Editorial board



Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH Website                                                                                   

Professor of Medicine

Texas A & M University College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Dallas, TX

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Dr. McCullough completed his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, cardiology fellowship including service as Chief Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, and master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCullough is a practicing internist and cardiologist at Texas A & M University College of Medicine, Dallas campus.

Dr. McCullough has broadly published on a range of topics in medicine with > 1000 publications and > 600 citations in the National Library of Medicine. His works include the “Interface between Renal Disease and Cardiovascular Illness” in Braunwald’s Heart Disease Textbook. Dr. McCullough is a recipient of the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology and the International Vicenza Award in Critical Care Nephrology for his scholarship and research. Dr. McCullough is a founder and current president of the Cardiorenal Society of America, an organization dedicated to bringing cardiologists and nephrologists together to work on the emerging problem of cardiorenal syndromes. His works have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, British Medical Journal and other top-tier journals worldwide. He is the editor-in-chief of Cardiorenal Medicine, Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, and senior associate editor of the American Journal of Cardiology. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple specialty journals. Dr. McCullough has made presentations on the advancement of medicine across the world and has been an invited lecturer in the U.S. Senate, New York Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Medicines Agency. He has served as member or chair of data safety monitoring boards of 24 randomized clinical trials.

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Featured Papers in Cardiovascular Medicine 2021


Associate Editor

Federico Ronco, MD Website

Interventional Cardiologist at Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Dept, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Venice, Italy

Federico Ronco graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2005 at the University of Padua School of Medicine and received his Specialization in Cardiology degree in 2010 cum laude at the University of Padua School of Medicine. Since 2010 works as Interventional Cardiologist at Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular, Ospedale dell'Angelo - Venice, Italy 

Interests:  Interventional Cardiology; Acute Myocardial Infarction; PCI; Clinical Cardiology; Coronary Angiography; Myocardial Infarction; Cardiac Catheterization; Heart Valve Diseases; Coronary Artery Disease; Aortic Diseases

Editorial Board Members

Grigorios Korosoglou, MD Website
Departments of Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Pneumology, GRN Academic Teaching Hospital Weinheim, Weinheim, Germany

Interests:  Cardiovascular imaging (cardiac CT; cardiac MRI); Interventional cardiology; Peripheral vascular interventions

Samy I. McFarlane, MD, MPH Website
Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York: Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Interests:  Diabetes and cardiovascular disease; Hypertension; Insulin resistance; Metabolic diseases; Metabolism; Lipid metabolism; Blood pressure; Atherosclerosis; Abdominal obesity; Glucose metabolism

Jan D. Schmitto, MD, PhD Website
Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Interests:  Heart failure; Cardiology; Hypertension; Echocardiography; Atrial fibrillation; Cardiac function; Chronic heart failure; Hemodynamics; Myocardial infarction; Exercise intervention

Brian Tomlinson, BSc, MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK) Website
Faculty of Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau, China

Interests:  The clinical pharmacology; Toxicology and pharmacogenetics of drugs; Particularly in the cardiovascular field; The pathogenesis and treatment of hyperlipidaemia; Hypertension; The metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Luca Zanoli, MD, PhD Website
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Policlinico di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (CT), Italy

Interests:  Blood pressure; Hypertension; Atherosclerosis; Metabolic; Syndrome; Cardiology; Dialysis; Diabetes; Cardiovascular disease; Cardiovascular medicine; Clinical nephrology

Ceolotto Giulio, MD, MPH Website
Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Medical School, Italy

Interests:  Hypertension; Coronary artery disease; Atherosclerosis; Metabolic syndrome; MicroRNAs; Circulating microRNAs; Gene expression; Oxidative stress; Ischemia-reperfusion

Theodoros Karamitsos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1st Department of Cardiology, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Interests:  Cardiac MRI; Cardiology; Cardiac function; Imaging; Coronary artery disease; Echocardiography; Heart failure

John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH Website
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

Interests:  Advanced heart failure; Cardiomyopathy; Mechanical circulatory support and transplant; Heritable causes of vascular disease; Novel drug therapies for advanced heart failure; Novel gene discovery in cardiomyopathy; Characterization and management of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC); Early diagnosis and management of chemotherapy

Maurizio Pieroni, MD, PhD Website
San Donato Hospital, Italy

Interests:  Cardiomyopathies; Metabolic diseases; Heart failure; Cardiac function; Echocardiography; Clinical cardiology; Atrial fibrillation; Cardiac; Echocardiography; Hypertrophy; Cardiovascular imaging Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiac involvement in patients with Fabry disease: from pathophysiology to imaging and treatment

