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.

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Editor in Chief

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

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

alternatetext Abdel Kareem Azab, PhD.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Professor, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
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alternatetext Abdelrahman I. Abushouk, MD.
Cardiovascular Department, Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
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alternatetext Abhishekh Ashok, MBBS PhD.
Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
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alternatetext Adrian Baranchuk, MD, FACC, FRCPC.
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Full Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
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alternatetext 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
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alternatetext Americo Peña, MD.
Advanced Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, San Pablo Clinic, Lima, Perú
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alternatetext Atanas G. Atanasov, PhD.
Department of Molecular Biology, Professor and Head of Department, Polish Academy of Sciences. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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alternatetext 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
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alternatetext 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
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alternatetext Camelia Cristina Diaconu, MD, PhD, FESC, FACP, FEFIM FACC.
Associate Professor, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
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alternatetext Eshetu Girma, MPH, PhD.
Health Promotion and Health Communication, School of Public Health, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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alternatetext Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, MD, MSc, EdD, PhD, FACS.
Faculty of Health, School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Urology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
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alternatetext Jorge Enrique Gomez-Marin, MD, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Health, Professor and Director, Center of Biomedical Research, University of Quindío, Armenia, Colombia
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alternatetext 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
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alternatetext Juliana Bonilla-Velez, MD.
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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alternatetext Mark Zafereo, MD, FACS.
Section Chief, Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA
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alternatetext Matouš Hrdinka, MSc, PhD.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinic Subjects, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University Hospital Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
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alternatetext Mhairi Copland, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath (UK), MRCP (UK).
Mhairi Copland is a Professor of Translational Haematology (Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre) University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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alternatetext Mohamed M. Gad, MD.
Department of Internal Medicine, Resident Doctor, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
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alternatetext Paul MacDaragh Ryan, MD, BCh, PhD.
Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada
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alternatetext Rahul Kashyap, MD.
Department of Anesthesiology, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
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alternatetext Srinivas Vinod Saladi, PhD.
Department of Otology and Laryngology, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Scientist, Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MA, USA
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alternatetext William C. Cho, PhD.
Department of Clinical Oncology, Senior Researcher, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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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.

alternatetext Adnan Mujanovic, MD
PhD student, University Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Emphasis: Neurology, Stroke, Neuroradiology
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alternatetext André Yvan Zolo Ossou, MD, MSc.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Emphasis: Global Surgery, Neurosurgery, Global Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Neuro oncology, Medical eduction
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alternatetext Francisco Jesus Barrera Flores, MD.
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Emphasis: Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis, Biostatistics, Public Health, Decision & Cost-effectiveness analysis, Pharmacoepidemiology
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alternatetext Kiera Liblik, BSc (H).
Medical student, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Emphasis: Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Women's Health, Medical Education
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alternatetext Mohamed Fahmy Doheim, MD.
Clinical Research Fellow, UPMC Stroke Institute, Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Emphasis: Vascular and interventional neurology, Neurogenerative diseases, Neuro-ophthalmology, Clinical research methods
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alternatetext Mohammad Amin Khazeei Tabari
Medical student, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Emphasis: Molecular biology, Cancer and oncology, COVID-19
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alternatetext Najdat Bazarbashi, MD.
Cardiovascular Disease fellow, Department of Cardiology, Georgetown University-WHC, Washington, D.C., USA
Emphasis: Cardiology, Medical education
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alternatetext Nathaniel Edward Hayward, MB BCh BAO, MSc.
Resident, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Emphasis: Pediatrics, Imaging/Emergency
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alternatetext Paul Marcel Morgan, MD.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA
Emphasis: Biology, mathematics, economics.
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alternatetext Sohaib Haseeb
Medical student, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Emphasis: Cardiology
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alternatetext Vincent Kipkorir, Bsc.
Medical student, University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Kenia
Emphasis: Medicine, Surgery, Cardiac Biology, COVID-19
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Junior Associate Editors

They are medical students and recently graduated physicians with an h-index below 5, with 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 and their training as Associate Editors is carried out with constant guidance of the Executive Committeee.

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Andrew Thomas
MBBS student, SreeGokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, India
Emphasis: Medical education, Surgery
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alternatetext Duha Shellah
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty, An-Najah National University, Palestine
Emphasis: Health policy, Sexual and reproductive health, Medical education
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alternatetext Madeleine J. Cox, MD.
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Emphasis: Women's health, Pediatrics, Rural/remote medicine, Family medicine, Women in medicine, Ethics in medicine, Environmental medicine, Global health
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alternatetext Sushil Dahal, MBBS.
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal
Emphasis: Surgery, Pre-hospital care, Trauma
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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.

