Dermatology Open Journal

Editorial Board


Dermatology - Open Journal


               Co-Editor-in-Chief

Claudio Feliciani, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Dermatology Clinic
University of Parma
Via Gramsci 14-43126 Parma, Italy


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND EMPLOYEMENT


• (1988) Graduated in Medicine and surgery at the University G. DAnnunzio Chieti G.dAnnunzio. Final thesis in Dermatology title: Mycosis Fungoides
• (1989-1991) Post doctoral fellowship at the McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and University of Toronto, Canada
• (1992) Specialist in Dermatology at the University G. DAnnunzio Chieti, with score 70/70, thesis The skin immune system
• (1993) Assistant Professor at the University G. DAnnunzio Chieti
• (1993) Post doctoral fellowship at the University of Ulm, Germany
• (1994) Post doctoral fellowship at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
• (2002) Master in Allergology
• (1996-1997) Sabbatic year at the Universtat Phillipps in Marburg
• (2003) GCP Good clinical practice course
• (2003-10) Associate Professor at University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
• (2010-2013) Director of the school of specialization in Dermatology and Venereology, Rome
• (2014) Associate Professor University of Parma

               Associate Editors

Besma Ben Dhaou Hmaidi, MBBS

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Habib Thameur Hospital
Tunis, Tunisia


EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• MBBS from Medicine University of Tunisia (June 1990)
• Internal Medicine Specialist certificate from Tunisia Healthcare Authority (September 1997)
• Assistant of Internal medicine, Department of internal Medicine, University of Tunis (October 2004)
• Associate Professor of Internal medicine, Department of internal Medicine, Medicine University of Tunis (December 2012)
• Geriatric Masters from Medicine University of Tunisia (2003/2005)
• Certificate of complementary studies: Infectious disease in intensive care from Medicine University of Tunisia (2007/2009)

Nabanita Mukherjee, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Dermatology
Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado
1201 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80204, USA


Dr. Mukherjee currently working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Dermatology at University of Colorado Denver. The aim of her current research project is to understand the mechanisms involved in melanoma chemoresistance and to develop methods to reverse the resistance of melanoma to therapy. She serve as a reviewer in multiple cancer journals. She obtained her PhD degree in Neuroscience from University of Vermont under the guidance of Dr. Eugene R. Delay. Her dissertation project was designed to look at the effects of chemotherapy drugs on the afferent taste signaling pathway. Previously, she obtained her Bachelors and Masters degree from University of Calcutta, India.

Hashim Mohamed, MBBch

Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar
Senior Consultant Family Medicine
Education City, Al Luqta St, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION


• (1987-1993) MBBCh, BAO Royal college of surgeons Ireland


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (2011-Present) Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine, Institution name and location Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
• (2012-Present) Senior Consultant Family Medicine, Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC)
• (2010-2012) Senior Consultant Family Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
• (2004-2010) Consultant Family Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
• (2000-2004) Specialist Family Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar


               Editors


Sandipan Dhar, MD, DNB

Associate Professor and Head
Department of Pediatric Dermatology
Institute of Child Health
Kolkata, India


• (1983) MBBS, 1st Professional Anatomy Physiology Biochemistry Pathology, 1st Div (63.9%)
• (1984) MBBS, 2nd Professional Microbiology Preventive Medicine Forensic Medicine Pharmacology, 1st Div (60.4%)
• (1986) MBBS, 3rd Professional Medicine Surgery Gynae & Obst, 1st Div (61.0%)
• (1989-Dec 31st 1991) MD, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, PIGMER, Chandigarh, India

Sergio Alberto Cuevas Covarrubias, PhD

Head of Department of the Genetic Department of the Hospital General of México
Profesor of Medicine
Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
                 and
Professor of Genodermatology
Dr. Balmis 148, Doctores, DF 06726, México


