Editorial Board ::: Current Drug Safety

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Volume 12, 3 Issues, 2017

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Seetal Dodd
University of Melbourne
Geelong, 3220

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Seetal Dodd (Biography
Seetal Dodd

Dodd obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Principal Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, a Clinical Associate Professor at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia. He has published over 180 scientific publications. A/Prof Dodd is currently Editor-in-Chief of Current Drug Safety, published by Bentham Science Publishers.


University of Melbourne
Geelong, 3220

Associate Editors:

L.L. Citrome (Biography
L.L. Citrome

Dr. Citrome is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and has a private practice in Pomona, NY. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, and went on to complete a Masters in Public Health at Columbia University. He is editor in chief of the International Journal of Clinical Practice and the author/co-author of over 400 published research reports, reviews, and book chapters in the biomedical literature. He is the author of the book, Handbook of Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia, published in 2013 by Springer Healthcare.


New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

L. Williams
The University of Melbourne
Geelong, Victoria

N. Krivoy (Biography
N. Krivoy

Dr. Krivoy obtained his MD title from the University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentine. Finished his training in Internal Medicine at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel and in 1983 completed his Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Tygerberg Medical Center, Bellville, South Africa. Dr. Krivoy was the Chairman of the Department of Medicine B and the Clinical Pharmacology Institute, also appointed as Clinical Associated Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Rambam Health Care Campus and B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine from the Technion up to 2013 when he retired. Also is a retired Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Currently, Dr. Krivoy is the Chairperson of the IRB commission at Rambam Health Care Campus and still active in the Clinical Pharmacology Institute at Rambam. He published 120 scientific peer-review publications and several book chapters in the relevant literature.


Rambam Medical Center

P. Vestergaard (Biography
P. Vestergaard

Peter Vestergaard is MD, PhD and holds a Nordic Grand doctorate (DrMedSc) in medicine and endocrinology. He is professor and chair of endocrinology at the department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital and consultant in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine at the Department of Endocrinology at Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. He has published over 300 peer reviewed papers and has an H index on google scholar of 58. He has mentored several PhD’s and has served on the editorial board of Osteoporosis International and Current Drug Safety as well as in national and international medical societies.


Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C

Regional Editors:

Region: Australia
T. Kairuz
James Cook University
Region: Europe
R.J. Andrade
Virgen de la Victoria University
O. Erdeve
Ankara University School of Medicine
M. Etminan (Biography
M. Etminan

Dr. Etminan is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and an Associate Member of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. He is a drug safety researcher with a specialty in using Big Data in quantifying rare adverse events. He has authored approximately 100 publications in peer review journals including JAMA, BMJ and CMAJ.


Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Region: America
S. Madhusoodanan
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital
New York , NY

Section Editors:

(Section Editor for Infectious Diseases)
E. Athan
Department of Infectious Diseases
Geelong, Barwon Health

(Section Editor for Anaesthesia)
S. Bolsin
The Geelong Hospital

(Section Editor for Epileptology)
F.M.C. Besag
Health Resource Centre
Milton Road, Bedfordshire

(Section Editor for Endocrinology)
M.A. Kotowicz
The University of Melbourne
Geelong, Victoria

Editorial Board Members:

F.J. Alvarez
University of Valladolid

C. Bond
University of Aberdeen

M. Chalumeau
University Rene-Descartes

M. Davidson
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

P. Domingo
Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona

A. Farrugia (Biography
A. Farrugia

Albert Farrugia has worked in the field of biotherapeutics for thirty five years and has held senior positions in blood centres, plasma fractionation manufacturers and government regulatory and policy agencies. He serves currently as the Senior Scientific and Regulatory Advisor to Kedrion S.p.A. He has served on international bodies including the WHO, the Council of Europe, the World Federation of Hemophilia and the US and European Pharmacopeia Commissions. He is an adjunct Professor in the School of Surgery in the University of Western Australia and has published over 170 contributions to the international literature. He is a recipient of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion’s Ruth Sanger Medal.


Therapeutic Goods Administration

I. Georgalas
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Athens

C. Hughes
Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland

J. Lelorier (Biography
J. Lelorier

Dr. Jacques LeLorier is Full Professor at the University of Montreal’s Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology. Dr. LeLorier is a Member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Peer Review Committee, a member of the steering committee CNODES (Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies) and also Member of the Human Drug Advisory Panel (HDAP). He has published more than 150 Scientific Articles in Peer-Review Journals, and he is also the author of (1) book, and (5) Book Chapters. Dr. LeLorier is also a member of the Honorary Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Disease Management & Health Outcomes, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice and Current Drug Safety.