alternatetext Abdul Basith K M
Intern (MBBS) at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
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alternatetext Ahmed Nahian
California Baptist University-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Riverside, USA
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alternatetext Alisha Poppen
Medical student, University College Cork
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alternatetext Amaan Javed*
University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi), Delhi, India
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alternatetext Andrew Elton, B.S.*
Medical student, University of Minnesota, USA.
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alternatetext Arkadeep Dhali, MD.
Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Kolkata, India
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alternatetext Ashwini Ramesh Patankar*
Resident Doctor, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
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alternatetext Avanthika Chaithanya, MD.
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences,Bangalore, India
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alternatetext Bahadar Singh Srichawla, MS.
Resident Physician, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, United States
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alternatetext Benjamin Liu, BMSc.
Medical Student, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WIS, USA
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alternatetext David Ulrich Dalle
North Ossetia State Medical Academy
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alternatetext Dawin Sichimba
Medical Student, Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Ndola, Zambia
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alternatetext Diego Carrion Alvarez
Medical Student, Department of Basic Sciences, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
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alternatetext Eugenia M. Ramos-Dávila, MD.
Resident, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
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alternatetext Johnmark Boachie
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
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alternatetext Joseph Tonge
Academic Unit of Medical Education, The University of Sheffield, UK
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alternatetext Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Sudan.
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alternatetext Lakshmi Venkata Simhachalam Kutikuppala
MBBS Student, Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation (KIMS&RF), Andhra Pradesh, India
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alternatetext Leah Komer, BSc, MB BCh BAO Candidate.
PGY-2, Psychiatry resident, the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
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alternatetext Lorraine Arabang Sebopelo
University of Botswana, Faculty of Medicne, Gaborone, Botswna
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alternatetext Lourdes Adriana Medina Gaona
Medical Student, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico
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alternatetext Manas Pustake
Medical Intern, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India. GCSRT Candidate, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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alternatetext Marcel Lucas Chee*
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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alternatetext Marina Shatskikh
Medical Student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
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alternatetext Michael Tavolieri
Medical Student, University College Cork, School of Medicine, Ireland
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alternatetext Moez Mohammed Ibrahim Bashir
University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
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alternatetext Mohamed Hoosen Suleman*
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
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alternatetext Muhammad Romail Manan
Medical student. Services Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
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alternatetext Nguyen Tran Minh Duc
Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, HCM, Vietnam
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alternatetext Nikoleta Tellios
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
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alternatetext Patricio Guillermo Garcia Espinosa
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Medicina, México
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alternatetext Pranjal Garg*
Medical Student, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
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alternatetext Purva Shah, MBBS.
Research Associate, Medical College; Founder, International Society for Chronic Illnesses, ISCI, Baroda, India
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alternatetext Rahul Regi Abraham, MBBS.
Resident, Internal Medicine, LSUHSC Shreveport, LA, USA
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alternatetext Randa Ahmed Abdalrheem
Medical student, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
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alternatetext Rebecca Ndumba Murerwa
MD, University of Nairobi; ReMed Kenya. Kenya
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alternatetext Richard Christian Suteja*
Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia
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alternatetext Ron Hang-Long Li
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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alternatetext Sebastian Diebel*
Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, Nairn Centre, Ontario, Canada
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alternatetext Shuo-Yan Gau
School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
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alternatetext Surobhi Chatterjee, MBBS.
Intern, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India
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alternatetext Wah Praise Senyuyi
Medical student, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon.
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alternatetext Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Ancillary Positions

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Preeyati Chopra
Medical Intern, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India
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Talha Chaudhry
Medical Student, University of Nairobi, Kenia
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Sarah Khan, MBBS, MPH.
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Layout Editors

alternatetext Abdi-Rahman Kulmiye Barow
Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
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alternatetext Anna-Maria Dimitrova Chantaliyska
Medical Student, Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria
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alternatetext Cesare Mercalli
Medical student, Faculty of Health, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
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alternatetext Fatma Monib
Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
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alternatetext Harshil Patel
BSc (F. Hons), MBCHb, Medical student, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenia
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alternatetext Judie Y. Joo
Medical student, The University of Western Australia, Australia
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alternatetext Lina Hemmeda
Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
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alternatetext Lucianne Odiero*
Medical Student, University of Nairobi, Kenya
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alternatetext Preetesh Jakharia
BSc (Hons), Medical student, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenia
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alternatetext Sajjad Ali
MBBS student, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
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alternatetext Sushil Dahal
Medical Officer, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Nepal
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Editorial Assistant Managers

alternatetext Ana Maria Morales
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Universidad del Valle; Research Assistant, SCISCO Foundation, Cali, Colombia.
alternatetext Natalia Piamba Galindo
Business and Administration student, Universidad Santiago de Cali; Administrative personnel, SCISCO Foundation, Cali, Colombia

Social Media Managers

alternatetext Social Network Manager: Twitter
Sajjad Ali
MBBS Student, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
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alternatetext Social Network Manager: YouTube
Camila Velandia
Intern, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia.
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alternatetext Social Network Manager: LinkedIn
Ahmed Nahian
California Baptist University-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Riverside, USA
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alternatetext Social Network Manager: Instagram
Purva Shah, MBBS
Medical Student, Medical College, Baroda, India
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Graphic Design

alternatetext 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