international medical journals indexed in PubMed and is author of several textbooks of anatomy.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract, Congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, Entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, Variational anatomy of vascular system, Trauma and surgery, History of Anatomy, Anatomical nomenclature, Anthropometric studies

Research Interest
Dr. Nikolay R. Sapundzhiev, M.D.

Dr. Nikolay R. Sapundzhiev, M.D.
Associate Professor
Head Division of Otorhinolaryngology,
Medical University – Varna
Bulgaria

  Biography :

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Place and date of birth: Varna, Bulgaria; 1972; Marital status: married; Nationality: Bulgarian

Biography
  Research Interest :

Airway problems in pediatric population Airway problems in adults (stenosis) Airways – anatomic considerations Endoscopic surgery of the airways, the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear Head&Neck oncology – clinical Head&Neck oncology – experimental Head&Neck oncology – demographics History of Oto-rhino-laryngology Surgery – experimental new techniques and equipment

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Dr. Sambhaji Govind Chintale

Dr. Sambhaji Govind Chintale
Associate Professor
Muhs Nashik University
Maharashtra
India

  Biography :

1] CURRENTLY WORKING AS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN ENT JIIUS IIMSR WARUDI TQ BADNAPUR DIST JALNA 2] ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENT JIIUS IIMSR WARUDITQ BADNAPUR DIST JALNA AND DR V M GOVT, MEDICAL COLLEGE SOLAPUR 2] SENIOR RESIDENT AT KEM HOSPITAL MUMBAI FROM 1 FEB 31ST JULY2012 3] SENIOR RESIDENT AT DR R N COOPER HOSPITAL MUMBAI 4] MS ENT

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Head Neck Surgery [Thyroid Surgery] • Rhinoplasty /Maxilo Facial Surgery • Endoscopic Ear and Nasal Suregery • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery • Endoscopic Microlaryngeal Surgery • Oesophagoscopy

Research Interest
Dr. M. Rajajeyakumar. MD Physiology (JIPMER), MSc Yoga,

Dr. M. Rajajeyakumar. MD Physiology (JIPMER), MSc Yoga,
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Trichy Srm Medical College Hospital & Research Center
India

  Biography :

I, Dr. M.Rajajeyakumar, MBBS, MD (Physiology), MSc Yoga, CCEBDM (PHFI), (PhD), has completed his MD Physiology,(2006-2009) at (JIPMER- An Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India). I worked as research assistant (2009-2012) in the Advanced Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research Lab, and JIPMER. I published more than 57 research papers and serving as an editorial board member (77) and expert reviewer (31), in many national and international journals. I have been invited for honorable guest Speaker in Fitness-2015, Philadelphia, USA, and chairperson for the international conference 9 th Indo global summit on cancer therapy -2015, India. I was selected as Speaker and chairperson for 12th,13th& 14 th AsiaPacificMedicalEducationConference-3rd, 4 th & 5 th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore 2015,16 & 17. I presented a scientific research paper in World Diabetes Congress Dec-2015, IDF, Vancouver, Canada. I have been appointed as Advisory Council members of Pure Action, Yoga is Medicine, Austin, TX 78703, USA and organizing committee member for more than 26 international conferences.

Biography
  Research Interest :

I have been actively involved in medical, biomedical, and yoga research. My special research experience is in autonomic, cognitive, cardio-respiratory, neurophysiology and medical education. I had trained with basic Physiological procedures including human and animal experimental physiology; pulmonary function test (PFT), autonomic function test (AFT), HRV (heart rate variability), EMG (electromyography), & NCS (nerve conduction study).

Research Interest
Prof. Khue Vu Nguyen, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Prof. Khue Vu Nguyen, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Full Project Scientist
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Khue Vu Nguyen (born in Ha Noi, Viet Nam) is currently Full Project Scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California, U.S.A. He has studied at University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France: B.S. in Biochemistry, M.S. in Molecular Biology, Ph.D. in Macromolecular Physical Chemistry, Ph.D. in Physical Sciences (Doctorat d’Etat es Sciences Physiques). He has worked as Scientist in different French and U.S. Research Institutions and Companies. He is author and co-author of numerous publications and holder of many patents. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, etc. He is member of different academic organizations such as American Society for Microbiology, American Chemical Society. He is invited reviewer of different scientific journals such as Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, AGE: Journal of the American Aging Association. He is also editorial board member of different scientific journals such as International Journal of Medicine and Molecular Medicine, Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases. He is Scientist Reviewer for grant proposals of the Metabolic Disease Two (MB-2) of the Peer Review Medical Research Program (PRMRP) for the U.S. Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Current research includes genetic diseases, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Molecular Biology, Genetic Diseases, Enzymology, Biosensors, Biopolymers, Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Cancer.

