Dr. John K. Maesaka was born in Hawaii, received degrees from Harvard College and Boston University School of Medicine, did his medical residencies at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University In St. Louis and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and renal fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. His interest-driven decision to spend 5 years exclusively in the renal physiology laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital as a renal fellow and member of the faculty proved to be the best investment he made to pursue an academic career in medicine. He was involved in developing colorimetric methods for the determination of uric acid and phosphorus in blood and urine that were applied to studying the transport characteristics of both electrolytes by renal micropuncture techniques in rat kidney. This background served him well in many of his publications, the most significant being the application of determining fractional urate excretion rates in and understanding the complicated pathophysiologic characteristics of hyponatremic conditions that are replacing the current outmoded approaches to hyponatremia. This approach to hyponatremia has brought clarity to identifying patients with a reset osmostat, Addison’s disease and psychogenic polydipsia in addition to reporting a large number of patients with renal salt wasting in the general medical wards of the hospital. It also simplifies differentiating two conditions with virtually identical clinical parameters but diametrically opposite therapeutic strategies, renal salt wasting (RSW) and SIADH. He developed several bioassays to demonstrate the presence of a natriuretic factor in the blood of patients with renal salt wasting and Alzheimer’s disease and more recently identified the elusive natriuretic factor after more than a 25 year pursuit.
His current interest is in contributing to a better understanding of hyponatremia, focusing mainly on renal salt wasting, SIADH and reset osmostat resulting in a paradigm shift in classification of hyponatremia.
Dr Bashir A Lwaleed is Associate Professor within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) since 2008 and have held a PhD in haematology since 1998. I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, a Chartered and Fellow of the Society of Biologist, a Member of the British Society for Haematology, the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis. My academic origins lie in academic and clinical haematology, first in Libya, then in the UK, my career subsequently becoming entirely academic. This adds up to more than 27 years of experience in university healthcare environments. My research studentship and postdoctoral career has been within the research community of Southampton University Medical School. In 1999 I moved departments from Haematology to Urology at Southampton University Hospitals, research activity later extending to collaboration with Portsmouth University. In 2004 I joined the Faculty of Health Science, with a remit to raise the basic and translational research profile of the group as well as expanding its teaching programme. I am an experienced communicator with >155 publications and research presentations, across disciplinary boundaries, from haematology to cancer cell biology and urinary bladder pathologies. An extension of this interest in communication is the collaborative links forged with academic departments in Brazil, China and South Africa as well as Europe. My research interactions include links to industry with contributions to diagnostic kit development and three patent applications; two published, one filed pending publication. I have guest-edited issues of the journal Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. I also act as the Editor-in-Charge for the journal of Advances in Haematology and have written editorials and contributed a haematological chapter for a neonatology book. I serve on the editorial board of a number of international journals and review for several journals/publishers and major charitable and governmental grant-awarding bodies.
Urinary Bladder Pathologies, Urology, Haematology.
Alinda Chiu is an Australian based consultant nephrologist and physician working in the private sector at Peninsula Private Hospital (Frankston), Beleura Private Hospital and The Bays Hospital (both in Mornington) and the public sector at Frankston Public Hospital. Alinda studied and trained in the UK becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2000 and becoming a Fellow of Royal Australian College of Physicians 2010. Alinda, together with her dedicated nurses and staff, engages in charitable works by running World Kidney Event Days in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The aim of these events is to raise awareness of kidney health to the public. Information gathered during these events is used for research into the prevention or delay onset of Chronic Kidney Disease. In addition to these events Alinda organised an international standard educational seminar for nurses on 1st March 2017 at Peninsula Private Hospital. Other charitable activities include the sponsorship of children in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
In the year 2011 Sirma Todorova Angelova graduated her higher education and gained a Master Degree of Dental Medicine at the Medical University-Varna, Varna, Bulgaria. Since 2011 Sirma Angelova has been working as an Assistant-Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Varna. Her professional occupation is related to academic teaching at Pre-Clinics of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Prophylaxis, Clinics of Pediatric Dentistry. After successful accomplishment of a course of specialization in the period 2012-2015, Dr Angelova gained a Certificate of Specialization of Pediatric Dentistry in December 2015. Her scientific interests are oriented in the scope of caries risk assessment and prevention of oral diseases in children suffering from common health disorders. In 2017 Sirma Angelova gained a postgraduate degree, PhD, after accomplishment of an independent research on the topic of Caries Risk Assessment and Prevention in Children Suffering from Some Renal Disorders. She is a member of the Bulgarian Union of Dental Medicine Doctors and of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of Dental Medicine.
Pediatric dentistry,Renal Disorders
-MB.B.CH. in Surgery & Medicine, Grade: Excellent with honor, December 2002, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University. -Msc. Master in Internal Medicine, Grade: Excellent with honor, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, November 2006. First Part:Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Clinical Pathology. Second Part: Internal Medicine. Thesis:Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases in ESRD Patients on Regular Hemodialysis. -M.D. in Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, November 2010. Thesis:Peptide Losses in patients undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. -Human Resources Management Diploma from Cambridge, U.K., 2009. -Post-Graduate Diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management, American University in Cairo, 2013.