Aperito Journal of Surgery and Anesthesia

Editor In Chief: Pradipta Bhakta

SHO BST Trainee
Department of Anaesthesiology
James Connolly Memorial Hospital
Address:Ireland
Biography

Pradipta Bhakta is an anaesthesiologist presently working as specialist registrar in Our Lady or Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland. I have 16 years of experience in anaesthesia. My qualification is MD, DNB, MNAMS from India and MCAI from Ireland. My interest is regional anaesthesia and pain management. 

Research Interests

General anaesthesia 
Regional anaesthesia

Publications
Scientific Activities

Ibrahim Anwar Ahmed AbdelazimMD

Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ain Shams University
Address:Egypt
Biography
Research Interests

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecological malignancies
Laparoscopic surgeries
Urogynecology
Infertility 
IVF

Publications
Scientific Activities

Antonio Simone LaganaMD

In-Training Member
Department of Pediatrics
University of Messina
Address:Italy
Biography

I am Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà, MD from the "Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences" of the University of Messina (Italy).
Currently, I am Member of the "Italian Association of Endometriosis" Expert Panel , In-Training Member of the "Society for Reproductive Investigation", Regular Member of  the "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology", of the “International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, of the “Italian Society of Gynecology of Childhood and Adolescence”, of the “Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy” and of Giorgio Pardi Foundation’s professional research team.

Research Interests


Endometriosis
Reproductive Immunology
T cell subsets
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures
Gynecological Endocrinology
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Laparoscopy
Hysteroscopy
Minimally invasive surgery in ob/gyn.

Publications
Scientific Activities

David D Nguyen

Medical Director
Anesthesiology
Titan EMS
Address:United States
Biography

David D. Nguyen, MD, FACEP is a physician specialist trained in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management.  He completed his medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas (USA), and Dr. Nguyen went on to complete his Emergency Medicine residency at The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center.  He practiced in both private and academic hospitals and also served as an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as well as The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  Dr. Nguyen continued to serve as both Medical Director and Assistant Medical Director for multiple Emergency Departments, and he has been involved with multiple clinical and administrative quality improvement projects since this time.  He then pursued further training by completing a second residency in Anesthesiology also at The University of Texas Medical Branch and then expanding his knowledge base with an Interventional Pain Management fellowship at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center (Scott & White Hospital) in Temple, Texas.

Research Interests

Acute and chronic pain 
Pain relief with new interventional and implantable devices 
Optimizing medical management 

Publications
Scientific Activities

Agnieszka GaweckaPh.D


Department of Pediatric Anaesthesiology
Medical University of Warsaw
Address:Poland
Biography
Research Interests

Pediatric and neonatal nutrition, 
Nutrition of critically ill child
Perioperative nutrition
Fluid therapy

Publications
Scientific Activities

Andrea M Trescot

Owner
Pain and Headache Center

Address:USA
Biography

Andrea Trescot, MD is on the Board of Directors of the World Institute of Pain (WIP), past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), a former professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and previous director of the pain fellowship programs at the University of Washington and the University of Florida. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, with internship and residency in anesthesia at Bethesda Naval Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at National Children's Hospital in Washington. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, a Diplomate of the American Board of interventional Pain Physicians, a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, a board member of ASIPP, and chair of the advisory board of the WIP. Dr. Trescot is board certified in anesthesia, pain management, interventional pain management and critical care. She was a pain clinic director in private practice for 15 years before she moved to academics. She has returned to private practice, where she splits her time between Alaska and Florida. Dr. Trescot has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and she is co-author of PainWise – A Patient’s Guide to Pain Management, and co-editor of the three-volume textbook Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management – A Comprehensive Review. Her seminal textbook – Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Diagnosis and Treatment – is in press. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics of pain medicine and interventional pain management.

