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Editor profiles

Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is an Editor for the BMC Series and has been the Editor of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders since March 2019. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, Ireland and MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He then researched the neurochemical correlates of attentional and impulsive processes for a PhD at University of Copenhagen. Having always demonstrated a passion for the scientific publishing process, Ciaràn relocated to London to join BMC. He is excited to pioneer open-access publishing and further develop BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.

Darren Byrne

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Darren did his BA in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following this he did an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice King's College London. After this he did an MSc in Neuroscience with Psychiatric Genetics at King's College London. He then did a PhD in Neuroscience in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London studying experience-dependent neural plasticity. Darren joined BMC in October 2018 as a locum editor after finishing his PhD and became a manuscript editor in March 2019.

Section Editors

Fabrizio D'Ascenzo

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Coronary 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.