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Editorial Board

Anna Melidoni, PhD - Senior Editor, BMC Series

New Content ItemDr Melidoni is the Editor of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. She studied Biology, with an emphasis on Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology at the University of Crete, Greece. During her PhD in Queen Mary, University of London she did the knockout of Flavin-containing monoxygenase 5 (Fmo5) gene of the mouse, which eventually led to the identification of Fmo5 as a regulator of metabolic aging. As a Postdoc at the Universities of Ioannina, Greece and the University of Cambridge, UK she investigated the role of cell-surface receptors (Wnt/Notch/FGF4) and adherens junctions in the fate specification of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESs) and mES-derived multipotent cardiac progenitors. In John McCafferty’s lab she also developed a mES-based phenotypic screening system for selecting antibodies affecting cell-surface receptor signalling, from large antibody phage-display libraries. Anna is committed to the open-access dissemination of robust and reproducible science that makes a valid contribution to scientific knowledge. She is based in the London office, UK.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Jacek Bil, MD, PhD, FESC, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

New Content ItemDr Bil graduated from Medical University of Warsaw in 2008 (MD), he received his PhD in 2010 and the D.Sc. (habilitation) in 2019. He is board-certified in Cardiology (2016) and Hypertensiology (2018). He is a Professor at the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education and conducts studies on coronary bifurcation treatment and microcirculatory dysfunction. He is the author of over 150 publications (IF=240, and h index =16).

Between 2017–2019 he was a member of the Board of the Association of Cardiovascular Interventions of the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS) and currently he is secretary of the Foreign Committee of the Main Board of PCS (2019-2023) as well as member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Regulatory Affairs Committee (2020-2022).

Dr Tianxiao Huan, NIH, USA

New Content ItemDr. Tianxiao Huan was trained as biostatistician and computational biologist. She is an Assistant Professor in the UMASS Chan Medical School. Before that, she spent 10 years at the Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She has been focused on genetic, genomics, and epidemiological projects for age-related diseases and traits, including cardiovascular disease, mortality, and age-related macular degeneration. She also conducts ocular imaging studies which involve deep learning. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals on diverse topics, with > 4700 citations (h index = 34). 

Prof Elaheh Malakan Rad, MD, FACC

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Dr. Elaheh Malakan Rad is a full-time tenured Professor with nearly 30 years of experience as a University faculty. She works at Children's Medical Centre (Pediatrics Centre of Excellence), affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She is the deputy of research affairs at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology of Children's Medical Centre.

Dr. Malakan Rad is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology and has a fellowship in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology. Parallel to her work in Pediatric Cardiology, she passed a two-year training fellowship in Medical Education between 2007-2009 at PSG-FAIMER Institute of Coimbatore and a one-year course with a postgraduate certificate in accreditation and assessment in medical education offered by the University of Keele and FAIMER from 2015 to 2016. As the concept provider, she introduced novel classifications for three important congenital cardiovascular diseases:  congenital left ventricular outpouchings, isolation of the left brachiocephalic artery, and congenital aorto-cardiac connections, which are published in peer-reviewed cardiology journals. She has a joint patent registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on an asymmetric occluder device for atrial septal defects. She is an Editorial Board Member of Strides in Development of Medical Education and cardiology section editor of the Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. Elaheh is deeply interested in an innovative, integrative and critical thinking approach to medical science.

Prof Zhi-Cheng Jing, Peking Union Medical Hospital College, China

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Prof. Zhi-Cheng Jing is Full Professor of Medicine, Head of the Cardiology Department, State Key Laboratory of Complex Severe and Rare Diseases, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Prof. Jing obtained his MD, Ph.D. degree in 1998 from Peking Union Medical College, China, and then participated in 2-year postdoctoral training at the Hospital Antoine Béclère in Paris-Sud Université, Clamart, France. Prof. Jing received the “Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professorship” in 2014, the “National Scientific Funding for Outstanding Young Scientist” in 2014, and the “Chinese Physician Prize” in 2018 (the national top prize and honor for clinician in China). In 2021, European Heart Journal published a special report “Leaders”of Prof. Jing as “an internationally recognized authority on pulmonary vascular medicine”, leading a dynamic team conducting cutting edge therapy and research.