Research Interests


Peripheral nerve entrapments
CRPS
Intradiscal pathology
Regenerative injection treatments
Interventional headache treatments
Interventional pelvic pain treatments
Cryoneuroablation

Publications
Scientific Activities

Ayan GhoshalPhD

Post-doctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Address:United States
Biography

Dr. Ghoshal is a highly trained physiologist with a great deal of experience in in vivo electrophysiology. He also has previous molecular biology experience. During his master’s he studied the role of neuroinflammation after Japanese encephalitis (JEV) infection in mice. With a passion to learn systems neurophysiology and neural plasticity he switched gears in his graduate work to investigate the role of cortical neuronal synchrony in sensory processing and development of primary sensory areas using in vivo electrophysiology. His postdoctoral studies at first was focused on integrating in vivo electrophysiology in drug discovery, especially, validating the role of Group I metabotropic glutamate receptors as a target for improving cognitive dysfunctions in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia. In recent years he has moved onto utilizing slice electrophysiology for drug discovery purposes as well as to gain a better understanding of the effect of several drugs on neuronal circuitry. His recent focus is on gaining a better understanding the role of muscarinic receptors for cognitive dysfunctions in schizophrenia. 

Research Interests

Drug discovery 
Improving cognitive dysfunctions 
Drugs on neuronal circuitry
Cognitive dysfunctions in schizophrenia

Publications
Scientific Activities

Dalim Kumar Baidya

Assistant Professor
Dept of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Address:India
Biography
Research Interests

Intensive and Critical Care Medicine 
Pediatric Anesthsia 
Obstetric Anesthesia 
Thoracic Anesthesia 

Publications
Scientific Activities

Guray Demir

Anesthesiologist
Anesthesiology
Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Guray Demir was born in Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1976. After graduating from University of Eskisehir Osmangazi School of Medicine he worked as a anesthesiologist and researcher at the Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul, Turkey. His focused on cardiovasculer anesthesia.

Research Interests

General Medicine
Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular anesthesia

Publications
Scientific Activities

Amit PrabhakarPhD


Anesthesiology Residency
Louisiana State University
Address:USA
Biography

Amit Prabhakar is currently an Anesthesiology resident at the Louisiana State University Health 

Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He attended medical school at  Louisiana State 

University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Cell and 

Molecular Biology from Tulane Univerisity.  Dr. Prabhakar’s research interests are wide ranging but 

focus primarily on multimodal analgesia, protective lung ventilation, neuroanesthesia, and the 

effects of opiates on cancer propagation.  Dr. Prabhakar plans to pursue a fellowship in Critical 

Care anesthesia and cardiothoracic anesthesia. 

Research Interests

Multimodal analgesia
Protective lung ventilation
Neuroanesthesia
The effects of opiates on cancer propagation

Publications
Scientific Activities

E George EliasPhD

Member
Department of Surgery
University of Maryland
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Elias is presently fully involved in melanoma research. 
After earning his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 1957, Dr. Elias completed his residency in surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  He served a fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at Buffalo, New York, where he then remained on the staff and became Associate Chief of Surgery.  He obtained his Master Degree in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1976 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  In 1975 he joined the staff of University of Maryland, Medical School, and established The Surgical Oncology Program.  He remained at the University of Maryland as the Chief of Surgical Oncology and Professor of Surgery and Oncology until May 1995 when he accepted the position of the chief of Section of Surgical Oncology at Franklin Square Hospital Center.  In 2004, he became the Chief of Surgical Education and Research and Director of The Maryland Melanoma Center®.

He has published over 147 scientific manuscripts, 112 abstracts, 17 book chapters, 54 Maryland Oncology Newsletters, and authored the Handbook of “Surgical Oncology”.  

Dr. Elias is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and a member of 15 national organizations.  He has been recipient of many awards and research support, and he has been the Principal Investigator of: Central Oncology Cooperative Group, The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, NIH Contract for The Study of Cancer of Head and Neck, The Study of Breast Cancer, The Study of Large Bowel Cancer, and Cancer Control Network.