Research Interest
Prof. Satoru Okamoto

Prof. Satoru Okamoto
Professor Emeritus
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Shimane University
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Satoru Okamoto is currently a Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Shimane University, Japan since 1995. He pursued his degree in M.Sc. in 1977 and Ph. D in mechanical engineering in 1980 from Osaka University. Then, he worked as a researcher in the Research & Development Department at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (IHI). At IHI, he worked as a researcher of aircraft engines and gas turbines, and had also designed compressors and fans of jet engines. Prof. Okamoto has served as Editorial Board Member for leading energy journals and Chairperson of the 10th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics (10th ISEM '15-Matsue). In addition, he has published over 150 journal and conference publications, as well as 4 book chapter-authors for his researching performance.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His current research interest lies in advanced thermal and fluids science and technology such as flow-induced vibrations, small-scale energy systems with gas turbines and heat pumps, and experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Research Interest
Dr. Xavier Riaud, DDS, PhD

Dr. Xavier Riaud, DDS, PhD
Researcher
Laureate and Associate member
National Academy of Dental Surger
France

  Biography :

Laureate and Associate member of the National Academy of Dental Surger Free Member of the National Academy of Surgery Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms Knight of the Order of the National Merit 29 books More than 500 publications in 5 languages

Biography
  Research Interest :

History of Dentistry and of Medicine, Forensic dentistry

Research Interest
Dr. Ameera Kamal Khalil

Dr. Ameera Kamal Khalil
Assistant Professor
College of Dentistry
University of Baghdad
Iraq

  Biography :

1. Teaching oral pathology (4th stage) and oral histology(2nd stage) in University of Baghdad before 20 years. 2. Head of Prosthetic Department (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). 3. Head of Operative Department (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). 4. Head of POP Department, (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). 5. Head of Scientific Committee (Oral Diagnosis Department). (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). 6. Member of Promotion Committee. (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). 7. Teaching activity: Oral Medicine, Operative, Prosthetic, and Pedo, (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University). In addition to ORAL PATHOLOGY (for the last 20 years (College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Oral Pathology, Immunology, etc.

Research Interest
Dr. Charles P. Sia

Dr. Charles P. Sia
Researcher
Doctor of Medicine
University of the Visayas
Philippines

  Biography :

Dr. Sia is a graduate of both Dentistry and Medicine and holds the position as the Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Gullas Medical Center – University of the Visayas and a Consultant in Oral-Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City, University of Cebu Medical Center, Chong Hua Hospital Group and Cancer Center, and the Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines. Currently, he holds the position as Vice President of the Philippine Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at Cebu Doctors’ University. He was appointed as the International Relations Officer for the Philippines of the Young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Group of Hong Kong and the editor-in-chief of the EMS Otolaryngology Journal; an honorary editorial board member of various journals in Otolaryngology, Surgery, Dentistry & Oral Health Journal, Oral Biology, Biomedical Research, and Integrated Medical and Clinical Case Reports.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Research interest includes Regenerative and Reconstruction techniques in Maxillofacial region, Bone Grafting, Biomaterials and Growth Factors, Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Surgery, Pharmacology, and Quality of life in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery patients

Research Interest
Prof. Ahmed Mohamed Medra

Prof. Ahmed Mohamed Medra
Professor of Cranio-Maxillofacial, & Oral and Plastic Surgery
Faculty of Dentistry
Alexandria University
Egypt

  Biography :

Professor Ahmed Mohamed Medra is professor in Department of Cranio-Maxillo-facial, Oral and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, at Alexandria University, Egypt. He is doubly qualified. He got the medical Degree (M.B.Ch.B, December 1977) .He holds Master Degree in General & Emergency Surgery, in January 1981, Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University. Then he got the Dental Degree,(BDS, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University,1985. He got Doctorate in Cranio-Maxillofacial, Oral and Plastic Surgery,1987 He is the President of the Egyptian Society of Craniofacialmaxillofacial Surgeons, since 2009 till now(www.escmfs.com) and the president of the Egyptian Association of Cleft Lip& Palate and Craniofacal Anomalies ,from 2012 till now. . He is reviewer for International Arab Journal of Dentistry (IAJD), Advisory Board Member for Annals of International Medical and Dental Research and Associate editor in Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders and Therapy and member of the Editorial Board for Advances in dentistry and Oral Health Journal.(Juniper Publishers.com)and Editorial board Member for EC Dental Science Journal,(www.ecronicon.com).

