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Editor profiles

Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is an Editor for the BMC Series since March 2019. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, MSc & PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He still researches the neurochemical correlates of behaviour relevant to psychiatric disorders cross-species. Having most enjoyed the publishing process during his PhD, Ciaràn relocated to London to join BMC. He is committed to promoting valid science on open-access platforms as Editor for BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, BMC Endocrine Disorders, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Rheumatology & BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Section Editors

Fabrizio D'Ascenzo

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New Content ItemCoronary Artery Disease

Dr. D’Ascenzo  is currently working as Interventional Cardiology and Researcher in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Turin . He also worked in 2015 as fellow at Universitatsspital of Zurich, Swiss “Andreas Gruentzig Cath lab” under the supervision of Prof.Luscher. His main interests of research are ACS, anti-aggregation, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular involvement of HIV patients with a peculiar focus on statistic and on metanalysis. He joined BCM first as Associate Editor in 2013 and from 2014 he is currently serving as Section Editor for Cardiovascular Disease

Michel Noutsias

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New Content ItemNon-coronary artery cardiac disease

Michel Noutsias is assistant professor at the Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Halle, Mid-German Heart Center, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. He studied medicine in Düsseldorf and Berlin, graduated in medicine at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin. He then completed his doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) and specialization in Internal Medicine at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin. He completed his specialization in cardiology and his habilitation at the Philipps-University Marburg, and at the University Hospital Jena. He became Temporary Head of the Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Medical Care, University Hospital Halle 10/2018. Since 12/2019 he is the chief consultant and head of structural heart diseases. His research focusses on cardiomyopathies, especially on inflammatory cardiomyopathy, and on structural heart diseases. He is Fellow of the ESC (European Society of Cardiology; FESC) and of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (FHFA). He serves as Section Editor for the Non-Coronary Artery Diseases of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.

Barry Palmer

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Dr Palmer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Christchurch Heart Institute of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. He completed a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Otago Dunedin’s Division of Health Sciences and undertook postdoctoral studies at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA. Barry’s research interests include evaluation of genetic and plasma biomarkers of prognosis in cardiovascular disease cohorts. He serves as Section Editor for Epidemiology.