Dr. Leonard-Zabel is a full professor of Psychology at Curry College in Massachusetts, USA. She is president of private clinic specializing in international School Neuropsychology and Clinical Forensic Counseling. She holds diplomat and fellow certifications in the field of Neuropsychology, Forensics, Autism, Psychotherapy, Addictions, CBT, Disability Analysis, and Homeland Security. She was recognized in the American Psychological Association-Monitor on Psychology Journal under the personality and achievement section. This year she was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Circle of Directors from the American Board of Disability Analysts and the title of Honorary Founding Faculty Member for the American College of Disability Analysts. She serves on the Learning Disabilities Worldwide Congress-Board of Directors. She was awarded the Curry College Excellence in Teaching 'Researcher of the Year' and 'Person of the Year' from Curry College acknowledging excellence in teaching, mentorship, leadership and community service. Recently, she was awarded the Jerrold Simon Award for Distinguished Lifetime Career Achievement from both the American Board of Disability Analysts and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians of which she is the third recipent to ever receive the award from both organizations.
Professional Experience: Codman Franchise Medical Leader, Johnson and Johnson Medical, Raynham MA, USA 2015-present Duties and responsibilities: o Responsible for Medical Affairs, front-end innovation, NBD, and life cycle management for Codman Global Business. A $700mil business with in JnJ medical Device sector o Hold a position on the Medical Affairs Leadership Team with in JNJ Medical Device Medical affairs COE as well as a member of the Codman Management Board of directors o Key responsibility included identifying and driving innovation in support of the new product development process for the Codman global business, through application of deep clinical, surgical and research expertise while working closely across and with clinical, R&D, regulatory and commercial functions and partners Interim Codman Global Clinical Head, Johnson and Johnson Medical, Raynham MA, USA 2016-2017 Duties and responsibilities: o Responsible for Codman Global Clinical Strategy and Clinical operation o Worked closely with regulatory and clinical partners to design, submit, 510k, HDE, IDE, PMA, PCMF studies to FDA, EU, Japanese regulatory bodies as well as execution in related markets o Managed EU, Japan, Chinese, and US clinical study teams involved in all clinical studies for neurosurgical and neurovascular portfolios INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR FIELD OF STUDY Pomona College, Claremont, CA BA 1997 Neuroscience Stanford University, Stanford, CA PhD 2005 Neuroscience Stanford University, Stanford, CA MD 2008 Medicine o Meet with FDA on a regular basis to support submissions and advocate for industry around medical device regulations o Establish a strong working relationship with Carlos Pena, Branch Chief of Neurological Disease sector at FDA to speed application approval process o Worked closely with global KOLs to ensure enrolment progression and protocol adherence was maintained in all operating company study’s o Partnered with Health Economics teams to develop and integrate evidence strategy into clinical studies design. Often in a market specific manner to support reimbursement in that country North Asia Medical Affairs, Clinical, and Safety Director, Johnson and Johnson Medical, Seoul South Korea 2014-2016 Duties and responsibilities: o Responsible for all medical affairs, clinical operations, and safety in North Asia (Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) directed the operational function of the medical affairs, clinical and safety organization in North Asia to achieve organizational as well as regional goals and objectives o Responsible for the design, development and implementation of programs related to educational, promotional and reporting materials across all the Medical Device sectors (Global surgery, orthopedics, Diabetes, Vision care, Wound care) portfolios and products related to early and late phase trials, solicited and non-solicited studies, medical information and publications o Interfaced with key members of the business and Research & Development organizations to drive clinical strategy and contribute to success across Global surgery and Global orthopedics portfolios o Worked closely with business teams to provide medical and scientific support for all product portfolios and support KOL interactions o Worked to ensure the highest levels of product safety vigilance was maintained across all product lines and clinical studies to ensuring patients safety o Partnered with KFDA to improve regulatory and safety systems for the Korean medical device industry o Worked closely head of Hong Health and safety, David Chen, to improve product surveillance by building collaborations with local KOL and hospitals. As well as initiated a training program for new product release to improve user competence and patient safety o Partnered with Asia pacific Innovation teams to identify new technologies by working with regional KOLs or directly with small and large companies. These efforts mainly focused on Korea, Japan and China o Held a position on the North Asia leadership team and Board of Directors, playing a key role in strategy development by providing deep clinical and medical insight as well as perspective, to shape NA/AP business strategy o The position reported into both the Area Sr VP for North Asia and Asia Pacific, the global Medical Affairs COE and had and a cross functional relationship with the Regional Senior Safety Officer for Medical Safety AP, on safety-related issues.
Neuroscience, Basic and Clinical science.
Dr. Pappolla served as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health in the United States including being a chartered member of numerous study sections for over 25 years and as a full professor or faculty at several medical schools (LSU New Orleans, Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, University of Texas) where he taught Neurosciences to medical students and medical residents for over 20 years. Currently, he holds a hybrid academic-private practice position in the Houston area Dr. Pappolla's training included 3 complete medical residencies and 2 fellowships (Neurology, Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology, Pain Medicine), a PhD in human aging with a postdoc/sabbatical in molecular biology followed by over almost 30 years of a combined academic and private practice. He holds active board certifications in these 5 areas (Neurology, Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Neurology, Pain Medicine). Some of his research work is cited in several thousand textbooks worldwide, with many papers reaching from 300 to over 1000 citations in peer reviewed journals.
