International Journal of

Transplantation Research and MedicineISSN: 2572-4045

Editorial Board

Jay Pensler

Associate Professor

Clinical Plastic Surgery

Northwestern University

USA

Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Doctor Pensler graduated Medical school from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.Following Medical School Dr. Pensler training included General Surgery at New York University, Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Craniofacial Surgery at Harvard University at he Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital.Dr. Pensler has extensive clinical and/or laboratory experience in bone,cartilage and fat grafts.


Associate Professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Doctor Pensler graduated Medical school from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.Following Medical School Dr. Pensler training included General Surgery at New York University, Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Craniofacial Surgery at Harvard University at he Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital.Dr. Pensler has extensive clinical and/or laboratory experience in bone,cartilage and fat grafts.



Damiano Rondelli

Professor

Division of Hematology/Oncology

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

USA

Dr. Damiano Rondelli graduated at the Medical School of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed a fellowship in Hematology. He started his research on hematopoietic stem cell transplant immunology as Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. In 1995 he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. In 2002 he joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and is currently also the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He is the Principal Investigator of multiple


Dr. Damiano Rondelli graduated at the Medical School of the University of Bologna, Italy, where he also completed a fellowship in Hematology. He started his research on hematopoietic stem cell transplant immunology as Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. In 1995 he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. In 2002 he joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and is currently also the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He is the Principal Investigator of multiple clinical studies in stem cell transplantation and his lab research is focused on mechanisms of stem cell rejection and strategies for immune tolerance. He also leads Global Health projects of Stem Cell Transplant in India and Nepal. He authored over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals and multiple book chapters. My main interest is on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, both in the clinical and laboratory setting.



Ignazio R. Marino

Professor of Surgery

Jefferson Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University

USA

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Catholic University of Rome, board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, he spent 4 years training at the Transplant Center of the University of Cambridge and at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute. In 1989, he accepted a permanent position at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was appointed Professor of Surgery. He has been an attending physician at UPMC and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; the Associate Director of the National Liver Transplant Center of the VAMC of Pittsburgh; the Director of the European Medical Division of UPMC and the founder, Director and CEO of


Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Catholic University of Rome, board certified in General and Vascular Surgery, he spent 4 years training at the Transplant Center of the University of Cambridge and at the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute. In 1989, he accepted a permanent position at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was appointed Professor of Surgery. He has been an attending physician at UPMC and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; the Associate Director of the National Liver Transplant Center of the VAMC of Pittsburgh; the Director of the European Medical Division of UPMC and the founder, Director and CEO of Ismett. Since November 2002, he has been a Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He was a member of the team that performed the only 2 baboon-to-human liver xenotransplants in medical history. He is in the Editorial Board of 15scientific journals and has authored 709 publications.



Rosamond Rhodes

Professor

Director of Bioethics Education

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

USA

Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rhodes is also Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Professor of Bioethics and Associate Director of the Union-Mount Sinai Bioethics Program. Beyond the teaching setting, Dr. Rhodes serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. She has published over 190 articles and chapters on a broad range of issues in bioethics including: transplantation, professionalism, health care distribution, the doctor-patient relationship, surrogate decision making, research ethics, physician-assisted suicide, genetics, cloning, abortion, assisted reproduction, psychiatry, and bioethics


Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Rhodes is also Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Professor of Bioethics and Associate Director of the Union-Mount Sinai Bioethics Program. Beyond the teaching setting, Dr. Rhodes serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. She has published over 190 articles and chapters on a broad range of issues in bioethics including: transplantation, professionalism, health care distribution, the doctor-patient relationship, surrogate decision making, research ethics, physician-assisted suicide, genetics, cloning, abortion, assisted reproduction, psychiatry, and bioethics education. She is co-editor of Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate (Routledge 1998), Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care (Oxford 2002, 2nd edition 2012), the Blackwell Companion to Medical Ethics (Blackwell, 2007), and The Human Microbiome: Ethical, Legal, and Social Concerns (Oxford 2013). Research interests: ethics, bioethics, research ethics, health policy, medicine and social justice.



Lydia M. Petrovic

Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Southern California

USA

Lydia M. Petrovic is a Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. She completed Medicine in School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. She is member in American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, New York Academy of Science and many more. She has appointed as an Editor for Special Section in Liver Transplantation (2000-2002), guest Editor, Liver Transplantation (2000-2006). She currently is working nearly 20 research works. Her research interest includes Liver Pathology, Immunopathology, Transplantation, and Oncology.