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Craniofacial surgery 2. Surgical Diseases of Salivary Glands 3. Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries 4. Distraction Osteogenesis 5. Temporomandibular Joint Diseases and disorders 6. Fractures of the Craniofacial skeleton and mandible 7. Orthognathic Surgery 8. Head and Neck Tumors 9. Tumors of the Jaws both benign and malignant 10. Mandibular Reconstruction

Research Interest
Prof. Simona Dominici

Prof. Simona Dominici
Professor
Cranio-Facial Surgery
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”;
Italy

  Biography :

Raffaele Rauso is Professor in Cranio-Facial Surgery at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”; during its training he obtained also a PhD in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Anatomy, a post graduate Diploma in Microsurgery, a Master’s degree in Aesthetic Surgery and a Master’s degree in Breast Reconstruction. Actually, Prof Rauso is past President of FIME (Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine); President of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (F.I.M.E.), moreover, he is reviewer for several scientific medical journals, and is member of the most reputed European scientific societies in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine; he has published several papers in the most reputed journals in the same fields of expertise and wrote several book chapters.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric Dentistry, Joint Disfunction, maxillo-Facial Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Head and Neck Functional and Aesthetic Surgery, Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

Research Interest
Dr. Sethu Thakachy Subha

Dr. Sethu Thakachy Subha
Associate Professor
Unit ENT, Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

  Biography :

Dr. Sethu Thakachy Subha is an Ent Consultant, currently attached to ENT Unit Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia Serdang, Selangor, 43400, Malaysia. Prior to this appointment she was a lecturer at the ENT Department of University Malaya Medical Centre .Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her MBBS Degree from Kerala University, India in 1989.She received her Post graduate degree MS ORL Head and neck Surgery at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and was awarded the best outgoing student in 2002.She has received excellent service award in 2005 and 2007 .She has published articles in local and international peer reviewed journals with main interest in head and neck oncology. Her main research interest areas are head and neck oncology, molecular biomarkers etc. She actively supervises undergraduates , postgraduates and PhD students. She has presented in various scientific meetings locally and internationally. She has been the reviewer for various journals including Malaysian Journal of Medicine MJM, Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences USM, journal of infectious diseases & immunity JIDI, Malaysian Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences UPM, The Malaysian Family Physician, Australasian Medical Journal. She has been associated with and active member of various professional bodies Malaysian Society of Head & Neck Surgeons, Member of Malaysian Medical Association, Member of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology, Member of European Society of Radiology, and International member of Korean Otorhinolaryngology Society. She is appointed as associate editor of Malaysian Journal Medicine & Health Sciences UPM since 2017.She has been member in curriculum committee and was the postgraduate coordinator. Dr. Sethu Subha is also Vice president of ‘Persatuan keturunan Malayalee hulu Langat ‘involved in various cultural activities and health & medical camps.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Her main research interest areas are head and neck oncology, molecular biomarkers etc. She actively supervises undergraduates , postgraduates and PhD students. She has presented in various scientific meetings locally and internationally.

Research Interest
Dr. Rohit Moharil, BDS, MDS

Dr. Rohit Moharil, BDS, MDS
Assistant Professor
Dept of Oral Pathology
VSPM Dental College & Research Centre
India

  Biography :

Biography 1) Received “Emerging young talent of the year 2012 award” at VSPMDCRC, Nagpur 2) Jury for Croatian InternationalJournal (Acta Stomatologia Croatia) 3) Master of Dental surgery (MDS, Oral pathology) - 2010, VSPM Dental College. Nagpur 4) Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS) - 2002, SPDC Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik 5) 10 publications, 7 reserch projects. 6) Received grant for resecrch by MUHS University, India. 7) Selceted for FAIMER Fellowship KEM Mumbai , India

Biography
  Research Interest :

