Kazuomi Kario Jichi Medical University School of Medicine Tochigi Japan Biography
Biography of Kazuomi Kario
Kazuomi Kario graduated from Jichi Medical School in 1986. He is currently Professor and Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Professor of the Department of Sleep and Circadian Cardiology, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Japan, and is Staff Visiting Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, London, UK and Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He founded “Hypertension Cardiovascular Outcome Prevention and Evidence in Asia (HOPE Asia Network)” in 2015. Dr Kario and his team were the first to demonstrate “morning surge” in blood pressure (BP) as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in 2003 (Kario et al. Circulation 2003). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews, CHR) and is an editorial board member of more than 15 international journals. He has published more than 600 academic papers.
Guido Grassi University Milano Bicocca Milan Italy Biography
Biography of Guido Grassi
Prof. Guido Grassi is Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the Clinica Medica of the University of Milano-Bicocca, and Director of the Clinica Medica Institute at S. Gerardo Hospital-Monza/Milano (Italy). Director of the Post-graduate School of Internal Medicine and of the PHD course in Public Health, University of Milan-Bicocca. He has been Vice-Chairman (2002-2004) and then Chairman (2004-2006) of the Working Group “Hypertension and the Heart” of the European Society of Cardiology. He has been Treasurer and then Secretary of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2004-2007). In 2006-2007 he has been member of the Task Force of the European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology for the 2007 Guidelines on Hypertension. In 2007 he has been appointed “ Wright Lecturer” at the Annual Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia. Member of the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension for the periods 2008-2012 and 2012-2016. Member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension 2013-2016. In 2009 he has received the Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture from the European Society of Hypertension. His research areas include the pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and treatment of hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. He has published more than 500 original papers and reviews in major scientific international journals (H index 66). He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Hypertension, Section Editor Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, Co-Editor Current Hypertension Reviews, Editor Neuroscience Communication and member of the Editorial Board of several major international journals. In 2014 he has been included in the Top Ten Hypertension Expert Ranking made by Expertscape Ranks World’s Top Scientists.
Hirofumi Tanaka The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas TX USA Biography
Biography of Hirofumi Tanaka
Dr. Tanaka is a Professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.A. in physical education/martial arts at the International Budo (Martial Arts) University in Japan, a M.S. in human bioenergetics from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in applied physiology from the University of Tennessee. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Tanaka’s research interests revolve around vascular aging that manifests as the stiffening (hardening) of large elastic artery and vascular endothelial dysfunction.
Mingyi Wang National Institutes of Health Baltimore Baltimore, MD USA Biography
Biography of Mingyi Wang
Mingyi Wang received his M.D. degree from Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Changchun, China, in 1988, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees from Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. He finished his postdoctoral training in cardiovascular sciences at the National Institution on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Dr. E. G. Lakatta in 2003. Since then, he has been promoted to the positions of Staff Scientist and Group Leader at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Sciences, NIA/NIH-Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is also an adjunct assistance professor, Johns Hopkins School of Bloomberg Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a gust professor, Jilin University, China. His research mainly focuses on the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular remodeling during aging.
K. Rahmouni University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 USA Biography
Biography of K. Rahmouni
Dr. Rahmouni obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Molecular Pharmacology in 2000 from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. He then moved to the University of Iowa for postgraduate training in neurophysiology, genetics and molecular biology. Currently, he is a Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rahmouni’s research seeks to understand the fundamental biological events that control metabolism and cardiovascular function in health and disease. He has published more than 100 scientific publications in this area. He is currently a Regional Editor of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews).
R. Morishita Osaka University Suita Osaka Japan Biography
Biography of R. Morishita
Ryuichi Morishita, M.D., Ph.D., graduated Osaka University Medical School in 1987, and received Ph. D. from Osaka University in 1991. After following postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, he served as an Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 1994 to 1998. Then, from 1998 to 2003, he was Associate Professor, Division of Gene Therapy Science, Osaka University Medical School. Then, he became Professor & Chairman of Division of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 2003.
Professor Morishita received over 20 awards from various academic societies including Harry Goldbratt Award in Council of High Blood Pressure, American Heart Association, Award in Japanese of Japan Medical Society, Sato Award in 27th annual meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society and Invitrogen-Nature-Biotechnology Award.