Specialty Internal Medicine : 1992-1996 Monterrey NL , Hospital Universitario de Monterrey Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Specialty in Neurology 1996-1999 Hospital San Jose TEC de Monterrey TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES OF MONTERREY Master's Degree 1999-2000 Fellowship in Sleep Disorders Houston Tx. Training polysomnography and psycho disorders in sleep disorders 2010 Certification in treating non-motor symptoms of Parkinson enfe4rmedad Vancouver Canada 2011 Seminar in pharmacological treatment of motor symptoms and non-motor Parkinson Disease Toronto Canada 2012-2013 Diploma in mood disorders Málaga Eng. Diploma with specialization in mood disorders and psychopharmacology in depression and anxiety 2014 Diploma in Multiple Sclerosis treatment in Malaga Spain 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Congress of the Mexican Academy of Neurology. 2010, 2011.2013, 2014, 2016 Congress of the American Society of Movement Disorders 2015 Weill Cornell Neurology Seminar Salzburgo Autria 2016 Neurology Fellow Paracelsus Medical University Salsburg Austria 2016 Movement disorders seminar Paraselsus DanouHospital Vien Austriaç Work activity Clinical neurologist in private practice Director, Center for Nutritional Care SYNAPSIS Neurology and Internal medicine staff 1999-2014 INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL SEGURO SOCIAL CERTIFICATIONS • Certified by the Mexican Association of Neurology • Certified by the Mexican Association of Internal Medicine • Member of the Mexican Association of Neurology • Member of the Movement Disorders Society ACHIEVEMENTS • 1991 Chief Medical Internal Hospital Universitario de Saltillo • 1997 First Place Winner in the Congress of Biomedical Research Technological Institute of Higher Studies in Monterrey • 1998 Chief Resident in Neurology
Dr Kadhaya David Muballe graduated with MBChB in 1994, and MMED Surgery in 2001 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He started postgraduate neurosurgical training at the University of Washington Seattle, USA (2004-2006) and then moved to Albert Luthuli Central Hospital [University of Kwa-Zulu Natal] (2007 - 2012) where he completed his training and attained the qualification of Fellow of the Colleges of Neurosurgeons of South Africa (FC Neurosurgery) SA and MMED Neurosurgery, he completed a PhD in Neurosurgery/Neurosciences at the Walter Sisulu University in 2017. Dr Muballe worked as a specialist Neurosurgeon at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Senior lecturer WSU (2013 – 2017) where he helped set up the first fully accredited Neurosurgical training in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa before moving to head of neurosurgery at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth.
Dr. Pant received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Agra University, Agra, India. His postdoctoral studies were conducted on the mechanisms of electron and ion transport in model membrane systems at the Department of Biophysics at Michigan State University. He joined the Laboratory of Neurobiology in the NIMH as a senior staff fellow in 1974 with Dr. Ichiji Tasaki where he studied the function of the axonal cytoskeleton in the squid giant axon. In 1979 he moved to the NIAAA extending his studies on the neuronal cytoskeleton and the effects of alcohol on its regulation. Dr. Pant moved to the NINDS, Laboratory of Neurochemistry in 1987 where he is presently chief of the section on Cytoskeleton Regulation. His laboratory is studying the mechanisms of topographic regulation of neuronal cytoskeleton proteins by post-translational modification, including the role of kinase cascades in normal brain and during neurodegeneration.
Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon, KFHU, Dammam University since 1994. Born in Egypt on March 24, 1953, graduated from the Medical School in 1977. Started my Neurosurgery training program in Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden in 1979. Then Moved to Japan, Shinshu University to obtain the Doctorate in Neurosurgery in 1984. Fellowship, Dept of neurosurgery Pittsburgh University , USA, 1989. Fully involvement in busy neurosurgical service, operated till more than 6000 neurosurgical patients. Special interest for pediatric neurosurgery Dedicated educator shared in writing 3 fellowship training programs in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Gulf States, involved in teaching, supervising training medical students, neurosurgical residents, and neurological science trainees. Wrote first head Trauma Protocol for MOH, SA 2013 Published over 100 manuscripts in International journals Published chapters in 7 books Editor of ”Ethics in Neurosurgery Practice” book published by Springer ( September 2014) Editor of “ Hydrocephalus- what we know and what we still don’t know” by Springer 2017 Presented over 500 talks in national and international scientific meetings. He described and named special neurological and neurosurgical condition in children which was published in Journal of Neurosurgery Described two neurosurgical procedures, for the first time. Current Scientific research 1. The long term outcome of mild head trauma 2. The long term outcome of hydrocephalus 3. The predication of the outcome of fetal hydrocephalus 4. The wide genome of hydrocephalus 5. The wide genome for epilepsy 6. The complication ad errors in neurosurgery 7. Stem cells in severe spinal cord injury 8. Towards modern evaluation methods for postgraduate medical trainees Invention Obtained 5 patents Designed as well 4 neurosurgical instruments. Awards 1. Life time achievement in Medicine/ Neurosurgery Award, Venous International Foundation, 2016 2. Walter Dandy Neurosurgical international Society Award, 2015 3. Saudi Neurosurgical Society Medal of appreciation 2014 4. Dammam University Award 2012 5. Saud neuroscience Society Appreciation Award 2009 Membership of International Societies Member of Ethics, Bye Laws , standards of resident training, WFNS-WHO committee and education committees of WFNS General Secretary of the International Society for Neurosurgical technology and instruments invention (ISNTii)
Neuroscience, Basic and Clinical science.
