International Archives of

Cardiovascular Diseases

Editorial Board

Christopher F Tirotta

Director

Department of Cardiac Anesthesia

The Heart Program of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Miami, Florida

USA

Dr. Christopher F Tirotta has served as the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia since 2002, he has been an active member of Miami Children's Hospital medical staff since 1991, practicing with the Department of Anesthesiology. He also has a clinical appointment with the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Tirotta received his BA from Cornell University in 1982 and his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1986. He also received an MBA degree from Columbia University in 1999. Dr. Tirotta completed his internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook in


Dr. Christopher F Tirotta has served as the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia since 2002, he has been an active member of Miami Children's Hospital medical staff since 1991, practicing with the Department of Anesthesiology. He also has a clinical appointment with the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Tirotta received his BA from Cornell University in 1982 and his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1986. He also received an MBA degree from Columbia University in 1999. Dr. Tirotta completed his internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1987. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1990; he sub-specialized in pediatric and cardiovascular anesthesia including heart transplantation. Dr. Tirotta is a member of numerous professional societies and has served on a number of hospital committees including the Heart Program Executive Committee. He previously served as the Co-Chair of the Miami Children's Hospital Physician Hospital Organization. He was also the recipient of the 'Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award' for the outstanding graduate resident in anesthesiology in 1990.



Fernando Mut

Director

Department of Nuclear Cardiology

Spanish Association Hospital

Montevideo

Uruguay

Dr. Fernando Mut is the Director of Nuclear Medicine Service, Spanish Association Hospital, Uruguay. He is specialist in Nuclear Medicine with focus in Nuclear Cardiology and Ex-Assistant Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Hospital, University of the Republic. Dr. Fernando Mut is also a founder of Cardiac PET, CUDIM and Cardiovascular Imaging Chapter, Uruguayan Society of Cardiology. He is the famous invited speaker to several meetings and events in Latin-America, USA, Canada and Europe. Dr. Fernando Mut research interest includes Nuclear Cardiology, Quality Assurance, Education, Cardiac Imaging, etc.


Dr. Fernando Mut is the Director of Nuclear Medicine Service, Spanish Association Hospital, Uruguay. He is specialist in Nuclear Medicine with focus in Nuclear Cardiology and Ex-Assistant Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Hospital, University of the Republic. Dr. Fernando Mut is also a founder of Cardiac PET, CUDIM and Cardiovascular Imaging Chapter, Uruguayan Society of Cardiology. He is the famous invited speaker to several meetings and events in Latin-America, USA, Canada and Europe. Dr. Fernando Mut research interest includes Nuclear Cardiology, Quality Assurance, Education, Cardiac Imaging, etc.



Maurice Buchbinder

Professor

Department of Cardiology

Stanford Health Care

California

USA

Dr. Maurice Buchbinder is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Cardiology at Stanford Health Care, California, USA since 2012 to present. He is an attending physician for Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Palo Alto Veteran Administration Hospital, etc in California. He is also the Medical Director for Foundation of Cardiovascular Medicine, San Diego, California. Dr. Buchbinder was awarded with 'McDonnell Scholarship' for Academic Achievements (1975-1976), 'Research Fellowship Award': Canadian Heart Foundation, Ottawa, Canada, America's 'Top Doctors', Interventional Cardiology (2002-2010), etc. He is the Member of Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiac Angiography and


Dr. Maurice Buchbinder is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Cardiology at Stanford Health Care, California, USA since 2012 to present. He is an attending physician for Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Palo Alto Veteran Administration Hospital, etc in California. He is also the Medical Director for Foundation of Cardiovascular Medicine, San Diego, California. Dr. Buchbinder was awarded with 'McDonnell Scholarship' for Academic Achievements (1975-1976), 'Research Fellowship Award': Canadian Heart Foundation, Ottawa, Canada, America's 'Top Doctors', Interventional Cardiology (2002-2010), etc. He is the Member of Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, etc. Dr. Buchbinder research interest includes Interventional cardiology specifically Complex coronary artery disease and Structural heart disease with emphasis on valvular heart disease.



Jan Slezak

Professor

Department of Medicine

Comenius University

Bratislava

Slovakia

Dr. Jan Slezak is currently working as a Full Professor in Department of Medicine at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He was the first vice-president of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava from 1998-2009. Dr. Jan served as the Director and Chairman of the Institute for Heart Research from 1988-1998 and Deputy Director of the Institute of Experimental Surgery Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (1978-1988). He was the President of Slovak League for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases: "Heart to Heart". He completed his PhD in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Comenius University (1968). Dr. Jan is the award


Dr. Jan Slezak is currently working as a Full Professor in Department of Medicine at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He was the first vice-president of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava from 1998-2009. Dr. Jan served as the Director and Chairman of the Institute for Heart Research from 1988-1998 and Deputy Director of the Institute of Experimental Surgery Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (1978-1988). He was the President of Slovak League for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases: "Heart to Heart". He completed his PhD in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Comenius University (1968). Dr. Jan is the award winner of "Norman Alpert Award for Established Investigators in Cardiovascular Sciences", Vincenzo Panagia Distinguished Lecturer Award of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Distinguished leadership award in cardiovascular sciences-International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences Canada, etc. Dr. Jan major research interest includes National cardiovascular research projects, Experimental or Molecular cardiology, Artificial circulation and heart transplantation with special emphasis on the study of Histochemical, Cytochemical, Immunocytochemical and ultrastructural changes in the myocardium under various experimental conditions e.g. Ischemia and reperfusion injury, Calcium paradox, Adaptation of the myocardium to ischemia, Effect of radiation on cardiovascular system and Prevention of its adverse effect, etc.



