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HUA SU
HUA SU
Professor
Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
School of Medicine
University of California
USA
Biography
Dr. Hua Su is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at University of California, San Francisco. She is also the Associate Director of basic research in the Center for Cerebrovascular Research.
Publications
Professor
Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
School of Medicine
University of California
USA
Research Interest
Her research interests include modeling, exploring the pathogenesis and developing new therapies for arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Her laboratory has successfully developed several adult onset HHT brain AVM mouse models that phenocopy human brain AVM. Using these models, her laboratory has identified several mechanisms that are involved in brain AVM pathogenesis and new therapeutic targets. In addition, she is also interested in study the interaction of peripheral injury and brain injury. Her laboratory has demonstrated that long-bone fracture triggers an innate immune response systemically and locally in the brain, which causes cognitive decline and exaggerates neuronal damage in the ischemic brain.
JOSEPH F BUELL
JOSEPH F BUELL
Professor
Department of Transplantation Surgery
Tulane University
USA
Biography
Dr. Joseph Buell is Director of the Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute at Tulane Medical Center. Dr. Buell specializes in liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, as well as minimally invasive liver surgery.
He is a clinically active surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon. Previously, he was an intramural investigator at the NIH, Surgery Branch, working in the metabolism section and in conjunction with the Pharmacology Branch. During this time, he studied the mechanism and the ability to modify DNA injuries from cisplatin. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked with and developed several multiple ablation devices. After extensive experience with cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and most recently irreversible electroporation, he identified a significant incidence of late recurrence associated with incomplete ablations. These observations evolved from his clinical experience with over 1000 liver tumor patients and through immunohistochemistry analysis and TUNNEL assays on transplant explant specimens. Hepatocellular cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and a leading indication for liver transplantation. Hepatocellular cancer in the setting of liver failure patients has been the most challenging cancer to manage. This disease has been a focus for Dr. Buell’s career for twenty years. He is dedicated to identifying, refining and pioneering new technologies for the treatment of this dramatically rising malignancy.
Publications
Professor
Department of Transplantation Surgery
Tulane University
USA
Research Interest
.• Hepatocellular carcinoma
• Liver tumors
• Solid organ transplantation in HIV patients
• Radiofrequency ablation vs. high intensity focused ultrasound
• Racial disparity in head and neck cancer
• Racial disparity in hepatocellular carcinoma
Hani Ashamalla
Hani Ashamalla
Professor
Radiation Oncology
Cornell University
USA
Biography
A graduate of Ain shams university, Cairo Egypt in 1983. He spent three years as a pulmonology resident and was awarded Masters Degree in chest diseases after he presented his thesis on Short term treatment of pulmonary Tuberculosis. He immigrated to the Sates in 1989, and became a resident at NY Methodist hospital radiation oncology department in 1991, upon graduation he rotated at University of Pennsylvania for pediatric oncology fellowship. Upon graduation from fellowship w, he became an assistant attending in the same department of radiation oncology and he progressed from that position until he became the chairman of radiation oncology at NY Methodist hospital in 2010. He is also the program director of a fully accredited radiation oncology residency program at the same insanitation. Dr. Ashamalla is well published; he has over 90 peer-reviewed and nationally presented publications. His main work in use of acupuncture to alleviate hot flashes in men with prostate cancer is a commonly cited study. He also has special interest in the use of PET/CT scan in designing radiation plans. He is a reviewer of the International Journal of radiation oncology biology and physics, Technology at Cancer Research and Treatment Journal, Open Journal of Radiology (OJRAD) and Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. Dr. Ashamalla is named one of Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical since 2001and one of Best Doctors by New York magazine since 2011.