CURRENT POSITION


• Head of Department of the Genetic Department of the Hospital General of México, SS
• Professor of Medicine, Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
• Professor of the annual postgrade course of Genodermatology for specialists in Dermatology or Genetic


PAST POSITIONS


• (1998-2006) Head of Department, Research Division, Hospital General de México, SS
• (2006-2008) Head of Research Division of Genetics Department, Hospital General de México, SS


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING


• (1981-1986) Physician, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
• (1987-1989) Board Certified Specialist in Genetic, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, General Hospital of Mexico and the Mexican Council of Genetics, AC
• (1990-1994) Master in Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
• (1994-1998) PhD in Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD

Director, University of Toronto Hair Clinic
Womens College Hospital
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Toronto
Consultant Dermatologist in Hair Loss, Cleveland Clinic Canada
Hair Transplant Surgeon & Medical Director, Donovan Medical
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada


Dr. Donovan is a US and Canadian board-certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair transplantation and hair loss. His offices are based in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa. His post-graduate clinical training in Dermatology and PhD studies in molecular biology were conducted at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Donovan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and conducts research in multiple areas of hair loss. He currently serves as a medical advisor to several hair loss organizations, including the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CaNAAF) and the Canadian Association of Scarring Alopecias (CASA) and the Canadian Hair Loss Foundation, a consultant to numerous cosmetic and hair research companies around the world and an independent medical examiner for individuals who may have experienced hair loss from injury.

Jacek C. Szepietowski, MD, PhD

Head
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology
Wroclaw Medical University
Chalubinskiego 1
50-368 Wroclaw, Poland


Dr. Szepietowski Born in 1966, is a Full Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Wroclaw, Poland. Currently he serves as a Vice-Rector for University Development of Medical University in Wroclaw; in the years 2007-2011 he was the Director of the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the President of International Forum for the Study of Itch and President of Polish Dermatological Society. In the years 2009-2013 he served as Vice-President of the International Society of Dermatology Prof. He serves as a Chief Editor of the journal Dermatologia Kliniczna and Dermatologia po Dyplomie (till 2013), Deputy Editor of Mycoses, Section Editor of Acta Dermato-Venereologica and the member of the Editorial Board of numerous journals.

Biagio Didona, MD

Director
Rare Diseases Centre
Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata-Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IDI-IRCCS)
Via Monti Creta, 104, 00167 Roma, Italy


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (1975) Degree in Medicine, graduated with honours, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
• (1978) Specialization in Dermatology and Venereology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
• (1986) Specialization in Allergology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1979-2002) Assistant and Senior Assistant Dermatologist at First Dermatological Ward of the Istituto Dermopatico dellImmacolata - Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IDI-IRCCS), Rome, Italy
• (2002-2014) Head of First Dermatological Ward at the Istituto Dermopatico dellImmacolata, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IDI-IRCCS), Rome, Italy
• (2014-Present) Director of Rare Diseases Centre, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata-Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IDI-IRCCS

Jennifer DeSimone, MD, FAAD

Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma and High Risk/Transplant Dermatology
Inova Melanoma and Skin Oncology Center
                 and
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA


Dr. DeSimone attended Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Graduating with honors with a B.S. in Human Physiology. She Graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. DeSimone then completed her internship and combined residency Internal Medicine and Dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital, serving as Chief Resident in her senior year. She then pursued cutaneous Oncology subspecialty Fellowship at Brigham and Womens hospital. Dr. DeSimone currently serves as the director of cutaneous lymphoma and high risk/immunosuppressed clinics as the INOVA Melanoma and Skin Oncology Center in Fairfax, Virginia. She is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown and precepts rotating students and residents in weekly specialty clinics.

