Journal of Urology & Nephrology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Benyi Li
Dr. Benyi Li

is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Urology, University of Kansas Medical Center at Kansas. He practiced as Urologist for more than 10 years in his earlier career. His research in recent 15 years has been focusing on development of novel therapies for prostate cancer-specific targeted treatment.

Dr. Osama AL-Omar
Dr. Osama AL-Omar

is Director of Pediatric Urology and Assistant Professor of Surgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in pediatric urology including external genitalia reconstructive surgery, fetal evaluation of urological anomalies, vesicoureteral reflux, UTI, ureteropelvic junction obstructions, spina bifida and neurogenic bladder, and kidney and bladder stones.

Dr. Reza Roshandel
Dr. Reza Roshandel

is an Chief Urology resident at Imam Reza Medical Center, Tabriz University of medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran. He is also junior resident in urology of European Association of Urology & Member of The Medical Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He has a special interest in endourology including urinary stones, prostate diseases and prostate cancer, and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

is Carter Kissell Professor & Research Director in the Department of Urology at the Case Western Reserve University. He also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Nutrition & Division of General Medical Sciences at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research is primarily on prostate & bladder cancer.

Dr. Kwang Myeong Kim
Dr. Kwang Myeong Kim

is a Professor in the Department of Urology at the Seoul National University & University Children’s Hospital. He has expertise in pediatric urologic disease and has a special interest in voiding dysfunction in children. His research is primarily on renal and bladder function in obstructed bladder.

Dr. Robert Moore
Dr. Robert Moore

is a Director of Clinical Urology & Urology Residency Site Director at the Salisbury VA as well as Associate Professor at Wake Forest University. He is one of the early innovators of minimally invasive surgical approaches to renal disease. His outcomes research on minimally invasive renal procedures demonstrated improved patient recovery & equal clinical outcomes to their open counterpart.

Dr. Marco Grasso
Dr. Marco Grasso

is the Chief of the Department of Urology, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy. He has always been involved in research particularly in the field of oncology, andrology as well as in the pathophysiology of the urogenital tract studying contractile activity of isolated organs in vitro. He is a Member of the European Board of Urology.

Dr. Herney Andres Garcia-Perdomo
Dr. Herney Andres Garcia-Perdomo

is a Professor of Urology and Clinical Epidemiology at University of Valle, Colombia. He is the director of the Cochrane associate group at University of Valle. He has special interest in reconstructive surgery, cancer and female urology and also in clinical research: clinical trials and evidence synthesis methods (systematic reviews and Meta-analysis).

Dr. Naheed Ansari
Dr. Naheed Ansari

is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her project is mainly on multi-center trial involving role of Biomarkers (IL-18 and NGAL) in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease with Acute Kidney Injury. She is a member of American Society of Nephrology & NEPHROLPLUS.

Dr. Sung Tae Cho
Dr. Sung Tae Cho

is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Hallym University, Gangwon, Republic of Korea. He has recently completed animal research on micrRNA-93 under the supervision of Dr. William D. Steers at the University of Virginia (2013-14). His research interests include neurourology, female urology and sex medicine.

Dr. Bilal Chughtai
Dr. Bilal Chughtai

is an Assistant Professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has specializes in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology. His research interests include urololgy, urogynecology, general urology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Reconstructive Surgery, Infections & Inflammation.

Dr. Sanjeev Shukla
Dr. Sanjeev Shukla

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the Case Western Reserve University & University Hospitals Case Medical Center. His research interest broadly involves urological complications including prostate cancer. Basic research side focus is to develop appropriate biomarkers for early detection and prognosis of prostate cancer.

Dr. Vitaly Margulis
Dr. Vitaly Margulis

is an Assistant Professor of Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His research projects include clinical and lab research focused on the biology of kidney cancer, the genetic changes that occur and cause it to spread, and how to stop it. He uses minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with soft-tissue tumors.

Dr. Seung Hwan Lee
Dr. Seung Hwan Lee

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine Gangnam Severance Hospital. He is specialized in urologic oncology, BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia), & sexual dysfunction. Currently he is the member of Korean Urological association, Korean prostatic society & Korean association of endourology.