University of Montreal

M. Michel (Biography
M. Michel

Martin C. Michel is a physician trained in experimental and clinical pharmacology in Essen (Germany) and San Diego (California). He headed the Nephrology and Hypertension Research Laboratory in Essen (1993-2002), the Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2003-2011) and was Global Head of Product and Pipeline Scientific Support at Boehringer Ingelheim (2011-2016). Since 2012 he is Professor of Pharmacology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). He has published more than 500 scientific articles, has been Editor-in-Chief of Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology and also serves on the board of many pharmacological, physiological and urological journals. He is serving as chair of IUPHAR committees on β3-adrenoceptors and on data reproducibility. His research focusses on urogenital and cardiovascular pharmacology.


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG

J. Pellock
Virginia Commonwealth University

E. Rahme
Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Montréal, QC

C. Schindler
University of Technology

D.A. Sica
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

S.J. Tepper (Biography
S.J. Tepper

Stewart J. Tepper, MD is Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Dartmouth Medical School) in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is Director of the Dartmouth Headache Clinic in the Department of Neurology of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Tepper is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Headache Currents and Associate Editor for the journal Headache and has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, and books, including The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy, Second Edition (Springer, 2014). He has been Co-Director of the Scottsdale Headache Symposium course of the American Headache Society from 2008 to the present and was Director of the Headache Therapy course for the American Academy of Neurology 2009-2011. Dr. Tepper received his undergraduate degree in the study of the nervous system/Psychobiology from Yale College and attended Cornell University Medical College. He completed his Neurology residency at Harvard, and has been Board-certified in Headache Medicine since 2006.


The New England Center for Headache
Stamford, CT

J.C. Verster
Swinburne University of Technology

P.K. Yeung (Biography
P.K. Yeung

Dr. Pollen Yeung obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is currently Professor in Pharmacy and Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. He has published more than 80 scientific manuscripts and 150 abstracts. Dr. Yeung is currently Editor-in Chief for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Open Access, and a member on the Editorial Board for Natural Product Chemistry and Research (both published by Omnics Publishing Group), Metabolites (published by MPGI AG), Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets (published by Bentham Science Publishers), and Medical Sciences Monitor (published by International Scientific Information, Inc).


Dalhousie University

F. Bessone (Biography
F. Bessone

Dr Bessone is a Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Rosario Medical School (Argentina), and the Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department at the Hospital Provincial del Centenario from University of Rosario Medical School. He has participated as a principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 50 clinical trials. He has been invited as a guest professor in several foreign Universities, and has received 6 academic awards (to the best research work) from different societies. His main research areas include hepatotoxicity and viral hepatitis. He is a coordinator of the Spanish - Latin American registry of hepatotoxicity (SLATIN DILI) in Argentina and he is also a member of the International group for the study of herbal hepatotoxicity. He is an author of more than 60 published papers, 25 chapters in books, and more than 120 papers presented at meetings.


University of Rosario School of Medicine

U.C. Brewster
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

G. Corrao
University of Milano-Bicocca

C. De las Cuevas
University of La Laguna
La Laguna

B. Edwards
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D
High Wycombe

A. Ferrari (Biography
A. Ferrari

Anna Ferarri is a medical doctor specialist in clinical pharmacology and medical toxicology in the division of Toxicology and Clinical pharmacology Department at the University Hospital of Modena, Italy. Dr Ferrari authored or co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed publications on clinical pharmacology, toxicology and medical diagnosis and treatment of headaches. She teaches pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery.


University degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia-Policlinico

P. Giannoudis
University of Leeds

E. Kahan
Center for Latin-American Co-operation
Kfar Saba

K. Madsen
The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre

M. Nelson (Biography
M. Nelson

Dr Nelson is a consultant physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. He trained at Jesus College, Cambridge and Westminster Hospital medical school from where he qualified in 1986. He was appointed Consultant Physician at this hospital in 1991 and is the professor of HIV medicine at Imperial College Medical School where he is also the deputy senior tutor. He has built a large HIV practice with a special interest in HIV in patient care, co-infection with hepatitis B and C and the clinical utility of new antiretroviral agents. He is the vice chair of IAPAC which represents over 25,000 providers of HIC care globally and is the London representative for fast track cities to achieve 90;90;90. He has published over 600 peer reviewed papers on HIV and hepatitis.


