Editorial Team

The IJMS's Editorial Team is formed by the Executive Committee of IJMS, the Editorial Board, and the Editors which is formed by Associate Editors and Student Editors. The IJMS has also ancillary positions necessary to keep the Journal functioning.

Executive Committee

They are responsible for the leadership and supervision of the Journal and its activities. Together with the Associate Editors, they make a decision about each submission and present them to the Editorial Board.

Editor in Chief

Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar, MD, MSc, PhD(c).
Department of Ophthalmology, Researcher, Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Faculty of Health, Assistant Professor, Service of Ophthalmology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
CEO, SCISCO Foundation, Science to Serve the Community, Cali, Colombia.
ORCID, Publons, Publications, CV

Scientific Editor

Mihnea-Alexandru Găman, MD, PhD(c).
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Department of Hematology, Center of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania

Deputy Editor

Ciara Egan, BSc
Medical Student, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy


Editorial Board

Senior researchers with a recognized trajectory mentoring, supporting, and training early-career scientists and researchers, who are willing to participate in the IJMS, providing advice or support, and recommending reviewers. They are experts in several different fields related to medicine but have a special interest in promoting research among medical students. They have the final decision over an article publication. Their approval is required for the publication of each issue.

Abdel Kareem Azab, PhD.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Professor, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA

Abdelrahman I. Abushouk, MD.
Cardiovascular Department, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Abhishekh Ashok, MBBS PhD
Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC.
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Full Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Amelia Maria Găman, MD, PhD.
Professor of Pathophysiology, Department of Pathophysiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova, Romania; Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Hematology, Clinic of Hematology, Filantropia City Hospital, Craiova, Romania

Americo Peña, MD
Advanced Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, San Pablo Clinic, Lima, Perú

Atanas G. Atanasov, PhD.
Department of Molecular Biology, Professor and Head of Department, Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Bogdan Socea, MD, PhD.
10 Clinical Department - General Surgery, Senior Surgeon, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy; Sf. Pantelimon Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Cain C. T. Clark, BSc, MSc, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, Coventry University. Senior Research Fellow, Warwickshire Institute for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (WISDEM), University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, UK

Eshetu Girma, MPH, PhD.
Health Promotion and Health Communication, School of Public Health, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, MD, MSc, EdD, PhD, FACS.
Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Urology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Jorge Enrique Gomez-Marin, MD, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Health, Professor and Director, Center of Biomedical Research, University of Quindío, Armenia, Colombia

Juan Carlos Puyana, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FACCP.
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Translational Science, Director for Global Health-Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, MD.
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Mark Zafereo, MD, FACS.
Section Chief, Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA

Matouš Hrdinka, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinic Subjects, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University Hospital Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Mohamed M. Gad, MD.
Department of Internal Medicine, Resident Doctor, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA

Paul MacDaragh Ryan, MD, BCh, PhD.
Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada

Rahul Kashyap, MD.
Department of Anesthesiology, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Spyridoula Maraka, MD.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Srinivas Vinod Saladi, PhD.
Department of Otology and Laryngology, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Scientist, Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MA, USA

William C. Cho, PhD.
Department of Clinical Oncology, Senior Researcher, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China


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Associate Editors

They are medical students and recently graduated physicians with an h-index of 5 or above or publications indexed in the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) and demonstrated experience reviewing articles as Student Editors of IJMS. They are in charge of the editorial process, supervising the Student Editors' work, selecting external peer-reviewers, and making recommendations for decisions based on the reviews.

Adnan Mujanovic, MD
PhD student, University Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Neurology, Stroke, Neuroradiology

André Yvan Zolo Ossou, MD, MSc*
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Global Surgery, Neurosurgery, Global Neurosurgery, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro oncology, Medicaleduction

Andrew Thomas, MBBS student
SreeGokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, India
Medical education, Surgery

Francisco Jesus Barrera Flores, MD*
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Epidemiology, Research Synthesis, Systematic Reviews, Population studies, Meta-Analysis, Biostatistics, Public Health, Decision Analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Pharmacoepidemiology

Kiera Liblik, BSc (H), Medical student*
Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Women's Health, Medical Education

Madeleine J. Cox, MD
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Women's health (OBGYN, Sexual health, Reproductive medicine), Pediatrics, Rural/remote medicine, Family medicine, Women in medicine, Pain medicine, Ethics in medicine, Environmental medicine, Global public health

Mohamed Fahmy Doheim, MBBCh candidate
Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Vascular and interventional neurology, Neurogenerative diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology, Clinical research methods

Mohammad Amin Khazeei Tabari, Medical student
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Molecular biology, Cancer and oncology, COVID-19

Najdat Bazarbashi, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Cardiology, Medical education

Nathaniel Edward Hayward, MB BCh BAO, MSc.
Resident, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Pediatrics, Imaging/Emergency