1) Molecular Bilogy of oral Precancer and cancer 2) Genetics 3) Tobacco deaddiction

Research Interest
Mohammed Radef Dawood, MBChB, DLO, FICMS

Mohammed Radef Dawood, MBChB, DLO, FICMS
Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology department, College of Medicine
Mustansiriyah University
Iraq

  Biography :

1. ENT clinical practice involvement since 1994. 2. More than 23 years of undergraduate and more than 10 years postgraduate teaching and supervision experience. 3. Heading ENT department, Medical College, Mustansiriyah university since 2014. 4. Attended more than 20 ENT workshops and conferences. 5. Life member of Iraqi association of otolaryngologist. 6. Life member of Iraqi medical association. 7. Reviewing several manuscripts from different national and international journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2991-8056. 2. Mohammed Radef Dawood-Google Scholar Citations 3. Scopus Author ID: 57191746964. 4. Researcher ID: K-4584-2017.

Research Interest
Prof. Najim Abbas Al awwadi

Prof. Najim Abbas Al awwadi
Director
Faculty of of pharmacy
University of Thi-Qar / Al Nasiryia
Iraq

  Biography :

I participated in more thak 40 world conferences in differents countries in the medical and public health field and the right of man. I have held several posts and social activities by French companies during my 14 years in France. Also I have held several posts and social and political activities by Irakienne associations and the parties politics during my 6 years in Iraq. • Doctoriales Languedoc-Roussillon Mèze November 17-23, 2002 (learning the presentation and personal communication, discovery of the corporate world, achieving a multidisciplinary team innovation project). • Module of the Doctoral School: computer and technical tools of information and communication. • Module English: House of Graduate Schools.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmacology, Veterinary Science

Research Interest
Prof. Abdulbari Bener

Prof. Abdulbari Bener
Professor & Advisor to WHO
Dept. of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Istanbul University
Turkey

  Biography :

Professor Abdulbari Bener is Professor of Public Health at the Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University and Istanbul Medipol University, International School of Medicine. He was Professor of Public Health in the Department of Public Health at the Weill Cornell Medical College for a period January 2006- August 2014. Professor Bener was Asst. Medical Director and Head of the Medical Statistics & Epidemiology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar during August 2002- July 2014. Add to this, He is advisor to World Health Organization and Adjunct Professor & Coordinator for the postgraduate and master public health programs (MPH) of the School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester. He has held academic positions in public health, epidemiology, and statistics at universities in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and England. He has been an author or coauthor of more than 550 published journal articles. He is acting as an Editor, Associate Editor, Advisor Editor and Asst. Editor for over 20 Journals and Referee for over 60 Journals. He has contributed to more than 19 book chapters and supervised theses of 50 postgraduate students (MSc, MPH, MPhil and PhD).

Biography
  Research Interest :

All aspects of development, design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of descriptive, analytic, and epidemiological research. Data management and analysis on mainframe computers, using SPSS, BMDP, MINITAB, EGRET, SAS and GLIM statistical computer packages and writing computer programs in Basic and Fortran languages, application of multivariate statistical techniques.Teaching biostatistics, epidemiology and computer skills at the Undergraduate and postgraduate level. Offering consultancy in design, implementation and evaluation of research projects in different fields of medicine.

Research Interest
Prof. Tai June Yoo, M.D., Ph.D, MBA

Prof. Tai June Yoo, M.D., Ph.D, MBA
Director, Yoo Clinic,
Founder/President
Stemgen Stem Cell Therapy Center
Korea

  Biography :

2011 December –Present: Closed laboratories at UT and retired from UT to devote 100 % of time in stem, cell therapy of incurable illnesses and Gene Therapy in Seoul,Korea and established Stem Gen Inc. and ImmuGen Inc to facilitate gene vaccine work for A;lzheimer’s disease and opened an R&D lab in Osong Biopark,Choong Chug Book Do and treat incurable illnesses with autologous adipose tissue derived mesenchymal steem cells.(So far treated successfully 21 incurable human illnesses with adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells: autologous in human and also in experimental animal model for autoimmunr hearing loss, animal model of RA: Collagen induced autoimmune disease, mice odel of pulmonary fibrosis, Graft versus host disease in mice and antiaging study in mice and so on. For the study of Alzheimer’s disease experimental Alzheimer’s mouse model, we were able to restore the memory from the memory loss mice with the DNA vaccines and now obtained patents from 44 nations and now waiting for just three countries(China,India and Caanada).Also obtained the patents from USA on experimental model of autoimmune hearing loss and house dust mite induced asthma and allergy by gene vaccine(a few injections only)which needs also a clinicval trial.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Ameliorate hearing diseases by gene vaccines and stem cells therapy, Control and ameliorate autoimmune diseases with the gene vaccines and stem cells.

