Dr. Marc A. Silver served as the Chief, Division of Medical Services, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and was the Founder of the Heart Failure Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois for 19 years, retiring in December 2017. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He is an international leader in heart failure, was a founding member of the Heart Failure Society of America, author of HFSA and ACC/AHA heart failure guidelines for over a decade, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Congestive Heart Failure for 15 years. He has also published nearly 200 scientific papers, plus book chapters and numerous abstracts. A graduate of Rush Medical College, in 2017 he received the Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Professor Ruschitzka is President of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and deputy editor of the European Heart Journal. Professor Ruschitzka has published in such peer-reviewed journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Professor Frank Ruschitzka, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FESC is head of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Ruschitzka received his medical degree from the University of Gottingen in Germany in 1989. He specialized in internal medicine, nephrology and cardiology at the Universities of Gottingen and Zurich. In 2001, he received the Cardiovascular Science Award of the Swiss Society of Cardiology as well as the Annual Award of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. In 2003, he was awarded the annual Gotz-Preis of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich for excellence in clinical medicine and research. In September 2016 Professor Ruschitzka received the Honoris Causa Doctorate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest. Professor Ruschitzka's team focusses on translational research, from the development of novel drugs and devices to randomized clinical trials, in coronary artery disease and heart failure in particular.
He specialized in internal medicine, nephrology and cardiology at the Universities of Gottingen and Zurich.
Cardiologist with special interest in cardiovascular prevention and hypertension. Fellow of European Society of Cardiology since 1991. National Fellow of the Specialist Certification of Obesity Professionals in Europe (EASO) since 2005 . Chairman of Slovak League against Hypertension since 1997, committee member of Slovak Hypertension Society, long-term committee member, vicepresident and honorary member of Slovak Society of Cardiology, now the chairman of the working group for cardiovascular rehabilitation. 25 years acting as a lecturer and cardiologist in Faculty Hospital in Martin, Slovakia, in 1991-1993 vicedean of Jessenius Medical Faculty Comenius University in Martin. In 1995-1997 head of cardiology dept. at Cardiocentrum Roosevelt´s hospital in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Founder and head of Dom srdca in Martin since 1997 (coupling of cardiorestaurant and cardiofitness with dept. of cardiology for out-patients). Author of books „Pocket ECG“ and „Nuclear cardiology“, author of social game for reaching optimal weight „CALORIES“. Head of consultants for common World Bank and Slovak Ministry of Health Project „Analysis of optional ways of preventative health financing“ in 2001. Editorial boards member of Slovak journals: Vaskularna medicina, Via practica, till 2008 Czech journal Cor et Vasa too. In Martin, Slovakia, August 17th, 2018
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1993-1996, was an Executice Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical collab-oration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Insti-tutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology.Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of many international journals including EPMA Jour-nal (Springer, Brussels) and “Personalized Medicine Universe” (Elsevier, Japan).
Regina Celia Spadari is a full Professor of Physiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. She was the Director of the Campus Baixada Santista (2011-2015). She is the leader of the research group untitled “Group for the Study of Stress Biology” that investigates several aspects of the stress effects on peripheral systems, mostly the cardiac response to catecholamines and adrenergic signaling. The group also investigates the effects of stress hormones on behavior and on athletes’ performance. She has published 63 scientific articles, supervised 34 master's degree thesis and 15 PhD thesis. She is a biologist (Paulista State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, 1974), master in Biological Sciences / Physiology by the State University of Campinas (1978), PhD in Human Physiology by the University of São Paulo (1985) and associated professor by the State University of Campinas (1996). The title of full professor was obtained in 2007 at UNIFESP, where she is a researcher since 2005.
She is the leader of the research group untitled “Group for the Study of Stress Biology” that investigates several aspects of the stress effects on peripheral systems, mostly the cardiac response to catecholamines and adrenergic signaling