Paul Marcel Morgan, BSc, MD, PhD(c).
University of Belize, Faculty of Science and Technology, Belmopan City; Karl Hushner Memorial Hospital (K.H.M.H.), Belize City, Belize
Neuroradiology, Traumatic Brain Injury, COVID-19, Stroke, Epidemiology, Point Mutations, MRI

Sohaib Haseeb, BSc, MD(c).
Medical Student, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Sushil Dahal, MBBS
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal
Surgery, Pre-hospital care, Trauma

Vincent Kipkorir, BSc(H)*
University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
Human Anatomy, Systematic review and meta-analysis, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Translational Anatomy, Cadaveric research, Medical education


Student Editors

Medical students and recently graduated physicians from all around the globe. They need to have scientific publications indexed in the NLM and complete the Web of Science Academy courses of introduction to Peer-Review, Reviewing in the Sciences, Good citation behavior, and Co-reviewing with a Mentor, to be considered for the position. They are in charge of reviewing articles in the first round of revisions under the supervision of an Associate Editor or the Executive Committee. 

Abdul Basith K M
Intern (MBBS) at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Adam Dinoff, MSc.
Medical Student, New York Medical College, NY, USA

Adam L. Urback, BSc, MSc.
Medical Student, Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel

Ahmed Nahian*
California Baptist University-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Riverside, USA

Amaan Javed*
University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi), Delhi, India

Arkadeep Dhali, MD*
Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Kolkata, India

Ashwini Ramesh Patankar*
Dr. D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India

Avanthika Chaithanya*
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences,Bangalore, India

Bahadar Singh Srichawla, MS
Resident Physician, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, United States

Benjamin Liu, BMSc
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WIS, USA

Brandon Belbeck, MD
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Dawin Sichimba
Medical Student, Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Ndola, Zambia

Diego Carrion Alvarez
Medical Student, Department of Basic Sciences, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Duha Shellah
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, An-Najah National University, Palestine

Eugenia M. Ramos-Dávila, MD.
Resident, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Johnmark Boachie
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Joseph Tonge
Academic Unit of Medical Education, The University of Sheffield, UK

Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Sudan.

Lakshmi Venkata Simhachalam Kutikuppala
MBBS Student, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation (KIMS&RF), Andhra Pradesh, India

Leah Komer, BSc, MB BCh BAO Candidate
Medical Student, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Lorraine Arabang Sebopelo*
University of Botswana, Faculty of Medicne, Gaborone, Botswna

Lourdes Adriana Medina Gaona
Medical Student, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Manas Pustake
Medical Intern, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India. GCSRT Candidate, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Marcel Lucas Chee*
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Marina Shatskikh*
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Irvine, USA

Michael Tavolieri
University College Cork, School of Medicine, Ireland

Moez Mohammed Ibrahim Bashir*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan

Mohamed Hoosen Suleman*
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Muhammad Romail Manan
Medical student. Services Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Nguyen Tran Minh Duc
Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, HCM, Vietnam

Nikoleta Tellios
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Patricio Guillermo Garcia Espinosa*
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Medicina, México

Pierre Elnazir*
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Dublin, Ireland

Purva Shah, MBBS
Research Associate, Medical College, Baroda, India

Rahul Regi Abraham, MBBS
Resident, Internal Medicine, LSUHSC Shreveport, LA, USA

Randa Ahmed Abdalrheem*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan

Rebecca Ndumba Murerva*
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Ron Hang-Long Li*
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Sebastian Diebel*
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Nairn Centre, Canada

Shuo-Yan Gau
School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Surobhi Chatterjee, MBBS*
Intern, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

Vinson Wai-Shun Chan
Medical Student, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

*Under evaluation


Ancillary Positions

Communication and Public Relations Director
Preeyati Chopra
Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India

Production Manager
Annora A. Kumar
Medical Student, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Layout Editors
Anna-Maria Dimitrova Chantaliyska
Medical Student, Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria

Fatma Monib
Undergraduate Medical Student, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Judie Y. Joo
Medical Student, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Lina Hemmeda*
Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Lucianne Odiero*
Medical Student, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Sajjad Ali
Medical Intern, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Sushil Dahal
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal

Editorial Assistant Managers
Ana Maria Morales - Natalia Piamba Galindo

Social Network Manager: Twitter
Sajjad Ali
MBBS Student, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Social Network Manager: LinkedIn
Noor ul Huda Maria
Postgraduate Resident Neurosurgeon, MBBS,BSc, FCPS PGR, Fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences Lahore, Pakistan

Social Network Manager: Instagram
Purva Shah, MBBS
Medical Student, Medical College, Baroda, India

Graphic Design
Mahfuza Anan
MBBS Student, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Founder Members

Americo Peña-Oscuvilca

Juliana Bonilla-Velez

Christian Adrian Lopez-Castillo