Marco Zimarino, MD, PhD Website
Director of Structural Heart Disease Program at Cath Lab of ASL 2 Abruzzo and University of Chieti - Italy

Interests:  Coronary artery disease; Intravascular imaging; TAVI; Mitraclip; PFO closure

Speranza Rubattu, MD Website
Applied Medical Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Interests:  Hypertension; Cardiovascular acute events; Cardiovascular risk; Mitochondrial dysfunction; Molecular genetics of cardiomyopathies

Antonio Mangieri, MD Website
Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Interests:  Percutaneous tricuspid interventions; Conduction disturbances after TAVI; Antithrombotic therapy in TAVI patients; Percutaneous treatment of bicuspid valve

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Present and future of tricuspid regurgitation

Alberto Palazzuoli, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, S. Maria alle Scotte Hospital, University of Siena, Italy

Interests:  Acute heart failure; Pulmonary circulation-pulmonary embolism-right heart failure; Echocardiography

Robert C. Hendel, MD, MASNC Website
Deming Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA

Interests:  Angiogenesis; Attenuation-corrected SPECT imaging; Patient risk stratification; Pharmacologic stress testing; Quality and appropriateness in cardiac imaging

Giacomo Mugnai, MD, PhD Website
Electrophysiologist at Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, Cardiology Division - West Vicenza General Hospitals, Arzignano, Vicenza, Italy

Interests:  Cardiovascular medicine; Arrhythmias; Electrophysiology; Electronic device implantations

Hani Jneid, MD Website
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; Director, Interventional Cardiology, Department of Medicine -Division of Cardiology, The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Houston, Texas, USA

Interests:  Revascularization strategies; SIHDl; ACS; TAVR; Outcomes and quality of care research

Matteo Bertini,MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
Department of Translational Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy

Interests:  Arrhythmias; Cardiac devices and ablation procedures

Eli Israel Lev, MD Website
Professor of Cardiology
Ben-Gurion University, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel; Director, Cardiology Division, Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Interests:  Cardiology; Critical care medicine; Interventional cardiology

Dinesh Kalra, MD Website
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, USA

Interests:  Infiltrative cardiomyopathies; Lipidology; Pulmonary hypertension; Cardiac imaging

Michael Henein, MD, MSc, PhD Website
Umea Heart Centre, Umea University, Sweden

Interests:  Coronary calcification; Heart failure; Valvular heart disease
Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiovascular Imaging of Atrial Strain: Clinical Use and Future Applications

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD Website
Institute of Congestive Heart Failure, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Interests:  Congenital heart defects; Coronary artery disease; Heart rhythm disorders and heart failure

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Heart failure pathogenesis and management: heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Utilizing Technology in the COVID 19 era

Lina Badimon, MD Website
IR-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

Interests:  Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Risk; Thrombosis; Genetic Engineering; Lipoproteins

Lee Stoner, PhD, MPH Website
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Interests:  Lifestyle risk factors; Noninvasive methodologies for assessing cardio-metabolic health; Translation of basic and applied science into public health outcomes

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Pandemics and chronic diseases: short- and long-term treatment and management considerations

Naranjan S. Dhalla, MD (Hon), DSc (Hon) Website
Distinguished Professor
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Interests:  Heart Dysfunction in Diabetes; Understanding Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury; Cardiac Hypertrophy; Congestive Heart Failure

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD Website
Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College Valhalla, NY, USA

Interests:  Clinical cardiology, including cardiac catheterization; Coronary angioplasty and Stenting

Massimo Volpe, MD Website
Chief of the Cardiology Division, Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science, and Hypertension Unit at Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

Interests:  Hypertension; Chronic Heart Failure Hypertension

Jawahar L. Mehta, MD, PhD Website
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Interests:  Biology of LOX-1; A receptor for oxidized low density lipoprotein; Target for cardiovascular therapy

Grant N. Pierce, PhD Website
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Interests:  Cardiac Cation Transport; Smooth Muscle Cation Transport; Cell biology; Molecular biology

Gary David Lopaschuk, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada

Interests:  Regulation of energy metabolism in the heart under physiological and pathological conditions

Janani Rangaswami, MD Website
Clinical Associate Professor
Einstein Medical Center, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, United States

Interests:  Overlap area of Cardio-Nephrology, pertaining to optimizing cardiac care of patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiovascular disorders in chronic kidney disease

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, MD, Mstat Website
Associate Professor
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Interests:  Coronary artery disease; Meta-analysis; Umbrella review

Zhonghua Sun, PhD Website
Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, Curtin University, Australia