Publications
Professor
Radiation Oncology
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
Radiation Oncology
Girja Shanker Shukla
Girja Shanker Shukla
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Vermont
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Vermont
USA
Research Interest
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CHARLES MALTZ
CHARLES MALTZ
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
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GANGJIAN QIN
GANGJIAN QIN
Associate Professor
Medicine-Cardiology and Pharmacology
Northwestern University
USA
Biography
Gangjian Qin, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has published over 60 original research articles and numerous reviews, book chapters, and editorials. He serves on the editorial boards of 10 journals in stem cell biology and cardiovascular sciences and as an expert reviewer for over 30 biomedical journals. Dr. Qin’s research program is dedicated to defining the molecular mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular biology and contribute to the recovery from cardiovascular disease, and to translating the results from these basic science investigations to clinical applications. A portion of his research focuses on the transcriptional networks and genetic pathways that control the growth and function of blood vessels, with particular attention devoted to the involvement of the E2F transcription factors in ischemic angiogenesis and blood pressure regulation. Dr. Qin is also committed to improving the effectiveness of stem- and progenitor-cell therapy for the treatment of ischemic disease by characterizing the molecular interactions between various stem-cell populations (e.g., bone-marrow derived stem/progenitor cells, cardiac progenitor cells) and their microenvironment, and by investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that govern the differentiation of embryonic and induced-pluripotent stem (ES and iPS) cells.
Publications
Associate Professor
Medicine-Cardiology and Pharmacology
Northwestern University
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Qin’s research program is dedicated to defining the molecular mechanisms that underlie cardiovascular biology and contribute to the recovery from cardiovascular disease, and to translating the results from these basic science investigations to clinical applications. A portion of his research focuses on the transcriptional networks and genetic pathways that control the growth and function of blood vessels, with particular attention devoted to the involvement of the E2F transcription factors in ischemic angiogenesis and blood pressure regulation. Dr. Qin is also committed to improving the effectiveness of stem- and progenitor-cell therapy for the treatment of ischemic disease by characterizing the molecular interactions between various stem-cell populations (e.g., bone-marrow derived stem/progenitor cells, cardiac progenitor cells) and their microenvironment, and by investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that govern the differentiation of embryonic and induced-pluripotent stem (ES and iPS) cells.
JIANMING LIANG
JIANMING LIANG
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University
USA
Biography
Dr. Liang joined ASU in 2008 after six years with Siemens where he was engaged in research and development activities in the domain of computer aided diagnosis in medical imaging. He holds a Ph.D. degree (2001) in computer science and carried out his thesis work at the Turku Centre for Computer Science in Finland and in the Visual Modeling Group at the University of Toronto in Canada. His research on dynamic chest image analysis received a University Faculty Research Award from the University of Turku. From 2001-02, he was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Industrial Research Fellow. He holds 5 US patents and more than fifteen pending.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University
USA
Research Interest
Imaging Informatics
ARASH SALEMI
ARASH SALEMI
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cornell University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
Intraoperative Myocardial Biopsy to Evaluate Dysfunction in Aortic Valve Disease. Assessment of cellular and molecular changes to characterize gene and protein alterations within cardiac muscle with various valvular disease processes.
CARLOS ANTONIO BAGLEY
CARLOS ANTONIO BAGLEY
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University
USA
Biography
After completing medical school at Duke University in 2000, I attended Johns Hopkins University for residency and fellowship. I completed the fellowship in spinal surgery under the guidance of Dr. Ziya Gokaslan in 2006 and returned to Duke University. I currently perform over 400 complex spine procedures each year including deformity and spinal column tumors. I am currently the medical director of the Adult Neurosurgery Spine Program at Duke University Medical Center and serve on a number of hospital committees. I have also lectured and taught both locally and nationally on a number of topics including spinal column metastases and disc arthroplasty.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University
USA
Research Interest
My clinical interests are spinal surgery, spinal reconstructive surgery, scoliosis, spinal oncology, spinal cord tumors, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. My research interests include the surgical treatment of spinal column and spinal cord tumors, complex spinal reconstructions, as well as minimally invasive spine techniques. Spinal oncology interests include the treatment of chordomas, spinal cord astrocytomas and ependymomas, and spinal column metastases. In addition, laboratory research efforts are directed at developing new techniques for the treatment of cancers that affect the spinal cord and spinal column.
