Journal of Cardiobiology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovi? is a Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Dundee, UK. His research interest is cardioprotection. One of the highlights of his work so far was uncovering cardioprotective properties of SUR2A, an atypical ABC protein that serves as a regulatory subunit of the sarcolemmal KATP channel.

Dr. Mohammad Reza Movahed is the Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, USA. His major area of research is related to coronary intervention, non-invasive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology. He is world known for his coronary bifurcation classification known as “The Movahed Classification”.

Dr. Fatih Yalcin is a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the Department of Cardiobiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. He also has an affiliation with Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey since 2005. His research interest includes Novel Cardiovascular Imaging (Live 3 DE, 3rd Generation Microscopic USG, cardiac MRI).

Dr. David Murphy serves as the Professor of Experimental Medicine at University of Bristol, UK and Visiting Professor of Physiology at University of Malaya, Malaysia. His research focuses on gene discovery and transfer techniques to study the neuronal regulation of the cardiovascular system in health and disease.

Dr. Meixiang Xiang is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology at Zhejiang University College of Medicine, China. She also serves as a clinical educator in the cardiovascular institution and proposition expert in national test center for cardiovascular specialist. Her research is focused on the mechanism of ischemic heart disease and its translational application.

Dr. Harald L Lindberg is a Professor and Head of Section for Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. His areas of research interest are follow-up of Congenital Heart Surgery and Extracorporeal Circulation, especially the “total body inflammatory response”.

Dr. Tong Wang is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China. His main interests are study of stem cells application in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. He had participated in the research on stem cells as a visiting scholar in the Institute of Critical Care Medicine, University of Southern California for 2 years.

Dr. Elsayed Elmistekawy is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Egypt. He is interested in clinical research in the area of adult cardiac surgery. His research focuses on outcome studies after cardiac surgery and cardiac surgery in aging population.

Dr. Luca Masotti is a Professor at Post-graduate School in Geriatrics, University of Siena, Italy. Since 2013 he works as Internist in Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Florence, Italy. Over the years he has developed competence in the field of respiratory medicine, pulmonary vascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases and thrombosis/haemostasis.

Dr. Alexey Polonikov is a Professor of Medical Genetics, Department of Biology, Medical Genetics and Ecology, Kursk State Medical University, Russia. His research focuses on ecological genetic aspects of etiology and pathogenesis of common multifactorial diseases including essential hypertension, stroke, coronary & congenital heart diseases, bronchial asthma, peptic ulcer disease, male infertility.

Dr. Dale D Tang is a Professor of Center for Cardiovascular Sciences at Albany Medical College, New York, USA. His research interest involves molecular and cellular mechanisms of smooth muscle functions, particularly cytoskeletal regulation of cellular functions, as well as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases including hypertension and asthma.

Dr. Guiscard Seebohm is a Professor at the Department of Myocellular Electrophysiology and Molecular Biology, IfGH, University Clinics Muenster, Germany. He has been working in the field of cardiac ion channels for more than 15 years and interested in the following aspects: physiology, pathophysiology, cell biology, structure-function, stem cells, biophysics and molecular pharmacology.

Dr. Xie Chunhong serves as the Professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Her research focuses on pediatric cardiology, Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization in diagnosing Williams Syndrome and cognitive phenotyping and neurophysiological studies on Williams Syndrome of Chinese children.

Dr. Ugolino Livi serves as the Director of the Cardio Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Department at the University Hospital, Udine and as an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Medical School-University of Udine, Italy. His research interests include homografts and stentless valves, cardio-pulmonary transplantation and circulatory mechanical assistance.

Dr. Li Jianhua is the Director and Chief Surgeon in the Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China. He has engaged in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery clinical, teaching, research work, specializing in various cardiac and thoracic surgery, especially on stage treatment on complex congenital heart disease and NUSS procedure on pectus excavatum.

Dr. Kou-Gi Shyu is the Director of Internal Medicine at Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. His research focuses on angiogenesis and vasculogenesis with gene and cell therapy, molecular mechanism of mechanical stretch, hypoxic and hyperbaric oxygen effect on vascular cells.

Dr. Krasniqi Nazmi is the Head of Electrophysiology GZO Hospital Wetzikon and Consulting Physician in the Division of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland. His areas of research interests are in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology and ablations, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

Dr. Kenneth S Campbell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky, USA. His research group seeks sarcomere level therapies for heart failure and studies the biophysics of tissue samples isolated from patients undergoing heart transplants and other cardiac surgeries.

Dr. Adam E Berman is an Associate Professor, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Georgia Regents University, Georgia. His research focuses on continued innovation in catheter ablation, intracardiac mapping, and autologous cardiac stem cell delivery; translational efforts investigating the ability to describe complexity of arrhythmic conditions with non-invasive non-linear statistical techniques.

Dr. Shuxia Wang serves as an Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences at University of Kentucky, USA. Her research focus, over the years, has been on deciphering the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which obesity and hyperglycemia induces the development and progression of cardiovascular and kidney complications.

Dr. Hui Huang is an Associate professor and Associate chief physician in the Department of Cardiology at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, P.R.China. He focuses on the relationship between metabolism, inflammation and cardiovascular disease, especially in the field about arterial calcification, cardiorenal syndrome, hypertension and cardiac hypertrophy.

Dr. Luanda Grazette is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. Her research involves the basic mechanisms of myocardial survival & recovery. Her clinical practice includes advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart disease.

Dr. Anas Sarraj Asil is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He is an adult and congenital cardiac surgeon. He specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery and his research interests include cardiac valve repair and aortic surgery.