Research Interests

Cancer

Surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Guray DemirMD

Turkey
Anesthesiology
Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Demir was born in Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1976. After graduating from University of Eskisehir Osmangazi School of Medicine he worked as a anesthesiologist and researcher at the Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul, Turkey. His focused on cardiovasculer anesthesia.

Research Interests

General Medicine
Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular anesthesia

Publications

Protective Effect of the Nuclear Factor Kappa B Inhibitor Pyrrolidine Dithiocarbamate in Lung Injury in Rats with Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes
Eren, G.  Cukurova, Z.  Hergunsel, O.  Demir, G.  Kucur, M. Uslu, E. Dalo, E. Uhri, M.  Tugcu, V.                 Respiration 2010; 79(5): 402-10 

 

The Comparison of Dexmedetomidine and Three Different Doses of Midazolam in Preoperative Sedation

Gulay Eren, Zafer Cukurova, Guray Demir, Oya Hergunsel, Betul Kozanhan, Nalan S Emir

Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 2011, 27 (3): 367-72

 

The Effect of Pomegranate Juice on Diabetes-Related Oxidative Stress in Rat Lung

Zafer Çukurova, Oya Hergünsel, Gülay Eren, Asuman Gedikba??, Mehmet Uhri, Güray Demir, Yasemin Tekdö?

Turkiye Klinikleri J Med Sci 2012;32(2):444-52

The Effect of “Multiphase Sedation” in the Course of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Children, Parents and Anesthesiologists

Guray Demir, Zafer Cukurova, Gulay Eren, Yasemin Tekdos, Oya Hergunsel

Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2012; 62 (4), 511-19

Monitorization of the effects of spinal anesthesia on cerebral oxygen saturation in elder patients using near-infrared spectroscopy

Aysegul Kusku, Guray Demir, Zafer Cukurova, Gulay Eren, Oya Hergunsel

Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2014; 64(4): 241-46

 

A Primary hydatid cyst localized in the soft tissue: A case report

Guray Demir, Ali Tekin, Hande Tekin

Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 2014; 47(4): 537

To what extent can local anesthetics be reduced for infraclavicular block with         ultrasonographic guidance ?

Gulay Eren, Erkan Altun, Yaser Pektas, Yucel Polat, Halil Cetingok, Guray Demir, Deniz Bilgi, Yasemin Tekdos, Murat Dogan

Anaesthesist 2014;63: 760-65. DOI 10.1007/s00101-014-2361-4

Comparison of the effects of on-pump and off-pump coronary artery by-pass surgery on cerebral oxygen saturation using near-infrared spectroscopy

Guray Demir, Zafer Cukurova, Gulay Eren, Oya Hergunsel 

Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2014; 67(6)

 

The effects of spinal anaesthesia on cerebral oxygen saturation (book)

Guray Demir, Aysegul Kusku, Gulay Eren

Lap Lambert Academic Publishing,  Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-61611-2

and more than 20 publications in national magazines, more than 50 abstract national and international meetings.

Scientific Activities

Cardiovasculer anesthesia


Franziska Elisabeth BlumMD

Resident Physician
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Illinois
Address:USA
Biography
Research Interests

Reduction of unnecessary testing in the hospital as part of Quality Improvement and improvement of patient safety in the hospital.

Management of patients with durable mechanical circulatory support devices as part of Hospital Medicine.

 

Publications

Thiele RH, Colquhoun DA, Blum FE, Durieux ME
The Ability of Anesthesia Providers to Visually Estimate Systolic Pressure Variability Using the "Eyeball" Technique.
Anesth Analg. 2012 Mar 30.

 

Groves DS, Blum FE, Huffmyer JL, Kennedy JL, Ahmad HB, Durieux ME, Kern JA.

Effects of Early Inhaled Epoprostenol Therapy on Pulmonary Artery Pressure and Blood Loss During LVAD Placement

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Oct 5. pii: S1053-0770(13)00303-0. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2013.05.028

 

Blum F,  Zuo Z

Volatile anesthetics-induced neuroinflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses.