Peter G Gulick
Peter G Gulick
Associate Professor
Hematology/Oncology & Infectious Disease
Michigan State University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Hematology/Oncology & Infectious Disease
Michigan State University
USA
Research Interest
HIV & Hepatitis C and B.
GRAZIANO PINNA
GRAZIANO PINNA
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois
USA
Research Interest
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DAVID CORY ADAMSON
DAVID CORY ADAMSON
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Duke University
USA
Research Interest
All adult brain tumors, including primary, secondary, skull-based, and pituitary.
Mahender Macha
Mahender Macha
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
USA
Research Interest
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Heart Failure Research
Heart and Lung Transplantation
Ventricular Assist Devices
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
JEFFREY D FISHER
JEFFREY D FISHER
Professor
Department of Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Professor
Department of Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
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Yoav Golan
Yoav Golan
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Tufts University
USA
Biography
Dr Golan completed training in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, clinical research, pharmacoeconomics, and drug development. He resides in Boston, MA and practices at Tufts Medical Center. His time is divided between patient care and research. For patient care, Dr Golan splits his time between General Infectious Diseases and Transplant ID. Dr Golan’s research interests include hospital-acquired infections, infections in patients with cancer and immunocompromised hosts, with focus on MRSA, Candidiasis and C. difficile. Dr. Golan has been working with several pharmaceutical companies on the development of new antibiotics and improved vaccines.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Tufts University
USA
Research Interest
General infectious diseases
C. difficile
Infections in immunocompromised hosts
Infections in returning travelers
Christos A Skouteris
Christos A Skouteris
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Michigan
USA
Biography
Dr. Christos A. Skouteris is a graduate of the University of Athens School of Dentistry. He completed a three-year training program in Oral Pathology at the same University that led to a PhD degree and a six-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Presbyterian University Hospital in the USA. He served as Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, as Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as Visiting Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, as Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Crete School of Medicine, and as Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Athens School of Dentistry.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Michigan
USA
Research Interest
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Mohamud Verjee
Mohamud Verjee
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Biography
Mohamud A. Verjee is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q). He is the Director of the Primary Care (Family Medicine) Clerkship. Dr. Verjee graduated BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and later MBChB from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He started teaching medical students at Oxford University, England in 1990. Moving to Canada in 1994, he practiced rural family medicine and emergency medicine for two years in Newfoundland and Labrador before settling in Alberta, Canada. He joined the University of Calgary as clinical faculty, and became a Certificant (CCFP) of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is a former Chief Examiner in Alberta for the Medical Council of Canada. He was appointed as the Director, Family Medicine Clerkship, in 2003 and his link with Calgary continues as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He joined Cornell University at their branch medical campus, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in 2007, when he took up the inaugural appointment of Director, Primary Care Clerkship. He has gained family medicine recognition for achievement and excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
My research interests are multidisciplinary and include Inter-Professional Education; Internet accessible resources of medical information available in the Middle East; Patient Centred Care (and the “Medical Home”); vaccinations in preventive care and outcomes of uptake;epidemiology of behavioural attitudes of drivers who have been involved in accidents; epidemiology of back pain and its relationship to anxiety; epidemiology of blindness, and preventative action; Simulation training; Gestational Diabetes; urinary tract infections in pregnancy; patient-doctor opinions of care in a public hospital; thyroid disorders; patient held medical records: and oral health care and relationship to preventable diseases.
Natraj Katta
Natraj Katta
Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Missouri
USA
Biography
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Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Missouri
USA
Research Interest
General Internal Medicine
Hospitalist Medicine
Taihao Quan
Taihao Quan
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Michigan
USA
Biography
Taihao Quan is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He obtained his PhD from Akita University School of Medicine, Akita, Japan (1992) and MD degree from Norman Bethune University Medical Science, ChangChun, China (1983). Dr Quan received his postdoctoral training at Wayne State University and University of Michigan in the Department of Dermatology (1997).