Lydia M. Petrovic is a Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. She completed Medicine in School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. She is member in American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists, New York Academy of Science and many more. She has appointed as an Editor for Special Section in Liver Transplantation (2000-2002), guest Editor, Liver Transplantation (2000-2006). She currently is working nearly 20 research works. Her research interest includes Liver Pathology, Immunopathology, Transplantation, and Oncology.



William Clifford Roberts

Executive Director

Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

Baylor University Medical Center

USA

His father (1878-1941) was Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and President of the American Heart Association in 1933. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1954 (BA in English) and from Emory University School of Medicine. He was Chief of Pathology in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has published over 1600 articles, authored or edited 25 books, and lectured in over 2,200 cities throughout the world. He has contributed information on many cardiovascular conditions. He is also the editor in chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings


His father (1878-1941) was Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and President of the American Heart Association in 1933. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1954 (BA in English) and from Emory University School of Medicine. He was Chief of Pathology in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has published over 1600 articles, authored or edited 25 books, and lectured in over 2,200 cities throughout the world. He has contributed information on many cardiovascular conditions. He is also the editor in chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education at Baylor Healthcare System. He has been the editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982. He has received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology, the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award for 1984 from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, in 1995, and in 2004 the designation of Master American College of Cardiology Award.



Gurprataap S Sandhu

Division of General Internal Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

USA

Dr Gurprataap Sandhu obtained his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, India and then worked at the Division of Nephrology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. He subsequently moved to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian hospital for his Internal Medicine residency. Dr Sandhu’s research interests include social factors effecting access to renal transplantation and establishing preferred modality of dialysis access. In addition, Dr Sandhu’s group at the Harvard Medical School developed the Social Adaptability Index (SAI), used to accurately identify patients at higher risk to suffer from health care disparities. Through


Dr Gurprataap Sandhu obtained his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, India and then worked at the Division of Nephrology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. He subsequently moved to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian hospital for his Internal Medicine residency. Dr Sandhu’s research interests include social factors effecting access to renal transplantation and establishing preferred modality of dialysis access. In addition, Dr Sandhu’s group at the Harvard Medical School developed the Social Adaptability Index (SAI), used to accurately identify patients at higher risk to suffer from health care disparities. Through several key publications, they have shown that index is valid across different subsets of populations like patients with end stage renal disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, in addition to the general population. Dr Sandhu’s also showed that patients who were married or divorced had a higher likelihood of getting wait-listed for transplant and eventually getting a transplant, compared to unmarried patients. In addition, Dr Sandhu showed that education can alleviate, at least partially, some of the disparities experienced by minority ethnic groups. These findings have had significant implications on allocation policies used by various transplant programs across the United States.



Athanasia Mouzaki

Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Patras

Greece

Athanasia Mouzaki, PhD, is a Professor of Laboratory Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Division of Hematology, Dpt. of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Patras, Greece, and Director of the Immunohematology Laboratory. Her training and research interests are in basic and clinical immunology with emphasis on T-cells and cytokines and their functions and malfunctions in autoimmunity and transplantation. She is the recipient of 20 research grants and has published 91 papers.


Athanasia Mouzaki, PhD, is a Professor of Laboratory Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Division of Hematology, Dpt. of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Patras, Greece, and Director of the Immunohematology Laboratory. Her training and research interests are in basic and clinical immunology with emphasis on T-cells and cytokines and their functions and malfunctions in autoimmunity and transplantation. She is the recipient of 20 research grants and has published 91 papers.