St. Stephen’s AIDS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

C. Piccinni
Real World Evidence Scientist
CORE (Collaborative Outcome Research) - CINECA

E. Ridruejo
Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas Norberto Quirno “CEMIC”
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

K. Seiter
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

A. Siniscalchi
Annunziata Hospital

R. Thomas
University of Calgary

A. Vigano
University of Milan

F.J. de Abajo (Biography
F.J. de Abajo

Francisco J de Abajo, M.D., M.P.H., PhD., is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Alcalá and Responsible of the Clinical Pharmacology Unit at “Príncipe de Asturias” University Hospital, both in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, since 2009. Previously, he served for 15 years as the Head of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance Department at the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices. His field of research is pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety and has authored more than 100 papers in peer-review journals. Since 2013 is the Director of a Master in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the University of Alcalá.


Agencia Espanola de Medicamento
PS, Madrid

U. Boggi (Biography
U. Boggi

Professor Ugo Boggi is full professor of Surgery at the University of Pisa, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh (USA). Professor Boggi is general surgeon with particular expertise in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery and transplant surgery. Professor Boggi is also a world renowned laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He performed the first robotic pancreas transplant. Professor Boggi published more than 260 articles with peer review, edited 2 books, and wrote more than 50 book chapters. He serves in the Editorial Board of 6 International Medical Journals and acts as a reviewer for 30 International Medical Journals.


University of Pisa

G. Cavaletti (Biography
G. Cavaletti

Guido Cavaletti graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1984 and obtained his Board in Neurology in 1989. In 1990 he obtained a clinical position at the Department of Neurology of the S. Gerardo Hospital in Monza. Since 2001 he is Professor of Human Anatomy at the School of Medicine of the University of Milan-Bicocca, where he is the coordinator of the PhD program in Neuroscience and head of the Experimental Neurology Unit. He is member of the Italian Society of Neurology, of the Peripheral Nerve Society, of the Italian Society for neuro-Immunology and past-president of the Italian Peripheral Nerve Association. He coordinates the activity of the European/US/Australia CI-PeriNomS group on the standardization of outcome measures in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity. He authored more than 230 papers on international peer-reviewed journals.


University of Milano-Bicocca

A. Dario
Neurosurgical Clinic of Insubria University

R.J. Dinis-Oliveira (Biography
R.J. Dinis-Oliveira

Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira completed a PhD degree in Toxicology in the University of Porto. By Rector Dispatch awarded the European PhD. He holds 2 Post-Doc in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Habilitation (Aggregation) in Forensic Sciences to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. He published more than 90 papers, 20 book chapters, edited three books and 4 patents. He is Director of the Course in Forensic Laboratorial Sciences, Course in Biomedical Sciences and of the Master in Forensic Sciences and Laboratory Techniques of University Institute of Health Sciences. He is the president elect of the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences.


University of Porto

M. Elisaf (Biography
M. Elisaf

Professor Elisaf is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Ioannina. He is also Head of the Lipids, Atherosclerosis, Obesity and Diabetes Department of the University Hospital of Ioannina. He is an active member of about 27 medical societies, including the European Hypertension Society, European Atherosclerosis Society and the International Society of Hypertension. Additionally, he is the President of the Greek section of the American Society of Angiology. He is member of the Council of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society. He is Vice President of the Institute of Study, Research and Training for Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Diseases. Professor Elisaf is editor in chief and member of the editorial board of 40 recognized medical journals. Furthermore, he is a referee of about 118 international medical journals.


University of Ioannina

T.D. Filippatos
University of Ioannina

B. Guillot
University Hospital of Montpellier

D. Kurnik
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa

S. Matsui
Kyoto University School of Public Health

G. Onder
University Cattolica del sacro Cuore
Virginia, VA

D. Pittrow
University of Dresden

R.L. Rodnitzky
University of Iowa Hospitals
Iowa, IA

V. Sharma
Western University
London, Ontario

R.S. Tan (Biography
R.S. Tan

Robert Tan M.D., M.B.A. is Clinical Professor in Family & Community Medicine (Geriatrics) at the University of Texas, Houston. He has published more than 100 scientific publications and is on the editorial board of several international medical journals. His interest is in Aging & Reproductive hormones and is author of 3 books. He was trained in Singapore, London, Ohio and is in practice in Texas, USA.


University of Texas
Houston, TX

P.M. Tulkens (Biography
P.M. Tulkens

Professor Paul M. Tulkens (ORCID 0000-0002-7121-3623) is MD (1969) and PhD (1979 of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). After fellowships and nominations from the Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, he was Professor of Pharmacology at the same university and also of Human Biochemistry and Biochemical Pathology at the Université de Mons-Hainaut. Emeritus since 2010, he maintains active research activities and is currently Section Editor of the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Biomed Research International, and a frequent reviewer for many biomedical journals.


Universit catholique de Louvain

J.F. Wernicke
Lilly Research Laboratories
Indianapolis, IN

Guest Editor(s):

B. Rath
Charité University Medical Center


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