Med Gas Res. 2013 Aug 1;3(1):16

 

 

Blum FE, Colquhoun DA, Thiele RH (2013) Training Improves the Ability of Anesthesia Providers to Visually Estimate Systolic Pressure Variation “Eyeball Technique”.

J Anesth Clin Res 4:354. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000354

 

Blum FE, Lund ET, Hall HA, Tachauer AD, Chedrawy EG, MSc, Zilberstein J,

Reevaluation of the Utilization of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in the ICU: Effects on Patient Safety and Patient Outcome.

J Crit Care. 2014 Nov 6.

 

Blum FE

Non-cardiological surgical procedures for patients implanted with a ventricular assist device: Anesthesiological management concepts.

Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed. 2014 Jul 2

 

Blum FE, Abboud A,Qiao X,  Steiner S, Shulman K

T-Cell Lymphoma presenting with ascites, elevated serum Gycoprotein-125 (CA-125) -and 1 Gycoprotein 19-9 (CA-19-9): A diagnostic challenge.

Status: In submission

 

Blum FE MD, Weiss GM MD, Cleveland JC MD, Weitzel NS MD

Postoperative Management for Patients with Durable mechanical circulatory support devices.

Accepted for publication in Seminars of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia

 

Blum FE,  Idowu O Danciu S

Pulmonary embolism in a patient presenting with syncope: A diagnostic challenge

Acute Med. 2015;14(1):28-31.

 

Blum FE, McCurdy M, Hall HA, Zilberstein  J

Letter to The Editor: Contemporary Blood Loss

Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):380

 

 

Scientific Activities

Ufuk Berber


Pathology
Gata Haydarpasa Research Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography
Research Interests

Moleculary Pathology
Tumor biology
Tumor biomarkers

Publications
Scientific Activities

Edmund So

Director
Department of Anesthesia & Medical Research
Tainan Municipal An-Nan Hospital-China Medical University
Address:Taiwan
Biography
Research Interests

Clinical Anesthesiology
Drug toxicity and developmental science

Publications
Scientific Activities

Fuad Aftab

Consultant Surgeon

Mallow General Hospital
Address:Ireland
Biography

Briefly, I graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1985, completed my Fellowship in Surgery from RCSI in 1990. I am working as a Consultant in General and GI surgery in Ireland for over 15 years.

I completed my training in General Surgery with subspecialist interest in Laparoscopic surgery. I have also a wide experience in oncologic surgery. Recently I completed a Fellowship in bariatric surgery.

Research Interests

oncologic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Raheel Bengali

Interventional Pain Medicine Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Miami
Address:USA
Biography

Raheel Bengali was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Medical Degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He then pursued a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, followed by an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He has an interest in cardiac physiology, resuscitation, medical software, computer programming, and pain medicine.

Research Interests

Cardiac physiology
Resuscitation
Medical software
Computer programming
Pain medicine

Publications
Scientific Activities

Ahmed Waqas

Consultant General Surgeon

King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography

Ahmed Waqas, a general & laparoscopic surgeon, is a tenured consultant surgeon at King Abdul Aziz Specialist Hospital, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Army Medical College Pakistan in 1997. He trained in General Surgery at the Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute Pakistan and Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary surgery and laparoscopy at Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Waqas has been practicing since 1998. He served in Army Medical Core of Pakistan for 16 years. For last 1 year he is in Saudi Arabia. Waqas's practice specializes in general surgical laparoscopic procedures with interest in laparoscopic hernia repairs. Waqas's interests also include liver and pancreatic oncological surgery. He has passion for medical research and education. Waqas is currently in process of completing his masters in medical education from University of Dundee, United Kingdom. He is also a supervisor for post-graduate residents in general surgery at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. He is also instructor of ACLS (American Heart Association) and facilitates workshops for primary trauma care and laparoscopy. Waqas has also presented papers in number of conferences.

