Associate Editor

Dr. Nikolaos Papanas

Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Dr. Papanas is a Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is Head of the Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic of the Second Department of Internal Medicine at the Democritus University of Thrace. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Centre and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Centre at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Centre in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also participated in numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as an invited reviewer in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in 9 foreign countries. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. Furthermore, he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also Vice President of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary-General and as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA). He is now the President of the ethics committee of HDA. Additionally, he is the President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG, www.dfsg.org) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is a Visiting Professor in the German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and of the Hungarian Diabetes Association.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-7320-785X

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Dr. Iyad Abuward

AMSA Renal Care, UAE

Dr. Abuward obtained his graduation (MBBS) from the University Of Santiago De Compsotela in Spain in 2004. He also had a scholarship in end-of-degree practices in the hospitals of Lyon in France. After obtaining the Spanish board certification in Nephrology and Transplantation, he has worked in the Nephrology Department of the Clinical Hospital of Santiago De Compostela (Spain). His department was recognized as the winner of the award for the best Nephrology Department in Spain in 2019. Dr. Abuward is a member of the Spanish Society of Nephrology, the Spanish Transplant Society, the Galician Society of Nephrology, and the Emirates Medical Association of Nephrology. He is also a member of the committee that draws up a consensus document on the use of ultrasound in nephrology in Spain. He has multiple scientific publications in international nephrology journals and is a peer reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of several international and regional Nephrology journals. He has also been a collaborating professor in the area of Medicine at the University of Santiago De Compostela from 2010 to 2019. He is currently the medical director of the Amsa renal care group, located in the United Arab Emirates

ORCID ID 0000-0002-2131-5576


Editorial Board Member

Dr. Adebola M. Giwa

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, U.S.A.

Dr. Giwa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Notre Dame as a Pre-med and Spanish major for college and went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for medical school. He completed his Pediatrics Residency at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. He did his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and currently works there as a physician-scientist. His research interests include bench and clinical Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. He is currently involved in trials implanting insulin-producing stem cells into patients with T1D. His lab group has also recently discovered a new immune cell that may be linked to the development of T1D and has been published in Cell. He also works as the Associate Medical Director managing international clinical trials to provide treatment for people with Achondroplasia (currently without medical treatment options to treat their underlying condition).

ORCID ID 0000-0003-1672-0267


Dr. Bashir A Lwaleed

University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom

Dr. Lwaleed is Professor of Experimental Pathology, Director of Post Graduate Research, and Ph.D. and DClinP Programmes Lead within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) since 2008 and has held a Ph.D. in hematology since 1998. He was also a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, a Chartered and Fellow of the Society of Biologist, a Member of the British Society for Haematology, the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis. His academic origins lie in academic and clinical hematology, first in Libya, then in the UK, his career subsequently becoming entirely academic. This adds up to more than 27 years of experience in university healthcare environments. His research studentship and postdoctoral career have been within the research community of Southampton University Medical School. In 1999 he moved departments from Haematology to Urology at Southampton University Hospitals, research activity later extending to collaboration with Portsmouth University. In 2004 he joined the Faculty of Health Science, with a remit to raise the basic and translational research profile of the group as well as expanding its teaching program. He is an experienced communicator with >155 publications and research presentations, across disciplinary boundaries, from hematology to cancer cell biology and urinary bladder pathologies. An extension of this interest in communication is the collaborative links forged with academic departments in Brazil, China, and South Africa as well as Europe. His research interactions include links to the industry with contributions to diagnostic kit development and three patent applications; two published, one filed pending publication.

ORCID ID 0000-0001-5748-4892

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Dr. Ahmed Nasr Ghanem

Mansoura University, Egypt

Dr. Ghanem was educated in Egypt and qualified in 1974, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt. He spent his internship at Mansoura University Hospitals. He gained all postgraduate experience in the UK where he was promoted in posts up to the consultant level. He practiced as a Consultant Urologist in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. During his career life, he attended many conferences and won the award of the Princes Alexandra Memorial Award, and reported over 100 articles of which he made important 14 discoveries in physics, physiology, and medicine. He discovered two new types of vascular shocks, proved that one physiological law is wrong, and provided the replacement of G tube hydrodynamic. He resolved the puzzles of 3 clinical syndromes: the transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) syndrome, the loin pain haematuria syndrome (LPHS), and the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He authored 4 books two of them have recently been published. Now he is happily retired in Egypt dedicating his time to writing scientific medical articles and peer reviewing and editorial board member for many Journals. 

ORCID ID 0000-0002-1310-7080

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Dr. Faissal Tarrass

Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars, Morocco

Dr. Tarrass, MD, MS is a private practice nephrologist, serving patients at the Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars, in Casablanca, Morocco. Dr. Tarrass is internationally recognized in the Marquis Who’s Who of the World. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of many peer-reviewed medical journals, and he is an author of numerous articles, paper presentations, and book chapters. His research interests are focused on environmental nephrology and sustainable issues in healthcare. Since 2004, his group is involved in studying the increased environmental burden of dialysis treatment. He had published in 2008, the first report of water conservation in hemodialysis. His efforts in water conservation through many international publications had participated in increasing awareness of environmental challenges among renal physicians.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-9867-2096


Dr. Osama Mosbah

Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Egypt

Dr. Osama Mosbah, Assistant Professor at Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI), Nephrology Department, MD in Internal Medicine, El-Azhar University, Master Degree in Internal Medicine, Cairo University. In Clinical Experience & Skills in Management of renal diseases patients, Follow up patients who are scheduled to hemodialysis/ peritoneal dialysis, Insertion of the temporary femoral, internal jugular and subclavian venous, peritoneal catheters. Taking ultrasound-guided renal biopsies to be examined pathologically subsequently, Management of the in-patients and out-patients who are complaining of diabetes, hypertension, systemic lupus erytrematosis, anemia ….etc., Supervision of young doctors and residents and making regular medical lectures to improve their medical science education. He has attended a lot of Scientific Workshops, Scientific Conferences, and Meetings concerning Nephrology, Diabetology, and transplantation, with the supervision of a lot of Scientific Thesis with more than 15 international. Member of The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation, The Egyptian Society of Internal Medicine, The Egyptian Society of Applied Endocrinology, International Society of Nephrology.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-3388-4661


Dr. Gian Maria Pacifici

University of Pisa, Italy

Dr. Pacifici was a conscientious worker who demonstrated a good grasp of biochemical pharmacology. He developed rapid and sensitive assays suitable for studies of drug metabolism in human tissues. His scientific productivity has been highly impressive. He (GMP) co-edited, with Dr. G.N. Fracchia, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium), a book entitled “Advances in Drug Metabolism in Man” (EUR 154139 EN – ISBN 92-827-3982-1) in 1995. It was published by the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) and it was identified as a textbook on the metabolism of drugs in man, and the European Commission freely distributed it to all Departments of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology to the five continents. He co-edited, with Prof. Olavi Pelkonen, Oulu, Finland, a book entitled “Interindividual Variability in Human Drug Metabolism” (ISBN 0-7484-0864-9). It was published by Taylor & Francis, London EC4P 4EE (UK), in 2001. Gian Maria Pacifici has been the Italian Delegate at the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium). Gian Maria Pacifici has written 225 articles in peer-scientific journals, including some book chapters.

ORCID ID 0000-0001-8819-4986