Shigaku Ikeda, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology and Allergology
Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine
Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


• (1982) MD, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo
• (1986) Board Certified Dermatologist, Japanese Dermatological Association
• (1987) PhD, Juntendo University, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo
• (1993-1995) Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
• (1995-1996) Research Associate Professor, ibid


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


• (1987-1993) Lecturer, Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo
• (1995-2002) Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
• (2002-2004) Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
• (2004-Present) Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USAand Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine
• (2006-Present) Vice Director, Atopy (allergy) Research Center, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

Qing-Sheng Mi, MD, PhD

Professor and Senior Scientist
Director, Henry Ford Immunology Program
Director of Research, Department of Dermatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Health System, Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI 48202, USA


Dr. Mi is a Professor and Senior Scientist, Director of Henry Ford Immunology Program, Director of Dermatology Research, Dept of Dermatology, Dept of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS); Dept of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University. Dr. Mi received his MD from Taishan Medical College in 1985 and his PhD in Immunodermatology from China Medical University in 1992. He was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, Dept of Dermatology, Taishan Medical College (1991-1996); a Visiting Associate Scientist, Laboratory of Immunology, National Aging Institute/NIH supported by NIH Fogarty International Scholarship (1996-2000); Senior Research Associate, Autoimmunity Group, Robert Research Institute in Canada (2000-2003); Assistant Professor and Associate professor in Dept of Pathology and Dept of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia (2003-2008). He joined in Henry Ford Health System since 2008, and established Henry Ford Immunology Program. Dr. Mi is an author on over 100 publications, including Nat Med, PNAS, and Hepatology. He serves as associate editors or member of editorial boards in numerous Journals and is an Ad hoc grant reviewer for NSF (China), MRC (United Kingdom), BBRC (United Kingdom), and SNFS (Switzerland).

Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Medical College of Ohio
                 and
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
204 Grosvenor Hall, Athens OH 45701, USA


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (1969) Ottawa Hills High
• (1972) BA(summa cum laude), University of Pennsylvania
• (1975) MD, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
• (1983) MPH, University of Toledo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1982-Present) Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio
• (1982-Present) Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
• (1979-1982) Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio
• (1979-1982) Head of Dermatology, Medical College of Ohio
• (1979-1982) Head of Phototherapy Unit, Medical College of Ohio

Qiang Wang, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Zhongshan Hospital
Fudan University
180 Fenglin Road, Shanghai, P R China

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (1984-1989) Department of Medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang Province,P. R., China, Bachelors degree of Medicine
• (1989-1992) Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Graduate School of Shanghai Medical University (now named Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University),Shanghai, P. R.,China, Masters degree of Medicine


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1992-Present) Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University
• (2002- 2002) Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Wenbin Tan, MD, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist
Department of Surgery
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
University of California
1002 Health Science Rd
Irvine, CA 92612, USA


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2003-2008) PhD, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA
• (1997-2000) Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR, China
• (1990-1995) Medical Degree, Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR, China

Ahmed Samy El-agwany, PhD

Lecturer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
El-shatby Maternity University Hospital
Faculty of Medicine
Alexandria University
Alexandria, Egypt


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• Lecturer of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Alexandria University, Egypt where he is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research
• Assistant Consultant of Gynaecology, Alexandria university Hospitals, Egypt
• He attained PhD degree of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, February 2015 specialized in laparoscopy management of uterine prolapse
• Also, he attained MS degree of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, March 2010 specialized in infertility management
• He completed his Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Program at the El-Shatby Maternity University Hospital (one of the largest University Maternity Hospitals in Egypt) and Dar Ismail Governmental Maternity Hospital (one of the largest Governmental Maternity Hospitals in Egypt) in Alexandria
• He attained MBBCh (excellent, first class honour), 2004, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University , Egypt
• He attended many professional conferences as a speaker
• Member of different Medical Societies
• He shared in research and training activities done in Alexandria University
• He participated in EAPD and Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs gynaecological programs
• He has authored more than 65 articles published in national and international journals included infertility, gynaecologic oncology, laparoscopy and obstetrics

Khalid Ali Al Hawsawi, MD

Head of Dermatology
Consultant Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist
Department of Dermatology
King Abdulaziz Hospital
Mecca 24227, Saudi Arabia


