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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Transplantation

Suni Pål-Dag Line graduated from the University of Oslo in 1987 and received his PhD degree from the University of Oslo in 1996. Since 2004 he has been Chairman at the Department of Surgery & Transplantation Medicine, Oslo University Hospital. He is board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery and transplant surgery. He holds the position as senior consultant surgeon and within the fields of abdominal transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas), HPB surgery and vascular surgery as well as professor of surgery at the University of Oslo. He has a particular clinical and scientific experience and interest within the fields of living donation, abdominal vascular disease, liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver regeneration and immunotherapy. He is the Norwegian board member of the Scandinavian organ procurement organisation Scandiatransplant and member of the international transplantation societies TTS, ILTS and ESOT as well as the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, European Surgical Association and International Surgical Group.

Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Editor-in-Chief

Pål Dag Line, MD, PhD, FEBS (Biography)
Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Department of Transplantation Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/personer/vit/paaldl/
Research Interests: transplant surgery; vascular surgery; general surgery; HPB surgery; microsurgery; HCC; liver regeneration; immunotherapy

Editorial Board

René Adam, MD, PhD
Professor and Head Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cancer and Transplantation, Director Research Team INSERM U 935, Chair European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR), President of the Association de Chirurgie Hépato-Bilio-Pancreatique et Transplantation (ACHBT), Chairman of the Board of Research of IHPBA, Centre Hepato-Biliaire, Hopital Paul-Brousse, 12 Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94804 Villejuif, France
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.centre-hepato-biliaire.org/annuaire-chb/details/Ren%C3%A9-ADAM
Research Interests: Surgery of the liver; biliary tract and pancreas; hepatic transplantation; liver diseases; hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatobiliary surgery; liver transplantation

Gian Luigi Adani, MD
Department of Surgery and Transplantation Unit, University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gian_Adani
Research Interests: liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma; liver surgery; transplant surgery; organ transplantation

Kamyar Afshar, DO
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://pulmonary.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/afshar-kamyar.shtml
Research Interests: evaluation and management of lung transplantation; alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency/copd and advanced stages management; sarcoidosis; lymphangioleiomyomatosis and interstitial lung disease management; phenotypic variance in cystic fibrosis
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Lung Transplant

Giovanni Ambrosino, MD
Professor and Chief of General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Gruppo Malzoni NEUROMED IRCCS, Avellino, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.malzoni.com/diagnostica/news.asp?id=51
Research Interests: oncology; surgery; genetic engineering; laparoscopic surgery, etc

Kåre I. Birkeland, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Senior Physician, Department of Transplantation Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/people/aca/karebi/index.html
Research Interests: diabetes, clinical and mechanistic studies; insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome; laboratory endocrinology; islet and pancreas transplantation

Phillip C. Camp, Jr., MD
Director of Lung Transplant Program, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://physiciandirectory.brighamandwomens.org/Details/204
Research Interests: lung transplantation; heart transplantation; mechanical support system; pneumothorax; pulmonary sarcoidosis; transplant immunology

Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/waldo-concepcion?tab=bio
Research Interests: pediatric kidney transplantation; pediatric liver transplantation; adult liver transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery

Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Texas at Houston, Health Sciences Center, 6431 Fannin, MSB 6.240, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Tel.: (713) 500-7401 (O); (713) 500-0875 (F)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/surgery/organ_transplant/faculty/bio-Dar-Wasim.html
Research Interests: liver transplantation; kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; dialysis access surgery; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Current State of Evaluation and Management of Infectious Conditions in Liver Transplant Candidates and Recipients

Dimitrios Giakoustidis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Transplantation, Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Aristotle University, Hippokration General Hospital Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.placidway.com/doctor-detail/1223/Dr.-Dimitrios-Giakoustidis
Research Interests: surgical oncology; liver surgery; liver transplantation; pancreatic cancer; hcc and hcc signaling, etc
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Worldwide Evolution and Unmet Need

Taizo Hibi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Transplantation/Pediatric Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1-1-1, Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, Japan
Tel.: +81-96-373-5616
Fax: +81-96-373-5783
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Surgical oncology; hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; living donor liver transplantation; abdominal organ transplantation

Jeffrey B. Halldorson, MD
Associate Professor of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, 9300 Campus Point Drive #7745, CA La Jolla 92037, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/jeffrey.halldorson
Research Interests: kidney transplantation; liver transplantation; pancreas transplantation; hepatobiliary surgery

Haley Hoy, PhD, ACNP
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uah.edu/nursing/faculty-and-staff/directory/2051-haley-hoy
Research Interests: organ donation and transplantation; quality of life; web-based mobile technology; transplantation education

