INVITED COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sajjad ur Rahman is currently working as Clinical Director of NICU in Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Qassin, Saudi Arabia. He worked as Professor and Chairman Department of Pediatrics at Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. He also worked as Senior Consultant Neonatal Perinatal Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics in Hamad Medical Corporation and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha State of Qatar from 2008 till 2015. He did his FCPS (Pediatrics) from Pakistan and FRCPCH from UK where he trained in Neonatology and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics. He did his Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine from The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as Consultant Neonatologist in UK from 2001-2007. He has contributed a number of international publications, a book chapter on Neonatal Mortality and its correlates and has recently published a book titled “Neonatal and Perinatal Mortality, Global challenges, Risk factors and Interventions”. He initiated and has been leading his own MRCT Mag Cool Study. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Neonatology (JCN) and World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a reviewer for a number of international journals.

Michael Stark specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his main interest is Gynecological Oncology. He initiated the VIEZION project which combines targeted chemotherapy, PIF and stem-cell therapy for improving post-surgical oncological treatment. He is currently the Scientific and Medical Advisor of ELSAN, a 120 hospital group in France and is a guest Scientist at the Charite’s University Hospital in Berlin. Since 2004 he has been the President of the New European Surgical Academy (NESA), an international inter-disciplinary surgical organization with members in 54 countries and a formal cooperation agreement with FIGO concerning transmission of knowledge to countries with limited resources. In 2011, he was nominated as the Medico Del Anno (Doctor of the Year) in Italy, and is an Honorary Member of the French, Polish, Russian and Italian Gynecological Associations. In the years 1983-2000 he was the Medical Director and Head of Ob/Gyn Department of the Misgav Ladach General Hospital in Jerusalem, and between 2001 and 2009 the chairman of all Ob/Gyn Departments of the HELIOS Hospital Group in Europe. He was the Scientific Director of the European novel tele-surgical system. He was visiting Professor at the Universities of Toronto, Moscow, Beijing, Milan, Adana, Uppsala and the Weill-Cornell University Hospital in New York. He modified operations like the vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy and cesarean section and developed the concept of single-entry natural orifice surgery. He was involved in the development of the trans-oral thyroidectomy and transdouglas abdominal surgery

Rabi F Sulayman has completed his Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is a Professor and Chairman of Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago Medical School. He has published and presented numerous times nationally and internationally.

Ozuah’s background includes a medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a rotating internship at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. He later earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He obtained his pediatric internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and his post-doctoral research fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Dr. Ozuah joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992 and served as director of the Residency Training Program in Social Pediatrics from 1999 to 2005.

 

Marina Reznik is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a General Pediatrician and a Child Health Researcher at Montefiore Medical Center. Her research focuses on development and evaluation of community-and school-based interventions to improve the health care services and outcomes for medically underserved minority children with asthma. She teaches and mentors medical students, residents and post-doctoral students, and provides clinical care to children from 0-21 years of age. She is an author of over 60 articles, book chapters and editorials and her research has been presented both nationally and internationally

Huang Weimin, director of Neonatology from Southern Hospital of Southern Medical University.

ROBERT C. DETRANO, MD PHD studied medicine at the University of Rome in Italy, did his residency in internal medicine at Methodist Hospital in New York, and completed his fellowship training in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. After finishing his medical training, Dr. Detrano moved to California in 1987, where he began working for the University of California at their Los Angeles and Irvine campuses. In 2004, Dr. Detrano went to Beijing on a sabbatical. Fascinated by China, Dr. Detrano kept renewing his sabbatical and doing his NIH-funded epidemiology research at night from Beijing. In 2006, Dr. Detrano went to Yunnan Province and started the China California Heart Watch with Ms. Shan Shan Chen. In 2007, Dr. Detrano and Ms. Chen started their work by taking a bag of medicines and a blood pressure cuff to the town square of Yuan Yang, a poor town south of Kunming, where they set up the China California Heart Watch’s first “clinic” on a stone table. Since then, Dr. Detrano has spent most of every year in Yunnan doing this work, which now includes pediatric cardiac care and referrals. In 2015, Dr. Detrano received the prestigious “Yunnan Friendship Award” from Yunnan Provincial Governor Chen HAO for his outstanding contributions to the people of Yunnan Province. In 2017, Dr. Detrano was appointed visiting professor at the newly established Yunnan Fuwai Hospital for Cardiovascular Diseases in Kunming, China.

STREANGĂ VIOLETA is a Professor University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popto "   Department of Medicine MaMilk and Child   Member of the Board of the Department.