Interests:  Cardiovascular imaging; Cardiac CT in quantitative assessment of coronary plaques; 3D printing in medicine, specially use of 3D printing in congenital heart disease; Coronary and aortic disease; Artificial intelligence in coronary artery disease; Optimization of CT scanning protocols

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: 3D Printing in Heart and Cardiovascular Disease

Zoltán Papp, MD, PhD Website
Department of Cardiology, Division of Clinical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Interests:  Animal physiology; Signaling pathways; Cardiac function; Physiology; Patch-clamp electrophysiology; Electrophysiology; Cell signaling; Signal transduction; Signaling; Phosphorylation

Buddhadeb Dawn, MD Website
Chairman, Department of Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA

Interests:  Echocardiography; Atrial fibrillation

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD Website
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, United States

Interests:  Heart disease prevention; Vascular calcification; Hypertension; Hypercholesterolemia; Cardiovascular disease in black Americans

Matteo Cameli, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
University of Siena, Italy

Interests:  Echocardiography; Chronic Heart Failure

Claudio Ronco, MD Website
Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, International Renal Research Institute Vicenza (IRRIV), San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy

Interests:  Hypertension; Heart failure; Hemodialysis; CRRT; Acute kidney injury

Gaetano Nucifora, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Interests:  Echocardiography; Heart failure; Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular medicine; Clinical cardiology; Cardiac echocardiography; Cardiac imaging; Cardiomyopathies acute myocardial infarction magnetic resonance

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Advances in Substrate Characterization and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias

Filippo Cademartiri, MD, PhD Website
Department of Radiology - Area Vasta 1 - ASUR Marche, Italy

Interests:  Cardiac CT; Cardiac MR; CCT; CMR; Cardiovascular Imaging; Coronary CT; Body CT; Body MR

Jun Zhang, MD Website
Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, USA

Interests:  Biomarkers; Renal; Toxicity; Serum; Kidney; Rats; Hypertension; Toxicology; Magnetic Field

Maria Rosa Costanzo, MD Website
Advocate Heart Institute, USA

Interests:  Acute heart failure; Chronic heart failure; Device therapy

Dobromir Dobrev, MD Website
Director of Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Interests:  Atrial fibrillation; Arrhythmias; Cardiac electrophysiology; Heart failure; Ion Cchannels; Neuroscience; Physiology, Cell biology, Heart, Calcium

Alan Stewart Maisel, MD Website
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, United States

Interests:  Heart failure; Hypertension; Chronic heart failure; Atrial fibrillation; Myocardial infarction; Cardiovascular Medicine; Acute myocardial infarction; Clinical cardiology; Cardiomyopathies; Acute heart failure

Stefano Omboni, MD Website
Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Italy

Interests:  Medical research; Medical scientific communication; Research & Development in the Field of Healthcare and Medical Devices

Yochai Birnbaum, MD Website
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, United States

Interests:  Non-invasive cardiology; electrocardiology; echocardiography; electrocardiography; clinical cardiology and acute coronary syndrome

Giuseppe Tarantini, MD, PhD Website
University of Padova, Italy

Interests:  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR / TAVI); Cardiogenic shock

Attila Nemes, MD, PhD Website
2nd Department of Medicine and Cardiology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center, University of Szeged

Interests:  Echocardiography; Cardiology; Hypertension; Three-Dimensional echocardiography, Transesophageal; Echocardiography; Cardiomyopathies; Sport physiology; Coronary artery disease

Bernard Belhassen, MD Website
Cardiologic Institute in Hadassah Medical Center,Jerusalem,Isreal

Interests:  Ventricular arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); Arrhythmias-General; Supraventricular Tachycardia (non-AF)

Kailash Prasad, MD, PhD Website
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Interests:  Oxyradicals in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; Flaxseed and its components in cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Pawan K. Singal, PhD Website
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology Rady Faculty of Health Sciences University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada

Interests:  Cardiac cation transport; Smooth muscle cation transport; cell biology; Molecular biology

Lori B. Daniels, MD Website
University of California, United States

Interests:  Screening for cardiovascular disease in the community; Use of novel cardiovascular biomarkers for cardiovascular health; Cardiovascular outcomes in patients with a history of Kawasaki disease; Clinical trials in heart failure and cardiovascular biomarkers; Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Screening athletes for causes of sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in women

Carmela Rita Balistreri, MD, PhD Website
Assistant Professor
University of Palermo, Italy

Interests:  Thoracic aortic aneurysom; Bicuspid aortic valve; Longevity, Atherosclerosis; Aorta; Aneurysm; Biomarkers; Inflammation; Genes