Research in Dr. Quan’slaboratorystudies the molecular mechanisms of skin aging and age-related diseases focusing on three major areas: matrix biology, cell-matrix interaction, and tumor microenvironment and skin cancer. His current efforts are focused on age-associated dermal microenvironment (AADM) impairs skin structure/function and creates a tissue microenvironment that promotes age-related skin diseases, like poor wound healing and development of skin cancer. Dr. Quan’s laboratory is specifically interested in the biological functions of CCN1, a secreted, extracellular matrix-associated protein that regulates a broad range of cellular activities through direct binding to cell surface integrin receptors. Elevated CCN1 expression in aged human skin reduces collagen production and increased collagen fragmentation and alters expression of numerous other secreted proteins, which together have potential deleterious effects on the dermal microenvironment.
Dr. Quan has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, review articles, and book chapters. He is Editorial board member of more than seven scientific journals.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Michigan
USA
Research Interest
Skin aging and cancer,Cell-matrix interaction, Stromal microenvironment and mechanotransduction.
Neelam Doshi
Neelam Doshi
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University
Australia
Biography
Dr. Neelam Doshi is Associate Professor of Pathology at Bond University, Australia. After completing medical school and Doctor of Medicine in General Pathology at Maharaja Sayajirao University Vadodara India in 1995, I did my resident training as a Clinical Microbiologist/Virologist in Manchester Deanery, UK. I attained my fellowship with Royal College of Pathologists (London, UK) and RCPA (Australasia) in 2008 and 2012 respectively. I have worked as a private pathologist in India, Saudi Arabia and as a General Practitioner with Indian Western Railways. I have practised as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist / Infection Prevention Control Doctor at a various NHS Hospitals in UK. Currently I work as an Associate Professor in Pathology at a private medical school attached to Bond University, Gold coast and a Staff Specialist-Clinical Microbiology at Queensland Health, Australia. I am privileged to have worked in both high and low economic resource countries.Along with clinical, laboratory and administrative role, I combine scientific research and teaching to both medical and scientific fraternity. Being a clinical pathologist I endeavour to integrate basic medical sciences into clinical bedside practise, while delivering the medical curriculum. Teaching is my passion, locally and internationally. I enjoy teamwork with multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Publications
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University
Australia
Research Interest
Antibiotic stewardship in hospitals and community health practice.
Emerging Anti-microbial resistance.
Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care associated Infections esp. C difficile and Ventilated associated pneumonia.
Tropical and Fungal Infections.
How to Train the educators to be the best teachers in Medical and Clinical Education for medical students and trainees.
Workplace based assessments in Undergraduate and Post graduate Medical training.
Edmund Kessler
Edmund Kessler
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Cornell University
USA
Biography
Dr. Edmund Kessler is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He performs over 500 abdominal wall hernias a year, one of the largest volumes in the state. Dr. Kessler received his M.B.B.Ch. from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1968, and subsequently received his General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery training at the same institution. Dr. Kessler was Visiting Fellow at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London in 1977. He was appointed Lecturer in Anatomy in 1970, and was a Consulting Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery from 1977 to 1995 at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Dr. Kessler is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the South African College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the South African Paediatric Surgical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and a surgical affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Cornell University
USA
Research Interest
His interests include neonatal and general pediatric surgery, including childhood tumors and endocrine and gastrointestinal pediatric surgery.
Adrian W. Ong
Adrian W. Ong
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
Dr. Ong is an Associate Professor of Surgery. He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care/ Trauma at Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami in 2000.
Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Research Interest
Trauma
Critical care/ emergency general surgery
Nicola Balato
Nicola Balato
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
Research Interest
Psoriasis
Atopic dermatitis
Contact dermatitis
Shashikant Patil
Shashikant Patil
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Biography
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Publications
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Research Interest
Neurosurgery
JIJIE PANG
JIJIE PANG
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Biography
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Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Research Interest
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