Research Interest
Dr. Bijoyaa Mohapatra, PhD

Dr. Bijoyaa Mohapatra, PhD
Assistant Professor (Communication Disorders)
Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
New Mexico State University
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Bijoyaa Mohapatra is an Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders at the New Mexico State University. She received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2016. Earlier, she completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Mysore, India in 2010 and Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from University of Calcutta, India in 2008. She also holds the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Her current research interest includes psychophysiological measurement of cognitive behavior, biofeedback training, and complementary-alternative practices in rehabilitation of adults with communication disorders following acquired brain injury. She has disseminated research findings through journal publications and conference presentations.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Exploring cognitive, communicative, and affective processes in aphasia and healthy aging • Investigating psychophysiological concomitants of cognitive functioning in healthy and adult neurogenic communication disorders, and the efficacy of biofeedback training in these population • Exploring complementary and alternative treatment practices for adults with communication disorders following acquired brain injury

Research Interest
Dr. Sambhaji Govind Chintale, MS

Dr. Sambhaji Govind Chintale, MS
Associate Professor
Muhs Nashik University
Maharashtra
India

  Biography :

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Muhs Nashik University Maharashtra, INDIA *DIRECTOR COSMO ENT UPERSPECIALITY HOSPITAL AURANGABADMAHARASHTRA INDIA *PROFESSOR IS SPEAKER FOR MANY NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES. *MEMBER OF INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND MEMBER OF ASSOCIATION OF OTOLARYNGOLOGIST OF INDIA. *MEMBER OF AMERICAN THYROID ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS OF THYROID SURGERY INDIA * MEMBER OF ASIA PACIFIC THYROID SOCIETY.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• Head Neck Surgery [Thyroid Surgery] • Rhinoplasty /Maxilo Facial Surgery • Endoscopic Ear And Nasal Suregery • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery • Endoscopic Microlaryngeal Surgery • Oesophagoscopy

Research Interest
Dr. Michael A.B. Naafs

Dr. Michael A.B. Naafs
Internist-Endocrinologist
Health Consultant
International Health Consultancy,Rhodoslaan
The Netherlands

  Biography :

Michael A.B. Naafs is a Dutch internist-endocrinologist with a long clinical career in Internal Medicine And Endocrinology . His Ph.D Endocrinology was obtained at Leiden University (1988) and focused on the renal end-organ resistance to PTH (Parathormone) infusion in normo-and hypercalcaemic patients with solid tumors secreting a PTH-like factor. Other area’s of interest are clinical pharmacology where he was in the front of clinical research of transdermal nitroglycerin patches.(1984) Recently he participated in the standard book project “Drug Discovery and Evaluation: Methods in Clinical Pharmacolgy “Eds Hock.F.J,Gralinski M.R 2nd Edition,,2017,Springer Verlag, providing the section “Pharmacodynamic Evaluation: Endocrinology “.

Biography
  Research Interest :

In infectious medicine he was one of the first to report about HIV-2 infection (1990) Experience in HIV,MDRTB and tropical Infectious medicine was acquired during a one year stay at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital,Umthata,South Africa.( 2008). At present he works as an independent health consultant (Naafs International Health Consultancy ) and as a Medical Writer. Michael is an editorial board member of a number open access journals and the author of tenfolds of publications.

