Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Aurelio Maggio, Director of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Villa Sofia-Cervello Hospital, Palermo, Italy

Prof. Aurelio Maggio has a degree in Medicine and Surgery 110 summa cum laude, at the University of Palermo and later the Specialization in Clinic and Laboratory Hematology at the University of Pavia. Actually he holds the position of Director of Department of Hematology for rare disease of blood and blood-forming organs, and Director of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at V. Cervello Hospital. He carried out clinical, laboratory and research activity coordinating team of doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and biologists in the field of hematological diseases with particular regard to anemia. The Center of which he is Director, has been included in the European network of ERN for rare hematological diseases. Since 1982 he coordinates the Prevention Programme of Hemoglobinopathies in Sicily and is a member of the Regional Council for Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies at Department of the Sicilian Regional Health. He was President of the National Society for the Study of Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies and Professor at the School of Specialization in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, at University of Palermo. He was a member of the Ministerial Committee of Experts for the controlled use of Deferiprone. He has also coordinated several clinical research projects and laboratory developing specific skills in the clinical methodology applied to the design and development of multi-center randomized clinical trials, as demonstrated by more than 150 his scientific publications. Furthermore he has acquired considerable experience in the organization of health networks. Currently participates in the conduct of a project funded by the European Union (Project DEEP - Deferiprone Evaluation in Pediatrics). He has collaborated with several foreign institutions Research Projects aimed to: in utero transplantation, gene therapy of hemoglobinopathies, regulation of globin genes, particularly in fetal hemoglobin activation. He is in the editorial board of the Anemia Journal. Among the collaborations with international institutions: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (Director: Michel Sadelain); The Royal Free Hospital, London; University College Hospital (Obstetric Hospital), London; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Cooley's Anemia Foundation of Maryland; National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland; Cornell University Medical College, Department of Microbiology, New York; Columbia University in the City of New York, Department of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Development, University College London; Leiden University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics; University of Athens School of Medicine, First Department of Internal Medicine; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (USA).


Co-Editor for Secondary hemochromatosis

Khaled Musallam, President, International Network of Hematology, London, UK

 

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

David G. Nathan, Harvard Medical School, President Emeritus of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

 

Editorial Board Members

Yesim Aydinok, Professor at Department of Pediatric Hematology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

Paola Baiardi, Director of Consortium for Biological and Pharmacological Evaluation, Pavia, Italy

Erol Baysal, Consultant & Head of Molecular Genetics - Director, Prenatal and DNA Diagnostics Unit -Prof. Medical Genetics - Dubai Genetic & Thalassemia Center - Departmentt of Pathology & Genetics - Dubai Health Authority - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Patrizio Bina, Head of Department of Cardiology, Regional Hospital for Microcythemia, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Farid Boulad, Medical Director, Pediatric Day Hospital - Associate Attending Physician - Bone Marrow Transplant Service - Department of Pediatrics - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Duran Canatan, Director of Hemoglobinopathy Diagnosis Center, Mediterrenaean Blood Diseases Foundation; President of Thalassemia Federation of Turkey and Mediterrenaean Blood Diseases Foundation, Antalya, Turkey - Scientific Advisory of Haydar Aliyev Foundation and Thalassemia Center, Baku, Azarbaijan

Marcello Capra, Director of Department of Haematology (Unit of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Thalassemia), G. Di Cristina Pediatric Hospital, Palermo, Italy

Adriana Ceci, Delegated Administrator of Consortium for Biological and Pharmacological Evaluation, Pavia, Italy

Prantar Chakrabarti, Consultant Haematologist at Fortis Healthcare and at Nightingale Hospital, Kolkata; Associate Professor of Hematology, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (IHTM), MCH Building, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Ping Chen, Hemoglobin Laboratory, the First Affiliated Hospital, Guangxi Medical University, 6 Binhulu Nanning, Guangxi, P.R. China

Yiu-fai Cheung, Professor of Paediatric Cardiology, Division of Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Prosanto K. Chowdhury, Medical Director of CordLife, P.L. Deuty Road, off Diamond Harbour Road, Bishnupur, 24 Parganas (S), West Bengal, India

Paolo Cianciulli, Director of Regional Reference Thalassemia Center, St Eugenio Papa Hospital, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Roshan Colah, Scientist F at Department of Hematogenetics, National Institute of Immunohaematology, Indian Council of Medical Research, KEM Hospital Campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Mehmet Akif Curuk, Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey

Vito Di Marco, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Giorgio Derchi, Medical Director, Department of Cardiology, Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Department of Pediatrics and Endocrinology, Ospedale Privato Accreditato Quisisana, Ferrara, Italy

Amal El-Beshlawy, Professor at Pediatric Hematology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Androulla Eleftheriou, Executive Director of Thalassaemia International Federation and Director of the Cyprus WHO Collaborating Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Aldo Filosa, Director of Pediatric Thalassaemia and Pediatric hemoglobinopathies Unit, Pediatric Department, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy

Graham Foster, Professor of Hepatology at Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Centre for Digestive Diseases, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 4 Newark Street, London, UK

Suthat Fucharoen, Professor of Medicine at Mahidol University, Thalassemia Research Center, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Nakhonpathom, Thailand

Shau-Yin Ha, Consultant and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

Mehran Karimi, Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Hematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Antonis Kattamis, Head of the Thalassemia Unit of the First Department of Pediatrics at the University of Athens, ‘Aghia Sophia’ Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

Marina Kleanthous, Head of the Molecular Genetics Thalassaemia Department at The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), Nicosia, Cyprus

Li Chi Kong, Consultant Pediatrician, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Chief of Services, Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Philippe Leboulch, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, University of Paris; Director of CEA’s Institute of Emerging Diseases and Innovative Therapies (iMETI); Director of INSERM Unit 962; Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Genetics Division of Brigham & Womens’ Hospital, Boston

Dimitris Loukopoulos, Chief of Hematology Laboratory at Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece

Meng-Yao Lu, Lecturer at Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Shahid Mahmood, Head Health Biotechnology Division, Group Leader and Principal Scientist, Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

Luigi Mancuso, Medical Director, Department of Cardiology, Villa Sofia-Cervello Hospital, Palermo, Italy

Nicoletta Masera, Responsible for Congenital Anemia and Iron Deficiency Anemia Clinic, Pediatric Department, University of Milano-Bicocca, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy

Massimo Midiri, Director of Department of diagnostic imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Ching-Tien Peng, Professor and Superintendent of Children's Hospital, China Medical University & Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, China

Alessia Pepe, Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit, G. Monasterio Foundation, C.N.R. – Tuscan Region and Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy

Deborah G. Rund, Director of the Hemapheresis Unit in the Hematology Division, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel

Pairash Saiviroonporn, Department of Radiology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand Nicos Skordis, Pediatric Endocrine Unit, Makarios Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

George Stamatoyannopoulos, Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences - Director Markey Molecular Medicine Center, K-240 Health Sciences Building, Seattle, WA, USA

Elliot Vichinsky, Medical Director Hematology/Oncology Department - Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA

Vip Viprakasit, Medical Doctor and programme coordinator for thalassaemia research, Hematology/Oncology Division, Department of Pediatrics and Thalassemia Center, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

J. Malcolm Walker, Consultant Cardiologist, Heart Hospital and University College Hospital, London, UK/ Clinical Director, Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College Hospital, 5 University Street, London, United Kingdom

 
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