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2009-2010) Fellowship in pediatric dermatology. University of Toronto, The hospital for sick children, Toronto,Canada
• (2000) Jordanian board in Dermatology
• (2000) Saudi board in Dermatology
• (1999) Arab board in Dermatology
• (1993) Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from king Abdulaziz University, college of medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1993-1994) Internship in National Guard hospital at Jeddah. Saudi Arabia
• (1994 -1995) General Practitioner in king Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (1995 -1999) Postgraduate residency training program in Dermatology in Aseer central hospital, king Saud University Abha branch (old name), King Khalid University (current name), college of medicine, Abha city, Saudi Arabia
• (1999) Dermatology Specialist in King Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2000 -2004) Assistant to the Director General of Mental Health Hospital at Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2002) Consultant dermatologist in King Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2004-2009) Consultant Dermatologist in king Abdul Aziz hospital and hera general hospital at Makkah, Saudi Arabia
• (2004-2008) Head of Dermatology Department in king Abdul Aziz hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
• (2009- 2010) Fellowship in pediatric dermatology in the hospital for sick children, Toronto, Canada
• (2010-Present) Dermatology and pediatric Dermatology Consultant and Head of the Dermatology Department in King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2009-2010) Fellowship in pediatric dermatology. University of Toronto, The hospital for sick children, Toronto,Canada
• (2000) Jordanian board in Dermatology
• (2000) Saudi board in Dermatology
• (1999) Arab board in Dermatology
• (1993) Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from king Abdulaziz University, college of medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1993-1994) Internship in National Guard hospital at Jeddah. Saudi Arabia
• (1994 -1995) General Practitioner in king Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (1995 -1999) Postgraduate residency training program in Dermatology in Aseer central hospital, king Saud University Abha branch (old name), King Khalid University (current name), college of medicine, Abha city, Saudi Arabia
• (1999) Dermatology Specialist in King Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2000 -2004) Assistant to the Director General of Mental Health Hospital at Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2002) Consultant dermatologist in King Faisal hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• (2004-2009) Consultant Dermatologist in king Abdul Aziz hospital and hera general hospital at Makkah, Saudi Arabia
• (2004-2008) Head of Dermatology Department in king Abdul Aziz hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
• (2009- 2010) Fellowship in pediatric dermatology in the hospital for sick children, Toronto, Canada
• (2010-Present) Dermatology and pediatric Dermatology Consultant and Head of the Dermatology Department in King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Rosa Maria Giménez García, MD

Clinical Assistant
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega
Valladolid, Spain


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION


• (1974-1980) Medicine Faculty of Valladolid.University of Valladolid Spain


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1987) Consultant Dermatologist in Hospital Clinico Valladolid and its area of health May 1985-Novembre
• (1987-1990) Post of Clinical Assistant. Hospital Virgen Blanca de León (Obtained through public competitive examination)
• (1990-Present) Post of Facultativo Especialista de Área (Clinical Assistant) (obtained through public competitive examination) Hospital Rio Hortega Valladolid
• (1987-1990) Colaborator Teacher. Hospital Virgen Blanca de Leon
• (1990) Collaborating as Professor in teaching Family Medicine residents.
• (2009-Present) Colaborator Teacher Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega Valladolid
• (2013-Present) Associate Professor de la Faculty of Medicine. Valladolid. Department of Medicine, Dermatology and Toxicology

Mario Vaccaro, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Section of Dermatology
University of Messina
Policlinico Universitario "G.Martino"
Via Consolare Valeria
I-98125 Messina, Italy


Dr. Vaccaro graduated with first class honors in Medicine at University of Messina on 1991; he got the specialty in dermatovenereology on 1995. Moreover, he received the PhD degree in Morhological Sciences in 1998. He is Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Venereology of University of Messina (Italy) since 2002 (School of Medicine and Surgery, Resident School of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Genetics, Urology, and PhD of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychopharmacology and Applications in Neurorehabilitation)