Research Interests


Laparoscopy
Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary surgery.
Medical education
Colorectal surgery
Research Methodology

Publications
Scientific Activities

Kakra Hughes MD

Associate Professor
Surgery
Howard University College of Medicine
Address:USA
Biography

Kakra Hughes is a Tenured Associate Professor of Surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine and Director of Endovascular Surgery at Howard University Hospital. He also serves as Director of Outpatient Services for the Department of Surgery. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central State University and subsequently attended medical school at Wake Forest University. Following this, he completed residency training in General Surgery at Los Angeles County’s Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles Drew-UCLA program. Dr. Hughes interrupted his residency training in order to undertake a one year research fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. Following General Surgery training, he spent two years in a Vascular/Endovascular Surgery residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed by an additional year of Endovascular Surgery training at the Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital.

He is author of over 80 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts, and is a reviewer for multiple journals including Circulation, Stroke, Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He is also on the editorial boards of Annals of Vascular Medicine and Research as well as Chronic Diseases – International. Dr. Hughes is an active member/fellow of multiple surgical/medical societies including the Society for Vascular Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society, Eastern Vascular Society, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Chesapeake Vascular Society, Edward B. Diethrich Vascular Surgical Society, Association for Academic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, LaSalle D. Leffal, Jr. Surgical Society, Southeastern Surgical Congress, National Medical Association (and its Surgical Section), American Heart Association and Christian Medical and Dental Associations.

His clinical interests include open and endovascular management of carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, aneurysmal disease and vascular trauma. His research interests include outcomes of vascular/endovascular intervention, health disparities in vascular disease management and global surgery.

Research Interests

outcomes of vascular/endovascular intervention
Health disparities in vascular disease management
Global surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar

Neurosurgeon
Neurology
Andres Bello University
Address:Chile
Biography
Research Interests

Neurocritical Care 
Neurosurgery 
Critical Care

Publications
Scientific Activities

Dennis Y Kim PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine
Address:USA
Biography

Originally from Canada, Dr. Kim graduated from medical school at McMaster University. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Ottawa where he also undertook a fellowship in critical care medicine. Following this, he completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of California San Diego. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a faculty member in the Division of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kim is actively involved in medical education and is the co-chair of the surgery clerkship at UCLA. His research interests include trauma and critical care outcomes and assessment in medical education.

Research Interests

Trauma and acute care surgery outcomes
Assessment in surgical education

Publications
Scientific Activities

Orhan Koca PhD

Associate Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Koca was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1979. After graduating from University of Ankara School of Medicine he worked as a urologist and researcher at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey. His research focused on the uro-oncology field.

Research Interests

Urology
Uro-Oncology
Endo-Urology
Prostate Cancer
Bladder Cancer

Publications
Scientific Activities

Slobodan MihaljevicPhD

Anesthesiologist
Clinic for Gynecology
University Hospital Centre Zagreb
Address:Croatia
Biography

Dr. Sc. Slobodan Mihaljevic is a chief anesthesiologist at the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics Petrova, part of the University Hospital Centre in Zagreb. He holds a specialisation in Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine and a subspecialisation in Intensive Care Medicine. In 2006 he completed his PhD degree at the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine. Throughout his career he has worked in 5 different hospitals and different fields of anaesthesia. In addition, he worked with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in intensive care medicine. He has been in practice for 24 years. He was the first to introduce ultrasound into regional anaesthesia in Croatia. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb and the University of Mostar. He authored and co-authored over 40 articles.

Research Interests

Regional Anaesthesia
Intensive Care
Anesthesia in Gynecology and Obstetrics
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Ozone Therapy

Publications
Scientific Activities

Ichiro NakanoPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Address:USA
Biography
Research Interests

Molecular characterization of brain tumor stem cells Therapy development for brain tumors Phase I/II Clinical Trial for malignant brain tumors Molecular mechanism of therapy resistance of brain tumors Genetic mechanism for cell fate decisions in neural stem cells

Publications
Scientific Activities

Omur DereciPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Dereci graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry with first class degree in 2008. He started doctorate and specialization program in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the same Institution. He studied activation of NF-KB signalization pathway in giant cell granulomas of the oral cavity and gave his doctorate thesis in 2012. He continues his studies as an academic member in Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Research Interests

Oral pathology
Oral medicine
Implant dentistry

Publications
Scientific Activities

Satyen Parida PhD

Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
Address:India
Biography

I received my medical degree from SCB Medical College, Cuttack (India). I then completed my anesthesiology post-graduation at MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, followed by a fellowship in cardiac and neuro-anesthesia at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. I am currently Assoc Prof, Dept of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, JIPMER, Puducherry.

