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Vascular Health and Risk Management
Prof. Dr. Asmar
Medical Research, Foundation-Medical Research Institutes (F-MRI) ®, Geneva, Switzerland
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Roland Asmar
Professor Asmar is Chairman of the Foundation - Medical Research Institutes (France) and past-President of the French spoken network on hypertension. Prior to this position, he was Associate Professor of Therapy and past-president of the Working Group ‘Measurement and Evaluation’ of the French Society of Hypertension. Professor Asmar is a member of several prestigious international committees and scientific societies.
He received the distinction ‘Cardiologist of the Year 2001’ in France in recognition of his long and continuing contributions to medical education.
Professor Asmar has published over 300 scientific articles and several books in the area of cardiology.
Professor Asmar’s research interests include blood pressure measurements, non-invasive evaluation of arterial status and atherosclerosis, cardiovascular clinical intervention trials, and development of new cardiovascular methods and drug agents.
Basic Sciences Department. Foundation-Medical Research Institutes (F-MRI®), Beirut, Lebanon / Genev, Lebanese University. Faculty of Medical sciences, Lebanon
Associate Editor: Professor Mirna N. Chahine
Mirna Chahine is a full-time Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology & Head of Basic Sciences Department at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon.
She obtained her PhD in 2006 in Cell Biology on Hereditary Cardiomyopathy from Sherbrook University, Canada and completed her post-doctorate trainings in Canada (Winnipeg, MB), then the UK (London) from 2006 to 2012 on nuclear protein import in Cardiovascular diseases.
Presently her research field is about:
1. The effect of Leishmania major infection on atherogenesis and cytokine responses in resistant and susceptible mice.
2. Gender Differences at the level of Telomere length in Human health and cardio-metabolic diseases,
3. Gender Differences at the level of CVD Symptoms, CVD pattern, Chest pain origin, CVD treatments and Cancer.
4. Epidemiological studies (Cigarettes smoking & Vaping prevalence, KAP Hypertension, Diabetes, COVID-19 awareness in Patients with Chronic diseases)
5. Validation of blood pressure measurement devices on the Lebanese population according to international guidelines;
- FELLOWSHIPS: from Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (2005, 2007) and the Newton International Fellowship from the British Royal Society (2009);
-GRANTS: “British Heart Foundation” Project Grant (Imperial College, London) (2012); National Council for Scientific Research project Grant (Beirut, Lebanon) (2015); Wael Al-Mahmeed & IAS Research Training Grants and Fellowships for the MENA Region: 1st place research award (2019).
-PRICES AND AWARDS: Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Heart research (2008); Award for Best Paper in Cardiovascular Sciences (2010).
-Pr. Chahine has written around 42 peer-reviewed papers, and 3 book chapters.
Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, United States
Associate Editor (United States): Professor Daniel Duprez
Professor Duprez is Professor of Medicine, holder of the Donald and Patricia Garofalo Chair for Preventive Cardiology, Director of Research of the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Medical School and Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology and Community Health at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Professor Duprez is Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension and Fellow of the National Lipid Association. His research focus is to improve early detection of cardiovascular disease, leading to new effective therapeutic approaches. He has several research grants regarding arterial stiffness in health and disease.
Cardiology, Tenyoukai Central Hospital, Japan
Associate Editor (Japan): Doctor Takashi Kajiya
Doctor Kajiya is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Tenyoukai Central Hospital, Japan. He obtained his medical degree at the Kagoshima University, Japan in 2001 and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (2009-2011) and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the National University Heart Centre in Singapore (2011-2013). Dr Kajiya is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and Fellow of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. His research focus is to improve outcomes of coronary intervention.
Prof. Dr. Scicchitano
Cardiology, University of Bari, Italy
Associate Editor (Italy): Doctor Pietro Scicchitano
Doctor Scicchitano is a Medical Doctor at the University of Bari, Italy. He completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2008, discussing a thesis entitled “Evaluation of cardiovascular risk in patients suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”.
Doctor Scicchitano has authored over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 110 abstracts published and three chapters in scientific books.
