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Paolo Prandoni, MD, Ph.D. is Professor at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences, Vascular Medicine Unit at the University of Padua, Italy. Professor Prandoni’s research and professional experiences cover epidemiology, diagnosis and management of thromboembolism. Of particular interest are studies addressing the association of cancer with venous thromboembolism, the link between venous and arterial thrombotic disorders, and the optimal long-term strategy in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism. He is among the panelists of the American College of Chest Physicians and of the European Consensus Statement dealing with the management of venous thromboembolic disorders. Professor Prandoni has published more than 450 papers in peer-review journals. His most recent achievement was the demonstration of an unexpectedly high prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients hospitalized for syncope (N Engl J Med, 2016).
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, is Professor of Medicine; Director for the UAHS Center of Sleep & Circadian Sciences and Medical Director of Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on sleep and breathing in both ambulatory and critically ill patients with a particular focus on improving adherence to therapy in patients with sleep apnea that involves peer-driven interventions and is funded by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He has led research to help better understand various modalities of noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation in both ambulatory and critically ill patients and to improve the understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings for poor sleep as a cause for systemic inflammation in both controlled experiments as well as in community-based populations. He serves as Chairperson of Sleep Research Network, and previously served as the Chairman of the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board to the NIH.
Bernard Zinman CM MD FRCPC FACP
Bernard Zinman is Director of the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes and holds the Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Canada. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Dr Zinman completed his medical degree at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and received further training in endocrinology at the University of Toronto.
Christoph Wanner, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine at the Julius-Maximilians- University of Würzburg, Germany, and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University Hospital. His areas of interest are metabolic disorders and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetic kidney disease and he has served in leading positions in the 4D, SHARP, BEACON and EMPA- REG OUTCOME studies. He has led research and initiatives as member and chair of the European Renal Registry for over a decade. His passion is to improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients through the development and implementation of global clinical practice guideline and controversy conferences. He was long-term member and executive officer of KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes). He is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Renal Nutrition and an associate editor of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Wanner received a doctor honoris causa from the Charles University Prague in 2012 and in 2016 the ERA-EDTA award for outstanding clinical contributions to Nephrology.
Yüksel Peker received his MD from the University of Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. He moved to Sweden in 1987 and completed his internal medicine as well as pulmonary medicine residency training in Gothenburg. Dr Peker joined the research group of Prof Jan Hedner at the University of Gothenburg in 1996, and got the PhD degree in 2000 with the thesis “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Morbidity”. Dr Peker founded the Sleep Medicine Unit at Skaraborg Hospital in Western Sweden with affiliation to the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine/Cardiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg as Associate Professor from 2007, and run several randomized controlled trials with focus on the cardiovascular aspects of obstructive sleep apnea. He moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 2015 as Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, and is currently leading the Sleep Medicine Center at the Marmara University Pendik Education and Research Hospital in Istanbul. He’s also coordinating ongoing studies in Gothenburg as Guest Senior Lecturer. His research group’s recent publications from the Randomized Intervention with Coronary Artery Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (RICCADSA) cohort have been of great interest for the research field. Dr Peker is a diligent referee for many scientific journals, and have been member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine since 2013.
Allan S. Brett, MD, is an internist and Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine. He is the Orlando Benedict Mayer Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, and is a core faculty member in the university's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.
Dr. Fleischmann is a cardiologist whose major research interests include development and evaluation of efficient diagnostic and treatment strategies in acute ischemic syndromes, use of noninvasive testing (especially echocardiography) in cardiology and its relation to outcomes, and implementation of evidence-based practice in cardiology. She served as Vice-Chair of the Research Committee for the American Society for Echocardiography and has chaired or participated in teaching CME courses such as Heart Disease in Women and Advances in Geriatric Cardiology at UCSF. She also serves on national guideline committees sponsored by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Fleischmann has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine since 2001.
Dr. Mueller is the Chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree, master of public health degree, and internal medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mueller’s clinical practice includes outpatient and inpatient consultative general internal medicine, hospital practice, and ethics consultation. He is engaged in teaching at all levels of medical training, and his academic interests include medical ethics and professionalism, medical history, and a variety of general internal medicine topics. Dr. Mueller has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine since 2007.
Dr Doug McEvoy is Head of the Sleep Health Service, at the Southern Adelaide Sleep Health Local Health Network and Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health: A Flinders Centre of Research Excellence, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Dr McEvoy is a Practitioner Fellow of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and is Theme Leader (Sleep Disorders) in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness Safety and Productivity. In 2011 Dr McEvoy received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Sleep Association for his outstanding contributions to sleep research and sleep medicine. Doug is Principal Investigator of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study a large international multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of CPAP treatment in high cardiovascular risk patients with co-morbid OSA.