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
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7133-8875

Deputy Editor

Ciara Egan, BSc
Medical Student, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6662-5167

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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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6371-2780

Abdelrahman I. Abushouk, MD.
Cardiovascular Department, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1399-6487

Abhishekh Ashok, MBBS PhD
Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-7253

Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC.
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Full Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3042-6569

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6974-2772

Americo Peña, MD
Advanced Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, San Pablo Clinic, Lima, Perú
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4026-9832

Atanas G. Atanasov, PhD.
Department of Molecular Biology, Professor and Head of Department, Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6604-0553

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2155-1808

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6610-4617

Eshetu Girma, MPH, PhD.
Health Promotion and Health Communication, School of Public Health, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9418-1775

Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, MD, MSc, EdD, PhD, FACS.
Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Urology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6945-8261

Jorge Enrique Gomez-Marin, MD, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Health, Professor and Director, Center of Biomedical Research, University of Quindío, Armenia, Colombia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6472-3329

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4284-4693

Juliana Bonilla-Velez, MD.
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7174-7609

Mark Zafereo, MD, FACS.
Section Chief, Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7918-9739

Matouš Hrdinka, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinic Subjects, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University Hospital Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2981-2825

Mohamed M. Gad, MD.
Department of Internal Medicine, Resident Doctor, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0218-3317

Paul MacDaragh Ryan, MD, BCh, PhD.
Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7251-6725

Rahul Kashyap, MD.
Department of Anesthesiology, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4383-3411

Spyridoula Maraka, MD.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7259-132X

Srinivas Vinod Saladi, PhD.
Department of Otology and Laryngology, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Scientist, Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MA, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8147-4379

William C. Cho, PhD.
Department of Clinical Oncology, Senior Researcher, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4174-4586

 

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Editors

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6839-7134

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9134-5703

Andrew Thomas, MBBS student
SreeGokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, India
Medical education, Surgery
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2997-4525

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4210-0299

Kiera Liblik, BSc (H), Medical student*
Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Women's Health, Medical Education
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1385-9298

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6774-992X

Mohamed Fahmy Doheim, MBBCh candidate
Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Vascular and interventional neurology, Neurogenerative diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology, Clinical research methods
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8279-5078a>

Mohammad Amin Khazeei Tabari, Medical student
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Molecular biology, Cancer and oncology, COVID-19
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6415-8403

Najdat Bazarbashi, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Cardiology, Medical education
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5886-511X

Nathaniel Edward Hayward, MB BCh BAO, MSc.
Resident, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Pediatrics, Imaging/Emergency
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9085-981X

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3231-0738

Sohaib Haseeb, BSc, MD(c).
Medical Student, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Cardiology
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2799-5135

Sushil Dahal, MBBS
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal
Surgery, Pre-hospital care, Trauma
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0475-7356

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6946-8857

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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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4027-5220

Adam Dinoff, MSc.
Medical Student, New York Medical College, NY, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7979-6587

Adam L. Urback, BSc, MSc.
Medical Student, Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7308-8216

Ahmed Nahian*
California Baptist University-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Riverside, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7650-7877

Amaan Javed*
University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi), Delhi, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2072-4490

Arkadeep Dhali, MD*
Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Kolkata, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1794-2569

Ashwini Ramesh Patankar*
Dr. D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1629-6048

Avanthika Chaithanya*
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences,Bangalore, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0668-0257

Bahadar Singh Srichawla, MS
Resident Physician, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, United States
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5301-4102

Benjamin Liu, BMSc
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WIS, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2089-7607

Brandon Belbeck, MD
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Canada
https://orcid.org/000-0001-6565-7685

Dawin Sichimba
Medical Student, Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Ndola, Zambia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9829-2325

Diego Carrion Alvarez
Medical Student, Department of Basic Sciences, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-4556

Duha Shellah
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, An-Najah National University, Palestine
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2999-5692

Eugenia M. Ramos-Dávila, MD.
Resident, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1105-2848

Johnmark Boachie
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1020-072X

Joseph Tonge
Academic Unit of Medical Education, The University of Sheffield, UK
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7492-8288

Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Sudan.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4608-5321

Lakshmi Venkata Simhachalam Kutikuppala
MBBS Student, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation (KIMS&RF), Andhra Pradesh, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5685-6049

Leah Komer, BSc, MB BCh BAO Candidate
Medical Student, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4332-2670

Lorraine Arabang Sebopelo*
University of Botswana, Faculty of Medicne, Gaborone, Botswna
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3905-4834

Lourdes Adriana Medina Gaona
Medical Student, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2900-2793

Manas Pustake
Medical Intern, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India. GCSRT Candidate, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3566-0389

Marcel Lucas Chee*
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4691-0638

Marina Shatskikh*
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Irvine, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3289-2475

Michael Tavolieri
University College Cork, School of Medicine, Ireland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4218-8107

Moez Mohammed Ibrahim Bashir*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0632-9379

Mohamed Hoosen Suleman*
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2776-1611

Muhammad Romail Manan
Medical student. Services Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3436-5206

Nguyen Tran Minh Duc
Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, HCM, Vietnam
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9333-7539

Nikoleta Tellios
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9827-1623

Patricio Guillermo Garcia Espinosa*
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Medicina, México
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8139-806X

Pierre Elnazir*
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Dublin, Ireland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0913-4884

Purva Shah, MBBS
Research Associate, Medical College, Baroda, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5516-3411

Rahul Regi Abraham, MBBS
Resident, Internal Medicine, LSUHSC Shreveport, LA, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-3608

Randa Ahmed Abdalrheem*
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8708-7588

Rebecca Ndumba Murerva*
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1405-4520

Ron Hang-Long Li*
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2294-2977

Sebastian Diebel*
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Nairn Centre, Canada
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3917-3198

Shuo-Yan Gau
School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8897-5635

Surobhi Chatterjee, MBBS*
Intern, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1975-5107

Vinson Wai-Shun Chan
Medical Student, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6108-9315

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2381-0984

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Ancillary Positions

Communication and Public Relations Director
Preeyati Chopra
Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7663-3881

Production Manager
Annora A. Kumar
Medical Student, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4895-3954

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

Fatma Monib
Undergraduate Medical Student, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8456-1603

Judie Y. Joo
Medical Student, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7485-6555

Lina Hemmeda*
Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4636-9471

Lucianne Odiero*
Medical Student, University of Nairobi, Kenya
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4007-4368

Sajjad Ali
Medical Intern, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8024-5942

Sushil Dahal
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0475-7356

Editorial Assistant Managers
Ana Maria Morales - Natalia Piamba Galindo
Colombia

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5516-3411

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

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Founder Members

Americo Peña-Oscuvilca

Juliana Bonilla-Velez

Christian Adrian Lopez-Castillo

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