Research Interest
Prof. Katsumi DOI MD/PhD

Prof. Katsumi DOI MD/PhD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology & HNS
Kindai University Faculty of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

• 1990-1992: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Otology,  National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,  National Institute of Health, USA • 1992-1995: Staff, Department of Otolaryngology, Osaka University Graduate  School of Medicine, Japan • 1995-2005: Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Sensory  Organ Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan • 2005-2010: Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Sensory  Organ Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan • 2010-present: Professor & Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology & HNS,  Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Biography
  Research Interest :

o American Association for Research in Otolaryngology (Active member) o Society for Neuroscience (Member) o Barany Society (Active member) o Politzer Society (Active member) o Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Society of Japan (Director/Councilor) o Japan Otological Society (Director/Councilor) o Japan Audiological Society (Director/Councilor) o Japan Society for Equilibrium Research (Director/Councilor)

Research Interest
Dr. Lingxiang Hu, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Lingxiang Hu, M.D., Ph.D
Researcher
Department of Department of Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery
Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
China

  Biography :

I am focusing on hair cell development and regeneration research. Wnt/beta-catenin pathway is a well-known signal pathway controls stem cell development and differentiation. As is known that in the inner ear, beta- catenin controls the Lgr5 positive supporting cells proliferation and differentiation to hair cell fate, which I started at my beginning of the research ( PNAS, 110: 13851). Meanwhile, I found the beta- catenin is essentially needed in the later period of hair cell development. Lack of beta-catenin induces malformation of the organ of Corti. Overexpression of beta-catenin induces supporting cells proliferation but stay in precursor cell period, stopping later development ( J. of Neuroscience, 34: 6470). After that, I fortunately found that the necrotic hair cell death triggers wnt-dependent hair cell regeneration in neonatal mice ( J. Neuroscience, 36:09479). These findings suggest that the lack of regenerative ability within the inner ear may be because of lacking wnt pathway signal. Also I did some research in hereditary hearing loss, reported the TBC1D24 gene and GJB2 p.V37I variant in Gjb2 gene research findings (Hum Mut,35(7): 814 and Sci Rep, 6:33279).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sensory Hearing Loss, Hair Cell Development And Regeneration, Ear Toxic Medicine, Spiral Ganglion Neurons And Synaptic Transmission, Neuroto-Surgery, Cochlear Implantation, Acoustic Neuroma, Skull Base Surgery.

Research Interest
Dr. Boudhayan Bhattacharjee, M.B.B.S., MD.

Dr. Boudhayan Bhattacharjee, M.B.B.S., MD.
Senior Resident
School of Tropical Medicine
Kolkata
India

  Biography :

-2018 to current • Consultant Physician and Intensivist at NABAJIBAN HOSPITAL PVT. LTD., Kolkata - 2010 to current • Medical Director at NABAJIBAN HOSPITAL PVT. LTD., Kolkata – 2017 to current • ICCU In-Charge at NABAJIBAN HOSPITAL PVT. LTD., Kolkata – 2015 to current • Visiting Physician and Infectious Disease Specialist at Sterling Hospital, Kolkata - 2018 to current

Biography
  Research Interest :

Tropical Medicine

Research Interest
Dr. Vijay Ramalingam

Dr. Vijay Ramalingam
Associate Professor
Consultant ENT
Head & Neck Surgeon KMCH Institute of Health Sciences & Research
India

  Biography :

1) Institute s UG medal For University Rank 2007 2) Organised two temporal bone workshops 2013,2014 3) Organised Live surgical workshops OTOFOCUS 2017 4) Organised CME and academic demonstrations at the current working institute.

Biography
  Research Interest :

• TRAINED IN MICROSCOPIC AND ENDOSCOPIC EAR ,NOSE , THROAT, SKULL BASE, HEAD & NECK SURGERY • TRAINED IN HEAD & NECK SURGERIES INCLUDING THYROID AND LARYNGEAL MALIGNANCIES • TRAINED IN USE OF POWERED INSTRUMENTS,DEBRIDER, COBLATION, LASER LARYNGEAL SURGERY

Research Interest
Dr. Srdjan Vlajkovic, MD, PhD

Dr. Srdjan Vlajkovic, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Auckland
New Zealand

  Biography :

Dr Srdjan Vlajkovic completed his medical degree and doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Belgrade. He joined the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland in 1994, where he is currently Associate Professor in sensory neuroscience. His principal research interest is in the field of auditory neuroscience, and he studies the cellular and molecular basis of cochlear homeostasis in conditions of stress and injury. His primary focus is on the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the development of noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. Dr Vlajkovic’s programme of research incorporates a series of projects that directly investigate the protective role of adenosine and ATP on the development of noise-induced cochlear injury and other forms of oxidative stress in the inner ear. He is leading internationally the field of adenosine signalling in the cochlea, and the translational research in this area.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Auditory Neuroscience 2. Hearing 3. Deafness 4. Sensorineural Hearing Loss 5. Neuroprotection 6. Oxidative Stress 7. Inflammation 8. Purinergic Signaling

