Editorial Board

Editors

Emilia Ripoll

Rocky Mountain Kidney Stone Center, USA

Research Interest:
Urology and Urologic oncology,

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She has been practicing urology and urologic oncology in the Denver metro area for 25 years. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine with honors, As an American Urological Association Foundation Scholar, She researched genetic predisposition and the role of proto-oncogenes in the development of prostate cancer. She had a special interest in brachytherapy, high frequency ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy and other focal and minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer. She is writing two research protocols for the use of PRP in the prevention of ED in patients with prostate cancer undergoing radiation treatment and a second study, using PRP, for the reversal of ED in patients who have already undergone external radiation as a definitive treatment for prostate cancer.
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Sarfraz Ahmad

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Hospital
United Kingdom

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Yoshihide Ogawa

Musashino Tokushukai Hospital, Japan

Research Interest:
Urolithiasis and oxalate metabolism; Kidney transplantation; Pediatric urology

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Dan Spernat

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Australia

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Giorgio Bozzini

IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
Italy

Research Interest:
Uro-Oncology; Infertility; Uro-Gynaecology, Testicular Cancer, Nodal involvement in prostatic cancer, Urological procedures in pregnant women, Engineering application in Urology, ALF X application in Robotic Surgery

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Physician specialist surgeon in Urology and Andrology: Surgeon registered with the Milan Doctors. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan; Private practice at: Medical center Lombardo, Milan Humanitas Mater Domini, Castellanza, Varese La Quiete clinic Surgeries, Varese Istituto Clinico San Carlo, Busto Arsizio
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Juan Manuel Villamizar

Hospital Verge de la Cinta
Spain

Research Interest:
Prostate focal therapies: Laser enucleation

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Eduard Ruiz Castane

Fundacio Puigvert
Spain

Research Interest:
Urology, Nephrology, Andrology, Clinical psychology, Anaesthesiology, Radiology

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Jorge Martinez de Hurtado

Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón
Spain

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Dejan Spasovski

University Clinical Centre-Mother Theresa
Republic of Macedonia

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The research interest of the scientist is Rheumatology

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Dr.Dejan Spasovski is from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. His postgraduate studies and training in Rheumatology were undertaken at the University Hospital in Skopje His Master Degree of Medical Science in Rheymatology was earned at the University of Skopje and the PhD at the Universities of Skopje. His academic carrier is supported by more than 50 published articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed and national journals, and many lectures on topics related to rheumatology , especially drug induced kidney disease. He has authored of several research articles/books related to Rheumatology.Dr. Dejan Spasovski is currently working at Department of Rheumatology, University Clinical Centre, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
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Johan Rosman

The University of Western Australia
Australia

Research Interest:
Acute & Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis Treatment, Hypertension, Immigration Tests, Inherited Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis), Kidney Transplant, Renal Failure, Renal Medicine

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Prof Johan Rosman is a FRACP qualified Nephrologist, also called Renal physician. He is a strong believer that medicine can only be practised correctly in cooperation with you, your GP and everybody else who you think is relevant. He cares about his patients and will be there to support you through every step of your health journey. He believes in the patient being an active part of their own treatment and will dedicate almost a full hour in your first consultation to get aqn understanding of your history and all aspects of your health right, looking further than just your kidneys or blood pressure. His approach is to always explain in detail everything you need to know about your kidney problems or about your blood pressure.
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Michael Samarinas

Univeristy of Thessaly
Greece

Research Interest:
Investigations for functional urology and Neurourology; Clinical protocols regarding male and female voiding dysfunction

