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Professor Clive Kay is Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. He joined the Trust in 1998 as a Consultant Radiologist. He was appointed Medical Director in 2006, became the Responsible Officer for the Foundation Trust in 2011, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2013 and Interim Chief Executive in September... Read more

Professor Jan De Waele is an intensivist at the Surgical ICU of the Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium. As the current President of WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society, he will host the 2015 World Congress on the Abdominal Compartment in Ghent, Belgium in May 2015 (www.wcacs2015.org). Prof. De Waele joined the ICU Management Editorial... Read more

Neal F. Kassell, MD, is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, the first philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by accelerating the development and adoption of a new medical technology. Dr. Kassell is a Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, where he served as department co-chair for more than... Read more

This week, we Zoom On Dr. Salim Yusuf, an internationally respected cardiologist and epidemiologist who has substantially influenced the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease over a 35-year career. Dr. Yusuf is the newly-elected President of the World Heart Federation (WHF), beginning a two-year term in January 2015. There, he is instituting... Read more

Taha Kass-Hout has been a leader in the fields of health and informatics for nearly two decades. He is the first Chief Health Informatics Officer of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is also the founder of Humanitarian Tracker, which uses crowdsourcing to map the spread of disease and disasters such as the current crisis in Syria.A believer... Read more

Professor Claudio Ronco is Director of the Department of Nephrology and Transplantation at the International Renal Research Institute (IRRIV), San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. He is considered the pioneer in many areas of nephrology, including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), cardiorenal... Read more

Prof. Davide Caramella is a valued member of the Imaging Section of the HealthManagement Editorial Board. He previously served on the Editorial Board of predecessor journal IMAGING Management. Prof. Caramella is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pisa, chairman of the Radiotherapy Residency Programme, vice chairman of the Radiology... Read more

Professor Christian Hamm studied medicine at the German Universities of Mainz and Hamburg prior to completing his fellowship at the Ischemic Heart Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as in the University of Hamburg’s Department of Cardiology. He received his license to practice medicine in 1979.In 1989 he became Associate... Read more

Kent L. Gale is KLAS Founder and Chairman of the Board of KLAS Enterprises LLC. Kent founded KLAS in 1996, when he saw a gap and set up KLAS Research to provide unbiased reporting of client satisfaction in the healthcare IT industry. KLAS’ mission is “to improve healthcare technology delivery by honestly, accurately, and impartially measuring vendor... Read more

Breast density was a hot topic at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago last month. A new grassroots initiative, “Each One Tell One”, also known as the Dangerous Boobs Tour, made its debut through the sponsorship of  SonoCiné AWBUS™, an Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound technology that provides a supplementary... Read more

Darren Lacey is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of IT Compliance at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. When Johns Hopkins University opened its Information Security Institute, Lacey was its first Executive Director. The institute is a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. In... Read more

Prof. Julian Bion was presented with the 2013 President’s Award from the UK’s Intensive Care Society at their recent State of the Art meeting in London. Bion, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Birmingham, recently completed his term as an Editorial Board Member of ICU Management.The citation for the Award by Prof. Mark Bellamy... Read more

Professor Erika Denton is the National Clinical Director for Diagnostics at the National Health Service (NHS) England, with responsibility for clinical leadership, advice and guidance across the NHS and covering all diagnostic services. Diagnostic services make up 10% of NHS spending and over 1 billion tests are done every year. In the National Picture... Read more

In November 2014, Simon Gillespie was appointed as President of the European Heart Network (EHN). He is the current CEO of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the UK’s primary heart charity and supporter of cardiovascular research. Gillespie has decades of experience in the charity sector and in non-profit governance. He is a trustee of the Institute... Read more

Dr. Kwang Tae Kim is President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), an independent, non-profit, non-governmental body for hospitals and healthcare organisations. He is a general surgeon who graduated from Catholic University of Korea’s College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim is the Past President of the Korean Hospital Association,... Read more

Bruce D. Leidal is the Chief Information Officer at Carestream Health, Inc. Since being hired by Carestream’s CEO, Kevin Hobert, in August 2008, Leidal has transformed the company’s IT organisation into a global operation. His leadership has generated greater process efficiency and reduced costs, which ultimately benefit not only Carestream Health’s... Read more

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR is Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Economics. A specialist in women's imaging, she is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American... Read more

Dr. Stephen Brett takes up office as President of the UK's Intensive Care Society in January 2015. We asked him our 7 questions. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?I have a very broad interest in the clinical aspects of intensive care research and practice. If pressed, I would say that I am interested in understanding recovery after... Read more

Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, is the Director of Molecular Cardiology and Electrophysiology Laboratories at the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri in Pavia, Italy. She has been a Professor at the University of Pavia since 2000 and a Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) since 2008. Dr. Priori specialises in the clinical management of patients with arrhythmias... Read more

As World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December 2014, we profile Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, president of the International AIDS Society since 2012. Barré-Sinoussi is a French virologist, and a past winner of the International AIDS Society Prize. Her research has focused primarily on retroviruses. In 1983, she discovered the human immunodeficiency virus... Read more

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