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Vascular Health and Risk Management

Dr Asmar

Clinical Research, Foundation-Medical Research Institutes, France

Dr Asmar

Editor-in-Chief:  Professor Roland Asmar

Professor Asmar is Medical Director of The Cardiovascular Institute, Paris, 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. Dr Asmar is a member of several prestigious international committees and scientific societies.

Professor Asmar received his medical degree from Montpellier University. He completed his cardiology and hypertension residencies at Broussais Hospital, receiving diplomas in non-invasive investigations and ultrasounds, with specialist distinctions in cardiology and vascular diseases from the French Medical Board. Professor Asmar developed his clinical research activities in different research units at the INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale), Broussais Hospital, and Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie University. 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 more than 300 scientific articles and several books in the area of cardiology. Some of his books have been translated into different languages. He is a consultant and reviewer for several cardiovascular journals, and has led the organization of several national and international scientific committees coordinating clinical trials, and International Consensus Conferences; he is also on the board of several medical societies.

Professor Asmar’s principal 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.

Professor Cameron

Monash Cardiovascular Rersearch Centre, Australia

Professor Cameron

Associate Editor (Australia): Professor James D. Cameron

Jim Cameron completed undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Medicine at The University of Melbourne and also postgraduate degrees by research in Biomedical Engineering (University of Melbourne) and Medicine (Monash University). He holds Professorships at both La Trobe University (Biomedical Engineering) and Monash University (adjunct in Medicine) and a senior medical staff appointment at Monash Medical Centre where he is Associate Director of MonashHEART and Director of the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre. He is internationally known for work on large, conduit artery function and mechanics, their influence on mechanisms of disease and their role in risk-assessment and the identification of pre-clinical states. His work provided some of the first evidence that arterial function is modifiable and therefore a therapeutic target. Particular interests are in hypertension, assessment of arterial function in vascular health and biological ageing. He has developed laboratory systems used in Australia and internationally for assessment of arterial properties. His work continues to be focused on the pathophysiology of conduit arterial function from both a basic haemodynamic view point and particularly with the application of newer imaging modalities in the assessment of ventriculo-vascular coupling and coronary blood flow.He was co-recipient of the 2004 RJ Hall prize of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and was admitted to Fellowship of the Society in 2006. He is President of the International Society of Vascular Health and Chair of the Australasian Regional Committee (ISVH).


Dr Duprez

Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, United States

Dr Duprez

Associate Editor (United States): Professor Daniel Duprez

Daniel  Duprez, MD, PhD 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. He obtained his MD degree at the Ghent University Belgium in 1980. He did his internal medicine and cardiovascular fellowship at the University Ghent (1980-1985). He did a fellowship in cardiovascular physiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA in 1985-1986. In 1989 he obtained his PhD at the University of Ghent. He became Assistant Professor, Associate and Professor of Cardiology at the University of Ghent from 1987-2002. Dr Duprez joined the Cardiovascular Division of the University of Minnesota in 2002. Dr Duprez is Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension, Fellow of the National Lipid Association. He is Vice-President of International Society of Vascular Health and Aging.  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. Kadirvelu

Malaysia School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Kadirvelu

Associate Editor (Malaysia): Prof. Dr. Kadirvelu 

Amudha Kadirvelu (MBBS, PhD) is a pharmacologist with clinical background and Associate Professor at Monash University Malaysia. Her PhD focused on the clinical physiology and pharmacology of vascular function in health and disease. She has won the Young investigator’s award for 3 consecutive years at national and Asean level for her work on vascular function in complex disorders. Her research takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular diseases. Her research interests include ethnic variations in cardiovascular drug responses, chronic disease management and medical education.

Dr Kajiya

Cardiology, Tenyoukai Central Hospital, Japan

Dr Kajiya

Associate Editor (Japan): Dr Kajiya 

Takashi Kajiya, MD, is a senior consultant at Tenyoukai Central Hospital, Japan. He obtained his MD degree at the Kagoshima University, Japan in 2001. He did his internal medicine and cardiovascular fellowship at the Kagoshima University. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in Laboratory Medicine at University of California San Francisco, CA, USA (2009-2011) and an interventional cardiology fellowship at National University Heart Centre 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.