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Michael Samarinas is an Urologist, expertizing in Functional Urology, while investigating for research and clinical protocols and participating in working groups for international publications. He is, also, a skilled surgeon especially in the area of resolving problems related with neurourology. He has graduated from the Medical School of the University of Thessaly in Larissa, Greece in 2004 and his first job was as a General Practitioner in the Greek Province, as it is been officially requisitioned by the Greek Health System. Next, he worked as a General Surgery Resident in the Pediatric Hospital of Patras, Greece, been specially focused on the Pedourological cases. After his military service, he has been employed as a Urology Resident in the General Hospital of Larissa, Greece and finally as a Urology Resident in the University Hospital of Larissa, Greece, from which he has been approved as a Specialist in Urology. Nowadays, he is a fellower in Functional Urology in the Urological Department of UZ Gent Hospital in Belgium. He is also a PhD student and this period he is proceeding his investigations for this study, as well as for new researching areas that he is participating in. He has a good amount of international and national publications and his presence in European or local congresses is constant and creative with a lot of abstracts and presentations. He is a reviewer in Journals with impact factor. He is an adequate and skilled surgeon having performed or assisted in a lot of operations, mainly focus on them who have to deal ad solve functional problems of the urinary. He is continuing his expertizing in functional urology and research in neurourology. He is very keen on collaborating with you as an Editor in your Journal.
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Dr. Emad K Hasan Albasry

Bahrain Military Hospital, Bahrain

Research Interest:
urology

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Refaat Abusamra

Misrurata Cancer Center
Libya

Research Interest:
Urolithiasis; Urooncology

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Refaat abusamra is assistant professor of urology at the University of Misrata, Libya. He was born in 1968 in Cairo, Egypt. He is a Palestinian and he lives & studied in Libya. He received his B.S from alarab medical university (Benghazi University) in 1992 and M.D. from Arab board of medical specialties at Syria 2002. Before eventually becoming resident doctor At the surgery emergency department (aljala hospital) in 1994 till 1997. After that in urology department alhawary hospital 1998 till 2003 when he become a specialist. Then he worked in another city (sirte) where he started in Sirte University as lecturer in urology 2003 & specialist urologist at ibn sena teaching hospital. He worked more in endourology & eswl for urolithiasis. in 2009 I was ranked to assistant professor . In2012 I started work at misrata cancer center as urology consultant up to now in addition to teaching, He did a lot of open urology operations minor & major beside all procedures of endourolgy. He presented a lot of scientific papers in national congresses. He was a course director for first national endourology course with hands on training & live pcnl & urs surgery. Currently he still resides in misrta since 2012 with his family.
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Mohammed Said ElSheemy

Cairo University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Endourology, Stones, SWL; Pediatric Urology; Renal transplantation; Female Urology and pelvic floor dysfunctions; Urodynamics and Neurourology

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After obtaining his medical degree from Cairo University in 1999, Mohammed ElSheemy earned a Master of Science then Doctor of Medicine in Urology in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor of Urology at Cairo University, Egypt. He is a member of the pediatric renal transplantation team that started this program in 2010 in the Aboul-Riche Children hospital, Cairo University. Based on his research, a surgeon tailored ordinary polypropylene mesh was inserted as a mid-urethral tape for treatment of SUI using his own-designed (with his team) helical passers with marked decrease in the cost of treatment. His research includes also endourology, urolithisis, SWL, pediatric urology, pediatric renal transplantation, female urology and pelvic floor dysfunctions and urodynamics. An important part of his research was on calcular anuria in children and infants which resulted for the 1st time in a protocol for management depending on severity of obstruction, size and site of stones, and renal functions. He has published several scientific papers and book chapters and serve as an editor or international reviewer in several scientific journals. These research activities was supported by several courses in scientific writing and advanced statistical analysis. He is a member of several societies in Urology including European Association of Urology (EAU) and European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU). He has served as Assistant-Secretary of Peditric Urology Section of Egyptian Urological Association (EUA). In addition to research activities, he has a long experience in undergraduate and resident training and teaching.
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Hosni Salem

Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine
Egypt

Research Interest:
Endourology; Infertility

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Hosni Khairy earned his MD. in Urology from Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He is currently a Professor of Urology & Andrology at Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, where he is involved in formulating the curricular and training programs for residents, postgraduates, as well as research programs. He is the Director of the Laboratory and Biological Animal Research centre (LBARC), Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University. He is also a member of the committee of scientific research in Kasr Al Ainy hospital, Cairo University. A member of the committee concerned with the scientific animal research. He is also the head of the Egyptian society for uro-oncology since 2014. He is an active member of the American urological association (AUA), uropean urological association (EAU) ,Socitee International de Urologie (SIU) , society of endourology, international society of sexual medicine (ISSM), Egyptian urological association (EUA) , and Arab association of urology (AAU). He is a reviewer in more than 13 international urology journals and he is also a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of cancer case reports, American journal of clinical cancer research, cancer epidemiology and prevention,the Clinical Medicine Insights: Reproductive Health journal, Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research ,Journal of Acute Disease, JARS journal, and Kasr Al Ainy Medical journal. He is a senior Judges in the Intel ISEF-Egypt for the science and engineering innovations. He is the founder and Head of the EARN Association. He is the vice director of the RT Program in The faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He is a member of Board of the Scientific Research Committee of Post Graduate Research, Cairo University. Further, he is a contributor to three international text books in pediatric field. He is the recipient of multiple national, regional, and international awards in recognition of his contributions to the practice and teaching of urology. He is the author of 47 articles published in the many renowned international urology journals and 20 articles in national urology journals the citation of his researches reaches 220. He had more than 30 abstracts presented in 21 international congresses in the field of urology (AUA, EAU, SIU, ESPU, and SUO), 8 of them were lectures and 3 of them received the best poster prize. His biblography is included in the 2008, 2009 and 2011 editions of "Whos Who in the World". He was awarded the Cairo University National Encourage Prize for Medical Science, 2007. He was awarded the Cairo University National Promotion Prize for Medical Science, 2010. He was awarded the Best Poster presentation in ENDOUROLOGY session in 23rd European Association of Urology Conference (Milan, Italy, March, 2008).He was also awarded the Best Poster presentation in INFERTILITY session in 23rd European Association of Urology Conference (Milan, Italy, March, 2008) he was awarded the Best Poster presentation in STONE DISEASE session in 103rd American Urological Association (Orlando, Florida, USA, May, 2008). He was awarded the prize of the best paper in the field of urology from the Egyptian urological association 2009. He shared actively in more than 20 international and national workshops. He was granted two projects as a principle investigator from the USA through the ministry of international cooperation and the other project from the Cairo University research support program.
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Hesham Mohamed hussienabdelkawyhassan

Cairo University, Isreal

Research Interest:
Nephrology

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Hesham Mohamed hussienabdelkawyhassan is an Egyptian physician, He studied medicine at Cairo University (M.D., 1994), He studied trained and earned Master in Nephrology and renal dialysis with training in Lion – France and laterPhD clinically attached in Kidney transplantation from Pisa University, Pisa, Italy. He also published my papers in reputed journals. He had extensive experience in nephrology, renal replacement therapies and transplantation
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Dhinakar Logesan

Sultan Qaboos Hospital & Badr Al Samaa Pvt. Hospital
Oman

Research Interest:
Upper urinary tract endo-urological procedures like PCNL,Flexi and Rigid Ureteroscopies