Research Interests

Cardiac Anesthesiology
Neuroanesthesiology
Critical Care
Basic investigations of anesthetic effects
Reducing the need for perioperative transfusions
Improving the management of pain

Publications
Scientific Activities

Patrick SadoghiPhD


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical University of Graz
Address:Austria
Biography
Research Interests
Publications
Scientific Activities

Stanislaw Gluszek

Head of the Clinic for General
Department of General Surgery
Regional Polyclinical Hospital
Address:Poland
Biography
Research Interests

My research interests are directed to the problems of surgical gastrointestinal tract, particularly cancerous changes,acute pancreatitis and metabolic surgery (obesity).

Research relate to gastrointestinal stroma tumors (Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumours - GIST). The result of the research was to develop a Polish Registry GIST and numerous publications in research teams. The activity of scientific research focused on the implementation of research efforts to optimalization the treatment of gastric, pancreatic and colon cancer. Have conducted research to determine the etiological factors, improved diagnostic methods and treatment. Ongoing research project, which is to explain the relationship of eating red meat with the GST gene polimorpism and colon cancer.

The second stream of research relates to diseases of the pancreas. The result of this work was to investigate the epidemiology and etiology of acute pancreatitis in the population of the. Further work aimed to determine the long-term sequelae of morphological, exocrine and endocrine developing acute pancreatitis. Very important, carried out a research project, a study that is aimed at understanding genetic mutations in acute pancreatitis in the context of the clinical course of the disease and environmental factors

Publications
Scientific Activities

Viswanatha BPhD

Professor
Sri Venkateshwara ENT Institute
Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute
Address:India
Biography

Dr.B.Viswanatha, is presently working as a professor of ENT at Bangalore medical college and research institute. He got his PhD degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. He has published many papers in international and national journals. He is one of the medical editor & author of emedicine Medscape reference - Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Many reputed international journals have taken him as a reviewer and editorial board member. He is editor-in-chief of “Research in Otolaryngology “journal.

Research Interests

eneral Otorhinolaryngology
Otology
Endoscopic sinus surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Ahmet Baris DurukanPhD

Staff Sugeon
Cardiovascular Surgery
Memorial Ankara Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

A. Baris Durukan has graduated from Hacettepe University, School of Medicine in 2002 and has completed his residency in 2009 in Hacettepe University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. He has had his "Associate Professor" degree in 2014. He is now working as a staff sugeon in Memorial Ankara Hospital. He is also on thesis stage of his PhD in cardiac stem cell therapy in Hacettepe University, Department of Biology.
He has published over 80 articles and is a reviever in various journals including Perfusion, Vascular, Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, Turkish Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences and Journal of Tehran University Heart Center. He is the associate & managing editor of Journal-CVS. His research interests are mainly mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair, aortic aneurysms, ischemic heart disease management and cardiac stem cell therapy.

Research Interests

Ischemic Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy
Cardiac Surgery Simulation Models
Mitral Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Aneurysms

Publications
Scientific Activities

Johannes FleckensteinSenior Researcher


Department of Sports Medicine
Institute of Sports Sciences
Address:Germany
Biography

Dr. Johannes Fleckenstein is a specialist anaesthesiologist. He performed his professional training at the department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany. His research was based at the corresponding multidisciplinary pain unit. His field of research ranges from electrophysiology of peripheral nerves and their ion channels to the somatosensory description of different types of pain and the effects of different treatment principles. Beside pharmacology he experimented in the field of acupuncture techniques and mechanism. His extended teaching activity made him part of several
faculties of german and swiss universitarian course programs. In consequence he was nominated an associate professor and the head of the acupuncture research department at the University of Bern, Switzerland.Currently he is heading a second research group at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main,Germany.