Andrea Sgoifo

Professor

Department of Physiology

University of Parma

Parma

Italy

Dr. Andrea Sgoifo is a Professor in Physiology at University of Parma, Italy. He completed his Master's degree in Biological Sciences from University of Parma in 1987 and PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology from University of Milano in 1994. Dr. Sgoifo received his Full professorship qualification from the Italian Ministry of University & Research (2014). Since 2005 he is working as an Associate Professor of Physiology in Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at University of Parma. He received Diploma for Excellent Scientific Presentation, XVII Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research, 'L. Bertocchi Prize' for the best


Dr. Andrea Sgoifo is a Professor in Physiology at University of Parma, Italy. He completed his Master's degree in Biological Sciences from University of Parma in 1987 and PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology from University of Milano in 1994. Dr. Sgoifo received his Full professorship qualification from the Italian Ministry of University & Research (2014). Since 2005 he is working as an Associate Professor of Physiology in Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at University of Parma. He received Diploma for Excellent Scientific Presentation, XVII Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research, 'L. Bertocchi Prize' for the best MS thesis of Parma University in Animal Behavior Sciences, etc. Dr. Sgoifo research interest includes Stress, Biological stress markers, Anxiety, Depression, Coping styles, Social behavior, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, Sympathetic Adrenomedullary system, Autonomic nervous system, Heart rate variability, Cardiovascular physiology, Arrhythmias, Rodent model of empathy, etc.



Dongming Hou

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy

Mercer University

Georgia

USA

Dr. Dongming Hou is an Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacy at Mercer University, Georgia, USA. He is also working as Visiting Professor at Harbin Medical University and Tongji University (China), Senior Fellow Corporate Clinical & Preclinical Sciences and Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Boston Scientific, USA. Dr. Hou completed his Master's in Cardiology from HeBei Medical University, China (1993) and Doctor's degree with specialization in Intervention & Vascular Biology from Beijing Medical University, China (1996). He also served as an editorial board member for number of peer review journals, abstract reviewer for several Annual Scientific CV Conferences and a grant


Dr. Dongming Hou is an Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacy at Mercer University, Georgia, USA. He is also working as Visiting Professor at Harbin Medical University and Tongji University (China), Senior Fellow Corporate Clinical & Preclinical Sciences and Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Boston Scientific, USA. Dr. Hou completed his Master's in Cardiology from HeBei Medical University, China (1993) and Doctor's degree with specialization in Intervention & Vascular Biology from Beijing Medical University, China (1996). He also served as an editorial board member for number of peer review journals, abstract reviewer for several Annual Scientific CV Conferences and a grant reviewer for American Heart Association Vascular Endo Bio Clinical grant. Dr. Hou research work includes Cell therapy, Cardiovascular implantable devices, Vascular imaging, Invasive and non-invasive coronary physiology, Endothelial function evaluation, Vascular healing response to implanted devices and Structure heart devices.



Jong-Oh Park

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Chonnam National University

Gwangju

South Korea

Dr. Jong-Oh Park is the Director of Robot Research Initiative and Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. After he finished his background in mechanical engineering until master thesis in Korea, he preceded his PhD in robotics at Fraunhofer Institute of manufacturing engineering and automation (FhG IPA) in conjunction with Stuttgart University. In 2010 he succeeded in development of micro robot control in artery using live pigs and it was the world first success. The target was to get therapeutic solution for clots as well as Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO). In parallel he was also involved


Dr. Jong-Oh Park is the Director of Robot Research Initiative and Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. After he finished his background in mechanical engineering until master thesis in Korea, he preceded his PhD in robotics at Fraunhofer Institute of manufacturing engineering and automation (FhG IPA) in conjunction with Stuttgart University. In 2010 he succeeded in development of micro robot control in artery using live pigs and it was the world first success. The target was to get therapeutic solution for clots as well as Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO). In parallel he was also involved in development of Stem cell localization, Steerable catheter localization, Autonomous control of steerable needle, Active capsule endoscope and so on. He was awarded with "Scientist of The Year" Prize, Korea Science Reporters Association in 2010 and 2013. His major interest includes Medical/biomedical micro/nano robotics in digestive, circulatory, oncological, arthroscopic, neurosurgical organs and so on.



Federico Cacciapuoti

Professor

Department of Cardiology

University of Naples

Naples

Italy

Dr. Federico Cacciapuoti is a Professor in Department of Cardiovascular diseases at University of Naples, Italy. He was enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Naples in the Academic Year 1966-67. He also worked as Internal doctor at the Institute of Special Medical Pathology and Clinical Methodology at the University of Naples from 1972-1973. Dr. Cacciapuoti was appointed as an Associate Professor in Gerontology and Geriatrics at University of Naples, Italy. In 1996 Dr. Cacciapuoti was also assigned the task of teaching in Echocardiography at School of Specialization in Nuclear Medicine at the Second University of Naples.


