Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatism

Editorial Board



Dr. Alessandra Lucchese

Chair
Department of Orthodontics
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan
Italy


Dr. Alessandra Lucchese is a Chair of Department of Orthodontics at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy and Department of Dentistry. Alessandra Lucchese graduated cum laude in Dentistry at the University of Ferrara, Master Degree in Paedriatics Dentistry and Dental Traumatology,

Dr. Alessandra Lucchese is a Chair of Department of Orthodontics at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy and Department of Dentistry. Alessandra Lucchese graduated cum laude in Dentistry at the University of Ferrara, Master Degree in Paedriatics Dentistry and Dental Traumatology, Master Degree in Interceptive Orthodontic, Master Degree in Fixed Therapy (Mc Laughlin's two years program - USA) and Master Degree in Damon System, one year program - Spain and Specialist in Orthodontics in 1996. Since 1997 University Researcher in Orthodontics at the University of Ferrara and then at University Vita e Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milano. Former Teacher in "Orthodontics and Gnatology" since 1998. Author of many papers in Italian and International Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Alessandra Lucchese Research interest includes MBTtm technique, Damon System, Dentofacial orthopaedics, genetic, orthopaedic treatment in growing patients, timing of orthopaedic treatment, pediatric dentistry, orthodontic fixed treatment, MBTtm technique, Damon System, maxillofacial surgery, orthognatic surgery, distraction osteogenesis, implant, bonding and debonding of orthodontic brackets, enamel surface, enamel reduction, dentistry, maxillary and mandibular, cranial base, diagnosis and treatment skeletal malocclusion and sleep apnea.
Dr. Narendra B Dahotre

Distinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of North Texas
United States of America
Tel: 940-369-7678


Dr. Narendra B Dahotre is a University Distinguished Research Professor and former Chairman in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of North Texas, USA. He is founding Director of Center for Advanced Orthopaedics at University of North Texas

Dr. Narendra B Dahotre is a University Distinguished Research Professor and former Chairman in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of North Texas, USA. He is founding Director of Center for Advanced Orthopaedics at University of North Texas with international academic/industrial members collaborating on R&D and implementation of science/technology. Prior to joining UNT he held a joint faculty appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of TennesseeKnoxville (2002-2010). Moreover, he was Director, Deputy Director, and a senior faculty member of the Center of Research Excellence for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee (1995-2010). Dr. Dahotre has been recognized for the pioneering contributions to fundamental understanding and engineering of laser materials interactions along with implementation of high power lasers in materials processing and advanced manufacturing with primary emphasis on surface engineering, additive manufacturing, and machining. In this regard, he is internationally known for his work on fundamentals and applications of laser surface engineering of metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials and laser machining of ceramics. Dr. Narendra B Dahotre research interest includes biomedical engineering is focused on custom designed low-cost hard tissue implants via laser assisted additive manufacturing and surface engineering. So far his work in the area of laser processing/manufacturing of biomaterials has resulted in over 35 publications, authorship of one book (Machining of Bones and Hard Tissues) and one issued US patent (Laser Assisted Machining (LAM) of Hard Tissues and Bones. His work over 25 years on laser materials-interactions has been compiled in 4 books as author and 13 books as editor in areas of laser materials processing/manufacturing and surface engineering and 267 publications.
Dr. Elzbieta Pawlowska

Professor
Department of Orthodontics
Medical University of Lodz
Lodz
Poland


Dr. Elzbieta Pawlowska is a Professor in Department of Orthodontics at Medical University of Lodz, Poland. Elzbieta was fraduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University in 1992, started working at Alma Mater as research-didactic at the Department of

Dr. Elzbieta Pawlowska is a Professor in Department of Orthodontics at Medical University of Lodz, Poland. Elzbieta was fraduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University in 1992, started working at Alma Mater as research-didactic at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry in Stomatology Insitute. she received the PhD degree in 1998. In 2002 I took the position of an adjunct professor at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry. Dr. Elzbieta Pawlowska research interest includes Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions, Skeletal and occlusal deformities of the jaws (maxilla and mandible) in non-syndromic and syndromic patients, TMJ problems associated with occlusal malformations, Deformities that result from the arthritic destruction of the joint and associated growth disturbances.
Dr. Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

Medical Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United states of America
Tel: 608-263-8106


Dr. Alaa A Abd-Elsayed graduated from Assiut medical school in Egypt in 2000, and joined the faculty at the Department of Public Health and Biostatistics immediately after graduation, got his master degree in 2006. Dr. Elsayed then moved to USA in