Prof Ignatios Ikonomidis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece           

New Content ItemDr Ignatios Ikonomidis MD,PhD,FESC,EACVI,HFA is Professor in Cardiology in the 2nd Cardiology Department, Attikon Hospital, Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is the Head of the Echocardiography and the Laboratory of Preventive Cardiology of the 2nd Cardiology Department, and runs the Clinic of Cardiometabolic disease and Smoking Cessation.  He is the president of the board of International Association on Smoking Control and Harm Reduction (SCOHRE). He works in the field of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and ventricular–arterial coupling in cardiac diseases. He has a national and worldwide reputation and is regarded as one of the leading experts in the field echocardiography and inflammation in CV diseases.

Dr Barry Palmer, Massey University, New Zealand

New Content ItemDr Palmer studied Molecular Microbiology during his PhD at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The ability to transfer molecular biology skills led to postdoctoral research on DNA methylation and DNA repair in E.coli at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. This led to research and teaching on bacterial heavy metal and antimicrobial resistance; and metabolism of xenobiotics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. Researching the role of gene variants in sheep meat quality and production at Lincoln University, NZ led to Barry joining what is now the Christchurch Heart Institute in 2000 and the focus of his research since then has been on evaluating genetic and plasma biomarkers of prognosis in coronary heart disease and heart failure. Barry took up a part-time academic appointment in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University Wellington, NZ in 2012 and this became full-time in 2020.

Anna Melidoni, BioMed Central, UK                        

Senior Editorial Board Members

Jacek Bil, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

Tianxiao Huan, NIH, USA

Ignatios Ikonomidis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 

Zhi-Cheng Jing, Peking Union Medical Hospital College, China

Elaheh Malakan Rad, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Michel Noutsias, University Clinic Halle (Saale), Germany

Barry Palmer, Massey University, New Zealand

Editorial Board Members

Arrhythmias and electrophysiology
Rami Riziq Yousef Abumuaileq, Palestine Medical Services (PAL) / University Hospital Santiago de Compostela (ES),
Enrico Baldi, University of Pavia, Italy
Cristina Balla, University of Ferrara, Italy
Indranill Basu-Ray, Memphis VA Hospital, USA
George Bazoukis, Evangelismos Hospital, Greece
Giuseppe Boriani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
B Maura Greiser, University of Maryland, USA
Federico Guerra, Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Sanjay Kharche, Western University, Canada
Tong Liu, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, China
Peter Magnusson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Michel Malagù, University of Ferrara, Italy
Ioana Mozos, Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes din Timisoara, Romania
Danilo Pani, University of Calgiari, Italy
Christian Perzanowski, Brandon Regional Hospital, USA
François Regoli, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Switzerland 
Giulio Francesco Romiti, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
Francesco Santoro, University of Foggia, Italy
Christoph Sinning, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Antonio Sorgente, Centre Hospitalier Epicura, Belgium
Michael Spartalis, San Raffaele University Hospital, Italy
Masih Tajdini, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Heart Center , Iran
Marco Vitolo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Policlinico di Modena, Italy
Christopher Wong, University of Adelaide, Australia

Cardiovascular risk & primary prevention
Shady Abohashem, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, USA
Emmanuel Akintoye, Wayne State University, USA
Aldo Bonaventura, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Chiara Donfrancesco, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Yong-ming He, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China
Seon Young Hwang, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
Stavroula Kanoni, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Konstantinos Katogiannis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Anoop Koshy, Austin Health, Australia
Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Mohamad Mansour, CHRU de Brest, France
Chike Nwabuo, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Hoang Phan, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Vietnam
Avinainder Singh, Yale University, USA
Navin Suthahar, University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands
Dimitrios Terentes Printzios, Oxford University Hospitals, UK and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Miguel Urina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Colombia