Research Interests

Pain relief
Randomised Controlled Trials
Clinical Research Methodology
Placebo Effects
Neurophysiology
Neuroscience
Potassium Channels
Peripheral nerve fibres
Acupuncture
Neural therapy
Anaesthesiology
Peripheral anaesthesia
Local anaesthesia
Chronic pain
Inflammatory pain
Neuropathic pain
Muscle soreness
Myofascial pain
Movement
Muscular function

Publications
Scientific Activities

Priyadarshan Anand JategaonkarPhD

Consultant
Laparoscopic
Jagjivan Ram Hospital
Address:India
Biography
Research Interests

Surgical Gastroenterology 
Invasive Surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Pradipta BhaktaMD, DNB, MNAMS, MCAI, EDRA-1

Specialist Registrar
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Address:Dublin, Ireland
Biography
Research Interests
Publications
Scientific Activities

Shu-Ming WangPhD

Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Connecticut
Address:USA
Biography

I came to United State as a graduated student in early 1980. After obtaining a Master degree in Cell biology and worked several years as a cytogenetist, I entered University of New Jersey Medicine and Dentistry and graduated with Doctor Degree in Medicine. Following an extensive training in anesthesia, I did a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia. I was a faculty in Mount Sinai Medical School, Yale University Medical School and University Of California-Irvine. Currently, I am a practice clinical anesthesiologist and Clinical professor at University of Connecticut. I have severed as reviewer for several peer review journals, National Institutes of Health and External reviewer for The Research Grant Council of Hog Kong, China. I also sever as a member of editorial board for J. Clinical Anesthesia, Evidence based complementary and alternative medicine and J Anesthesia and Clinical Research. My research interest has been in Perioperative Integrating Medicine, Preoperative anxiety and postoperative clinical outcomes, Anesthetics and perioeprative neurological problems.

Research Interests

The cerebral and cardiovascular protection effect of acupuncture
The mechanism of auricular acupuncture as a treatment for pregnancy related back and posterior pelvic pain
The effect of anesthesia on acupuncture through imaging techniques
The central mechanism of acupuncture analgesia
Anesthesia and developing brain

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Tanveer Ahmad

Consultant

Sagar Hospitals-DSI
Address:India
Biography

Dr.Tanveer Ahmad is a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, currently working as an Associate Consultant at Sagar Hospitals-DSI, Bangalore. He has D.N.B (Cardiothoracic Surgery), M.Ch (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery), M.S (General Surgery) & M.B.B.S degrees to his credit, all secured with top ranks in first attempts and also cleared in first attempt from reputed Institutes in India.
He had his primary medicine training from famous Bangalore Medical College & Institute, Bangalore and did his post-graduation in General Surgery from reputed Aligarh Muslim University. He received his super-specialization training in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.
He has obtained vast experience in the field of both Adult & Paediatric cardiac surgeries working with renowned cardiac surgeons at reputed hospitals across the country. He has been involved in performing and assisting more than 3000 Cardiac & thoracic surgeries in his 6 years of experience in this field. He has been participating actively in several national conferences & workshops. Last but not the least: he also has a very good research background with special interest in research on stem-cell therapy & tissue engineering in Cardiac surgery, myocardial management & protection strategies.
His expertise surgical fields are: Adult cardiac surgeries, Valve repairs & replacements, beating-heart coronary bypass surgeries, Aortic surgeries.

