Organizing Committee Members Series of - Rheumatology Conferences
Department of Surgery, Tulane University
Douglas P. Slakey(Biography)
Dr. Slakey is a Professor of Surgery and a Clinical Professor of Urology and Paediatrics. He was the Director of the Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplantation from 1998 until 2006, when he became Chair of the Tulane Department of Surgery. He received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. His Masters in Public Health had a focus on the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Healthcare Administration. His medical school and general surgery residency were at the Medical College of Wisconsin. While there, he was the Administrative Chief Resident and he maintained an active research program studying aspects of transplant immunology. He received several awards for his research and has presented his results across the United States and in several countries around the world. He has experience in both adult and paediatric transplantation, including advanced procedures such as living related and split liver transplantation. He has an active hepatobiliary surgical practice treating patients with benign and malignant disease. Dr. Slakey's interests also extend to advanced laparoscopic surgery. He was the first surgeon in the south-eastern United States to perform laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy for renal transplantation. In addition, he is one of the first surgeons to perform major laparoscopic liver resections. Dr. Slakey is very active in the transplant community. In addition, he has continued his research interest in clinical and basic science studies in transplant immunology, advanced laparoscopy, and other aspects of advanced surgical science.
Douglas P. Slakey(Research Area)
-Hernias -Liver, Kidney, Pancreas Transplantation - Complex Liver and Pancreas Surgery
Hand and Microsurgery University of Kentucky
Vikas Dhawan is Associate Professor for Hand and Microsurgery Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine of the University of Kentucky. He has for full specialist training at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery affiliated with the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He has completed an AO Foundation fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland and a clinical fellowship in brachial plexus surgery at the University of Yamaguchi in Japan. He also completed a tissue engineering research fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is specialized in hand surgery, microsurgery and brachial plexus surgery.
Vikas Dhawan(Research Area)
Hand and Micro Surgery -brachial plexus surgery -Tissue Engineering
Director & Professor
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Goethe University of Frankfurt
1973: Humanistic High School on Emil Fischer High School in Euskirchen. 1973- 1980: Study of medicine at the Albertus Magnus University in Cologne. 1980-1981: Medical Assistant in the Department of Surgery, University of Cologne (Pichlmaier). 1981-1982: military service as a medical officer of the Armed Forces at Army and Air Force in Munster, Cologne-Wahn and NÃƒÂ¶rvenich. 1982-1985: Medical Assistant in the Department of Surgery, University of Cologne (Pichlmaier, Reichmann). 1985-1987: Research Fellow and House Officer in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA (Abbott, Darling, Brewster). 1987 -1992: ward physician in the Department of Surgery, University of Cologne (Pichlmaier, Rehm). 1992-1998: senior physician in the Department of Surgery, University of Cologne (Pichlmaier, since 1996 Hoelscher). Since 1998: Univ.-Professor of Vascular Surgery at the JW Goethe University. 1998-2007: Head of the center of gravity and vascular Endovascularchirurgie clinical center at the University of Frankfurt am Main JWGoethe. Since 2004: in addition gGmbH chief physician of vascular surgery at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, teaching hospital of the JW Goethe University. Since 2004: Konsiliarius of Vascular Surgery at the German Clinic for Diagnostics, Wiesbaden. Since 2007: Director of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of the Hospital of the JW Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
Thomas Schmitz-Rixen(Research Area)
Endovascular Surgery, Vascular surgery
Medical Doctor/ Physician
School of Medicine, Tehran university
I am Dr. Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, graduated from Tehran university, School of Medicine with honor. I studied in neurosurgery ward and graduated with A score with thesis on Meningioma Brain Tumor during 6 years. With continuing my practice with special consideration on psychosomatic disorders, I completed many post graduate courses on health psychology, addiction medicine, sexual disorders therapy successfully. I passed many post graduate courses in Neuro, approved by Medical sciences university. As well, I have been passed post graduate courses on Nutrition, Gastroenterology and hepatology, Obesity treatment and diabetes approved by Tehran University of Medical sciences. I successfully passed more than 10 programs with certificates and membership in Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Having honor of working as associate of Iran Hepatitis Network and Gastroenterology and Hepatology research center, Middle East Liver Diseases Center (MELD). This strong study background enabled me to successfully earn certificates on 3 programs: Updates of skin and treatment from Tehran university 2015 and course on skin care updates from Iranian society of practitioners on 2016, and during 2 years, I had passed Beauty and Skin care courses in South Korea and certified from Sunghuwan co Ltd for using and working of beauty technology, RF and IPL. I am director of fatty liver and related metabolic disorders study among Iranian families since 2015 and currently publishing the results of our study and research about fatty liver and hyperlipidemia, diabetes and nutrition as study director and clinician associate member of Iran Hepatitis Network. I am reviewer and associate editor of Hepatitis Monthly Journal and reviewer of journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology. I am editorial board member of International Journal of Psychology and Neurosciences. I am certified graduate, verified reviewer and certified mentor of Publons academy in the field of Clinical Medicine and Hepatology.