Cardiovascular surgery
İhsan Alur, İstinye University Hospital, Turkey
Emiliano Angeloni, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Anshuman Darbari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India
Salil Deo, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Arnaldo Dimagli, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Chengming Fan, Central South University, China
Marek Jasinki, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Kristjan Karason, Sahgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Panagiotis Koutakis, Baylor University, USA
Andrea Lechiancole, University Hospital of Udine, Italy
Jakub Marczak, Nottingham University Hospital, UK
Giovanni Melina, University of Rome, Italy
Mostafa Mokhles, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Mohamed Rahouma, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Stefano Salizzoni, University of Turin, Italy
Hongtao Tie, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Kanhua Yin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Coronary artery disease
Nayan Agarwal, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, USA
Venkata Mahesh Alla, Creighton University, USA
Trayambak Basak, Indian Institute of Technology – Mandi, India
Umberto Barbero, University of Turin, Italy
F. Aaysha Cader, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute, Bangladesh
Gaojun Cai, Jiangsu University, China
Ilaria Cavallari, University of Rome, USA
Enrico Cerrato, Infermi Hospital, Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Arturo Cesaro, University of Campania, Italy
Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, University of Torino, Italy
Antonio Frangieh, German Heart Center Munich, Germany
Mohamed Gad, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Enrique Gallego-Colon, Barzilai Medical Center, Israel
Joel Giblett, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
Felice Gragnano, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Ali Hosseinsabet, Tehran Heart Center, Iran
Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Ankur Jain, University of Florida, USA
J. Alexander D. Kharlamov, De Haar Research Task Force, Netherlands
Javad Kojuri, Professor Kojuri cardiology clinic, Iran
Bundhun Pravesh Kumar, Flacq Hosptial, Mauritius
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Hong Lu, University of Kentucky, USA
Claudio Montalto, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Elisabetta Moscarella, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Italy
Dennis Nilsen, University of Bergen, Norway
Pierluigi Omedè, Azi Ospedaliero Universitaria Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy
Jay-Hueong Park,  Chungnam National University, South Korea
Alberto Polimeni, Magna Graecia University, Italy
Udaya Ralapanawa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Paulo Cury Rezende, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marwan Saad, Brown University, USA
Kashif Shaikh, Creighton University, USA
Gaurav Sharma, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Md Sayed Ali Sheikh, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Alexey Sumin, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases”, Russia
Xiaoqiang Tang, Sichuan University, China
Daniela Trabattoni, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy
Paul Vermeersch, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium
Aviral Vij, Cook County Health, Chicago, USA
Darren Walters, University of Queensland, Australia
William Wang, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
Junjie Xiao, Shanghai University, China
Xueqian Xie, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Wen-Yi Yang, University of Leuven, Belgium
Jin-Ying Zhang, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou, China

Epidemiology & digital health
Ndip Agbor, University of Oxford, UK
Duke Appiah, Texas Tech University, USA
Derrick Bennett, University of Oxford, UK
Ayman Elbadawi, Rochester General Hospital, USA
Spyretta Golemati, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Maria Grau, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mediques, Spain
Md Hasnain, University of Newcastle, Australia
Goo Jun, University of Texas Health Houston, USA
Christiana Kartsonaki, University of Oxford - Big Data Institute, UK
Gen-Min Lin, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, Taiwan
Nikos Maniadakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Michael Megaly, Banner University Medical Center/UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, USA
Milad Nazarzadeh, University of Oxford, UK
Ana Olga Mocumbi, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Mohamed Omer, University of Missouri, USA
David L Prior, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Leonardo Roever, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula, Mayo Clinic, USA
Tie-Ning Zhang, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, China