Peter Schemmer

Professor and Vice Chairman

Head of the Sections of Liver Surgery and Transplant Surgery

University Hospital Heidelberg

Germany

Tel: 0049-6221-56-6205

Dr. Peter Schemmer is a Professor and Vice Chairman, Head of the Sections of Liver Surgery and Transplant Surgery, Department of General -, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery at University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. His clinical focus is on both oncological surgery (upper GI, lower GI, HPB, endocrine, etc.) including laparoscopic techniques and transplant surgery (liver, kidney, pancreas). He is Honorary member of the Lithuanian Association of Transplantologists and member in various international societies. He is an Editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals. His research interests/areas of expertise include Surgical Oncology, Liver Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, Pancreatic Surgery,


Dr. Peter Schemmer is a Professor and Vice Chairman, Head of the Sections of Liver Surgery and Transplant Surgery, Department of General -, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery at University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. His clinical focus is on both oncological surgery (upper GI, lower GI, HPB, endocrine, etc.) including laparoscopic techniques and transplant surgery (liver, kidney, pancreas). He is Honorary member of the Lithuanian Association of Transplantologists and member in various international societies. He is an Editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals. His research interests/areas of expertise include Surgical Oncology, Liver Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, Pancreatic Surgery, Kupffer cells, Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), Cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC), Liver regeneration and Living related transplantation.



Takuya Ueno

Transplantation Research Center

Renal Division

Brigham and Womens Hospital

Harvard Medical School

USA

Dr. Takuya Ueno completed his doctorate from the Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science, JAPAN in 2005.Curremtly working as an Associate Professor, Intensive Care Unit, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Takuya Ueno is authorized doctor at The Japan Society for Transplantation and Supervising Surgeon at Japan Surgical Society. He published 40 research articles in international publications. He is member in The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Japan Surgical Society, and Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and American Heart Association (AHA). He is active editor in Artificial


Dr. Takuya Ueno completed his doctorate from the Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Science, JAPAN in 2005.Curremtly working as an Associate Professor, Intensive Care Unit, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Takuya Ueno is authorized doctor at The Japan Society for Transplantation and Supervising Surgeon at Japan Surgical Society. He published 40 research articles in international publications. He is member in The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Japan Surgical Society, and Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, American Society of Transplantation (AST), American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and American Heart Association (AHA). He is active editor in Artificial Organs, Frontiers in Immunology journals and reviewers in many scientific journals.



J Vaquero

Director

Department of Surgery

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain

University professor for more than 40 years. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University (1967-1974). Doctor Degree cum laude in 1977. Specialist training in Neurosurgery at Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid (1974-1978). Professor of Surgery in1979. Deputy Chief of Neurosurgery at Hospital Puerta de Hierro in 1980. Section Chief of Neurosurgery in 1992. Diploma in Clinical Management. Master's Degree in Medical and Clinical Management Units. Over 4,000 surgery of all kinds. Join in the body of University Chairman in 1993. Currently, Director of the Department of Surgery at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Professor of Neurosurgery,


University professor for more than 40 years. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University (1967-1974). Doctor Degree cum laude in 1977. Specialist training in Neurosurgery at Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid (1974-1978). Professor of Surgery in1979. Deputy Chief of Neurosurgery at Hospital Puerta de Hierro in 1980. Section Chief of Neurosurgery in 1992. Diploma in Clinical Management. Master's Degree in Medical and Clinical Management Units. Over 4,000 surgery of all kinds. Join in the body of University Chairman in 1993. Currently, Director of the Department of Surgery at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Professor of Neurosurgery, with assistance linked to the Puerta de Hierro Hospital-Majadahonda. Director of the Neuroscience Research Unit at Hospital Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda and Director of Area of Neurosciences from Biomedical Research Foundation of the Hospital and Director of the Neuroscience Research Unit.Director of more than 30 doctoral theses. Author or editor of 23 books related to neuroscience and over 70 chapters in other national and international textbooks of Clinical Medicine or Neuroscience Research. From the point of view of research activity, training in Basic Neuroscience in the CSIC and in the Department of Histology, Complutense University between the years 1970-1974. Author of over 700 publications, corresponding to more than 450 articles in scientific journals, and more than 100 publications in journals of first quartile / decile. Author of more than 500 communications, or invited presentations and conferences. Participation in more than 80 research projects from public agencies or private foundations, mostly as Principal Researcher. Recipient of 50 awards for research, both nationally and internationally, including the Queen Sofia Prize for Rehabilitation and Integration, awarded by the Spanish Royal Association for Disability (2011) due to our Cell Therapy Research in patients with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. Cumulative Impact Factor of more than 700, and H-Index of 35. Referee of over 50 international journals in the field of neuroscience. Member of numerous national and regional Agencies Research Assessment.