Mojtaba Mafi(Research Area)
1. Recurrent Meningioma 2. Trigeminal neuralgia 3. Radiation induced meningioma 4. Behavioral change in Brain Tumors 5. DVT prevalence and management among patients with meningioma
Department of General Surgery and Transplantation University of Bologna
"She teaches general surgery at the University of Bologna. She conducted several postgraduate and undergraduate surgery courses (4 th year and 5th year of the degree course). She has an active role in the residency training programme. She taught general surgery to general surgery, thoracic surgery and radiotherapy residents, as well as to neurophysiology technicians and obstetrics. She is tutor of general surgery residents. She was consultant surgeon for hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery at Perrino hospital of Brindisi, where she has performed a large number of HBP operations. She has performed, as first surgeon, more than 7,000 operations of general surgery at the Department of Surgery of the University of Bologna. The documentation relating to surgery she has performed has been certified by the director general of the hospital and by the head of the Department of Surgery. This documentation is available for examination on request. The fields of major interest are: hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery, oncological colorectal surgery and emergency surgery.She has membership in International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - IHPBA,SocietÃƒ Italiana di Chirurgia and SocietÃƒ Italiana di Chirurgia Oncologica."
Valeria Tonini(Research Area)
"She has done scientific research on many topics with a particular focus on gastrointestinal and hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery. Many publications are government funded (MURST funds). She was awarded two European grants for liver surgery research. She has been invited as a lecturer or chairman to several national or international Congresses. She was author or co-author of 204 scientific papers. She has written 2 chapters for scientific texts. She has made 180 presentations to international or national congresses (130 were published in the congress proceedings, 88 as full papers)"
Medical and Surgical Sciences Russian MeUniversity of Bolognadical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Neurosurgery Department University of Patras
Constantine Constantoyannis is a Neurosurgeon specialized in Functional Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery. He graduated from Medical School at Athens University, Greece, in 1990. He started his clinical career as a resident at the Department of Neurosurgery (1993-1999) at the University of Patras in West Greece with Prof. N. Papadakis. In 2001 he accomplished his PhD in Neurosurgery with a clinical study on Transcranial Doppler Sonography in subarachnoid hemorrhage. After two fellowships, (2001) at the University of Umea (Sweden) and at the University of British Columbia (Canada) (2002-2003) with Prof. Christopher Honey, he completed his training in Functional Neurosurgery. Since 2004 he became a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Patras University Hospital and he is currently an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical School in Patras, Greece. He is head of the Functional Neurosurgery program in Patras and his clinical and research interests are: Deep Brain stimulation in ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease and dystonia; trigeminal neuralgia; spinal stimulation; chronic pain; minimal invasive spinal surgery. He has published more than 90 papers in scientific journals or books and he is member of editorial/advisory boards of 14 journals Close
Constantoyannis Constantine(Research Area)
Deep Brain Stimulation applications, brain plasticity, disorders of consciousness, head injury, neuronavigation solutions in Neurosurgery. National Coordinator Ã¢â‚¬ËœEuropean network for the study of dystonia syndromesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Cost action 1101, European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
ENT department and Otorhinolaryngology surgery Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital
Dr. Vural Fidan has recieved his MD and PhD in Hacettepe University. He is deputy director of ENT department. He is an Otorhinolaryngologist at Yunus Emre Goverment Hospital. He worked as a visiting scientist at Yale University ENT and Allergy departments. He has more than 20 SCI indexed articles. Research interests are pulmonary hypertension, allergy, otology, rhinology and sleep medicine.
Vural Fidan(Research Area)
Facial plastic surgery, Otology and audiology surgery, congenital heart loss and sleep disorders, allergic rhinitis and immunology.
Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences. Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. He worked for 10 years at the Department of ENT diseases in the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute as a junior researcher. He defended in 1985 his thesis on "Differential diagnostic value of auditory evoked potentials in various forms of hearing impairment." Since 1990 he worked in the Scientific Center of Audiology and Hearing Aids Health Ministry as a senior researcher. It awarded the title of "senior researcher" in 1992. Powered by the department of Otorhinolaryngology RMAPO a professor. In 2002 he defended his doctoral thesis on "Optimization technologies hearing improving interventions in various forms of hearing loss." He is Regional Secretary of the European Academy Otology and Neurotology (EAONO) (2006-2009), Full member of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (EAONO), Member of the International Society of Rhinology.
