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Editorial Board

Anna Melidoni, PhD - Senior Editor, BMC Series

New Content ItemAnna is the Editor of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders and BMC Endocrine Disorders. She studied Biology, with an emphasis on Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology at the University of Crete, Greece. During her PhD in Queen Mary, University of London she did the knockout of Flavin-containing monoxygenase 5 (Fmo5) gene of the mouse, which eventually led to the identification of Fmo5 as a regulator of metabolic aging. As a Postdoc at the Universities of Ioannina, Greece and the University of Cambridge, UK she investigated the role of cell-surface receptors (Wnt/Notch/FGF4) and adherens junctions in the fate specification of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESs) and mES-derived multipotent cardiac progenitors. In John McCafferty’s lab she also developed a mES-based phenotypic screening system for selecting antibodies affecting cell-surface receptor signalling, from large antibody phage-display libraries. Anna is committed to the open-access dissemination of robust and reproducible science that makes a valid contribution to scientific knowledge. She is based in the London office, UK.

Maria Hodges, PhD - Executive Editor, BMC Series

New Content ItemMaria is the Executive Editor for the BMC Series including BMC Genomics and manages a team of in-house editors on the BMC Series journals. She joined the BMC Series in July 2018. Previously, Maria was the Scientific Publications Manager for Cancer Research UK, managing the British Journal of Cancer. Before this, Maria was Acting Editor for Genome Medicine and an Editor for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Maria has a PhD in biochemistry from Cancer Research UK (London Research Institute) and a degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London. She is based in the London office, UK.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Prof Srikanth Bellary, Aston University, UK

New Content ItemDr Bellary is a Reader in Metabolic Medicine at the Aston University and an Honorary Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK. He graduated from Osmania University, India and subsequently completed higher  specialist training in Diabetes Endocrinology in the United Kingdom. He was awarded the MD Degree in Medicine by the University of Birmingham, UK for his research in type 2 diabetes in south Asians. His clinical interests include obesity and  diabetic kidney disease and has been instrumental in developing new care models for  diabetes. His research interests include epidemiology of  type 2 diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, new therapies for diabetes and metabolic ageing. He was one of the lead investigators of the UK Asian Diabetes Study. He is the Chief Investigator for Type 2 diabetes in Youth (T2DMY) Study and UK Chief Investigator for the Semaglutide and Renal Outcomes (FLOW) study besides being a Principal Investigator for several type 2 diabetes studies. He has published over a hundred papers in several reputed journals. Dr Bellary is a senior editor for BMC Endocrine Disorders and an Associate Editor for Therapeutic advances in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He is also the chair of Pan Birmingham Diabetes Network and works closely with Diabetes UK. He was one of the  12 National Diabetes UK  clinical  champions in 2014. 

Dr Flávio Cadegiani, MD Corpometria Institute, Brazil

New Content ItemFlávio Cadegiani is a board certified endocrinologist with Ph.D. in Clinical Endocrinology. His areas of expertise include adrenal disorders, obesity, endocrinology of physical activity and fatigue-related conditions. He focused his studies on fatigue-related conditions, in particular a systematic review in which he debunked the existence of a pseudo-disease termed as 'adrenal fatigue', and conducted one of the largest studies on Sports Endocrinology, named 'Endocrine and Metabolic Responses on Overtraining Syndrome (EROS) Study'. His book: 'Overtraining Syndrome in Athletes - A Comprehensive Review and New Perspectives') was recently published by Springer Nature. Currently, he is CEO and Medical Director of Corpometria Institute (Brasilia, Brazil), that together with Applied Biology Inc (Irvine, CA, USA) has lead the research on the roles of androgens and anti-androgen agents on COVID-19. He is also a regular visiting professor in FAESF (Floriano, Brazil).

Prof Michael O'Reilly, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

New Content ItemProfessor O’Reilly is a Consultant Endocrinologist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, and Clinical Associate Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He completed his PhD funded by the Wellcome Trust from 2012 to 2015 at the University of Birmingham. He was subsequently appointed as a Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham from 2015-2019. He returned to a consultant post in Beaumont Hospital Dublin in 2019, and in 2020 received a prestigious Emerging Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Health Research Board, funding his research into the role of adrenal androgens in health complications in women.

Prof Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Poznan Univeristy, Poland

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I am the Associate Professor in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine at the Poznan Univeristy of Medical Sciences in Poland. I graduated cum laude from Medical Faculty in Poznan University of Medical Sciences in 2010. I am an internal medicine specialist and endocrinologist. I am also the Associate Dean for Clinical Courses of Medicine Program and Coordinator of Internal Medicine Course and Endocrinology Course for English-speaking students. I am a co-author of app. 65 articles and app. 40 conference abstracts.  My H-index is 10  and IF app. 150. In 2016-2021 I was a member of Executive Committee of Polish Society of Endocrinology and a chair of Young Polish Endocrinologists. My main scientific interests are related to thyroid dysfunction, thyroid cancers, pituitary disorders, Graves’ orbitopathy, hypogonadism,  health-related quality of life.