Fahima Nekka

Professor

Faculty of Pharmacy

university in Montreal

Quebec, Canada

Dr. Fahima Nekka, is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of university in Montreal. After obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematics in the field of fractal analysis, her interests brought her to the pharmaceutical sciences motivated by the quantitative perspective of this area. Her research evolved since then at the interface of mathematics and pharmacy. Her research spans a whole pathway of fundamental research to a range of applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Nekka is the main promoter of pharmacometrics in Canada and playsan important role in reshaping the field through original quantitative methodological contributions. She is also actively


Dr. Fahima Nekka, is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of university in Montreal. After obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematics in the field of fractal analysis, her interests brought her to the pharmaceutical sciences motivated by the quantitative perspective of this area. Her research evolved since then at the interface of mathematics and pharmacy. Her research spans a whole pathway of fundamental research to a range of applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Nekka is the main promoter of pharmacometrics in Canada and playsan important role in reshaping the field through original quantitative methodological contributions. She is also actively involved in the formation of a whole new generation of highly qualified personnel, trained between mathematics and pharmaceutical sciences. She is the holder of the NSERC-Industrial Chair in Pharmacometrics in Canada, in partnership with Novartis, Pfizer and in Ventiv Health.



Antonio Loforte

Department of CardioVascular Surgery and

Transplantation

Bologna University

Italy

Dr. Antonio Loforte received his Medical Degree from Catania University School of Medicine, Italy, and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Bologna, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Italy, after a period of training at St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He completed a two-year cardiothoracic and transplantation surgery fellowship at the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany, and then joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Tranplant and Assist Devices, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, and the Klinic fur Herzchirurgie, Universitat Leipizig, Herzzentrum, Leipizig. He became permanent staff surgeon at S. Camillo Hospital,


Dr. Antonio Loforte received his Medical Degree from Catania University School of Medicine, Italy, and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Bologna, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Italy, after a period of training at St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He completed a two-year cardiothoracic and transplantation surgery fellowship at the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany, and then joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Tranplant and Assist Devices, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, and the Klinic fur Herzchirurgie, Universitat Leipizig, Herzzentrum, Leipizig. He became permanent staff surgeon at S. Camillo Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation, Rome, Italy, and currently moved back as permanent staff surgeon to S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation, Italy. Dr. Loforte's main clinical areas of interest are Heart and Lung Tranplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support therapy, Aortic Surgery, Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery, OPCABG and new technologies in cardiac surgery. Dr. Loforte's main scientific and research areas of interest are Organ Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, VAD, TAH). He got a European PhD Label in Organ Transplantation awarded by Rome Tor Vergata University, Italy, and the dissertation title has been: The role of Mechanical Circulatory Support in end-stage heart failure as bridge or alternative to Heart Transplantation. He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, as well as 3 book chapters and he is author of more then 170 abstracts (communications) for International meetings. He is a reviewer for 18 International Journals and on the Editorial Board of 6. He is Editor of an international book on Mechanical Circulatory Support therapy. He is active member of SICCH, EACTS, ASAIO, ISHLT, RHICS, STS, EUROMACS.



Claudio Fozza

Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Sassari

Italy

Claudio Fozza is Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy. He completed graduation from University of Sassari, from 1994 to 2000 and Specialization in Haematology, Institute of Haematology, University of Sassari, from 2000 to 2004, cum laude. Claudio Fozza is an Editorial Office Member, World Journal of Hematology and International Journal of Chronic Diseases since 2012. Claudio Fozza published 44 scientific articles. He is member in Society of Hematologic Oncology, Italian Society of Haematology (SIE), European Hematology Association, (ESH), Italian Society of Experimental Haematology (SIES).


Claudio Fozza is Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy. He completed graduation from University of Sassari, from 1994 to 2000 and Specialization in Haematology, Institute of Haematology, University of Sassari, from 2000 to 2004, cum laude. Claudio Fozza is an Editorial Office Member, World Journal of Hematology and International Journal of Chronic Diseases since 2012. Claudio Fozza published 44 scientific articles. He is member in Society of Hematologic Oncology, Italian Society of Haematology (SIE), European Hematology Association, (ESH), Italian Society of Experimental Haematology (SIES).