Kosjakov Efron(Research Area)
Acute sensorineural hearing loss Mucociliary transport in the middle ear cholesteatoma surgery Timpanopolastika and ossikuloplastika Membership in professional societies
University of Neveda school of medicine
Dr. Kayvan Taghipour-Khiabani holds a masters in experimental science from McGill University in Montreal. He is an assistant professor of surgery and head of the hand and microsurgery section at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, specializing in hand surgery and microsurgery. Dr. Khiabani's expertise is unique in the field of plastic reconstructive, hand and microsurgery as he brings broad surgical expertise and international clinical experience to Southern Nevada. He is the only hand and upper extremity surgeon in Nevada with orthopaedic and plastic surgery fellowships in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Khiabani is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the U.S. and Canada. He has an extensive research background in reconstructive and microsurgery. He is a member of prestigious surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has led many national and international presentations and award-winning lectures in plastic surgery.
Kayvan khiabani(Research Area)
Migraine Headache (Surgical Treatment)
Department of Surgery Stanford University School of Medicine
Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Transplantation at Stanford University and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Concepcion was born in Omaha, Nebraska and spent his early years in Panama and Costa Rica. He graduated Medical School from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. He then completed his General Surgery Residence at Loma Linda University Medical Center and his Transplantation Surgery Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Starzl, world leader in the field of transplantation. Dr. Concepcion is a member of the original team that developed the liver transplant program at California Pacific Medical Center, where he practiced as a transplant surgeon from 1988 to 1994 and is an expert in the field of hepatobiliary and portal hypertension surgery. He and his team moved to Stanford University In 1994. By 1996, he was named director of the Transplantation Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he founded the pediatric liver program and served as Director over the multi-organ transplant program. Under his leadership, his program became one of the premier transplant centers in Southern California, earning the industry distinction of Center of Excellence among health care organizations as well as his program being reported one of the highest patient and organ graft survival in Southern California. In 2005, Dr. Concepcion returned to Stanford University to become the new Chief of Clinical Transplantation and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hospital continuing in the tradition of one of the best kidney transplant programs in the world. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in the scientific literature and remains active in clinical research projects. His area of interest are; outcomes in pediatric and adult liver transplantation and kidney transplantation, pediatric liver tumors, and viral infections post-op transplantation in pediatric patients.
Waldo Concepcion(Research Area)
Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Adult Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery
Professor of Plastic Surgery Rutgers University/New Jersey Medical School
Ramazi O. Datiashvili(Biography)
Ramazi O. Datiashvili, MD, PhD is a world recognized Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He has had an extremely successful carrier in Russia. After graduation from The First Moscow Medical Institute in 1972 and completion of his Fellowship in General and Vascular Surgery at the National Research Center of Surgery in 1974, he quickly progressed to become a Chief of the Microsurgical Department at age 28 at the Moscow City Hospital #51. He earned his PhD degree in 1978. In 1981 he continued his outstanding academic and surgical carrier at the National Surgical Center in Moscow Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a leading surgical institution in Russia. In 1988 he earned a Degree Ã¢â‚¬Å“Doctor of Medical SciencesÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the highest scientific degree in Russia. In 1991 Dr. Datiashvili immigrated to the US. Here he completed General Surgery Residency at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and then Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/New Jersey Medical School. Now Dr. Datiashvili continues his successful carrier as a Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Rutgers University/New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Datiashvili is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, and other surgical societies.
Ramazi O. Datiashvili(Research Area)
Reconstructive Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Wound Surgery, Skin Cancer
Professor of Surgery University of Bologna
"Giovanni Ussia is Professor of Surgery and Consultant in General and Thoracic Surgery of the University of Bologna, Medical School, Bologna Italy. He was Registered with the Order of Physicians and Dentists of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy from 1974-1982 and registered with the Order of Physicians and Dentists of Bologna, Bologna, Italy # 9663 from 09.11.1982 until today. He was also registered with the General Medical Council UK # 7165293 from 04.09.2013. The scientific research was in line with this addressing various areas of investigation, including surgery of the liver, liver transplantation, acute liver failure, liver regeneration, the study of liver preservation awaiting transplant the pathophysiology of acid bile, portal hypertension, tissue reactivity to synthetic materials such as sutures, the use of human fibrin, the study of tissue reactivity for vascular prostheses, the effects of the laser beam, and the agnostic insulinoma problems. He carried out important studies in the field of laparoscopic surgery. Vascular surgery and the prevention of arterial thrombosis has been a very interesting area of study that were then published on the Journal of Vascular Surgery ; recently we have been dedicated to clinical research in preventive and protective medicine using high-tech equipment and combining the clinical, laboratory, genetic and imaging data to make prevention programs tailored to healthy individuals. Publications / Articles (see detailed list attached ) Author of 150 scientific papers: Proceedings of the XXIII Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (English), Karger, Zurich, 1988. New radiological imaging and intervention in General Surgery, Masson Italy SPA, 1989. CD ROM on laparoscopic sutures with Prof. AWattiez, published in 2003. He is also a member of following Associations Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Member of the Italian Society of Endoscopic Surgery Member of the Italian Society of Surgery"
Giovanni Ussia(Research Area)