Dr. Federico Cacciapuoti is a Professor in Department of Cardiovascular diseases at University of Naples, Italy. He was enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Naples in the Academic Year 1966-67. He also worked as Internal doctor at the Institute of Special Medical Pathology and Clinical Methodology at the University of Naples from 1972-1973. Dr. Cacciapuoti was appointed as an Associate Professor in Gerontology and Geriatrics at University of Naples, Italy. In 1996 Dr. Cacciapuoti was also assigned the task of teaching in Echocardiography at School of Specialization in Nuclear Medicine at the Second University of Naples. Starting from 2010 and for all subsequent years Dr. Cacciapuoti has devoted particular attention to the study of congenital and acquired clotting and their most frequent clinical manifestations, by publishing research and reviews of great interest in prestigious magazines. Dr. Cacciapuoti research interest includes Cardiopathies of cardiovascular, Heart failure, Ischemic heart disease and Left ventricular hypertrophy.



Antonio Manenti

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Modena MO

Italy

Dr. Antonio Manenti is an Associated Professor of Surgery at the University of Modena, Italy from 1984. He Completed his University Degree in 'Medicine and Surgery' at the University of Parma in 1964, Postgraduate training in General Surgery at the University of Modena, Italy in 1965-1970 and also Postgraduate training in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy in 1972-1973. Dr. Antonio Manenti was World Health Organisation Fellow for Thoracic Surgery in London in 1972. His Principal fields of interest includes Lung tumors, Coronary artery pathology, Tricuspid valve anatomy, Portal hypertension, Biliary tract surgery, Tumour immunology.


Dr. Antonio Manenti is an Associated Professor of Surgery at the University of Modena, Italy from 1984. He Completed his University Degree in 'Medicine and Surgery' at the University of Parma in 1964, Postgraduate training in General Surgery at the University of Modena, Italy in 1965-1970 and also Postgraduate training in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy in 1972-1973. Dr. Antonio Manenti was World Health Organisation Fellow for Thoracic Surgery in London in 1972. His Principal fields of interest includes Lung tumors, Coronary artery pathology, Tricuspid valve anatomy, Portal hypertension, Biliary tract surgery, Tumour immunology.



Alexander E Berezin

Professor

Department of Cardiology

State Medical University of Zaporozhye Ukraine

Zaporozhye

Ukraine

Dr. Alexander E Berezin is currently working as a Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye Ukraine. He received his Ph.D. degree in field of Heart Failure in 1994. He is the member of Ukrainian Cardiology Association Since 1997, Ukrainian Heart Failure Association since 2000, the member of the ESC Council on Hypertension since 2014 to present. Based on his research and training in heart failure Dr. Alexander 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 he is also serving


Dr. Alexander E Berezin is currently working as a Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye Ukraine. He received his Ph.D. degree in field of Heart Failure in 1994. He is the member of Ukrainian Cardiology Association Since 1997, Ukrainian Heart Failure Association since 2000, the member of the ESC Council on Hypertension since 2014 to present. Based on his research and training in heart failure Dr. Alexander 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 he is also serving as one of the active members of European Cardiology Society. He is also an editorial member of several reputed journals. As a Chief of Cardiology Unit of Internal Medicine Department his research goals are fundamental study of Biological markers, Implementation of visualization procedures and percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, Cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, Atherosclerosis, Coronary artery disease, Heart failure, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Endothelial dysfunction, Microvesicles, Stem cells, etc.



Santosh Kumar

Associate Professor

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Iowa

Iowa

USA

Dr. Santosh Kumar is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Iowa, USA. He worked as Post doctoral associate in Vascular Biology at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Santosh is the member of American Heart Association (AHA), Heart Failure Association of European Society of Cardiology (HFA), Council on Stroke (European Society of Cardiology) and Sigma xi. He is the reviewer for American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, Evidence-based Complementary and alternative medicine, Oxidative Medicine and cellular longevity, Toxicology Mechanisms and methods, Food and function. Dr. Santosh research interest includes redox regulation


Dr. Santosh Kumar is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Iowa, USA. He worked as Post doctoral associate in Vascular Biology at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Santosh is the member of American Heart Association (AHA), Heart Failure Association of European Society of Cardiology (HFA), Council on Stroke (European Society of Cardiology) and Sigma xi. He is the reviewer for American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, Evidence-based Complementary and alternative medicine, Oxidative Medicine and cellular longevity, Toxicology Mechanisms and methods, Food and function. Dr. Santosh research interest includes redox regulation of vascular function.



George K Paraskevas

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Greece

Dr. George K Paraskevas is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle at University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2000. 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. G Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 98


Dr. George K Paraskevas is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle at University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2000. 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. G Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 98 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 for several textbooks of anatomy. Dr. George K Paraskevas research interest includes 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.



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