Pengzhe (Paul) Lu

Associate Research Scientist

University of California-San Diego

USA

Dr. Paul Lu is a Research Health Science Specialist at VA San Diego Healthcare System and an Associate Research Scientist at University of California-San Diego. His primary research focuses on transplantation of neural stem cell as functional neuronal relays for spinal cord injury and neurological diseases. Recently, Dr. Lu and his team develop a new protocol to improve neural stem cell tracking, survival, differentiation, and maturation in the severely injured adult spinal cord by embedding neural stem cells into fibrin matrixes containing growth factor cocktails. This protocol results great survive of neural stem cells in lesion site


Dr. Paul Lu is a Research Health Science Specialist at VA San Diego Healthcare System and an Associate Research Scientist at University of California-San Diego. His primary research focuses on transplantation of neural stem cell as functional neuronal relays for spinal cord injury and neurological diseases. Recently, Dr. Lu and his team develop a new protocol to improve neural stem cell tracking, survival, differentiation, and maturation in the severely injured adult spinal cord by embedding neural stem cells into fibrin matrixes containing growth factor cocktails. This protocol results great survive of neural stem cells in lesion site and promotes their differentiation into both neurons and glia. Most remarkably, the grafted neurons extended their axons in remarkable densities and over extraordinary distances in the host spinal cord for connectivity. In addition, Dr. Lu uses gene therapy as a tool to delivery of neurotrophic factors in combination with cell graft to promote axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury. Dr. Lu is an invited speaker for international symposium and present seminars in several universities and hospitals. Research Interests includes neural stem cell transplantation for spinal cord injury Gene therapy for promotion of axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury.



Brian Kim-Poh Goh

Associate Professor

Department of Surgical Oncology

National Cancer Center

USA

Dr Brian Goh is presently senior consultant surgeon at the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplantation Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has completed formal fellowship training in both hepatopancreatobiliary and transplantation surgery at Singapore General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic Rochester between 2007-2011. He is certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and Ministry of Health Singapore as an abdominal organ (liver, kidney and pancreas) transplant surgeon. He is also a Da Vinci robotic surgery-accredited console surgeon. Dr Goh's clinical expertise is in living/deceased donor liver and kidney transplantations. He also specializes


Dr Brian Goh is presently senior consultant surgeon at the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplantation Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has completed formal fellowship training in both hepatopancreatobiliary and transplantation surgery at Singapore General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic Rochester between 2007-2011. He is certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and Ministry of Health Singapore as an abdominal organ (liver, kidney and pancreas) transplant surgeon. He is also a Da Vinci robotic surgery-accredited console surgeon. Dr Goh's clinical expertise is in living/deceased donor liver and kidney transplantations. He also specializes in complex resections and laparoscopic (including robotic) resections for hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. Dr Goh is actively involved in numerous translational and clinical trials in the field of surgical oncology specifically focusing on hepatic and pancreatic malignancies, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), neuroendocrine tumors and laparoscopic surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications including more than 100 Medline-indexed publications and delivered more than 70 scientific presentations at medical conferences worldwide. He also sits on the Editorial Board of 25 international peer-review medical journals.



Yanlin Wang

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

USA

Yanlin Wang, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Wang is an active clinician and a scientist. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. After medical residency training at Tufts affiliated teaching hospital, he completed a clinical fellowship in Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine. After joining the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, he has been studying


Yanlin Wang, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Wang is an active clinician and a scientist. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. After medical residency training at Tufts affiliated teaching hospital, he completed a clinical fellowship in Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine. After joining the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, he has been studying novel factors initiating and controlling immune-inflammatory dysfunction in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury and chronic renal fibrosis. His research projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.



Marco A. Olivera-Martinez

Associate Professor

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Nebraska Medical Center

USA

Marco A. Olivera-Martínez currently working as a Associate Professor of Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Marco A. Olivera-Martínez is a Corresponding Member of The National Academy of Medicine, Mexico and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He peer reviewed 41 scientific articles. He has published 7 books including 34 chappters. His research interests includes Liver transplant, immunosuppression, post- transplant treatment of HCV, transplant outcomes.


Marco A. Olivera-Martínez currently working as a Associate Professor of Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Marco A. Olivera-Martínez is a Corresponding Member of The National Academy of Medicine, Mexico and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He peer reviewed 41 scientific articles. He has published 7 books including 34 chappters. His research interests includes Liver transplant, immunosuppression, post- transplant treatment of HCV, transplant outcomes.