Andrés Jaramillo, PhD
Associate Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, 85054, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/jaramillo-andres-ph-d/bio-20155642
Research Interests: histocompatibility; immunogenetics; transplant immunology; cancer immunology

Wayel Jassem, MD, PhD
Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, SW4 9SQ, London, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayel_Jassem
Research Interests: ischaema / reperfusion injury in liver transplantation
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Optimisation of Extended Criteria Donor Livers Using Machine Perfusion Technology

Hwai-Ding (David) Lam, MD
Leiden University Medical Center, Afdeling Heelkunde, Albinusdreef 2, 2333ZA, Leiden, Nederland
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.lumc.nl/org/heelkunde/medewerkers/1167650
Research Interests: liver, pancreas, kidney abdominal organ procurement

Malek G. Massad, MD, FACS, FCCP
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S. Wood St, CSB 417 (MC 958), Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://hospital.uillinois.edu/find-a-doctor/malek-massad
Research Interests: heart and lung preservation and ischemia reperfusion injury, coronary and structural valvular heart diseases and their surgical management and in lung cancer and its early detection

Majid Moshirfar, MD
Director of Research HDR, 11820 S. State Street, Suite 200, Draper, UT 84020, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.hoopesvision.com/13319-2/
Research Interests: LASIK; PRK; DSAEK; DMEK; cornea; cornea transplantation; DALK; lamellar keratoplasty; endothelial transplantation, etc

Sherif Beniameen Mossad, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST
Staff physician, Department of Infectious Disease, Respiratory Institute, and Transplantation Center, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, USA
Tel.: 216-445-2572
Fax: 216-445-9446
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/2087-sherif-mossad
Research Interests: Transplant infectious disease; influenza; common cold

Muhammad Mujtaba, MD, FASN, FAST
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/InternalMedicine/divisions/nephrology/faculty/mujtaba.asp
Research Interests: pancreas transplantation; kidney transplantation; transplant surgery; organ donation; transplant immunology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: The Role of Antibody Mediated Rejection in Organ Transplantation

Nandini Nair, PhD, MD, FSVM, FACC, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology - Adv HF/MCS/Transplant Cardiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/internalmedicine/faculty/facultyDetails.aspx?eRaiderUserName=nnair
Research Interests: antibody mediated rejection; cardiac allograft vasculopathy; role of VADS in diastolic dysfunction; molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure and developing diagnostics and therapeutics
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue : Allograft Vasculopathy
Special Issue : Optimisation of Extended Criteria Donor Livers Using Machine Perfusion Technology

Steven Potter, MD, FACS
Transplant Program Director, Chair of Division of Transplantation, East Texas Medical Center, 1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 340, Tyler, TX 75701, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Research Interests: renal transplantation; pancreas transplantation; living kidney donation; transplant immunosuppression; urology; urologic oncology

Simon C. Robson, MB, ChB, FRCP, PhD
Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Medicine/Divisions/Gastroenterology/Laboratories/Robson-Lab/Research-Team/Dr,-d-,-Simon-Robson.aspx
Research Interests: gastroenterology; inflammatory bowel disease; liver diseases and immunology; cirrhosis; liver cirrhosis

Milagros D. Samaniego-Picota, MD, FACP, FASN
Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine – Nephrology, University of Michigan, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 3914 Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5364, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/1620/milagros-dalgir-samaniego-picota-md
Research Interests: antibody-mediated rejection; management of highly sensitized and high risk kidney transplant recipients; densensitization protocols and ABO incompatible transplantation
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: The Role of Antibody Mediated Rejection in Organ Transplantation

Yasuhiko Sugawara, MD, PhD
Professor and Director, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, and Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Research Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery; liver transplantation

Ignatius Tang, MD, PharmD, FASN, FAST
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, 820 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=506244&pageId=26211001
Research Interests: antibody-mediated syndromes (antibody-mediated rejection, accommodation, transplant glomerulopathy); BK viral kinetics and immunosuppression; outcomes of obese kidney transplant recepients

Raman Venkataramanan, PhD
1. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pathology, Director of Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
2. Director of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.stiresearch.health.pitt.edu/node/255
Research Interests: clinical research, human immunology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical pharmacology, xenotransplantation

Alessandro Vitale, MD, PhD, FEBS
Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit, Padua University Hospital, Padova Area, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: www.fegatochirurgia.com
Research Interests: hepato-biliary tumours; organ allocation science; survival analysis (after resection, transplantation, non surgical therapies); Markov models and cost effectiveness analyses; evaluation of new prognostic scores, etc

Jared A. White, MD
Assistant Professor, UAB Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, LHRB 722, 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://providerdirectory.uabmedicine.org/Default/Details/240
Research Interests: transplantation; minimally invasive liver surgery; cirrhosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; innovation in general surgery resident education