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Dhinakar Logesan Born on 27/09/1958 in Chennai, South India. Basic Medical education,Surgical Training and Urological Training at the Madras Medical College, Chennai.Served as Assistant professor in Urology at Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital,Chennai for over 10years.Left for Oman and employed as Senior Specialist in Urology and subsequently promoted to Senior Consultant Urologist, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman where I have served for 16years and am still serving till date.I also work as a Consultant Urologist in the evenings in a private Hospital in my place namely Badr Al Samaa Pvt. Hospital. My present area of interest are upper urinary tract endo-urological procedures like PCNL,Flexi and Rigid Ureteroscopies.Trained in Laparoscopic Urology. During his tenure in Oman, he successfully completed the MRCS( Edinburgh). He hold a full registration with the General Medical Council of UK. Have published articles of prospective studies in Oman Medical Journal and Online journals.Published a prospective study of Ureteroscopies done in the department in Oman Medical Journal. Have published article on Modified Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy in an Online Journal. Have attended numerous training programs in Laparoscopy in urology at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam,Netherlands, University of Leipzig, Germany and at Coimbatore, India, recently. He was keen to develop his skills in Laparoscopy and subsequently gain expertise in Robotics. Have attended a number of national and International Urological Conferences and workshops. Conducted a Flexi-Ureteroscopy and Laser workshop at my Hospital.Prof. Olivier Traxer, an eminent endo-urologist performed the Laser procedures which was attended by almost all Urologists from Oman. He would like to work in the UK as a Consultant Urologists if job prospects are offered. He Married. His Wife Dr. Manjula is a Senior Specialist Radiologist working at the same Hospital In, Salalah, Oman. His son is a Canadian citizen and a University Student presently in Canada
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Mohamed Galal Elsheikh

Cairo University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Renal stones; Urethral reconstruction; Prostatic surgery; Renal transplantation

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Mohammed Aziz

Menofia University
Egypt

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Bruno Jorge Pereira

Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira
Portugal

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Basim Saleh Alsaywid

King Abdulaziz Medical City
Saudi Arabia

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Ayman Stephanos

NMC Hospital
Romania

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W Prasetyawan

Kanujoso Djatiwibowo General Hospital
Indonesia

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Mohamed Atef

Egyptian hospital-Emergency& Relief Agency-Arab Medical Union

Research Interest:
Bladder Cancer, endoscopes, Laparoscopy, Nephrectomies, Pyeloplasty

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After obtaining his Bachelor degree of medicine and surgery (M.B.B.CH) from Cairo University in Egypt in 2004, Dr. Mohamed joined the Egyptian Ministry of Health to work as a general practitioner. Between August 2008 and February 2009, he had a great opportunity to join the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces in Sudan as a medical officer (United Nations Mission in Sudan, UNMIS). He started his speciality in Urology in Shebeen El-Koom teaching hospital, Montoya, Egypt, in April 2009 where he finished his residency training program in urology in this (700 bed) hospital in January 2014.After that he worked at Al-Bagoor general hospital, Egyptian Ministry of Health, as a urology specialist. During his residency program he succeeded in getting his Master degree of urology from Cairo university in 2012 and his thesis was about cancer bladder in Egypt. Also he got the honor to work as a paediatric urology resident for about 6 years (from 2009 to 2015) with Professor Mohamed Eissa at his private hospital (Kids Hospital),He is the Head of Egyptian Urology Association(EUA), Head of Pan African Urology Surgeons Association (PAUSA) and the pioneer of paediatric urology in Egypt and the Middle East. To be mentioned, Dr Mohamed Atef had the pleasure to work at the Egyptian Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. This hospital is a part of Development and Relief Sector of Arab Medical Union (a non-profit organisation), where he was the only urology doctor at this (100 bed) hospital for about one and half years (from April 2015 to November 2016). During this period he examined more than 4000 patients in outpatient clinic, and performed more than 350 different adult and paediatric urological operations like stones, nephrectomies, prostatectomies, hypospadias, pyeloplasty, undescended testes ….etc.Because of lack of resources specially robots, endoscopes, and laparoscopy, all these operations were done by open surgery.
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Associate Editors

Research Interest: General Urology; Voiding dysfunction; female Urology

Research Interest: Reconstructive Urology; Buccal Mucosal Urethroplasty; Uro-Oncology

Research Interest: Urology, Nephrology, Hematology

Research Interest: Pediatric Urology; Uro-oncology; Endourology; Andrology

Research Interest: Uro-oncology; Endo-urology