Walid Attia was born in November 8th 1969 and currently he is Consultant Neurosurgery/ Spine surgery Director; Spine Fellowship Program Departments of Neurosurgery/ Spine Surgery National Neuroscience Institute King Fahad Medical City. He is a Recipient of the Outstanding Graduation award (top 30 graduates) in the Republic High School Diploma examination, the Egyptian Ministry of Education. 1986 Recipient of the Outstanding Graduation award and Honors, Tanta University Faculty of Medicine (4th on class of 320 graduates) 1992
Spine Surgery/ Neurosurgery
Current position includes: Coordinator of the Residency of Neurosurgery at General University Hospital Owner at ONCOBRAINS NEUROSURGERY/NEURO-ONCOLOGY
QUALIFICATION AND REGISTRATION: MBBCH. Faculty of Medicine, AlAzhar University 1992 MSc of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation – 1997 Faculty of Medicine- AlAzhar university MD of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation – 2002 Faculty of Medicine- AlAzhar university POSITION AND EXPERIENCE: Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, AlAzhar University. Head of osteoporosis unit, Sayed Galal university Hospital Internal Examiner of both under and postgraduate (Rheumatology) Supervisor of many thesis for MSc and MD degrees in Rheumatology Has many National and International Published Researches in Rheumatology examples. 1-Autoantibodies and Disability in Long-Standing Rheumatoid Arthritis 2- RAGE Expression and Serum HMGB1 Levels in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and their Relations to Disease activity 3-Effect OF Methotrexate therapy on paraoxonases-1 Activity & serumIL-10 levels in Egyptian patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis 4-Relating bone marrow edema to hi S-CRP in knee osteoarthritis. 5-MDM2 expression and serum survivin levels in RA patients. 6-homocysteine levels is higher in behest's disease with vascular involvement and correlated with disease activity. 7-Cardiac abnormalities in asymptomatic adolescent systemic lupus erythematosus. 8- Bone Turnover and bone mass in high-risk neonates 9-different rheumatic diseases affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint. 10-Libman – sacks endocarditis as an initial manifestation of SLE in a young male (case report). 11-Juvenile Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, GPA(WG), with splenic infarction (case report) Member of many Rheumatology societies. Participation in many local, national and international symposia of Rheumatology in Egypt, K.S.A, Spain and France Many lectures of patient education, (In Arabic Language) for Rheumatic diseases; e.g. (RA, osteoporosis, gout) Some of it on YouTube
Dr. Atiq Hassan obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Saskatchewan Canada in 2015 and Master's degree in Neurosciences, from the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a biomedical scientist, specialized in neuroscience with 15 years of experience in research and academic environment and currently teaching Neuroscience at Avalon University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor. During his PhD, He explored the potential benefits of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) as a novel rehabilitation intervention for facilitating the behavioral recovery of forelimb function following cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in rats in safe and meaningful ways. I am Biomedical Scientist with specialization in neurosciences and 15 years of experience in research and academia. Some of my research work has already transferred to applications in Humans as subject. During my most recent research, I explored the potential benefit of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) as a novel rehabilitation intervention for facilitating the restoration of forelimb function following cervical Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in rats in safe and meaningful ways. The outcome of the research project has already been applied to human patients with chronic incomplete SCI, where AIH treatment has showed significant improvement in walking abilities of persons with incomplete SCI – through research program led by US Army. I have expertise in a number of lab based techniques, including but not limited to cell culture, electrophysiological, pharmacological and molecular techniques. While also having hands on experience of Handling and training of animals (Rats), animal surgery (spinal cord), Euthanized and perfused animals and collect tissue (brain and spinal cord) for histological analysis, Tissue sectioning by using Microtome, Cryostat sectioning of frozen tissues by using Microm cryostat, Immunofluorescence microscopy and Immunohistochemistry, In vivo animal and isolated brain preparation, Cell culture of neuron and Electrophysiology and Intracellular Microelectrode recording from cultured neuron.
Spine Surgery/ Neurosurgery
Dr KrupaTorne is among the few super specialists who have been internationally trained in the field of Paediatric Neurology. At present she is heading the department of Neurosciences at Surya Children’s multispecialty Hospital in Mumbai, India. She has completed her Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy from Maharashtra University Health Sciences at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. She has had a brief stint at the University College London Hospital, a premier academic institution cum hospital in the UK. She has been trained in Paediatric Neurology at Birmingham Children's Hospital where she successfully completed her International Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology, Epilepsy and Neurorehabilitation
Spine Surgery/ Neurosurgery