Dr. Alaa A Abd-Elsayed graduated from Assiut medical school in Egypt in 2000, and joined the faculty at the Department of Public Health and Biostatistics immediately after graduation, got his master degree in 2006. Dr. Elsayed then moved to USA in 2008 to do a clinical research fellowship at the Anesthesiology Department at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Elsayed then joined the Anesthesiology Department at the University of Cincinnati where he had his Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine training. In 2014 he joined the Anesthesiology Department at the university of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor. During his career he earned several grants, published more than 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and case reports, several editorials and book chapters. He also had more than 70 international and national presentations at conferences, earned more than 15 awards at the state and national levels. He serves as a reviewer and editor for several journals.
Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Chief
Spine Center
Japan Community Health Care Organization
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81-3269-8111


Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi is a Chief at Spine Center, Japan Community Health Care Organization, Tokyo, Japan. Hiroshi graduated from the University of Tokyo, and began my career as an orthopaedic surgeon in 1985. He began as a researcher in the laboratory

Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi is a Chief at Spine Center, Japan Community Health Care Organization, Tokyo, Japan. Hiroshi graduated from the University of Tokyo, and began my career as an orthopaedic surgeon in 1985. He began as a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Raiszat the University of Connecticut in 1991. There I decided my life's work would be on "disease science", i.e. preclinical translational research leading directly to the treatment of skeletal disorders: osteoporosis, bone fracture, periprostheticosteolysis, ossification of spinalligaments, and osteoarthritis. Since then, he had a career as a "surgeon scientist" in both laboratory and clinical aspects of these disorders, publishing 286 peer-reviewed original articles (total impact factor: 1,423) in prestigious scientific journals such as Nat Med, Nat Mater, Nature, Science, JCI, Gene Dev, JCB, PNAS, Dev Cell, JBC, and JBMR. Importantly, some of these reported efforts have already led to clinical use, for example, a recombinant agent for fracture healing and a novel artificial joint with longevity. Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi had received the 2009 Kappa Delta Award, the 2006 Frank Stinchfield Award of the Hip Society, the 2006 Basic Science Award of OARSI, and the 2011 Lawrence Raisz Award of ASBMR. He have also devoted himself to the education of young researchers. In fact, members of his group have been awarded the ASBMR Young Investigator Award each of the l7 years since l998.
Dr. Fabrizio Conti

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties
Sapienza University of Rome
Roma, Italy
Tel: +39-06-49974661


Dr. Fabrizio Conti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Conti qualified in Medicine and Surgery from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Conti gained his PhD in

Dr. Fabrizio Conti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Rheumatology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Conti qualified in Medicine and Surgery from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Conti gained his PhD in Experimental Immunology. Since September 2008 he has been the manager of the Lupus Clinic, and since 2016 the manager of the Arthritis Center, Policlinico Umberto I in the same university. Conti is a fellow of the Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR), a member of the Standing Committee of SIR and a member of the SIR study group on neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. He was visiting Professor at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester. Conti participates in a number of national and international multicentre studies on neuropsychiatric and renal manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus. He has led various clinical trials on autoimmune rheumatic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Conti has authored over 130 publications on issues relating autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Dr. Fabrizio Conti research interest includes systemic lupus erythematosus as well as on antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ethiopathogenesis, clinical features and treatment).
Prof. Ronald T Brown

Professor and Dean
School of Allied Health Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
United States of America
Tel: 702-895-3696


Dr. Ronald T Brown is a Professor and Dean in School of Allied Health Sciences at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA and he serve as the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic (Health Affairs) at the University of North Texas System. Dr.

Dr. Ronald T Brown is a Professor and Dean in School of Allied Health Sciences at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA and he serve as the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic (Health Affairs) at the University of North Texas System. Dr. Brown completed his Ph.D from Georgia State University, Atlanta in the year 1978. Dr. Brown have been a member of The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) for nearly three decades. He certified has a clinical health psychologist who has been an active clinician, teacher, advocate and investigator for children and served as a member of the Behavioral Medicine study section of the NIH and chaired several special panels at NIH. Dr. Ronald T Brown areas of specialization includes Behavioral Sciences, Pediatric psychology, Attention deficit disorders, Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Learning disabilities.
Prof. Hassaan Tohid

Professor
Department of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology
California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology
California
United States of America