Editorial Board Members
Bone and Thyroid
Selvihan Beysel, Afyonkarahisar Health Science University, Turkey
Rajib Bhattacharya, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
Pietro Giorgio Caló, University of Cagliari, Italy
Marcio Concepción-Zavaleta, Endocrinologist at Clínica Stella Maris, Peru
Rowan Hardy, University of Birmingham, UK
Milan Jovanovic, Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
Sang Wan Kim, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Yingli Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ernesto Maddaloni, University Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Geoffrey Omuse, Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya
Maria Papaleontiou, University of Michigan, USA
Jordi Reverter, Germans Trias I Pujol University Hospital, Spain
Osei Sarfo-Kantaka, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana
Viral Shah, University of Colorado, USA
Xingming Shi, Augusta University, USA
Ewelina Szczepanek-Parulska, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland

Cancer and Endocrine Tumors
Nayyereh Aminisani, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Georgios Boutzios, National University of Athens, Greece
Yuan-Jia Chen, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Jieyu He, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Daniela Laudisio, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Tian Li, Fourth Military Medical University, China
Francesco Panzuto, Sant'Andrea University Hospital, Italy
Andra Piciu, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania 
Diabetes and Metabolism
Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Halis Akturk, University of Colorado, USA
Amutha Anandakumar, Madras Diabetic Research Foundation, India
Aleksandra Araszkiewicz, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Georgia Argyrakopoulou, Athens Medical Center, Greece
Dimiter Avtanski, Northwell Health, USA
Zahra Bahadoran, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Iran
Joshua Barzilay, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, USA
Dwaipayan Bharadwaj, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, CSIR, India
Srikanth Bellary, Aston University, UK
Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla, Instituto Nacional de Geriatría, Mexico 
Gourav Bhardwaj, University of Iowa, USA
Valeria Calcaterra, University of Pavia, Italy
Andrew Collier, University Hospital Ayr, UK
Baqiyyah Conway, University of Texas, US, USA
Antonino Di Pino, University of Catania, Italy
Luca D'Onofrio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Oytun Erbas, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-Gebze, Turkey
Jose Gerardo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Universidad Autónoma De Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Roger Gutiérrez-Juárez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Kristy Fakes, University of Newcastle, UK
Wojciech Fendler, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Malindu Fernando, James Cook University, Australia
Violeta Iotova, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Sandra Mara Ferreira, University State of Campinas, Brazil
Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS, Mexico
Asghar Ghasemi, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Iran
Kakali Ghoshal, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Yoichiro Hirakawa, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan
Chii-Min Hwu, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Alexander Kokkinos, Athens University Medical School, Greece
Ping Yein Lee, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Lee-Ling Lim, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jennifer Logue, University of Glasgow, UK
Mauro Lombardo, San Raffaele Roma Open University, Italy
Yasutaka Maeda, Minami Diabetes Clinical Research Center, Japan
Leticia Manuel-Apolinar, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico
Yuanjie Mao, Ohio University, USA
Daniela Melis, University of Salerno, Italy
Nimesh Mody, University of Aberdeen, UK
Ramkumar Mohan, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Shankar Munusamy, Drake University, USA
Akinobu Nakamura, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Mohd Imtiaz Nawaz, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Hiroshi Nomoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Fernanda Ortis, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nikolaos Perakakis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Ramesh Pothuraju, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Sjaak Pouwels, Haaglanden Medical Center, The Netherlands
Naila Rabbani, Qatar University, Qatar
Devarajan Rathish, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Yoshifumi Saisho, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Shabana Saleem, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Gaetano Santulli, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Hassan Shora, Port-Said university, Egypt
Ehsaneh Taheri, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Iran
Petros Thomakos, Diabetes Center and Clinic, Hygeia Hospital, Greece
Daisuke Yabe, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Japan
Ben Wheeler, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Ohio State University, USA
Zhiming Zhu, Daping Hospital, China

Pituitary & neuroendocrinology
Hiraku Kameda, Hokkaido University Hospital, Japan
Zuleyha Karaca, Erciyes University Medical School, Turkey
Muhammed Kizilgul, UHS Diskapi Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Maria Koltowska-Haggstrom, Uppsala University, Sweden
Kabirullah Lutfy, Western University, USA
Swayamsidha Mangaraj, Siksha O Anusandhan University, India
So Nagai, Hokkaido University, Japan
Maria Laura Tanda, University of Insubria, Italy
Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland

Reproduction and adrenal
Dimiter Avtanski, Northwell Health, USA
George Chrousos, Athens University, Greece
Rima Dhillon-Smith, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Panagiotis Drakopoulos, UZ Brussel, Belgium
Chunxiu Gong, Beijing's Child ren Hospital, China
Birgit Harbeck, University of Hamburg/Amedes experts Hamburg, Germany
Sadishkumar Kamalanathan, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgrad Med Education & Research, India
Maniselvan Kuppusamy, University of Virginia, USA
Minh Tam Le, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Da Li, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, China
Giovanna Muscogiuri, University Federico II Naples, Italy
Gabriella Pugliese, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Dyah Purnamasari, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Teresa Maria Seccia, University of Padova, Italy
Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Clare Wotton, University of Oxford, UK

Editorial Advisors 
Chao Chun Zou, Zhejiang University, China
Miguel Goncalves, UK Research & Innovation, UK
Ruifang Li-Gao, Tilburg University, Netherlands

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