Suna Sabuncuoglu

Associate Professor

Department of Toxicology

University of Hacettepe

Turkey

Suna Sabuncuoglu graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey. She completed her PhD studies on Pharmaceutical Toxicology. She worked as a PhD student at The International Agency for Research on Cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory. She also had a postdoc position at Department of Chemotherapy and Virology, Rega Institute, The Catholic University of Leuven. She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Toxicology at Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Turkey. In addition to teaching, Dr. Sabuncuoglu has different administrative positions. She is in the editorial boards of international journals


Suna Sabuncuoglu graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey. She completed her PhD studies on Pharmaceutical Toxicology. She worked as a PhD student at The International Agency for Research on Cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory. She also had a postdoc position at Department of Chemotherapy and Virology, Rega Institute, The Catholic University of Leuven. She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Toxicology at Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Turkey. In addition to teaching, Dr. Sabuncuoglu has different administrative positions. She is in the editorial boards of international journals



Ethem Unal

Associate Professor

Department of General Surgery

Umraniye Research and Training Hospital

Turkey

Ethem UNAL, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery,Umraniye Research and Training Hospital, Dept of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey, he interested in tx surg. Kidney transplantation and Nephrolohgy are the two main topics I have always been interested in. Hemodialysis, vascular access surgery, laparoscopic and open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertions, ultrasound guided vascular access procedures, kidney transplantation, other surgical interventions in chronic renal failure patients, immunosuppressive medications, molecular biology in tissue typing, PCR technology are all my interest areas. I am especially experienced in kidney tx surgery and creation of arteriovenous fistulas and vascular grafts. I also take part in some


Ethem UNAL, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery,Umraniye Research and Training Hospital, Dept of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey, he interested in tx surg. Kidney transplantation and Nephrolohgy are the two main topics I have always been interested in. Hemodialysis, vascular access surgery, laparoscopic and open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertions, ultrasound guided vascular access procedures, kidney transplantation, other surgical interventions in chronic renal failure patients, immunosuppressive medications, molecular biology in tissue typing, PCR technology are all my interest areas. I am especially experienced in kidney tx surgery and creation of arteriovenous fistulas and vascular grafts. I also take part in some local medical journals published in Turkish. I also review manuscripts on these subjects submitted to international journals. It ll be pleasure to join your editorial board. Sincerely.



Ashwani Kumar Singal

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology

UAB Liver Center

USA

Dr. Singal joined the UAB as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Department of Medicine after completing Masters in Clinical Research from UTMB Galveston TX, and AASLD sponsored advanced fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Singal is active in the Faculty practice with clinical and translational research interests of steatohepatitis (due to alcohol use as well as due to non-alcohol fatty liver disease), simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation, and porphyria cutanea tarda.


Dr. Singal joined the UAB as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Department of Medicine after completing Masters in Clinical Research from UTMB Galveston TX, and AASLD sponsored advanced fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Singal is active in the Faculty practice with clinical and translational research interests of steatohepatitis (due to alcohol use as well as due to non-alcohol fatty liver disease), simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation, and porphyria cutanea tarda.



Xuefeng Liu

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Northwestern University

USA

Xuefeng Liu received her BS degree in Biology from Shanxi Normal University, Linfen, China in 1986 and her PhD in Cell Biology from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China in 1998. After postdoctoral training in Molecular Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology in Rockefeller University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamgaign, she moved to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and expanded her research to latency and reactivation of cytomegalovirus. She has been a Research Assistant Professor in Dr. Michael Abecassis Laboratory, which is located in Comprehensive Transplant Center, Department of Surgery, since 2008.


Xuefeng Liu received her BS degree in Biology from Shanxi Normal University, Linfen, China in 1986 and her PhD in Cell Biology from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China in 1998. After postdoctoral training in Molecular Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology in Rockefeller University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamgaign, she moved to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and expanded her research to latency and reactivation of cytomegalovirus. She has been a Research Assistant Professor in Dr. Michael Abecassis Laboratory, which is located in Comprehensive Transplant Center, Department of Surgery, since 2008.