Hypertension & vascular biology
Prasanna Allu, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Leopold Aminde, Griffith University, Australia
Siddhartha Angadi, University of Virginia, USA
Indranill Basu-Ray, Memphis VA Hospital, USA
Aldo Bonaventura, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Iddo Ben-Dov, Rockefeller University, USA
Sandip Chaugai, Vanderbilt University, USA
Hao-min Cheng, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Rishabh Choudhary, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health, USA
Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Stanford University, United States
Dagmara Hering, University of Western Australia, Australia
Kakali Ghoshal, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Alessandra Granata, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nandu Goswami, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Federico Guerra, Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Bang-Gee Hsu, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
Levon Khachigian, University of New South Wales, Australia
Younghoon Kwon, University of Washington, USA
Zhihong Liu, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
Masaki Mizuno, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Blerim Mujaj, Uniklinik Freiburg, Germany
Shanmugam Nagarajan, University of North Carolina, Chappelhill
Fionnuala Ni Ainle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eduardo Oliver, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Spain
Stefano Omboni, Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Italy
Sherin Saheera, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, USA
Gaetano Santulli, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Nazish Sayed, Stanford University, USA
Jitka Mlíková Seidlerová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Rui Shi, Service de médecine intensive-réanimation Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Saclay, Hôpital de Bicêtre Inserm UMR_S 999 Faculté de médecine Paris-Saclay, université Paris-Saclay, France
Wanyin Shi, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China
Stella Stabouli, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
Wenbin Tan, University of South Carolina, USA
Shivshankar Thanigaimani, James Cook University, Australia
Harshal Waghulde, National Institute of Health, USA
Yuichiro Yano, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Primary prevention & cardiovascular Risk

Amjad M. Ahmed, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Raminderjit Kaur, Cleveland Clinic EHP, USA
Piotr Sobieraj, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Zhen Zhou, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Australia

Structural diseases, heart failure & congenital
Omar Abdelfattah, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, USA
Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Ahmed Abuzaid, University of California, USA
Eisuke Amiya, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ashraf Anwar, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Jessica Artico, Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, United Kingdom
Pier Bassareo, University Teaching Hospital of Cagliari, Italy
Matteo Bertini, S.Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy
Gourav Bhardwaj, University of Iowa, USA
Josip Borovac, University of Split, Croatia
Alexandros Briasoulis, Wayne State University, USA
Daniel Bromage, King College London, UK
Antonio Cannata, King College London, UK
P Bryant Chase, Florida State University, USA
Ovidiu Chioncel, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Marzia Cottini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Gabriele Egidy Assenza, University of Bologna, Italy
Réka Faludi, Heart Institute Medical School University of Pécs, Hungary
Paolo Ferrero, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy
Aakash Garg, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, USA
Riccardo Gorla, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy
Yingkun Guo, Sichuan University, China
Ali Hosseinsabet, Tehran Heart Center, Iran 
Alexander Janosi, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
John Jefferies, University of Tennessee, USA
Takao Kato, Kyoto University, Japan
Spiridon Katsanos, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
Dae-Hee Kim, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea
Junhwan Kim, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
Sebastian Kelle, German Heart Institute Berlin, Germany
Petr Kuchynka, Charles University, Czech Republic
Rungroj Krittayaphong, Mahidol University, Thailand
Ismaheel Lawal, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Scott Levick, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Australia 
Nassos Manginas, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece
Joseph Moxon, James Cook University, Australia
Saverio Muscoli, Policlinico Roma, Italy 
Valeria Novelli, University Catholic Sacred Heart, Italy
Takahiro Okumura, Nagoya University, Japan
Christian Perzanowski, Brandon Regional Hospital, USA
Manuel Portolés, Hospital Univ La FE, Spain
Susana Ravassa, University of Navarra, Spain
Fabrizio Ricci, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Angelos Rigopoulos, Leopoldina Hospital Schweinfurt, Germany
Celestino Sardu, University of Campania, Italy
Susanne Sattler, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Michael Schwarzer, University of Jena, Germany
Yusuf Ziya Sener, Beypazarı State Hospital, Turkey
Ching-Hui Sia, National University Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore
Alessandro Sticchi, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern,  Switzerland and Saint Camillus International University, Rome, Italy
Dilip Thomas, Stanford University, USA
Byomesh Tripathi, University of Arizona College of Medicine, USA
Guo-wei Tu, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China, People's Republic
Phillip Tully, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jef Van den Eynde, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
Giueseppe Vergaro, Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Italy
Agathi-Rosa Vrettou, Attikon University Hospital, Greece
Lynne Williams, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK 

Editorial Advisors
Peter Anderson, University of Alabama, USA
Christian Delles, University of Glasgow, UK
Bernard Keavney, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Armin A Zadeh, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Xiang Zeng, Jian University, China


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