Asploro Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health
Dr.Safaa ELMeneza

Dr. Safaa Abd ELHamid ELMeneza, M.B.B ch, MS, MD, DTQMH, DHPE


Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, ALAzhar University, Egypt

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Neonatal infection; Neonatal neurology; Life support; Mechanical ventilation; Quality of health care mainly Patient safety

Prof/Dr. Safaa ELMeneza has received his/her Doctorate degree from ALAzhar University in the field of Pediatrics Currently, he/she is working as Professor of pediatrics in Faculty of Medicine for Girls , ALAzhar University ,board member of Egyptian neonatology fellowship , principal investigator of project Egyptian Neonatal safety training network and member in scientific committee of promotion of faculty staff of ALAzhar U.She has successfully completed her administrative responsibilities as Vice Dean. She got also diploma degree in total quality management of health care, medical education and infection control as well as certificate in E-learning. Her primary research interests include Neonatology, quality, safety and Medical education. She has received several awards and honors, such as: best research 2000 Critical care pediatrics congress, Medical syndicates, Faculty of Medicine, ENNT. She spent 8 months in Case Western Reserve University as fellow in Geographical Medicine department .She participated in international multi -central researches as RESAIR 2. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Coeditor of Egyptian Neonatology journal, Member of the editorial board of Annals of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine, Reviewer Acta of Paediatrics, open pediatrics J , Journal of Neonatal Biology , Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences& expert Reviewer for journals like ALAzhar j of Pediatrics. Her details reviewer record in Publons webpage. She has published more than 89 in peer-reviewed journals. He/she is a member of 19 scientific national and international societies as Egyptian pediatric Association,Perinatal pediatric, American academy of pediatrics , Egyptian Association of Neonatology, founder and member of the board European society of pediatrics infectious diseases, ALAzhar pediatrics association , member in the Egyptian neonatology network and reviewer online Pediatric on call September 2013.

Dr. Igor Klepikov, Ph.D, M.D.

Dr. Igor Klepikov, Ph.D, M.D.

Renton, WA 98056, USA (Renowned authority in pediatric and general surgery with 40+ years of experience)


The paradox of the scientific career of a highly qualified pediatric surgeon in Russia and Israel is that the most impressive results have been achieved in the non-surgical section of medicine.Work in the Siberian clinic of pediatric surgery is the responsibility of treatment of children with the most aggressive forms of acute pneumonia at an early stage of the disease. The high concentration of such patients (up to 10 and more at the same time), the rapid development of purulent complications and high mortality (up to 10% or more) are forced to look for ways to solve this problem. Doubts about the high virulence of the pathogens as the only cause of complications, as well as the use of the results of classical studies, allowed the author to create an original conception of the pathogenesis of acute pneumonia and its complications. A new scientific understanding of the dynamics of the inflammatory process in the lungs under the influence of various methods of treatment has allowed to achieve impressive results and to declare a guaranteed prevention of purulent complications. Time has shown that the results obtained by the author remain relevant and can help in solving this problem.

Dr. Igor Klepikov worked as a Pediatric surgeon in Russian State Institute for Post-graduate Medical Studies Novokuznetsk(Russia) and in Tel-Aviv Medical center(Israel). Igor did research in Public Health, Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. Continuation of these studies is the current project- “the new doctrine of acute pneumonia-a guarantee of prevention of purulent and destructive complications.” Igor Klepikov was born and studied in the USSR. Pediatric surgeon of the highest qualification in Russia and Israel with experience of over 40 years, MD, professor. He Published over 140 scientific publications, patents, and 2 monographs. Doctor of Science (post-doctoral degree) in 1989 and Ph.D. in Medicine in 1980 at Residency in Pediatric Surgery – State Institute for Postgraduate Medical Studies Novokuznetsk, USSR, Russia. Medical Doctor (M.D.) in 1971 at State Medical Institute Kemerovo, USSR, Russia.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Metin Donma

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Metin Donma, MD

Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Altinova 59100, Tekirdag, Turkey


Childhood Obesity; Child growth and development; Anthropometric Measurements in Children; Child Nutrition; Metals (macrominerals, vitamins and trace elements)

Pediatrician, Researcher, Medical Faculty member, Namık Kemal University. Awards: The Best Graduate, 1982. Military Superior Performance, 1988. Grant, Trondheim, Norway, 1992. Ministry of Health, Scientific Research Award, 1992. Yunus Emre Award, 2001. Certificate of Acknowledgement, Istanbul Governorship, Directorship of Health, 2006. International Scientific Publication Awards: 1994-2010 (16 times). The First Grade in Scientific Research and Performance, 2007, 2008, 2009. Certificate of Successful Researcher, Coordination Unit of Scientific Research Projects, Istanbul University, 2009. The Certificate of Acknowledgement, Istanbul Governorship, Directorship of Health, 2009. Certificate of Successful Researcher, Namik Kemal University, Medical Faculty, 2015. Plaque of Acknowledgement, Ministry of Health, Directorship of Health. A total of 255 scientific articles and congress presentations in addition to 3 books. Biography is listed in “WHO’S WHO in the WORLD (USA)”,“WHO’S WHO in MEDICINE & HEALTH CARE” and International Reference Books