Dr. Sean E Thatcher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky, USA. His research interests include understanding the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in cardiovascular disease, particularly the Ang-(1-7)/ACE2/MasR pathway in atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysms, obesity-hypertension and sex differences in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Manikandan Panchatcharam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center, USA. His research focuses on lipids which play a major factor in blocking blood vessels leading to heart attack and research in his laboratory focuses on the role of LPA-LPP axis involved in cardiac function.

Dr. Shaun J Cardozo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. He serves as a clinical educator for trainees at the institution from the medical students to the cardiology fellows. His research focuses in echocardiography and improvement of medical education.

Dr. Mehran Haidari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA. He has extensive work experience in both fields of laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry. His research focuses on elucidating molecular mechanisms underlying the role of endothelial adherens junction in TEM of leukocytes.

Dr. Elaine M Smolock is a Research Assistant Professor at Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA. She is interested in the mechanisms by which vessels develop neoinitma in response to low blood flow and inflammatory stimuli. Her research includes genetic, bioinformatic & physiological analyses of blood vessels to address the causality of this phenotype.

Dr. Joey Kwong is a Research Assistant Professor of Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Her research focuses on evidence-based healthcare, in particular the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses and critical appraisal of research methodology.

Dr. Anush Oganesian is a Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, USA. Her current studies are aiming to understand molecular mechanisms underlying signaling of adrenergic receptors (ARs) in health and disease. Her current research is focused on cell reprogramming and generation of human stem cell models for cardiovascular disorders.

Dr. Ganapati H Mahabaleshwar is an Assistant Professor at Case Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. He has been actively involved in innate immune cell biology research for nearly over eight years and his laboratory’s principle focus is to understand the transcriptional regulation of innate immune cell activation.

Dr. Mahazarin Ginwalla is an Assistant Professor and the Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interests include different types of cardiomyopathies especially sickle cell cardiomyopathy, advanced heart failure, cardiac recovery post mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation.

Dr. Gumpanart Veerakul is the Chairman of Cardiovascular Research & Prevention Center, Bhumibol Adulyadej hospital, Thailand. He was trained in Intervention Cardiology (UCHSC, Denver) and had been involved in sudden death research for the past 20 years. He co-authored and authored over 30 scientific papers published in Thai and International Journals and contributed to five chapters in English textbook.

Dr. Brian Lima is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS), Austin, Texas. He is specialized in surgical management of heart failure, including transplantation & mechanical circulatory support. He has published extensively on clinical outcomes following adult cardiac surgery as well as the molecular biology of heart failure.

Dr. Xiaojie Xie is an Associate Chief Physician of Cardiology at Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China. Her research interests focus on diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, aortic aneurysm, cardiomyopathy, hypertension etc; basic and clinical research on atherosclerosis and aneurysms.

Dr. MacArthur A Elayda is an Academic Cardiologist and the Vice-President of Biostatistics and Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Medical Informatics at the Texas Heart Institute, USA. His areas of research interests are Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis, Electrophysiology, Congenital Coronary Anomalies and the discipline of Outcomes Research.

Dr. Ernst Wellnhofer is a Cardiology Specialist at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany. He is expert in interdisciplinary research published in different fields (endothelial function, hemodynamics, quantitative cardiac imaging, 3-D reconstruction and computational flow modeling), biomedical statistics, regulatory aspects of medical devices, medical informatics, and health economy.

Dr. Christoph T Starck is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He has an outstanding reputation in pacemaker and ICD-surgery. His research focuses on the development of innovative technologies in assist device therapy; the optimization of extracorporeal circulation technologies and techniques; and pacemaker-/ICD-lead extraction tools and techniques.

Dr. Cornel Pater is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Global Medical Director of Medical Affairs at Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland. His major expertise is in hypertension/diabetes trials and fixed-combination products, oversight of drug/medical device development programs from discovery/inception stages to submission of NDA and medical affairs & late phase clinical development.

Dr. Emre Yalcinkaya is the Chief of Cardiology Unit and Grade A Consultant Cardiologist in the Department of Cardiology at Aksaz Military Hospital, Turkey. His areas of interest include cardiac imaging, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and obesity.

Dr. Marion Hofmann Bowman is a Physician Scientist (Cardiology) at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Her research is focused on vascular biology relevant to atherosclerosis and chronic inflammation. She discovered that S100/calgranulin proteins induce inflammation by activating the receptor for advanced glycationendproducts (RAGE).

Dr. Tomas Holubec is a Board certified Cardiac Surgeon and since January 2013 a Consultant at the Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland. His areas of research interests are in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, coronary revascularization, especially off-pump technique and valve-sparing operations.

Dr. Aurelio Leone is currently an Independent Researcher and the Former Director of Internal Medicine Pontremoli City Hospital in Massa, Italy. He was also a Former Consultant Cardiologist in the Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Italy. His areas of research interest include cardiovascular risk factors (mainly: role and epidemiology), hypertension and disease of the heart (mainly: structural alterations).

me

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar is presently working as Assistant Professor, Super specialty department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, and Kolkata, India. He has published more than eighty research articles and reviews in high impact international journals including Anaesthesiology (Journal of American Society of Anaesthesiology).

me

Dr. Dalvir Gill is Postdoc at Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, New York, USA. He has been working in the department of internal medicine and is interested in the following aspects of cardiology: electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, valvular disease, and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

me

Dr. Alireza Heidari is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Chemistry, California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research focuses on biophysical chemistry, biomolecular spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, nanochemistry, theoretical chemistry, mathematical chemistry, computational chemistry, vibrational spectroscopy, molecular modelling, ab initio & density functional methods and molecular structure.