Dr. Hassaan Tohid (CASN) is a Professor at California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology. Dr. Tohid is a neuroscientist, public speaker, medical professional, researcher, book editor and a published author. He served as a member of American Neuropsychiatric Association and

Dr. Hassaan Tohid (CASN) is a Professor at California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology. Dr. Tohid is a neuroscientist, public speaker, medical professional, researcher, book editor and a published author. He served as a member of American Neuropsychiatric Association and is currently also a Leadership Council member for American Cancer Society. After graduating from Sindh Medical College, Karachi (Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan) as a medical doctor. He then moved to the US and started his career as a researcher in neurology & psychiatry. He had been affiliated with prestigious institutions like Napa State Hospital, UCLA & the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and still serves as a visiting neuroscientist at the Center of Mind & Brain (UC Davis). He is also involved in various research projects nationally and internationally in the countries like Australia and England.
Dr. Paul S Sung

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy/Motion Analysis Center
Central Michigan University
Michigan, United States of America
Tel: 989-774-3136


Dr. Paul S Sung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University, USA. He completed his PhD in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2004. He received Merit Recognition Award for

Dr. Paul S Sung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University, USA. He completed his PhD in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2004. He received Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University in the year 2006 and 2007. Dr. Sung has presented at the state, national, and international levels, authored peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Sung’s primary research focuses on the mechanisms of chronic low back pain, neck dysfunction, posture, balance and non-operative spine care and its clinical application to neuromuscular control.
Dr. Weiping Ren

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Wayne State University
Michigan
United States of America


Dr. Weiping Ren is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University, Director of Orthopedic Research, Providence Hospital. Ren received his medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical University in China, and PhD in

Dr. Weiping Ren is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University, Director of Orthopedic Research, Providence Hospital. Ren received his medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical University in China, and PhD in Biochemistry from Yamagata University, Japan. Dr. Ren has published more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed refereed journals and his publications have been well cited in scientific literatures and referred to in several text books. In addition, Dr. Ren has made pioneering research on the bone tissue engineering and provided new ways of ceramic bone cement manufacturing that is expected to have big impacts on the industry revolution of bone graft substitutes for the repair of bone defects. Dr. Weiping Ren research interest includes to develop implant surface fabricationtechnology, bioceramics for drug delivery and bone graft substitutes.
Dr. Wei Yao

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Center
University of California
United States of America


Dr. Wei Yao is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Center in UC Davis Medical Center, University of California at Davis (UC Davis). She serves as member in the UC Davis

Dr. Wei Yao is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Center in UC Davis Medical Center, University of California at Davis (UC Davis). She serves as member in the UC Davis Federal Academic associations, UC Davis School of Medicine Admission Committee, Internal Medicine member of the academic Research Council and the director for the "histomorphometry" core and advising broad of director for "combinatorial chemistry and nanoparticles" core facility. These research efforts are currently supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). In recent years, she was rewarded the most outstanding Research Award in UC Davis School of Medicine in 2012 and the most outstanding research team award from UC Davis Dean's Team Award in 2013, UC Davis Academic Federal Excellency in Research Award and Best Instructor Award from the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wei Yao research interests includes seeking novel treatment options for osteoporosis and other bone disorders, espectially in the area of using bone-targeted delivery of mesenchymal stem cells or bone active agents to enhance bone growth, to treat osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, fracture healing or other bone disorders.
Dr. George K Paraskevas

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Associate Professor of Anatomy
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel: +30-2310-999330


Dr. George K Paraskevas is an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attained the Ph.D.

Dr. George K Paraskevas is an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attained the Ph.D. degree in 2000 (degree: excellent) and gained full qualification as specialist in orthopaedic surgery in 2005. In 2005 was appointed as Postdoctoral Lecturer at Department of Anatomy, AUTh and in 2010 served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy in Medical School of AUTh and since 2014 serves as Associate Professor. He has also served in the past as a Visiting Professor of Anatomy at Pharmacy School (AUTh), at School of Sports Science (AUTh), at School of Arts (AUTh). Dr. George K Paraskevas research and scientific fields of interest include congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, trauma and surgery, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, history of Anatomy, anatomical nomenclature, anthropometric studies and surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract. Dr G Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 88 international medical journals and supervisor and member of the advisory board of 15 dissertations (Ph.D Thesis). He published over 160 papers in international medical journals indexed in PubMed and is author of several textbooks of anatomy.