Research Interest
Dr. Teruhiko Shimokawa, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Dr. Teruhiko Shimokawa, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Team-Innovation Lead
Science Evaluation and Intelligence, Research Portfolio Planning, Drug Discovery Research,
Astellas Pharma Inc., Tsukuba,
Japan

  Biography :

Professional experiences: Science Evaluation for a drug discovery research in the field of ear disease (2015) and kidney/urological diseases (2014); Global Project Management Lead in the development (2012); Director, National project management at Biotechnology and Medical Technology Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Japan (2011); A drug discovery research management for metabolic disease programs (1997)

Biography
  Research Interest :

A novel gene and cell therapy for intractable inner ear disease, Molecular biology of hearing loss, A new treatment of genetic disease in the field of molecular otolaryngology, Regeneration of hair cells/auditory neurons

Research Interest
Dr. Deepika Pratap, MBBS, MS (ENT)

Dr. Deepika Pratap, MBBS, MS (ENT)
Researcher
K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
Nitte University, Mangalore
India

  Biography :

Dr Deepika completed her medical degree from the prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. She then went on to complete her masters in Otorhinolaryngology from K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India. She has presented papers in several state and national ENT conferences, and has attended various workshops. She is a member of Association of Otolaryngologists of India.

Biography
  Research Interest :

She has keen interest in Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.

Research Interest
Prof. Somia Tawfik, MD

Prof. Somia Tawfik, MD
Professor Audiovestibular Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Ain Shams University
Egypt

  Biography :

Dr. Somia Tawfik, professor of Audio vestibular medicine, college of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. The main area of interest is auditory processing disorders where she developed diagnostic test materials and intervention programs in Arabic language with a team in audiology unit, Ain Shams university. She has more than 50 publications in local and international journals that are mainly related to auditory processing disorders in children and adults. Currently, she is a member of the audiology committee of international association of logopedics and phoniatrics (IALP), the International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA) , the Egyptian Audio-Vestibular Medicine Association (EAVMA)and the Egyptian Society of Oto-rhino-laryngology. She is the editor of the Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat and Allied Sciences (EJANAS). She is a member of the Egyptian University Higher Board committee for promotion of professors in otology, audiology and phoniatrics since September, 2016.The current research is focusing on new horizons in diagnosis and management of auditory processing disorders in special population. She presented a miniseminar on auditory processing disorders in IALP meetings in 2013 & 2016. She moderated three workshops on APD: diagnostic approaches and intervention plans in Kuwait, 2016 ,Moracco, 2017 & Jordan,2018

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Central audiotry processing and vestibular diagnosis and management.

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Dr. Navya. A.

Dr. Navya. A.
Researcher
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Mysore
India

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I have pursued doctorate in Speech Language Pathology [Ph.D (SLP)], bachelors and masters Degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (ASLP). I have gained teaching, research and clinical experience in the field of speech language pathology and audiology in the last 8 years. Currently, I am working as a project staff at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India. I have presented in various national and international platforms. I also chaired sessions in international conferences and received best presentation awards. I have several publications in reputed national and international journals. I am also editing and reviewing the articles published in several international journals. I was a member of Adhoc Board of Studies Paramedical and Allied Health Sciences, Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University (MPMSU), Madhya Pradesh, India. I am a registered member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) and Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).

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Paramedical & Allied Health Science

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Dr. Akhilanand Chaurasia BDS,MDS

Dr. Akhilanand Chaurasia BDS,MDS
Associate Professor & Consultant
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology
King George Medical University
India

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Dr. Akhilanand Chaurasia, Associate professor and consultant at King George Medical University,Lucknow has dedicated meticulous efforts and supreme services pertaining to oral medicine,oral biology and community health.He has remarkable credit of contributing to academics for publishing 49 research papers, peer reviewer of more than 150 international journals with high impact factors, one of top 10 author in subject of Head and neck Radiology of Europe and member of several international organization related to field of Oral Medicine, Oral biology and community health. Dr.Akhilanand Chaurasia,a fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy(PFA,USA), fellow of International college of continuing dental education(FICCDE,singapore), fellow of international college of dentists(FICD,USA) fellow of Academy of General Education(FAGE), Fellow of International academy of Medical sciences(FIMSA) and International Travel Fellow from Indian Council of Medical Research (New Delhi).