Didem Torun OZKAN

Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Biology

Okan University

Turkey

Dr Torun Ozkan, received PhD degree in basic biotechnology department of Ankara University Biotechnology Institue in 2013. In 2013, she was started Okan University Vocational School of Health Services, department of Medical Laboratories Technology and since February 2014 she has been a asist. Professor at Okan University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology. In 2014 she accepted the Gebze Technical University for postdoc position to do research. Her main interest are genetics of hematologic disorders, thrombosis, coagulations disfunctions and genetic alteration of bone marrow transplantation patients. She was a member of the European Hematology Association.


Dr Torun Ozkan, received PhD degree in basic biotechnology department of Ankara University Biotechnology Institue in 2013. In 2013, she was started Okan University Vocational School of Health Services, department of Medical Laboratories Technology and since February 2014 she has been a asist. Professor at Okan University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology. In 2014 she accepted the Gebze Technical University for postdoc position to do research. Her main interest are genetics of hematologic disorders, thrombosis, coagulations disfunctions and genetic alteration of bone marrow transplantation patients. She was a member of the European Hematology Association.



Evelin Bachmeier

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology

National University of Cordoba

Argentina

Evelin Bachmeier has graduated with honors in Dentistry at National University of Cordoba, Argentina. She has got a specialization on Universitary Teaching and develops as Professor in Oral Medicine Chair and Assistant Professor in Human Phisiology Chair of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, since 2003.Member of the Service for attention of patients with oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders of the National University of Cordoba and also a member of the Oncohematology Service of Sanatorio Allende (Córdoba, Argentina). She has been attending estomatologist since 2003 and develops clinic and basic investigation. Has published articles on a broad range


Evelin Bachmeier has graduated with honors in Dentistry at National University of Cordoba, Argentina. She has got a specialization on Universitary Teaching and develops as Professor in Oral Medicine Chair and Assistant Professor in Human Phisiology Chair of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, since 2003.Member of the Service for attention of patients with oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders of the National University of Cordoba and also a member of the Oncohematology Service of Sanatorio Allende (Córdoba, Argentina). She has been attending estomatologist since 2003 and develops clinic and basic investigation. Has published articles on a broad range of issues including: oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders, oral complications of cancer treatment, oral and glandular effects of citostatics used on BMT and effects of long term treatment with bisphosphonates.Her research interest include: oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders, role of telomerase on development of oral cancer, oral complications of cancer treatment, oral, salivary and glandular side effects of citostatic drugs used on bone marrow transplantation.



Erdal Karaoz

Head of Department

Center for Regenerative Medicine and

Stem Cell Research & Manufacturing

Turkey

Dr. Karaoz received his Ph.D. degree in Histology and Embryology at Gazi University in 1994. In the mean time, he was occupied as a Specialist in Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) between 1989-1996. He established the Center for Stem Cell and Gene Therapies Research and Application (SCGTR) in 2006 at Kocaeli University. Dr. Karaoz has more than 60 original research papers on stem cells and cell biology published in various international scientific journals beside 55 national papers. His main interests are Tissue Regeneration, Immune Suppression by Stem Cells, iPSCs, and Diabetes. He has participated in various evaluation procedures of


Dr. Karaoz received his Ph.D. degree in Histology and Embryology at Gazi University in 1994. In the mean time, he was occupied as a Specialist in Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) between 1989-1996. He established the Center for Stem Cell and Gene Therapies Research and Application (SCGTR) in 2006 at Kocaeli University. Dr. Karaoz has more than 60 original research papers on stem cells and cell biology published in various international scientific journals beside 55 national papers. His main interests are Tissue Regeneration, Immune Suppression by Stem Cells, iPSCs, and Diabetes. He has participated in various evaluation procedures of national research projects and has been appointed as a referee for the evaluation of many articles submitted for publication in international scientific journals. He is the author of 4 books and co-author of 4 books on Histology and Embryology and Stem Cells.



Tsoulfas, Georgios

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki

Greece

Dr Georgios Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as a transplant research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a two-year transplantation surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and then joined the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He has currently moved back to Greece, where he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery


Dr Georgios Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as a transplant research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a two-year transplantation surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and then joined the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He has currently moved back to Greece, where he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki. He has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and in PubMed, as well as 17 book chapters. He is a reviewer for 15 International Journal and on the Editorial Board of several others. His main area of interest include primary and metastatic hepatic malignancies and their multimodal management.



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