Associate Editor: Professor Doctor Harry Struijker-Boudier
Professor Doctor Struijker-Boudier is emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Professor Doctor Struijker-Boudier graduated in 1973 in Pharmacochemistry and Biochemistry and obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1975 from the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He was appointed Professor of Experimental Pharmacology at Maastricht University in 1980 and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1984. From 1999 to 2006 he served as scientific director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM).
Harry Struijker-Boudier has published more than 500 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and books in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacology, hypertension, heart failure and drug design and delivery. He was Vice President of the scientific council of the European Society of Hypertension and board member of the European Federation of Pharmacological Societies. He is doctor honoris causa of the University of Liège, Belgium, recipient of the Descartes-Huygens prize of the French Government, member of the Dutch Royal Society of Sciences and Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau of the Dutch Royal House.
Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Associate Editor (Greece): Doctor Konstantinos 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 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 6000 citations.
Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Peking University Shougang Hospital, China Mainland (PRC)
Associate Editor (South East Asia): Doctor Hongyu Wang
Doctor Wang is a Chief Physician in the Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine and Professor at the Peking University Shougang Hospital, Republic of China.
Doctor Wang graduated at Shanxi Medical School in 1990. His research interests focus on early detection of vascular disease and vascular disease therapy. Doctor Wang is the recipient of numerous Awards. He is on the Executive Board of the International Society of Vascular Health and he is a member of the American Society of Hypertension.
Amod Amritphale, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Women's Heart Health Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, University of South Alabama, USA.
Christina Antza, 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University, Hypertention-24h ABPM Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Pitchai Balakumar, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Head of the Pharmacology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia
Christie M Ballantyne, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
Maciej Banach, Professor, MD, PhD, President, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute (PMMHRI), Department of Preventive Cardiology and Lipidology, Medical University of Lodz, Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Zielona Gora, Poland.
Ravinay Bhindi, Department of Cardiology, University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Eric Bruckert, Professor, Service d'endocrinologie-métabolisme, Paris, France
Doctor Patrick C. Brunel, MD, MSc in pharmacology, cardiologist, University René Descartes, Paris, France.
Prof. Dr. de Leeuw
Peter W de Leeuw, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Fantin
Francesco Fantin, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy.
Prof. Dr. Filipovsky
Jan Filipovsky, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Luis Garcia Ortiz, MD, Salamanca Primary Care Research Unit (APISAL), Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca (IBSAL), Spain.
Prof. Dr. Gasparyan
Armen Gasparyan, MD, PhD, Clinical Research Unit, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, West Midlands, UK
Joseph Izzo, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Prof. Dr. Jelaković
Bojan Jelaković, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Zagreb. Director of the Center for Hypertension and Head of the Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Dr. Kadirvelu
Amudha Kadirvelu, Associate Professor, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Gregory YH Lip, Price-Evans Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, UK;
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator;
Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark;
Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Iveta Mintale, Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradiņ Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia; Research Institute of Cardiology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
Prof. Dr. Moncada
Sir Salvador Moncada, FRS, FRCP, FMedSci, Cancer Domain, University of Manchester, UK
Vasilios Papademetriou, Professor of Medicine, Center for Hypertension, Kidney & Vascular Research, VA Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Nalini Rajamanna, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.
Prof. Dr. Sari
Ibrahim Sari, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Rahul Sheth MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Kohji Shirai, Emeritus professor of Medical School, Toho University.
Donald R. J. Singer, Professor, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UK
Yuriy Sirenko, Professor, Department of Secondary and Pulmonary Hypertensions, Institute of Cardiology, Ukraine.
Reza Tabrizchi, Professor of Pharmacology (Cardiovascular), Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Prof. Dr. Tasić
Nebojsa Tasic, Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Assistant Director for Cardiovascular research, Cardiovascular Institute, Head of Center for Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Institute "Dedinje", Belgrade, Serbia.
Larry A. Weinrauch, Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Nanette Wenger, Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Prof. Dr. Zelveian
Paronak Zelveian, Professor, Director of Institute of Cardiology, Yerevan, Armenia.
Chunyu Zeng, Dean, Hospital of Cardiology; Chairman, Department of Cardiology; Professor of Cardiology; Chairman, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology; Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, People's Republic of China
Yi Zhang, MD, PHD, FACC, FESC, Interventional Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine. Shanghai, China.