Dr. Yuling Chi
Dr. Yuling Chi

is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her current research focuses on the investigation of the role of prostaglandin transporter (PGT) in vascular biology and wound healing under physiological and pathological conditions including cardiovascular disorders and diabetes.

Dr. Mehdi Mollapour
Dr. Mehdi Mollapour

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA. He is interested in understanding the role of the molecular chaperone Hsp90 in prostate cancer and hereditary types of kidney cancer. He is a member of different professional societies like American Association for Cancer Research and Society for Basic Urologic Research.

Dr. Ahmed El-Zawahry
Dr. Ahmed El-Zawahry

is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Southern Illinois University specializes in urinary incontinence in men & women, voiding dysfunction, female urology, urodynamics & neurourology. He is a member of several medical societies, including the American Urology Association, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, Urogenital Reconstruction & American Urogynecologic Society.

Dr. Kevin Harley
Dr. Kevin Harley

is a Assistant Clinical Professor,nephrologist and internist at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He has a special interest in acute and chronic renal disease, glomerulonephritis, hemo- and peritoneal dialysis, post-transplant disease, and pregnancy in CKD. His interests include patient and fellow education, transitions in care, and acute and chronic kidney disease management.

Dr. Mohamad Waseem Salkini
Dr. Mohamad Waseem Salkini

is an Assistant Professor of surgery/urology and the Director of minimally invasive and robotic surgery at West Virginia University College of Medicine. His clinical interest mainly includes Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancers, Urologic Oncology and Urology. He graduated in 1998 from Damascus University Medical School and finished urology residency training in May 2003.

Dr. Sylvia O. Suadicani
Dr. Sylvia O. Suadicani

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology and Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research interest is in the pathophysiology of intercellular signaling and her current research focuses on urothelial biology and pathophysiology.

Dr. Jae Hyung Chang
Dr. Jae Hyung Chang

is a transplant nephrologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA. His research interests include cellular and molecular pathomechanisms involved in development of chronic kidney disease associated with diabetes.

Dr. Won Ki Lee
Dr. Won Ki Lee

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the Hallym University and Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea. The main focus of his clinical and research interests lies in the urologic oncology, especially renal cell carcinoma, and sexual dysfunction, especially erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Dr. Lampros P. Mitrakas
Dr. Lampros P. Mitrakas

is a Scientific Associate of Urology Department, University of Thessaly, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece and he works as Facharzt in the Academic Hospital of Bamberg, Germany. He is expertised in Endourology in Germany. He has special interest in urogenital malignancies. His research on urinary bladder cancer is awarded with a scholarship by the Hellenic Urological Association (HUA).

Dr. Inga Peters
Dr. Inga Peters

currently is a resident in training at the Department of Urology and Urologic Oncology of the Hannover Medical School, Germany. Her research interests are the investigation of putative epigenetic biomarkers in renal cell carcinoma and the development and improvement of imaging diagnostic tools for the detection of prostate cancer.

Dr. Haresh Thummar
Dr. Haresh Thummar

is a genitourinary surgeon, Advanced Endourology Fellowship at Mount Sinai hospitals and Ichan school of medicine,by World Society of Endourology. He has much experience in urology of more than 14 years with more than 5000 surgeries and presented more than 50 papers. His Special interest in endourology,urolithiasis,innovation and research, Laparoscopic transplantation, Urooncology, Andrology.

Dr. Konstantinos Stamatiou
Dr. Konstantinos Stamatiou

is a specialist urologist. He currently works as a Medical Officer at Tzaneio Hospital, Piraeus, Greece. He has special interest in malignant and benign prostatic diseases. His doctoral research on prostate cancer was awarded by the Hellenic Urological Association (HUA). He is currently conducting research on prostatic inflammation.

Dr. Ilgar Akbarov
Dr. Ilgar Akbarov

is an specialist Urologist, Head of Unit 1 (Private Unit) in the Department of Urology, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany and have additional designation for drug treatment in the Uro-Oncology (Chemotherapy), expertise for radiation protection and expertise for emergency services.

Dr. Yasin Aydogmus
Dr. Yasin Aydogmus

is a specialist/urologist. He currentlyworks at Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. He has special interest in pediatric urology, endourology/stonedisease, neurourology and andrology. He is currently conducting research on overactive bladder, nocturnalenuresis.