Mohammad Reza Movahed, MD, PhD Website
University of Arizona, USA

Interests:  Cardiovascular disease; Coronary intervention; Non-invasive cardiology and Cardiovascular epidemiology

Gastón A. Rodríguez Granillo, MD, PhD Website
Associate Director
Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, Diagnostico Maipu, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interests:  Myocardial infarction; Cardiology; Atherosclerosis; Doppler ultrasonography; Interventional cardiology; Vascular medicine; Echocardiography; Acute myocardial infarction; Computed Tomograph; Cardiac imaging

Takatoshi Kasai, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Interests:  Sleep apnea; Sleep disorders; Heart failure; Hemodynamics; Positive airway pressure; Telemedicine

Pradeep Vaideeswar, MD Website
King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Interests:  Cardiovascular and pulmonary pathology

Giovanni Donato Aquaro, MD Website
Gabriele Monasterio Foundation-CNR Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy

Interests:  Imaging; Myocardial disease

Eliano Pio Navarese, MD, PhD Website
Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Interests:  Atherosclerosis; Myocardial Infarction; Diabetes; Inflammation; Genetic engineering; Pharmacology; Hypertension; Cardiovascular medicine; Clinical cardiology; Heart failure

Jan Slezak, M.D., Ph.D Website
Senior Advisor, Mollecular Hydrogen Institute, United States - Japan

Interests:  Heart failure; Atrial fibrillation; Pacemakers; Cardiac electrophysiology; Catheter ablation; Radiation injury

Dragan M. Djuric, MD, PhD Website
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Interests:  Experimental cardiovascular models; Cardiovascular research; Homocysteine and related vitamins; Gasotransmitters and oxidative stress; Nutraceuticals and cardiovascular health; Endothelial dysfunction

Davide Bolignano, MD, PhD Website
Assistant professor
Clinical researcher of the Italian National Research Council-Institute of Clinical Physiology IFC, Italy

Interests:  The epidemiology and pathophysiology of chronic and acute kidney diseases; Renal biomarkers; Cerythropoietin and stem cells in uremia

Vladimir M. Pokrovskii, MD, PhD Website
Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation, Russia

Interests:  Atrial fibrillation; Rhythm disorders; Chronic heart failure

Erhan Tenekecioglu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Health Sciences University, Bursa Education and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Interests:  Bioresorbable scaffolds; Endothelial Shear Stress; Computational Fluid Dynamics

Petr Ostadal, MD, PhD Website
Associate professor
Cardiovascular Center, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic

Interests:  Statins; Atherosclerosis; Sudden cardiac death; Ventricular arrhythmias

Ruan Kruger, PhD
North-West University, Hypertension in Africa, South Africa

Interests:  Primary prevention of CVD; Paediatric hypertension

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Hypertension in children and adolescents

Cristina Balla, PhD Website
University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy

Interests:  Sudden cardiac death; Brugada syndrome; Arrhythmias

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Sudden cardiac death

Snehil Dixit, MPT, PhD Website
Assistant professor
King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

Interests:  Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation diabetes; Diabetic foot; Diabetic wound; Exercise training; Low-level laser therapy; Magnetic therapy; Shortwave diathermy

Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Utilizing Technology in the COVID 19 era Special Issue in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: The impact of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation for Cardiovascular Diseases

Emma Louise Robinson, PhD Website
Postdoctoral Fellow
Maastricht University, Limburg Province, Netherlands

Interests:  Heart failure; Cardiovascular disease; Gene expression; Epigenetics; Experimental cardiology

Mehmet Ugur ES, MD Website
Associate Professor
Siyami Ersek Cardiac Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Interests:  Cardiac Valve Replacement; Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG); Heart double valve replacement; Heart port surgery

Ana Olga Hausse Mocumbi, MD, PhD Website
Associate Professor
Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

Interests:  Acute heart failure; Cardiovascular disease in special populations; Congenital heart disease and Pediatric cardiology< /span>

Rubén Casado Arroyo, MD, PhD Website
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Interests:  Heart failure; Atrial fibrillation; Echocardiography; Cardiac function; Hypertension; Clinical cardiology; Atherosclerosis; ICU; Myocardial infarction; Sepsis

Varró András, MD, PhD, DSc Website
University of Szeged, Hungary

Interests:  Cellular mechanism of antiarrhythmic drug actions; Cardiac electrophysiology; Cardiovascular pharmacology

Mohamed Shehata, MD
University of Cologne, Germany

Law Yuk, MBBS Website
Assistant Professor
The University of Hong Kong, China

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