Frontiers Section Editor
Section: Hypertension and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Konstantinos Tziomalos A.H.E.P.A. Hospital First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of Konstantinos 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 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. He has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 5200 citations.
Editorial Board Members
W.A. AbouAlaiwi The University of Toledo Toledo, OH USA
I. Armando University of Maryland Baltimore, MD USA Biography
Biography of I. Armando
Dr. Armando obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently Dr. Armando is an Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. She has published more than 140 scientific publications and is currently funded by the NIH. Dr. Armando is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Current Hypertension Reviews, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
A. Avolio Macquarie University Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of A. Avolio
Professor Alberto Avolio, BE, PhD (UNSW), FIAMBE, is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is on the editorial board of journals of cardiovascular research and hypertension (Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, Artery Research, Current Hypertension Reviews, Pulse) and is reviewer for over 45 international scientific journals. He has over 220 publications including a book, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. Professor Avolio has been a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Medical University and is external assessor at the University of Malaya. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering and presently President of the scientific society the Pulse of Asia.
A.Y. Bagrov Sechenov Institute St. Petersburg Russia Biography
Biography of A.Y. Bagrov
Dr. Bagrov received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Ivan Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a tenure-track investigator at the NIA Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science and since 2011 he is a tenured Senior Investigator. Since 2017 Dr. Bagrov is working at Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemstry, St. Petersburg, Russia. His goals are to investigate pathophysiologic mechanisms and to identify novel therapeutic targets in age-associated salt-sensitive hypertension, hypertension in chronic kidney disease, and preeclampsia. He is studying mechanisms by which endogenous Na/K-ATPase inhibitors regulate renal sodium transport, exert pro-hypertensive effects and induce vascular fibrosis and stiffness. He has published more than 100 scientific papers.
M. Bo San Giovanni Hospital Torino Italy Biography
Biography of M. Bo
Graduation, MD, 24/10/1984. Specialization in Geriatrics and Gerontology 14/7/1988. PhD, “Gerontology Research and Geriatric Therapy”. Specialization in Cardiology.
Aggregate Professor, Head of the Acute Geriatric Ward, Section of Geriatrics and Metabolic Bone Diseases, San Giovanni Hospital, Torino. Memberships: Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SIGG), Italian Society of Geriatric Cardiology (SICGe).Main research areas: cardiovascular medicine of the elderly (with focus on atrial fibrillation, hypertension and syncope), internal medicine and geriatrics (with focus on polytherapy, delirium, sarcopenia). More than 110 publications on peer-reviewed journals.
G. Brosnahan University of Colorado Denver Aurora, CO USA Biography
Biography of G. Brosnahan
Dr. Brosnahan received her MD degree from the Julius-Maximilian University of Wurzburg, Germany, and completed her education in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. After postdoctoral research training in the USA and further clinical training she held faculty positions at the University of Utah, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and currently at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is an associate professor in the division of Nephrology. She has published original research and review articles in the fields of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Alport Syndrome, and Chronic Kidney Disease. Her activities include medical education and clinical research in polycystic kidney disease.
M. Burnier CHU Vaudois Lausanne Switzerland Biography
Biography of M. Burnier
Dr. Michel Burnier, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of several Swiss and international societies in the field of nephrology and hypertension. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension and member of the Committee of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. He is the past president of the Swiss Society of Nephrology and of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. Pr M. Burnier participates in the Editorial Board of several international in the field of Hypertension and Nephrology.
R.M. Carey University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA USA Biography
Biography of R.M. Carey
Dr. Robert M. Carey is Professor of Medicine and Dean, Emeritus, of the University of
Virginia School of Medicine. He was Director of the Division of Endocrinology and
Metabolism (1978-86), Dean of the School of Medicine (1986-2002) and David A.
Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine (2003-2014) at the University of
Virginia. His research on hormonal control of blood pressure and hypertension has
resulted in over 400 publications and has been funded continuously by the National
Institutes of Health since 1973.. Dr. Carey is Past-President of the Endocrine Society
and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He has received numerous
awards, including the Distinguished Physician and the Outstanding Leadership Awards
of the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Association Excellence Award for
Hypertension Research (Novartis Award) and election to the American Society for
Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the National
Academy of Medicine.
M.H. Carvalho University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil
M.W. Chapleau University of Iowa Iowa City, IA USA Biography
Biography of M.W. Chapleau
Mark W. Chapleau, PhD, FAHA, FAAS is Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine & Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Research Health Science Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his PhD in Physiology from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 1985 and has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa since 1989. His research focuses on neural mechanisms in cardiovascular regulation with current projects investigating mechanisms of dysregulation in hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiomyopathies and muscular dystrophy.
E. Coskunpinar Health Sciences University Istanbul Turkey
A.F. Dominiczak Gardiner Institute Glasgow UK Biography
Biography of A.F. Dominiczak
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak (DBE, MD, FRCP, FAHA, FRSE, FMedSci) is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. This year, she was awarded a DBE for her services to cardiovascular and medical sciences.
One of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists, her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine where she has not only published extensively in top peer-reviewed journals, but also excelled in large scale research funding for programmes and infrastructure alike (total value £70 million in the last 4 years).
P. Gohlke University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein Kiel Germany
K.W. Gross Roswell Pk. Canc. Inst Buffalo, NY USA Biography
Biography of K.W. Gross
For many years, I have focused on addressing basic questions relevant to the regulation of renin gene expression and the role of the renin-angiotensin system in higher vertebrate development and physiology. The majority of these studies have focused on the kidney and recent work has focused on exploring ramifications of our identification of the renin-expressing cell as found in the developing kidney vasculature as an ‘activated pericyte’.
Most recently, we have constructed transgenic strains that utilize BAC constructs to drive expression from the Ren promoter of GFP directly, or Cre recombinase or Cre-ERT2 recombinase constructs to activate floxed constitutive fluorescence reporters, or conditionally delete or activate other loci.
L. Guasti University of Insubria Varese Italy Biography
Biography of L. Guasti
Luigina Guasti, (MD, PhD, FAHA, FESC) is Head, “Unità Complessa Medicina Interna 1”, University Hospital, Varese Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Director of the Research Center on Dyslipidemia. Dr. Guasti, was born in Piacenza, Italy, 1958. She did Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1983 ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) then obtained US Certification in 1985, she became Specialist in Cardiology in 1987, she obtained her PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology in 1994. Luigina Guasti has authored more than 130 peer reviewed publication and actively participated to national and international meetings with presentation of more than 250 abstracts.
R.C. Gupta SASRD Nagaland University Medziphema 797106 India Biography
Biography of R.C. Gupta
Dr. Ramesh Gupta is Dean SASRD, & Professor of chemistry at Nagaland University India. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Science, and Master of Science in organic chemistry from Lucknow University India, and Doctorate in Chemistry at Lucknow University, on Drug Development. Dr. Ramesh Gupta is a Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemist and has worked for several years as visiting professor/Scientist in various Medical schools; Louis pasture University France, University of Arizona USA, Osaka University & Nagoya University Japan, Kyung Hee University, Korea advance institute of science and technology (KAIST) Korea, Ben-Gurion University Israel, Linkoping University Sweden, University of Mons Belgium, University of Western Australia, Sydney ,University of Bergen ,Norway and some others. Prof Guptas’ research focuses on the Natural & Synthetic Drug Development, role of sulfur amino acids in health care, functional food, nutraceuticals and environmental Biotechnology & gender issues.
K. Homma Keio University Tokyo Japan
K. Hu University Hospital Würzburg Würzburg Germany
G.D. James Binghamton University Binghamton, NY USA Biography
Biography of G.D. James
Dr. Gary D. James is Professor of Anthropology, Nursing and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-edited” Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field.” He is an elected fellow of the AAAS, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, an elected member of the Harvey Society, and a past-president of the Human Biology Association and American Dermatoglyphics Association.
Y. Kawano National Cardiovascular Center Suita Japan
N. Kumar Henry Ford Hospital Michigan, MI USA Biography
Biography of N. Kumar
Dr. Nitin Kumar is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the department of hypertension and vascular research at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA. He received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Verona, Italy. Dr. Kumar has been a member of several scientific societies including American Heart Association (AHA), American society of Nephrology (ASN) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH). He is an elected new investigator by ISH. Dr. Kumar’s long-term research interest involves understanding the complex mechanisms that leads to the development of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
M. Kuwabara Toranomon Hospital Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of M. Kuwabara
Masanari Kuwabara is currently a Chief Physician of Intensive Care Unit and Department of Cardiology in Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Tottori University Medical School in 2007. He received Ph.D. (Regenerative Medicine) from Tottori University Graduate School of Medical Science (Prof. Ichiro Hisatome) in 2014 and Ph.D. (Medicine, Epidemiology) from Jichi Medical University (Prof. Yosikazu Nakamura) in 2017. He finished postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver (Prof. Richard J. Johnson) in 2018. His expertise is uric acid and cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, kidney diseases, and heart failure. He has received more than 10 awards from various academic societies. He also serves an academic editor of Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular Prevention.
A. Kırış Medicalpark Karadeniz Hospital Trabzon Turkey Biography
Biography of A. Kırış
Dr. Kırış received his M.D. from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his cardiology
education and received Assoc. Prof. degree at Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey. Since
September 2018, Dr.Kırış is currently working at Medicalpark Karadeniz Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey. Arterial stiffness and detecting of hypertension-induced vascular
and myocardial damage are some of
the main research areas. He also interested in non-invasive assessment of atherosclerotic vascular
involvement. He has published many scientific paper.
K. Laghmani INSERM, Cordeliers Research Center Paris France Biography
Biography of K. Laghmani
Dr. Kamel has been awarded Master of Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1993. He subsequently received Ph.D. (“Endocrinology and Cellular Interactions”) from University of Paris. His research interest are in Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology, Blood Pressure and Salt/Water Balance, Epithelial Biology, Ion Transport, Molecular and Cell biology, Cell Signaling and Intracellular Trafficking, Cell surface Protein, Membrane, Trafficking and ER Stress. He has contributed more than 40 publications, having citations around 829.
J. Mehta University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR USA Biography
Biography of J. Mehta
Prof. Mehta received his MD degree in India and PhD in Sweden, and completed his post-graduate education in New York and Minnesota. He joined the faculty of the college of medicine of the University of Florida where he rose to be University Research Foundation.
He led the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UAMS until 2007.
Prof. Mehta has lectured in over 30 countries. He is an honorary professor in the University of Rome, and adjunct Professor in the Clinton School of Public School in Little Rock, AR, and serves as consultant to the University of Arkansas in nanotechnology and biomedical engineering.
Masaki Mogi, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Osaka University Medical School in 1994, and received Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2001. After following Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Research Fellow at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Tufts University, and the Department of Molecular Cardiology in Boston University in Boston (USA), he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geriatric Medicine in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine from 2003. Then, he moved to the Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine from 2004. And he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan since 2011.
K. Murakami Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Ehime Japan
L.G. Navar Tulane University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of L.G. Navar
Dr. Luis Gabriel (Gabby) Navar received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Mississippi. In 1988 he joined Tulane University where he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Director of the Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence. Dr. Navar’s research has focused on the importance of the intratubular generation of angiotensin II and angiotensinogen in hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications including chapters and reviews. He is an active member of many societies where he has held various leadership roles. He has served on study sections and on Editorial Boards for various journals.
M.F.T. Neves Rio de Janeiro State University Rio de Janeiro Brazil Biography
Biography of M.F.T. Neves
Graduated in Medical School (1986) at State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Master's in Cardiology (1997), Fellowship in Experimental Hypertension at Institute of Clinical Research of Montreal (Canada, 2001-2002) and PhD in Biological Science (2003). Full Professor of Internal Medicine at UERJ, currently Director of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Coordinator of Health Area at Foundation to Support Research at the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). Former President of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (2015-2016). Main activities in the area of Clinical Cardiology with emphasis on hypertension, vascular remodeling, endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, nutrition, and cardiometabolism.
S. Omboni Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University Moscow Russian Federation Biography
Biography of S. Omboni
Dr. Stefano Omboni graduated with distinction in medicine in 1988 and specialized in cardiology in 1992 at the University of Milan. He is expert in the areas of blood pressure monitoring, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease, telemedicine, clinical physiology and pharmacology. He is Director of the Italian Institute of Telemedicine and Chief Researcher at the Scientific Research Department of Cardiology of the First Moscow State Medical University. He is member of the Italian, European and International Society of Hypertension, and the Italian and European Society of Cardiology. He serves as Editor or as an editorial board member of several international journals. He has co-authored hundreds of scientific publications and has given lectures in several scientific meetings.
Keywords for research interest: blood pressure monitoring; telemedicine; arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular therapy; cardiovascular physiology; clinical pharmacology.
A. Owen Monash University Melbourne Australia Biography
Biography of A. Owen
Alice Owen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her areas of research interest include the cardiovascular effects of long chain omega-3 fats, epidemiological modelling and community strategies for blood pressure control. Alice is also a senior investigator of the ASPREE Longitudinal Study of Older Persons (ALSOP), a sub-study of the ASPREE clinical trial of aspirin. Alice is a physiologist who undertook her PhD through the University of Adelaide, based at the (then) CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition. She undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the ARC Key Centre for Smart Foods at the University of Wollongong prior to joining Monash.
S. Padmanabhan University of Glasgow Glasgow United Kingdom
P. Palatini University of Padua Padua Italy
J.K. Phillips Macquarie University Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of J.K. Phillips
Professor Jacqueline Phillips received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. She undertook her postdoctoral training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is currently Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research focus is hypertension and she has published over 75 publications. She is currently an Editorial Board Member of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews), on the Review Editorial Board for Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Special Guest Editor for Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical.
M. Rafieian Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Shahrekord Iran Biography
Biography of M. Rafieian
Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei obtained his PhD in pharmacology from Cardiff University in the
United Kingdom, in 1995. Since then, he has published more than 10 books or book chapters,
and 500 articles with over 15,000 citations. His H-index according to Scopus is 58. His main
interests are Phytomedicine, Oxidative stress, Cardiovascular disease and Metabolic syndrome.
He founded the Medical Plants Research Center in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in 2007. He also founded several medical journals and currently is the Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology and SKUMSJ, as well as an editorial board member of more than 10 international journals. He is the owner of several national and international academic awards.
R. Sanchez Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of R. Sanchez
Doctor Sanchez was graduated as MD, PhD: La Plata, University of La Plata,
Specialization in Nephrology - National Academy of Medicine of Argentina and Hypertension (Fellow) at the University of Michigan Medical School and
Hypertension specialist of the LASH and University of Guadalajara Mex.
Chairman of the Argentina University Career of Hypertension Clinical Specialist - Assistance Professor in Internal Medicine, Universidad Favaloro.
Dr Sanchez is currently the Head of Hypertension and Metabolic Unit at Favaloro Foundation in Argentina.
Fellow of the American Heart Association.
Is author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers and 130 presentation in Hypertension Meetings.
R.E. Schmieder University Hospital Erlangen Germany Biography
Biography of R.E. Schmieder
Professor Schmieder is Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension and Head of the Clinical Research Center of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine (www.crc-erlangen.de) at the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany.
He was until 2015 Vice President of the European Society of Hypertension and is currently Council Member of the International Society of Hypertension.
Prof. Schmieder has extensive experience in the execution of clinical studies in humans, reflected by over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include hypertension, diabetes, vascular medicine, nephrology and non-invasive cardiology. He is an advisor and steering board member of several European and international multicentre studies.
J.A. Staessen University Louvain Louvain Belgium
D.E. Stec University Mississippi Jackson, MS USA
G. Tocci University of Rome Sapienza, Sant’Andrea Hospital Rome Italy Biography
Biography of G. Tocci
Giuliano Tocci, specialized in Cardiology in 2006 and graduated in the PhD course in Angio-Cardio-Thoraco-Vascular Physiopathology in 2011, is currently Assistant Professor in Cardiology at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy. He works as Clinical Cardiologist at the Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome. He is Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension. His main clinical interests address pathophysiological alterations and cardiovascular risk profile in patients with hypertension and heart failure. He has published more than 150 scientific publications on international journals, books and chapters in the field of hypertension and hypertension-related cardiovascular diseases.
J. Tremblay University of Montreal Montreal Canada Biography
Biography of J. Tremblay
Dr. Tremblay received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Montreal in 1982 under the supervision of Professor Jacques Genest.
In 1993, she received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Hypertension Society and the Prix du Jeune Chercheur from the Société Québécoise d’Hypertension in 1994. She was or still is a member of the editorial Boards of Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, Current Hypertension Reviews, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
She is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific publications and holds several patents. Her research interests include the natriuretic peptide system, the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases and personalized medicine.
M. Volpe University Roma La Sapienza Rome Italy Biography
Biography of M. Volpe
Professor Massimo Volpe is a Cardiologist, currently Head of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department University of Rome Sapienza in Italy and of the Specialty School of Cardiovascular Disease in Rome. He has been Assistant Professor in the cardiovascular and Hypertension Center, Cornell University Medical College – The New York Hospital (USA). He is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology in the University of Rome Sapienza. He has authored more than 700 peer-reviewed papers on the main international scientific journals. He is the Editorial Board of many of them, being Editor in Chief of High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, Associate Editor of International Journal of Cardiology and Section Editor of Clinical Science.
B. Waeber University Lausanne Hospital Lausanne Switzerland
D.H. Wang Michigan State University East Lansing, MI USA
M.F. Yam Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Malaysia Biography
Biography of M.F. Yam
Dr Yam is a senior lecturer of pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences at the
Universiti Putra Malaysia, a M.Sc. (Pharmacy) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) from
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He finished his B.Med. and Doctor of Medicine
from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. Dr Yam’s research
mainly focuses on the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms in vascular tone
and clinical trial of acupuncture on pain related diseases. He also serves an associate
editor of Journal of Pharma copuncture.
I.H. Zucker University Nebraska Omaha, NE USA Biography
Biography of I.H. Zucker
Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. is the Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Chairman of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been Chairman since 1989. Dr. Zucker received his Ph.D. from New York Medical College in 1972. Dr. Zucker has been involved in studies related to the neural regulation of cardiovascular function over the past 45 years. Dr. Zucker has published over 200 papers in this field and this work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
Associate Editorial Board Members
Y. Cui University of Missouri Columbia, MO USA Biography
Biography of Y. Cui
Dr. Yuqi Cui, M.D., Ph.D., is currently one of the Young Faculty Members at the American Heart Association. He started his research in 2009 in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Since 2014, Dr. Cui’s main research focus is towards the effects of air pollution on BMSCs and EPCs. At present, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri, USA. Dr. Cui, as an author/co-author, has published more than 20 articles in various journals.
P.G. Cunha University of Minho Guimarães Portugal Biography
Biography of P.G. Cunha
Professor at the Medical School of Minho University, Portugal. Coordinator of the Center for the Research and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk, Guimarães. Coordinator of the Academic Clinical Centre, Guimarães’ Hospital, Portugal. President of the Working Group Hypertension and Brain - European Society of Hypertension. Member of the Executive Committee of the Artery Society. Researcher at the Life and Health Research Institutte / 3B’s Governmente Associate Laboratory, Minho University, Portugal
G.-M. Lin Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital Hualien Taiwan Biography
Biography of G.-M. Lin
With a medical degree in National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan, upon his approval of certificate of cardiology in 2009, Dr. Lin was nominated a Faculty of Medicine in Hualien–Armed Forces General Hospital where he initiated cardiovascular diseases researches. With his collaboration with the PH Department in Tzu-Chi University, he used the eastern Taiwan integrated health care delivery system of Coronary Heart Disease (ET-CHD) registry, 1997-2006 to complete a series of longitudinal researches for the association of cardiovascular risk factors with cardiac and overall mortality in patients with CHD. In addition, Dr. Lin has been a visiting scholar in the DPM of Northwestern University in Chicago and as an investigator of the Multi-Ethnic Atherosclerosis Study (MESA). Dr. Lin has published numerous SCI journal papers, book chapters, edited/reviewed for many academic journals and attended as an editorial board member in many peer-review journals in the past 8 years.
G.H. Oliveira-Paula Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute Bronx, NY USA Biography
Biography of G.H. Oliveira-Paula
Dr. Oliveira-Paula received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and currently is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. His overall research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction and remodeling in cardiovascular disease, aiming to identify potential therapeutic targets. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Executive Guest Editor
C.R. Tirapelli Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Laboratório de Farmacologia USP, Ribeirão Preto São Paulo Brazil
Konstantinos Tziomalos A.H.E.P.A. Hospital First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine Thessaloniki Greece
Prof. Kazuomi Kario Jichi Medical University School of Medicine Tochigi Japan