Dr Koduri

Cardiovascular Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, United States

Dr Koduri

Associate Editor (United States): Dr Koduri 

Dr. Koduri is currently a Resident Clinical Assistant professor of medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine and also a clinical fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Prior to joining Creighton University he completed a year of vascular medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. He worked as Assistant professor of medicine and Academic internal medicine hospitalist at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago affiliated to Chicago Medical School. While working in Chicago he was actively involved in basic science research at Northwestern University. His clinical research focus is in arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases.

Dr Kommuri

Cardiologist, Atlanta Heart Specialists, United States

Dr Kommuri

Associate Editor (United States): Dr Kommuri 

Dr Kommuri is a Cardiologist at McLaren Medical Center, Flint.  He obtained MRCPCH from UK and completed his cardiovascular fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital. He is a regular peer reviewer for various journals  as well as the ACP michigan chapter meetings. He is actively involved in teaching of internal medicine resident at Hurley and  McLaren medical centers. His research interests include outcomes in advanced heart failure as well as progression of atherosclerosis.

Dr Scicchitano

Department of Cardiology, University of Bari, Italy

Dr Scicchitano

Associate Editor (Italy): Dr Scicchitano 

Dr Scicchitano completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 22/10/2008, discussing a thesis entitled. “Evaluation of cardiovascular risk in patients suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. He completed an internship in Universitares Herzzentrum Hamburg – Klinik und Poliklinik fur Allgemeine und Interventionelle Kardiologie, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging and Echocardiography Laboratory.
Dr Scicchitano has also authored 82 full article in International Scientific Journals, 110 abstracts published in International Journals and has authored 3 chapters scientific book.

Dr Tziomalos

Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr Tziomalos

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.

Dr Wang

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Peking University Shougang Hospital, China (PRC)

Dr Wang

Associate Editor (South East Asia): Hongyu Wang

Hongyu Wang is Professor of Medicine, Director of Vascular Center, Peking University Shougang Hospital; Director, Department of Vascular Medicine, Beijing Mentougou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital; Director, Department of vascular medicine, Honorary President of Guiyang Third Hospital. Professor Wang graduated at Shanxi Medical School in 1990. His internship was in the Department of Internal Medicine at Datong Hospital (1990-1994). His Doctor degree was in the Department of Cardiology,Shanghai Second Medical University (1997-2000) and his Masters degree was in the Department of Ultrasound at Shanxi Medical University (1994-1997).

Professor Wang's research fields are early detection of vascular disease;Vascular disease therapy. His clinical fields are Internal medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology,Circulation, Clinical Laboratory medicine.

Professor Wang has held the following positions:
Post-doctor Position: Department of Cardiology, Peking University People’s Hospital, 2000-2002
Associate Professor: Department of Cardiology, Peking University People’s Hospital, 2002-2007
Professor: Department of Cardiology, Peking University People’s Hospital, 2007-2010
Professor and Director: Peking University Shougang Hospital, 2010-

Academic positions:
Member: American Society of Hypertension (ASH)
Executive Board: International Society of Vascular Health(ISVH)
President: ISVH Chinese Committee
President: China Social Worker’s Association Vascular Protection Committee
Editor-in-chief: Chinese Journal of People’s Health Vascular Edition
Congress Chairman: Asia-Pacific Vascular Meeting of ISVH; Chinese annual meeting of vascular disease and arterial function
Director:N ational vascular disease early detection and prevention project

Editorial Board

Muneera AlSheeha, Assistant Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.

Kwame Amankwah, Department of Surgery and Radiology, State University of New York, NY, USA

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

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

Ravinay Bhindi, Department of Cardiology, University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Eric Bruckert, Professor, Service d-endocronologie-métabolisme, Paris, France

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

Jan Filipovsky, Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic

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

Gregory Y H Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK; Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Thrombosis Research Unit, Aalborg University, Denmark

Salvador Moncada, Cancer Domain Director, University of Manchester, Manchester Cancer Research Centre, UK

Vasilios Papademetriou, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University and Director, Hypertension and CV Research, VAMC, Washington, DC, USA

Pitchai Balakumar, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Head Pharmacology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia.

James W. Reed, MD, MACP, FACE, FASH, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Chief of Medical Services at Grady for MSM

Ibrahim Sari, Department of Cardiology , School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

Donald RJ Singer, Professor, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UK

Reza Tabrizchi, Founding Editor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NL, Canada

Larry Weinrauch, Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine Cambridge, MA, USA

Nanette Wenger, Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Chunyu Zeng, Dean, Hospital of Cardiology; Chairman, Department of Cardiology; Professor in Cardiology; Chairman, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology; Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, People's Republic of China