Research Interests

Stem-cell therapy
Tissue engineering in cardiac surgery
Myocardial management and protection strategies

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Esam Ahmad Omaro

Assistant Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Taibah University
Address:Saudi Arabia
Biography

Graduated from University of London after a residency program at UCL Hospitals, London with Master Degree and Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland FFDRCSI in 2005. He is a fellow of International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Senior Fellow of Head and Neck Optical Diagnostic Society. University College London, London. UK. From Dec. 2006 to July 2008 he was Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in King Khalid University (KKU) and the head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department and Biomedical Dental Sciences Department and Director of Dental Hospital at KKU. In july 2008 Dr.Omar moved to Taibah University and he is still holding a position of Assistant Professor. He is a previuos hear of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, previous member of the College Advicery Board and member of Department Committee.

Research Interests

Non-invasive modalities in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)
Saliva Based Diagnostics
Optical Biopsy
Role of Anti-oxidants in tissues healing
Tissues Regenerations
Preventive Oral Oncology

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Panagiotis TsikourasPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Democritus University of Thrace
Address:Greece
Biography

Dr. Panagiotis Tsikouras have the academical range of Associate 

Professor and have  received my PhD from the. Democritus University 

during the period of.1999-2014 years and working as an Obstetrician 

and Gynecologist  in the Democritus University of Thrace.  My research 

has included gynecology oncology, adolescence medicine , obstetrics 

and contraception. I am serving as an Editorial Board Member of 

several reputed journals like. World .Journal of Obstetrics and 

Gynecology .Since February 2014 after the agreement of University 

members of the  general  surgical assembly I have the head position of 

family planning centre in the Democritus University of Thrace. 

Authored total in 83 research pub med articles/4 chapters in books. 

Member of. .Germany society of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Hellenic 

society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. , Hellenic society of Obstetrics 

and Gynecology.

Research Interests

Gynecological oncology surgery 

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Vural Fidan MD

Deputy Director
ENT Department

Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr Vural Fidan has recieved his MD and PhD in Hacettepe University. He is deputy director of ENT department. He is an Otorhinolaryngologist at Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital. He worked as a visiting scientist at Yale University ENT and Allegry departments. He has more than 20 SCI indexed articles. Research interests are maxillofacial surgery, allergy, otology, rhinology and sleep medicine.

Research Interests

Otology and Audiology

Allergic Rhinitis and Immunology

Facial Plastic Surgery

Congenital Hear Loss

Sleep Disorders

Maxillofacial Surgery

Allergy

Otology

Rhinology

Sleep Medicine

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Berkay Tolga SuerPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

Berkay Tolga Suer, DDS, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Oral and 

Maxillofacial Surgery at GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital. Dr. Suer 

graduated from The Agean University Faculty of Dentistry with a B.S. 

and Masters degree in 1996. He pursued a postgraduate work at Gulhane 

Military Medical Academy and received his PhD degree and completed an 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program in 2005. He worked as 

OMS in different places prior to entering academe. He is a member of 

the Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society 

(ACBID) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Dr. Suer’s 

research on various topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been 

disseminated through numerous presentations, abstracts and 

publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His areas of 

personal interest include: trauma, TMJ surgery, dental implants and 

dentoalveolar surgery. 

Research Interests

Trauma
TMJ surgery
Dental implants 
Dentoalveolar surgery

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Mohammad Reza Fazel

Member of council

Research of Kashan University of medical sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

Mohammad Reza Fazel, is a graduate of Isfahan University Medical School. He continued his studies to become specialized in Anesthesia in Tehran University. After graduating (1999) he worked as an anesthesiologist and researcher at the Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KAUMS). He and his colleagues was established Trauma Research Center in 2003. His research focused on pain management after surgery and trauma. Now, Fazel is associated Professor Of Anesthesia, and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology in KAUMS. Fazel is also the director of Trauma Research Center and the Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Trauma Research Journal.

Research Interests

Pain management after surgery

Trauma

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Jon Ver HalenMD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Baylor Scott and White Healthcare
Address:USA
Biography

I am currently an Associate Professor with the Texas A&M School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. I am also Associate Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency, and Program Director of the Microvascular Surgery Fellowship.

Research Interests

Annals of Plastic Surgery

Cancer

Annals of Surgical Oncology

Microsurgery

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