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Integrated Blood Pressure Control
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States
Editor in Chief: Dr Steven Atlas, MD
Dr Steven Atlas MD is associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) and chief of the Cardiology/ Hypertension/Endocrinology Practice at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Bronx, New York), where he also directs the Hypertension Research Laboratory. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by postgraduate training in medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and research training in clinical and biochemical pharmacology at the National Institutes of Health. After returning to Cornell for additional clinical training in hypertension and establishing a research program, he spent the next 17 years as a member of the Cornell faculty in the practice and teaching of cardiovascular medicine as well as in both clinical and basic biomedical research, before moving to Mount Sinai in 1994.
Dr Atlas is author of more than 200 publications concerning his clinical and investigative work. His research has focused on the renin-angiotensin system and the natriuretic peptide hormone family. He was one of the first investigators to study the ACE inhibitors, participating in the earliest clinical trials of captopril and subsequent agents. He has also published widely in the area of renin and prorenin biochemistry, and was one of the first investigators to isolate and characterize the atrial natriuretic peptide. Recent work has focused on the regulation of cardiac expression of angiotensin II and the natriuretic peptides, and he also remains active in clinical studies, including participation in major multicenter trials involving angiotensin receptor blockers, vasopeptidase inhibitors and, most recently, direct renin inhibitors.
Dr Atlas has been an invited lecturer at medical and scientific meetings throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and Japan. He reviews regularly for numerous medical journals and has been a member of several editorial boards and national research review committees (NIH, AHA and the VA). He is fellow of the council for High Blood Pressure Research and of the American Heart Association, and is a member of several other medical societies, including the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society of Hypertension, where he is currently president of the eastern regional chapter.
Department of Cardiology, Çamlıca Erdem Hospital, Turkey
Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Associate Editor (Greece): Dr Tziomalos
Konstantinos Tziomalos is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his residency at the Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He then served as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, UK and as a post-doctorate research fellow at the Stem Cell Institute and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA. His research interests include dyslipidemia, stroke and cardiovascular disease prevention. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 4700 citations.
Abdel A. Abdel-Rahman, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Mansour M. Al-Nozha, Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist, Madinah Munawwarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Noori S. Al-Waili, Chairman and Consultant, Internist and Nephrologist, New York Medical Care for Nephrology and Hypertension Queens, New York, USA
Roland C. Blantz, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Nephrology-Hypertension, Department of Medicine University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, CA, USA
Hayden B. Bosworth, Tenure, Research Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Duke University Medicine Center, Durham, NC, USA
Genc Burazeri, Epidemiology and Social Medicine Unit, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, Albania
Duncan John Campbell, St Vincent's Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Vito M. Campese, Professor, Division of Nephrology and the Hypertension Center, LAC-USC Medical Center, CA, USA
Dr Carvi Nievas
Mario Carvi Nievas, Neurosurgeon, Head consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, Kliniken Südostbayern, Germany
Maureen Covelli, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, FL, USA
Clifford Cua, Section of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus Children's Hospital, OH, USA
S. Cansun Demir, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University, Turkey
Hans-Christian Deter, Professor, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Universitätsmedizin Free and Humboldt University, Germany
Daniel Duprez, Donald and Patricia Garofalo Chair in Preventive Cardiology, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Director of Research of the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Professor Epidemiology and Community Health (School of Public Health), Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Prof. Dr. Fraga
Cesar G. Fraga, Head of Physical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Associated to the AES, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA
Pedro A. Jose, Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
Helmy Siragy, Professor and Distinguished Chair of Excellence in Medical Education, Hypertension Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Kerry Stewart, Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical and Research Exercise Physiology, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, USA
Donna Wang, Distinguished Professor, Chief, Division of Nanomedicine and Molecular Intervention, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA