Editorial Board

Editors

Scot Lewey

Peak Gastroenterology Associates, USA

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Francesco Dituri

University of Rome Tor Vergata

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Abdelhadi Abdelgabbar

Burjeel Hospital, UAE

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Neonatal neurology; Medical education; Critical incidents in neonatal intensive care; Neonatal transport

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Anwar Adil Mithwani

Wexford General Hospital, Ireland

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Dr. Anwar Adil Mithwani is currently working as a Consultant Pediatrician at the Wexford General Hospital in Wexford, Ireland and have held similar positions for the past 12 years in numerous designated hospitals in KSA as well. Having held such a high caliber of experience under the training and supervision of esteemed pediatricians and neonatologists, he had marked himself as a noteworthy physician, working with a percutaneous longline in a neonate who have extremely low-birth weight, administration of surfactant and nitric oxide in less than 29 weeks’ babies and handling a chest tube in pneumothorax. This combined with his ideal history taking and counselling skills, he established himself as an all-rounder physician. A little reflection on my background – he comes from Pakistan, where he was the first in his family to enter a Medical School on scholarship, made his way to the UK, acquired the certification of an esteemed pediatrician by successfully passing the MRCP-UK and MRCPCH. In 2014, he was honored the fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatricians UK. Moreover, He has been in continuous research where he have case reports in the British Medical Journal on Epidermolysis bullosa, congenital pyloric atresia, Harlequin ichthyosis: a case report of prolonged survival and the Management of DKA in Adults and Adolescents. He had been an esteemed reviewer at the BMJ Case reports since past 5 years and honored the chair position of Child Abuse protection committee of the entire eastern province of the KSA.
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Hannes Haberl

Universitaetsklinikum Bonn, Germany

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Keitiline R. Viacava

Georgetown University

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Consumer Behavior (Psychology), Consumer Neuroscience (Health), Managerial Cognition

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Rajesh Gupta

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
India

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Rajesh Gupta is presently working as Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. Graduated from Govt. Engg. College, Jabalpur in 1987, Dr. Gupta did his Post Graduation in Environmental Engg. from VNIT (then VRCE) in 1990 and later PhD also from VRCE in 1996. He was Head of Civil Engineering Department during 2009-2010, and Dean (Planning and Development) during 2010-2013. His main area of interest is Water Supply, Environmental Systems Design and Modelling, Water distribution and waste water collection systems, Surge Analysis and Design of Surge Protection Systems. He has authored a book on "Analysis of Water Distribution Networks", published by Alpha-Science, UK, and Narosa Publications, India. He has published and presented over 150 papers at National and International level, Ten of which are awarded Best Paper Prizes. Dr. Gupta has guided 9 Ph.D. Scholars and more than 75 M.Tech students for their thesis and dissertation works. He is a member of BoS of various Universities and Autonomous Colleges. He is recipient of prestigious Jal Nirmalata Award and Jalsewa Award given by Indian Water Works Association for the considerable work in the area of water for improving its quality.
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Robert B Perna

Texas Institute of Rehabilitation Research
USA

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Neuropsychological Testing; Cognitive Rehabilitation; Psychopharmacology; Acquired Brain Injury; Gestational Complications as related to Brain Development and Behavior Modification.

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Robert Perna is a board certified pediatric and adult neuropsychologist and graduate school trained nurse and works at The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston Texas. He has worked in neurorehabilitation for the past 19 years. He has published clinical research on the following topics: brain injury throughout the lifespan, developmental delays, gestational exposure to anesthetics and other drugs, perinatal cyanosis, the developmental effects of child maltreatment, types of neuroplasticity, and effort testing with children. He enjoys helping patients and other authors present their best work and further our understanding of developmental neuroscience.
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Alan H Cohen

Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

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Pediatric Lung Disorders including Cystic Fibroisis, Interstitial Lung Diseases and Systemic Disorders with Pulmonary Manifestations; Respiratory infections such as RSV and influenza, as well as TB; Alveolar Lung Development and Pulmonary Hemosiderosis.

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Alan is a board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist. He currently holds an appointment as adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Dept of Pediatric Pulmonology. His career includes faculty appointments at the University of Colorado / National Jewish, as well as at Washington University, where he co-directed the largest lung transplant program in N America. He has worked and held faculty appointments at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves in both the academic/clinical care sphere for children with respiratory disorders as well as in the drug development world, having worked on novel vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, small molecules and innovative therapies for children and adults suffering from infectious diseases, sleep disorders, life-threatening pulmonary conditions and orphan diseases. He joined Eddingpharm in March 2014, as the Chief Medical Officer, and is responsible for global clinical development and medical affairs functions. He most recently served as the Executive Director of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at BoehringerIngelheim. Prior to that time he served as SVP of Medical Affairs at InterMune, VP of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at MAP as well as CMO at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He started his industry career with Medimmune as the Senior Director of Medical Affairs. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations and book chapters. He obtained his M.D. from New York Medical College and completed his medical residency and fellowship at University of Colorado Health Science Center and National Jewish Center for Immunology & Respiratory Disease.
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Khaled M El Atawi

Latifa Hospital
United Arab Emirates

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Neonatal Ventilation; Neonatal Nutrition; Brain Injury and Protection.

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Khaled El-Atawi completed PhD in Pediatrics,Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT. He completed Master Healthcare Management at Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland. He worked as Lecturer in the Academic Department of Pediatrics, Dubai Medical College. He is Regional Trainer for NRP by AAP since 2014. Pediatric Resident Supervisor and Clinical Quality Specialist at Latifa Hospital DHA. STABLE Course director in Latifa Hospital. Editorial Board member of the journal Pediatric and neonatal nursing and Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care. President of Arab Neonatal Group and Congress. International Member in American Academy in Pediatrics. Board member of Pediatric Arab Union. Member in the Scientific Board of the International Academy of Neonatology. Working with team on quality improvement projects with positive results especially on reducing incidence of severe IVH and ROP as well. Currently Acting as Consultant Neonatologist at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Latifa Hospital, DHA (DOHMS), Dubai, U.A.E.
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Claude Billeaud

Childrens Hospital of Bordeaux
France

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Claude Billeaud received his MD degree from the Medical University of Bordeaux ( France) in 1979 after a graduation in human cytogenetics (1976). He then studied pediatrics and has been the Clinical Assistant Director of Bordeaux University in the departments of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Intensive Care since 1983. He currently serves as a pediatrician in the neonatal unit at the Children�s Hospital of Bordeaux, as a scientific manager of Bordeaux-Marmande human milk bank, as a lecturer and head of research (HDR : Habilitation to direct research) in neonatal nutrition at the Medical University of Bordeaux. His particular interest in research led him to graduate in Biology and Health (1988, Bordeaux), be awarded a master in statistics applied to clinical research ( 1991, Montreal) and complete a PhD in nutrition and food science (2000, Bordeaux). Along his career he has often been invited as a guest professor specialised in nutrition and neonatology in various universities abroad ( Montreal, Corrientes in Argentina). Over the last 35 years, he has been an active member of different scientific organisations, either French, European or American, specialised in perinatal medicine (neonatology, pediatrics and nutrition). In this instance, he has served as the President of the Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (A.P.E.E) since 2008 and behalf APEE he is Member of European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP). He has also been very involved in the French human milk banking association (ADLF) for more than 10 years, sharing his academic knowledge focused in nutrition and his long clinical experience in neonatology. He is currently carrying out several researches on the composition of human milk. As an expert in nutrition and perinatal medicine, he is also the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
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Paul Burn

Sanford School of Medicine
USA

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Pediatric Diseases; Pediatric Genetics; Neonatal Care; Autoimmune Diseases; Metabolic Diseases; Endocrinology; Metabolic Disorders; Metabolic Fitness; Cardiovascular Diseases; Renal Diseases; Bone Diseases; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Inflammatory Diseases; Nutrition; Regeneration; Neonatal Diabetes; Gestational Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes; Obesity; Drug Discovery and Development; Translational Research; Clinical Research; Personalized Medicine

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Paul Burn is a successful senior scientist, leader and business executive with a lifelong mission, focus and passion of improving the human condition by delivering products, cures and care to patients and their families. As a senior executive with extensive global industry and international management experience, he has a proven track record of success in Academia, Pharmaceutical R&D, Biotech, Not-for-Profit and Integrated Health Care organizations. He designed and implemented multiple patient-centric projects which resulted in successful basic and translational research and development programs, in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, diagnostic, personalized medicine, treatment and cure areas. With over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical and nutritional R&D and academia, he spearheaded many programs, from the gene to the clinics and through marketed products in the Endocrine, Metabolic Diseases, Cardiovascular, Renal, Bone, Musculoskeletal, Inflammation, Autoimmunity, Neuroscience, Dermatology, Oncology and Womens Health therapeutic areas. Under his leadership multiple programs resulted in the successful identification of clinical candidate molecules, their evaluation in humans and subsequent market introduction. Most recently he served as Professor of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and as Scientific Founder, CEO and President of Metabolic Health & Fitness. In addition, he was the acting Chair and Director of The Sanford Project at Sanford Health, the largest rural health care provider in the US. He also serves on several Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards of Universities, Biotech companies and Government agencies. Prior to joining Sanford Health and the Sanford School of Medicine, he gained extensive international leadership and R&D experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry, in Academia, Not-for-Profit and Health Care organizations. He served in the position of Senior Vice President of Research & Development at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF); at Hoffman-La Roche as the Global Head for the Metabolic Diseases Therapeutic Area and as Vice President of Biotechnology; at Eli Lilly & Company where he performed as the Vice President of Endocrine Research & Clinical Investigation; as Vice President of Research & Development for the Nutrition division at Monsanto/Pharmacia; and as Vice President of Metabolic Disease Research & Development at Bayer Health Care. Previously, he held positions at various academic institutions, including the University of California, San Diego, CA and the University of Basel, Switzerland. He authored more than a hundred articles in some of the most prestigious scientific journals.
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Halaba Zenon

Wroclaw Medical University
Poland

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Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity; Disorders Associated with Abnormal Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis in Newborn Babies; The Pathophysiologic Consequences of Hypophosphatemia in Critically ill Children; Vitamin D Action; Deficiency Calcemic and Pleiotropic Effects; The Assessment of Skeletal Status in Children and Adolescents by Quantitative Ultrasound; The Use of Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Diseases in Newborn Infants.

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Zenon Piotr Halaba is an assistant professor of Neonatology at the Wroclaw Medical University. He has clinical expertise in the care of extremely preterm baby, the management of metabolic bone diseases of prematurity and clinical disorders associated with abnormal calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. He also has expertise in the clinical use of quantitative ultrasound of bone and osteoporosis in the developmental period. His research interests are focused on the new method of diagnosing osteopenia of prematurity, the pathophysiologic consequences of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children and the assessment of skeletal status in children and adolescents. He graduated from Silesian School of Medicine in Zabrze. He started a residency in Paediatrics at the Silesian Centre of Paediatrics in Zabrze in 1983. He did a Paediatric Surgery residency at the Clinical Department of Paediatric Surgery in Zabrze from 1985 to 1989. He went on to complete basic and higher specialist training in Neonatology in Zabrze and Bytom, completing this in 2010. He published many manuscripts, especially in the areas of quantitative ultrasound of bone and metabolic bone diseases in children and adolescents. He has been invited to lecture about these topics in several institutions. He received his MD and PhD from Medical School of Silesia and his habilitation (the highest academic qualification) from Medical University of Bialystok in 2009.
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Makki Hameed

Olaya Medical Complex
UK

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Mamdouh Gaafar

Zagazig University
Egypt

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Neonatology; Neonatal Sepsis; Nosocomial Infection and Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia.

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Michael Obrowski

Obrowski Biomedical Research
Poland

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General Surgery; Fetal Surgery; Plastic Surgery, Obs/Gynae.

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Alexander KC Leung

The University of Calgary
Canada

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Ambulatory Care Pediatrics and Pediatric Dermatology.

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Alexander K.C. Leung, a holder of MBBS, DCH(Lond & Irel), FRCPC; FRCP(UK & Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP degrees, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary, Medical Director at the Asian Medical Centre which is affiliated with the University of Calgary Medical Clinic, and Pediatric Consultant at the Alberta Childrens Hospital. He is the author of over 2400 scientific publications including 331 chapters and 9 books. He has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine; Advances in Therapy, Consultant; Consultant for Pediatricians; Canadian Journal of Diagnosis; Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery; Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic, & Immune Drug Discovery; Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER) of the American College of Physicians; Open Pediatric Medicine Journal; Open Journal of Pediatrics; Case Reports in Pediatrics; Current Pediatric Reviews; Canadian Journal of Continuous Medical Education; Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development; Frontiers in Public Health; International Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health; International Open Journal of Clinical Practice; Clinics in Mother and Child Health; Austin Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Care; Journal of Neonatology and Clinical Pediatrics; Pediatrics and Neonatal Biology, and Pediatrics; Neonatal Nursing Open Journal; Scientific Reviewer, The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology; Aperito Journal of Dermatology; Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care; International Journal of Pediatric Health Care & Advancements; Peertechz Journal of Pediatric Therapy, Clinical Case Reports and Reviews, and SM Journal of Case Reports. He is the associate editor of the Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology; and the Indian Journal of Child Health as well as the section editor of Consultant for Pediatricians, Consultant, and British Journal of Science and Technology. He is the editor of the following books: Common Problems in Ambulatory Pediatrics; Acne: Causes, Treatment and Myths; Food Allergy; and Atopic Dermatitis: a Review for the Primary Care Physician. He has served on many committees, including the Ad Hoc Committee on Playground Safety of the Alberta Medical Association, the Committee on Child Health of the Alberta Medical Association, Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, the Physicians Ad Hoc Committee on Education of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, the Nutrition Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) Development Committee for the Medical Specialists of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. He also serves on the Grant Review Board and Referee Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR. He is a founding council member of the Hong Kong Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Society.
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Nader Elgharably

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
UK

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Clinical Interests;All General Paediatrics & Neonatal Problems. Children: Reflux (Renal& Gastric);Respiratory (Asthma, Allergy, recurrent cough)Poor Feeding & Growth;Vitamins deficiency Constipation;Enuresis (wetting) Infection; Neonatal Problems: Full baby examination;Small babies;Nutritional support Allergy;Gastrointestinal problems;Respiratory problems;Blood disorders;Renal problems

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I have been working as a Paediatrician since 1990 and have Broad exposure to different Paediatric and neonatal problems through my experience of work both overseas and in England. I had my specialty training in London Deanery and certified from the post-graduate medical education board as Paediatric Specialist with Neonatal interest. I have been working in England since 1999 and speak both English and Arabic. Professional memberships General Medical Council Royal college of Paediatrics and Child Health Medical Protection Society
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Matouk M Zbaeda

Consultant Paediatrician and Chief of Paediatrics at Al-ain Hospital,
U.A.E

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• Diploma in Child Health (DCH), University College Dublin, Ireland, 1986 • Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH), Royal College of Physicians, London, 1988 • Master of Science (MSc), University College London, 1989 • Master of Medical Science (MMedSci), University College Galway, Ireland, 1991 • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI), Dublin, Ireland, 1993 • Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (MRCPCH), UK, 1997 • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI), 1999 Dr Matouk Zbaeda is a senior Paediatrician who is well known in the Al-ain community and a leading figure in Child Health Services in UAE. Qualified from Tripoli Libya in 1983 and after a short period of work locally he started his postgraduate training in Ireland in 1985, rotated in teaching hospitals during SHO & Registrar jobs and finished his senior registrar training in northwest of England. Dr Matouk Zbaeda was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, UK in June 1995, during which he held many management positions including Clinical Director for Paediatric Services in the same Trust until he taken an early retirement and moved into UAE in January 2010. In UAE, Dr Matouk started as a Senior Consultant Paediatrician at Al-ain Hospital with special interest in Chest Medicine & Asthma. In Jan 2013 he taken the job of Medical Director at Amana Health Care until September 2013 when he moved back to Al-ain Hospital to take the post of Head of Paediatrics.
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Rita Prasad Verma

Nassau County University Medical Center
USA

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Extremely premature neonates (birth weight < 1000 g), Fluids and Electrolytes Management of the Extremely low birth weight Neonates, Placental Histopathology, Maternal Tocolysis and Neonatal Effects, Hypotension in the Extremely Premature Infants, Neonatal Epidemiology.

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Rita P Verma completed her medical education in India with honors and trained in Pediatrics at the State University of New York Hospital and School of Medicine at Syracuse, New York. She completed her specialization in Neonatal-perinatal medicine as a fellow at the University of Illinois Hospital and School of Medicine at Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatology by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American sub-Board of Neonatal perinatal Medicine. She started her academic career as an assistant professor of Pediatrics and attending Neonatologist at the Hahnemann University School of medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She subsequently joined the State University of New York School of medicine (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY and the University of Maryland School of medicine at Baltimore, Maryland as associate professor of Pediatrics and attending Neonatologist. She served as the director of the Neonatology Follow up Program at the SUNY, Stony Brook University Hospital and as the associate director of the Neonatology Fellowship Program at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, where she was specifically responsible for the supervision and completion of the scholarly activities of the in-training neonatology fellows under the program. She is a fellow of the American academy of Pediatrics and has participated in several policy making activities of the academy, for which she has received recognition. She is also a member of the Fetus and the Newborn subcommittee, Critical Care subcommittee and the Neonatal Epidemiology committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a scientific abstract reviewer for presentation for both Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Society of Pediatrics research (SPR), Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is a peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts for publication in several national and international journals of Neonatal-perinatal medicine as well as of Pediatrics. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatal care and serves as an editor for the neonatology section. She has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, which are published in various national and international journals, and has presented many abstracts at the highest scientific conferences in the USA, such as the SPR, PAS and Annual AAP Scientific meetings. She has mentored and contributed to the academic growth of many Pediatrics residents and Neonatology fellows, who are successfully working at various academic and executive positions across the country. Currently she is working as an attending neonatologist and the director of research in the department of pediatrics at the Nassau County University Hospital, State University of New York, East Meadow, NY. She is a member of the Residents Clinical Competency and Milestones Committee, as well as the institutional review board for human and animal research. She continues to contribute to the academic activities of the department and the university by way of training and mentoring residents, conducting research and publishing scientific articles in her field of interest.
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Yasser Nakhlawi

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Cleveland Clinic
United Arab Emirates

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Yasser Nakhlawi is an international expert and Consultant for the UNISEF in the area of Child abuse and Neglect Prevention and Child Rights and Advocacy. Currently he is a Pediatric Consultant at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He served as the Chairman of the Pediatric Institute 2011- 2013. He worked as senior consultant in Pediatrics and Neonatology at the American Hospital Dubai, UAE. He was in private practice at Alexandria Pediatrics, LLC, and also he was the Director of Medical Service at Pinecrest Developmental Center at Pineville, LA. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescents Medicine at Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans Louisiana.
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Sridhar Kalyanasundaram

Consultant Neonatologist and Director of Neonatology at American Hospital
U.A.E

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Non invasive ventilation; neonatal jaundice and neuro development.

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completed his basic medical training from India in 1995 as the best outgoing student from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. He qualified in Paediatrics (JIPMER, Pondicherry) and Neonatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh) in India. He completed the MRCPCH (UK) and obtained entry into the General Medical council Specialist register in UK (CCST) in 2005. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) (UK) in 2006. He worked as a Specialist Registrar in Neonatology at Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital, Cambridge, UK from 2004 to 2005. From Mid 2005 till August 2012, Dr. Sridhar worked as a Consultant Neonatologist in a level 3 Neonatal unit at Wishaw General Hospital near Glasgow, UK following which he moved to AHD, Dubai. He is an examiner for MRCPCH clinical examination since 2010 and is NRP instructor as well. His special interest includes neurodevelopment and respiratory support in neonates and has many peer reviewed publications.
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John Hudson Garrett

PDI and Nice Pak
USA

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Patient Safety; Neonatal Skin Care; Infection Prevention and Control; Infectious Diseases; Vascular Access.

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Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Vice President, Clinical Affairs for PDI and Nice Pak, and is responsible for the global Clinical Affairs program and also the Medical Science Liaison program for all divisions within the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and Nursing, a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program. He is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. He currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Subcommittee, as President of the Board of Directors, for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, is the past Education Chair for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Professionals In Infection Control and Epidemiology Board of Directors, a National Faculty Member for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, President of the Board of Directors, for the Southeast Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, the Industry Liaison for the Board of Directors for the Association for the Healthcare Environment, a member of the Clinical Practices Advisory Committee for the Association for Vascular Access, and a past member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. In addition, he received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2011 in recognition for his advancement of critical care nursing and infection prevention. He also serves as the Industry Liaison for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Board of Directors, and is the lead faculty member for the Association for the Healthcare Environment’s Online Certificate Program in the Essentials of Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals. He is also a two time nominee for the Association for Vascular Access Herbst Award. He also served as a reviewer for the 2013 Best Practices in Adult Peripheral Vascular Access Resource Guide for the Association of Vascular Access, and is currently the second author for the second revision of the Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Organization Guidelines which is scheduled to be released in 2015 and also an author for the AVA CVC Best Practices Resource guide. He was also recognized as a 2013 “Who’s Who in Infection Prevention and Control” by Infection Control Magazine. He has published in many publications including Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Assisted Living Journal, and in the American Journal of Long Term Care, American Journal of Critical Care, and also in several Mosby Saunders medical textbooks. He previously served as a member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, and also an author for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Practice Guidance for Environmental Cleaning. He also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Vascular Access, Association for Vascular Access EVAN Newsletter, OSAP Newsletter, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, the Journal of Infusion Nursing, and The Director Journal. He is currently an active member of many professional organizations including: Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Association for the Healthcare Environment, the Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association for Vascular Access, Infusion Nurses Society, the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Medical Directors Association, American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses, the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Associations of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
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Taieb Chouikh

Robert Ballanger Hospital
France

Research Interest:
Scientific Research and the Areas of Neonatal Surgery, Mini Invasiv Surgery and Pediatric Urology.

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Yan Wang

Shanghai HongCi Childrens Hospital
China

Research Interest:
Lung and Cardiovascular Biology; Antioxidant Enzymes and Oxidative Stress Study; Gene Therapy; Pharmacology Application; Project Management and Advancement Study in Basic Research to Clinical Therapy.

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Yan Wang obtained her Medical Bachelor Degree in 1990 and PhD in Respiratory and Emergency Medicine in 1998 from China; and she has her Post-Doctoral program training in America since 2000 to 2004. She has engaged in Medical activities on basic and clinical about 30 years longer. She has aboard experience in biological research and clinical therapy, and has taken responsibility on varied projects on gene therapy, antioxidative stress or pharmacy clinical observation previously. She has been committee member and regular membership in medical societies in America and China for a longer time. She is currently working as a Professor and Doctor at different Journal Presses and Hospitals, since longer time, she has been appointment as attending doctor in the department of ICU, Pulmonary or Dean officer in hospitals. In Summary, her contribution and achievement to Medicine bring her more benefit and honor.
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Nicoletta M Iacovidou

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greece

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Resuscitation

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Nicoletta Iacovidou studied medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and she received her MD Degree in 1982. Following that she worked as a Research Fellow of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at McGill University, Montreal, Canada for 3 years. She then trained for four years in Pediatrics at Aghia Sophia Childrens Hospital, Athens, Greece. After passing the State Board Exams, she specialized in Neonatology at St Marys Hospital, Manchester and The Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, UK. She acquired the Greek State Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care and worked for 16 years as a Neonatologist in NICUs of State and Private Hospitals in Athens. In 2006 she was appointed as a Lecturer in Pediatrics-Neonatology at the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since July 2010 she was upgraded to an Assistant Professor. As of February 2014 she works at the same grade, at the Neonatal Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at Aretaieio Hospital and in June 2014 she acquired tenure. She is the Course Director of Newborn Life Support (NLS) Course of the European Resuscitation Council in Greece, and she is a member of the International Course Committee for the NLS of the European Resuscitation Council. She is Faculty to undergraduate students (medical students- Undergraduate Elective Program Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation). She also teaches residents in Pediatrics, and she is faculty to Postgraduate students (in 3 Msc Programs and in PhD programs). She trains residents in General Practice, physicians in the program of Emergency Prehospital Care organized by the National Center of Emergency Care, paramedics in the program of Emergency Prehospital Care organized by the National Center of Emergency Care, administrative healthcare personnel, pediatricians in the private sector and midwives and nurses. Since 2009 when she first implemented NLS course in Greece she has trained in neonatal resuscitation more than thousand healthcare personnel involved in perinatal medicine. She has also been invited abroad to teach or direct NLS Course.
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Osama Arafa

Port-Fouad general hospital
Egypt

Research Interest:
Neonatology; General Pediatrics; Allergy; Immunology; Infectious Disease.

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Osama Arafa is PHD certified in Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric critical care. His current job is a pediatric consultant and as well as the head of pediatric department in port Fouad hospital and Vice President of port saed neonatology group more than 25 year experience in pediatrics and neonatal care and member of Egyptian society of neonatal and preterm ESNPC and member of Egyptian society of allergy and immunology ESPAI. More than 250 hours of continuous medical education hours. Trainer for joiners physician in NRP, PALS programs. Founder of my child today blog for health education. Speaker in many conference & round table discussion. President of Port Said Pediatric Conference.
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Catherine Caronia

GoodSamaritan Hospital Medical Center
USA

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Current research interests surround the care provided to patients as a whole including that associated with patient centered medical care especially care of the medically complex patient and the stress placed upon the patients, families and the providers in caring for these children.

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Caronia have been recruited to join Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in 1997. She is responsible for the development of Good Samaritan’s highly advanced pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and the recruitment of additional board certified critical care physicians who provide quality pediatric care to the communitys pediatric patients. The PICU at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is the only dedicated ICU for children on Suffolk’s south shore. In addition she coordinated the development of Pediatric Specialty services at Good Samaritan Hospital such that board certified physicians dedicated to pediatric care in Suffolk and Nassau County now provide a wide degree of services. These specialty care services are available to care for the pediatric patient requiring in-patient care as well as outpatient care provided at the Good Samaritan Hospital Center for Pediatric Specialty Care. She served as the first female President of the Medical Staff and Board of Good Samaritan Hospital from 2010 to 2012. She continues on in her roles as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman of Good Samaritan’s Department of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services. She continues to strategically grow and develop pediatric and educational services that will support healthcare and the primary care physicians in Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
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Harish Rao

Penn State Hershey Childrens Hospital
USA

Research Interest:
Pediatric airway disorders; Asthma; Cystic Fibrosis; Neuromuscular disorders ; Pulmonary Function tests; Sleep disordered breathing in children; Circadian rhythm disorders; Parasomnias; Sleep disorders in children

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Main Masarweh

Private Clinic In Amman
Jordan

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QUALIFICATIONS: Jordanian Board, Paediatric Surgery Jordan Medical Council Mar/2004 ,FRCSEd Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh Apr/2000 jordanian Board, General Surgery Jordan Medical Council Sept/1997 ,CHSM/GS Certificate Of Higher Specialization In General Surgery The University Of Jordan Jun/1997 ,MB BS Jordan University Of Science &Technology Jun/1991 ,FMGEMS (II) Education Commission Of Foreign Medical Students/ USA Jan/1992. POST GRADUATE TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Present Post02/09/2006 To Date ,Consultant Paediatric Surgery/Oncosurgery, Chief Paediatric Surgery ,King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan, Previous Appointments 13/05/2002-01/08/2006, Consultant, Paediatric Surgery/ Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan University of Science & Technology Irbid, Jordan 15/10/2001- 28/04/2002, Specialist Registrar / Paediatric Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Neonatal Surgery, King’s College Hospital/London, UK 11/10/1999- 15/10/2001,Specialist Registrar/ Paediatric Surgery, General Paediatric & Paediatric Urology Surgery, Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital/ Brighton, UK 22/03/1999- 10/10/1999, Clinical Fellow/Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital Lewisham/London, UK 01/11/1997-16/03/1999,Full-Time Lecturer /Paediatric Surgery, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Princess Rahma Teaching Hospital for Sick Children Irbid, Jordan,01/07/1994-30/06/1997,Senior Resident (SpR)/ General Surgery, The University Of Jordan, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan,01/07/1992-30/06/1994,Junior Resident (SHO)/General Surgery, The University Of Jordan ,Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan 01/07/1991-30/06/1992, Internship (House Officer),Madaba Governmental Hospital Madaba, Jordan.
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Antonio Cutrupi

Le Betulle
Italy

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Mohamed E Hassan

Zagazig University, Egypt

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Robert Hamilton

The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

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Hany Aly

GW Medical Faculty Associates
USA

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Prithvi Narayan

St Christophers Hospital for Children
USA

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Harish Rao

Penn State Hershey Childrens Hospital
USA

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Jesus Gomez Plascencia y Castillo

Comprehensive Care Center neuropaediatric
Mexico

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Vivek Gharpure

Childrens Surgical Hospital
India

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Research Interest: Neonatal nutrition

Research Interest: Life and earth sciences, Economic and environmental sustainability, soil conservation and water use efficiency, soils, root systems, and crop residues

Research Interest: Pediatric Liver Diseases; H. pylori in Children; Celiac Disease; Constipation; Pediatric Malnutrition; Infant and Toddlers Formulas.

Research Interest: Pediatric Urology; Rare Genitourinary Anomalies;Neonatal Surgery; Hirschsprung�s Disease.

Research Interest: Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Lactoferrin; Neonatal Jaundice: Neonatal Sepsis; Perinatology; Chlorhexidine

Research Interest: Primary Immunodeficiences; Pediatric Rheumatology; Infectious Diseases.

Research Interest: Pediatric Neurology: Autism Espectre Disorders (AED); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Child Epilepsy; Cerebral Palsy.

Research Interest: Congenital Heart Disease; Cardiac Imaging; Reference Values for Cardiac Structures, Function and Hemodynamics; Conjoined Twins.

Research Interest: Pediatric Neonatal and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Research Interest: Pediatric Surgery Management and Development.