Dr. Stephen L Nelson

Dr. Stephen L. Nelson, Jr., MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Section Chief, Pediatric Neurology, 1430 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


Genetic causes of epilepsy, treatment options for intractable seizures, the molecular basis of developmental brain disorders, prenatal causes of cerebral palsy, management of intractable headaches, and others

Dr. Stephen Nelson earned his undergraduate degree in biology from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, graduating valedictorian and summa cum laude. This was followed by a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of California, Riverside, and then an MD from University of California, San Diego.

He then completed his Pediatrics Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and then worked as a Pediatrician for 1 year a Los Angeles Air Force Base. He then completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Stanford University. He then was Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, and during that time started working part-time for Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana as a Pediatric Neurologist. He then moved to Bethesda, Maryland where he served as Program Director of the Pediatric Neurology Fellowship, and Director of Child Neurology, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Since the beginning of 2014, he has been full-time at Tulane University School of Medicine as the Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, as well as Medical Director of the Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
Dr. Giuseppe Murdaca, MD, PhD

Dr. Giuseppe Murdaca, MD, PhD

Associate Professor-Internal Medicine, Di.M.I. University of Genova Viale Benedetto XV, n. 6-16132 Genova, Italy


Immunodeficiency; Autoimmunity; Neuro-endocrino-immunology; Pharmacogenomics; Vaccine and Autoimmune Diseases

Dr. Giuseppe Murdaca has received his PhD in Science and Space Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy) during the period of 2000-2003. Currently, he is working as Assistant professor in Internal Medicine University of Genova (Italy).

His research has included Immunodeficiency Autoimmunity Neuro-endocrino-immunology Pharmacogenomics. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as: Prize for young researchers of the study, assigned by the GILS, with the following motivation: “Standardization of a method to assess impairment by skinfold thickness skin”, delivered on the occasion of the “Day VII Italian to fight Scleroderma” (Milan, 17/3 / 2001). Award for one of the three best oral presentations at the Ninth Congress of the Inter-SIMI Piemonte and Valle D’Aosta, Liguria (Genoa, 06.17.2004): Murdaca G., Fenoglio D., M. Setti, Brenci S., Villa R., Pontali E., A. Kunkl, Indiveri F., Puppo F. “Generation of CD4 + lines specific for Pneumocystis carinii and Candida albicans obtained from HIV + patients. Meaning of the coexpression of IFN-? and IL-4 “. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals
Dr. Michele Roccella

Prof. Michele Roccella

Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy


His main research interests are neurological and psychiatric disorders in the age of evolution, in particular autism spectrum disorders, genetic-based intellectual disabilities, neuropsychological disorders in epilepsy and myopathies.

Dr. Michele Roccella is Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo (Italy). He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo and obtained his Specialization in Infantile Neuropsychiatry at the same university. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Nuropsyopathology of evolutionary learning processes at the Second University of Naples. He has over 368 publications on national and international journals and has been awarded several prizes. His main research interests are neurological and psychiatric disorders in the age of evolution, in particular autism spectrum disorders, genetic-based intellectual disabilities, neuropsychological disorders in epilepsy and myopathies.

Dr. Joseph Prandota

Dr. Joseph Prandota, MD, PhD

Emeritus Full Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland


Latent chronic T. gondii infection and its participation in development of molecular pathomechanisms of headaches, several neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, including autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Lesniowski-Crohn disease, cryptogenic liver disease, steatohepatitis, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and proteinuria.

