Jeffrey Friedman, M.D. F.A.C.S., is as an assistant professor in the division of general surgery and a the director of bariatric surgery. Dr. Friedman earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi and completed his residency in general surgery at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and Mary Imogene Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York. He served as a research fellow at the Mary Imogene Bassett Research Institute and as a minimally invasive surgery/bariatric surgery fellow at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Friedman has previously worked as assistant medical director of the Sacred Heart Institute for Medical Weight Loss, as medical director of the Baptist Healthcare Bariatric Program in Pensacola and as chief of the minimally invasive surgery/bariatric program at Previty Clinic for Surgical Care in Beaumont, Texas. He has twice received the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Pensacola Surgical Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
Dr. Lixue Yin is a first-class chief physician and professor of cardiology and echocardiography. He worked as a cardiologist since 1988, and got his professional training at Mayo Clinic from 1997-1998. He has published over 200 papers in English and Chinese. He is the hmaster mentor of many medical schools of Ultrasound in medicine, director of Ultrasound in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Biomechanics Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, director of the Institute of Ultrasound in medicine, director of department of cardiovascular Ultrasound and non-invasive cardiology, Medtronic Inc. product development consultant, and has the U.S. RPVI and RDCS registered license.
Dr. M.Rajajeyakumar, MBBS, MD (Physiology), MSc Yoga, CCEBDM (PHFI), (PhD), has completed his MD Physiology,(2006-2009) at (JIPMER- An Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India). He has worked as research assistant (2009-2012) in the Advanced Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research Lab, and JIPMER. He has published more than 72 research papers and serving as an editorial board member and expert reviewer of many national and international journals. He was invited for honorable guest Speaker in Fitness-2015, Philadelphia, USA, and chairperson for the international conference 9 th Indo global summit on cancer therapy -2015, India. He was selected as Speaker and chairperson for 12th,13th& 14 th AsiaPacificMedicalEducationConference-3rd, 4 th & 5 th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, Singapore 2015,16 & 17. Presented a scientific research paper in World Diabetes Congress Dec-2015, IDF, Vancouver, Canada. He has been appointed as Advisory Council members of Pure Action, Yoga is Medicine, Austin, TX 78703, USA and organizing committee member of international conferences. I have been honored and received 10 awards, including national and international level. Appointed as scientific referee for extramural proposal evaluation and recommendation for funding of project in the field of medicine and biomedical engineering by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He was designated as one of the national medical expert faculty in the DOCTORS NEET ACADEMY-DNA is an Academy for training School Students in M.B.B.S Course. First person, He has been setting of two new Guinness world record for holding as an International Editorial board member of most number of the scientific research journals and holding as an international organizing committee member of many scientific conferences across the globe, in the year of 2018.
Physician healthcare executive with a proven ability to transform healthcare systems achieving significant and sustainable results. Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009 and Cleveland Clinic Care Giver. Board-certified practicing Internist, Cardiologist and Vascular medicine Senior Consultant and First- Class Clinical Skills. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, and American Heart Association. Led the development of a quality and safety program that has been highly successful and visible and has been recognized internationally by a number of awards. Recognized leader in quality, safety, and the use of robust performance improvement in improving healthcare delivery. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and in Medical Quality (CMQ) by The American Board of Medical Quality (ABMQ). Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belted. Recipient of the Quality Leadership Award from the World Quality Congress and Awards and the Business Leadership Excellence Award from World Leadership Congress in 2015. The Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee.. Certified as EFQM Model assessor and is leading EFQM Excellence Model at SKMC with great success including winning the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2014, Dubai Quality Award in 2015 and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Golden Award in 2015. The Executive SKMC sponsor of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) the leading US validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. SKMC is the first multispecialty ACS NSQIP center outside the US. Led the First AHA GWTG Heart Failure Initiative outside US.
Assistant professor of pediatric cardiology in Pediatrics Department, Tanta University Hospitals, Egypt from September 2016 till now; M.B., B. Ch., in November 1999 from Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, with General grade: excellent, honour degree; Master degree in Pediatrics in April 2004, Tanta University Hospitals with general grade: very good; Thesis Subtitle: Auditory and Visual Complications of Long Term Use of Desferroxamine in Thalassemic Children; MD degree in Pediatrics in April 2011, Tanta University Hospitals; Thesis subtitle: Fetal Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease in High- Risk Fetuses: Comparison with Postnatal Echocardiography, and the Role of Karyotyping; Training in Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli E Regina Elena in Milano, Italy for performing pediatric and fetal echocardiography in the period from 13/5/2009 till 13/ 8/ 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Anna Maria Colli.
Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric, cardiac, and intensive care research.
Irena Levitan, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her current research focuses on cholesterol regulation of ion channels and cellular biomechanics. Levitan’s group provided the first comprehensive structural insights into cholesterol regulation of K+ channels and the cross-talk between cholesterol and other regulators of these channels. She was named a Guyton Distinguished Lecturer by the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology for her quantitative and biophysical work on cholesterol modulation of ion channels and how this can affect integrated organ function. She is an author of more than 70 publications and a leading editor of Cholesterol regulation of Ion Channels and Receptors (Wiley, 2012) and Vascular Ion Channels (Springer, 2016)
Her current research focuses on cholesterol regulation of ion channels and cellular biomechanics