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Vascular Health and Risk Management

ISSN: 1178-2048

Professor Roland Asmar

Professor Asmar

Foundation-Medical Research Institutes (F-MRI), Geneva, Switzerland

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.

Dr Akash Batta

Dr Batta

Department of Cardiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Dr. Akash Batta has completed MD internal medicine and DM cardiology from the prestigious PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. Currently he is working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Cardiology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

He has keen interest in academics and research as evident by numerous publications in reputed International and national indexed journals. He serves as a peer reviewer for more than 30 reputed international journals and is on the editorial board panel for multiple cardiology and medicine journals. He has published more than 50 high impact peer reviewed articles over the last 3 years. He recently won the coveted young scholar of the year (CSI travel award) at the annual CSICON 2022 which is the highest Cardiology level meeting in India.

Dr. Batta takes keen interest in patient care and management while balancing the academic life. His key areas of interest include peripheral and structural interventions. He runs a dedicated weekly pulmonary artery hypertension clinic, the first of its kind in Northern India.

Professor Mirna N Chahine

Professor Chahine

Basic Sciences Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon

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. 

Her current research is about the effect of Leishmania major infection on atherogenesis and cytokine responses in resistant and susceptible mice; the Gender Differences at the level of Telomere length in Human health and cardio-metabolic diseases; Gender Differences at the level of CVD Symptoms, CVD pattern, Chest pain origin, CVD treatments and Cancer. As well as epidemiological studies (Cigarettes smoking & Vaping prevalence, KAP Hypertension, Diabetes, COVID-19 awareness in Patients with Chronic diseases), and validation of blood pressure measurement devices on the Lebanese population according to international guidelines.

Professor Chahine received a fellowship from Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (2005, 2007) and the Newton International Fellowship from the British Royal Society (2009). As well as grants from "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). She won the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Heart research (2008); and the Award for Best Paper in Cardiovascular Sciences (2010).

Professor Chahine has written around 42 peer-reviewed papers, and 3 book chapters.


Dr Daniel Duprez

Dr Duprez

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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.

Prof. Dr. Pietro Scicchitano

Prof. Dr. Scicchitano

Cardiology Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

Dr. Pietro 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". 

Dr. Scicchitano has authored over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 110 abstracts published and three chapters in scientific books.

Dr Harry Struijker-Boudier

Dr Struijker-Boudier

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

Professor Doctor Struijker-Boudier is emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Struijker-Boudier graduated in 1973 in Pharmacochemistry and Biochemistry and obtained his PhD 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.

Dr Konstantinos Tziomalos

Dr Tziomalos

Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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.

Editorial Board

Amod Amritphale, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist, Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Springfield MO USA.

Christina Antza, 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University, Hypertention-24h ABPM Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

Pitchai Balakumar, Professor and Director, CSSTP, The Office of Research and Development, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed-to-be University), India

Christie M Ballantyne, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Maciej Banach, Professor, MD, PhD, FESC, FAHA; Head, Department of Preventive Cardiology and Lipidology, Medical University of Lodz (MUL), Poland; Head, Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Zielona Gora, Poland; Consultant Professor, Department of Cardiology and Congenital Diseases of Adults, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute (PMMHRI), Lodz, Poland; Secretary of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), and President of the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP).

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.

Peter W de Leeuw, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Francesco Fantin, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy.

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.

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

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

Amudha Kadirvelu, Associate Professor, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

Gregory Y. H. Lip, Price-Evans Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, 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; Adjunct Professor, Seoul National 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.

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

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.

Yuriy Sirenko, Professor, Head of Secondary and Pulmonary Hypertension Department in the NSC MD Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology, Clinical and Regenerative Medicine of the National Academy of the Medical Science of Ukraine.

Reza Tabrizchi, Professor of Pharmacology (Cardiovascular), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

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

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.