Dr. Joseph Prandota received his Doctor of Medical Sciences degree (1970) and PhD degree (1980) from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland. He worked as Assistant/Adjunct in Dpt of Pharmacology (1966-1975), Dpt of Pediatric Nephrology (1975-1977), the Associate Professor, Full Professor and Chief in Dpt of Pediatrics, J. Korczak Memorial Children’s Hospital in Wroclaw (1978-2002), and then in the Faculty of Dentistry, and as the Chair and Head of Dpt of Social Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University (2002-2011). He received the Senior Fulbright-Hays Program award and worked in Dpt of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1973-175; director dr Albert W. Pruitt); obtained fellowship in Dpt of Pharmacology, Creteil, Paris XII, France (1977/1978; chairman dr Jean-Paul Tillement); was awarded The Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship (twice) working in Dpt of Pediatrics, LSU in Shreveport, LA (1986); director dr John T. Wilson; and was a Visiting Professor in Dpt of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology, School of Medicine, Hannover, Germany (September, 1993; chairman dr Johannes Brodehl).  He published 65 peer-reviewed papers as the only or first author, and solved several important scientific/clinical puzzles, such as for example: the peculiar disposition of drugs in cystic fibrosis patients, the dangerous diuretic tienilic acid-coumarin derivatives interaction, the aquarium fish food proteins as the triggering agents in development of autoimmune hepatitis, the possible accumulation of cimetidine after multiple oral doses, the need for calculation of plasma elimination half-life of drugs only after reaching steady-state concentration, and an important role of viral infections in inhibition of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes leading to development of autoimmune hepatitis. Dr Prandota demonstrated that T. gondii may cause different types of recurrent headaches (Am J Ther, 2007,14,63). He is an Editor of more than 50 scientific journals including World J Clin Pediatrics (China), Int J Neurology Res (Hong Kong), Archives of Clinical Hypertension (India), Global Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (UK), and The Open Neurology Journal (USA). Recently, Dr Prandota et al found the increased seroprevalence of chronic toxoplasmosis in autistic children [Int J Neurol Res, 2015,1(3),102], and suggested that T. gondii may be responsible for development of atherosclerosis (J Cardiol Ther, 2017,4(2).611).

Dr. Sagar Jawale

Dr. Sagar Jawale, MS, DNB, M.chD

Pediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Pediatric Urologist, Jawale Institute of Pediatric Surgery, Maharashtra, India


Biomedical Engineering; Pediatric Surgery; Spirituality

Dr. Sagar Jawale is a pediatric surgeon turned into a scientist. He has about 81 inventions done till date,61 of which are in biomedical research and 20 in spirituality. He has 40 patents registered in Mumbai office.25 of his inventions are for the first time in the history of medical sciences. He has developed 17 new operations and 5 new therapies in medicine which are under trial. He has invitations from all over the world for the demonstration of his inventions.

His hobbies are swimming and travelling. He has travelled half the world already. He has practiced variety of systems of yoga and achieved self-realization. He has done 15 years of research in yoga and found out a new system of yoga called Vigyan Yog in which yoga and samadhi is achievable through science and technology.
Dr. Grant T. Fankhauser

Dr. Grant T. Fankhauser, MD, MBA, MHA, RVPI

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA


Congenital vascular anomalies; Pediatric vascular access; Thrombosis and anticoagulation; value-based surgery; and surgical quality

Dr. Grant Fankhauser serves as a vascular surgeon on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed general surgery and vascular surgery training at the Mayo Clinic. He practices all aspects of open vascular and endovascular surgery, including in the treatment of native and transplanted kidneys. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and health administration since joining the faculty. He serves as the director of quality for the surgery department and has research interests in quality, value, and cost-effectiveness. He serves on numerous editorial boards and committees.

Dr. Miljana Z. Jovandaric

Dr. Miljana Z. Jovandaric

Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Center of Serbia, Department of Neonatology, Visegradska 26, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia


Neonatololy, Neurology, Metabolisn, Pernatology

Faculty of Medicine – University of Belgrade in 1983, where he graduated in 1989. Specialization in pediatrics enrolled l995 year. Specialist Examination 12.05.1999 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade. Narrow specialization in neonatology enrolled in 2000/01, and 21.05. 2003rd he defended his work entitled specialization: Comparative analysis of the newborns of mothers suffering from gestational diabetes and pregestacijskog mellitus. MSc in neonatology enrolled in the 2002/03 year, and defended his master’s thesis entitled: Analysis of lipid infants of women suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), 29.05.2006 year. Defended his doctoral dissertation: Effect of hypoxia on electrolyte and lipid levels in term newborns, 07.05.2018 – year, the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Author and co-author of 74 scientific papers presented at national, international conferences and journals. Head of the Department sick newborns the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Neonatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade

Dr. Selçuk Gürel

Dr. Selçuk Gürel

Uşak Medikal Park Hastanesi – Uşak / Türkiye


Dr. Gürel’s research interests include Newborns and Allergy in Child.

Dr. Selçuk Gürel is working at Medical Park Uşak Hospital Newborn İntensive Care Unit Chief. He obtained many certificates like Child Intensive Care Course And Advanced Life Support Certificate 2006 Çilyad Ankara, Children Intensive Care Course Certificate 2010 National Pediatric Association Congress, Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Course Certificate 2012, Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Certificate 2008, Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Trainer Certificate 2011, Neonatal Resuscity Program Course Responsible Certificate 2014, Advanced Level Mechanical Ventilation Course 2016. He is also a club member of the Turkish Doctors’ Union National Pediatric Association