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• Head and Neck tumours • Head and Neck oncology • Salivary Gland Tumors

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Dr. Mohammad Akheel

Dr. Mohammad Akheel
Consultant Head & Neck Oncosurgeon
Apollo hospitals
Indore
India

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I am a dedicated consultant head & neck oncosurgeon/ reconstruction surgeon / oral & maxillofacial surgeon with enriched experience & expertise of nearly 4.7 years in handling difficult cases, studying the case history & finding out medical solutions. Over the years, I have performed more than 600 major / supra major head and neck cancer surgeries. I am an academically astute with credentials as MDS; MFDS RCPS (Glasgow); FHNCS; FADI; FIIHNO; and FIFHNOS, U.S, presently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Saveetha University. I am passionate about improving longevity of patients afflicted with high-risk & complex carcinomas. During my associations I have gained a strong experience in liaising with authorities, patients and with national and international organizations. My key achievements include: ☛Consultant @Apollo hospitals, Greater Kailash hospitals; Geeta Bhavan Charitable Hospital; Robert Nursing Home & Research Centre; Pulse Hospital; Care- N- Cure Head & Neck Clinic ☛Adroit in delivering training to 2 junior fellows (Post MS/MDS) for Head & Neck Fellowship at HCG Curie Manavata Cancer Centre, Nashik, India ~Proven record of 77 International peer-reviewed research publication in various dental and medical journals ~Served as Editorial board member in more than 13 international journals; 3 book publications

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Head and neck oncology, reconstructive surgery

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Dr. Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar

Dr. Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar
Researcher
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Damascus University
Syria

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Dr. Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar DDS, MSc, graduated from faculty of dental medicine - Damascus university – Syria with a DDS (doctor in dental surgery). Master in oral surgery at Saint Joseph university (USJ) Beirut – Lebanon. His work concentrates on the special manifestation of different disease especially the psychiatric disorder. Co-founder and HR manager at We Research organization for medical research since 2016. Medical research methodology trainer at Syrian Researchers Organization. Awarded the GHI conference global health award at the American university – Beirut. Published more than 6 original articles. And working currently on enhancing the osteointegration of dental implants

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Dr. Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar Research interests includes Medical education – forensic odontology – oral health science – oral health for psychiatric patients – oral and maxillofacial surgery – public dental health. Working now on new method to enhance the process of osteointegration for the dental implant

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Dr. Varun Menon P

Dr. Varun Menon P
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute
India

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• Cleft & Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgeon • Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and implantologist • Specialist in Oral and maxillofacial surgery and Implantology. • INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED Fellow of the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FIBCSOMS). • Fellow-Elect of the Academy of Dentistry International • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (USA) • AO fellow Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma & Reconstructive surgery (Basel & Taiwan) • Affiliate Associate Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) • Sushruta Award for Young Dental Achiever of the Year at INTERNATIONAL EXEMPLARY RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE AWARDS 2018 • Young Dental Researcher Award 2018 in Kerala state • Has authored many Scientific Paper Presentations and Journal Publications in national and international journals.

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􀀀 Includes Cleft lip palate, Cranio-Maxillofacial and Reconstructive surgery; Trauma, and Oral Implantology. 􀀀 Involved in academic & research activities; In addition to being a fine skilled professional also exhibits apt administrative abilities

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Prof. Photios Anninos

Prof. Photios Anninos
Emeritus Professor
School of Medicine
Democritus University of Thrace
Greece

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Dr. Photios Anninos received his BS in Physics from the University of Athens1960), Greece, his MSC in high energy physics from Syracuse University (1966) and a PhD in Medical Physics from Syracuse University, USA(1969). Dr.Anninos then undertook Post Doctoral training in Anatomy and brain Research Institute at the University of California, LA, USA. He then became Assistant Professor of Biomathematics and Research Anatomist In the School of Medicine, University of California, LA, USA. Dr. Anninos then became Assistant Professor of Physics in Concordia University of Montreal, P.Q. Canada and Associate Professor of Physics at the same University in Canada. He then moved to Greece and became Associate Professor of Neurology and Full professor of medical physics in Democritus University of Thrace Alexandroupolis, Greece. Finally he is now Emeritus Professor in the School of Medicine Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

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Epilepsy, Parkinson, multiple sclerosis, autism, neural net models and in chaos theory.

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