Welcome to the New Members of the Editorial Board

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Neurointervention. 2012;7(2):63-65
Publication date (electronic) : 2012 August 17
doi : https://doi.org/10.5469/neuroint.2012.7.2.63
Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea.

It is our pleasure to announce that eight new members have joined the Editorial Board of Neurointervention. To globalize our journal to an international level, I invited new members from nationalities outside of Korea. I am deeply grateful to these new members who have accepted our invitation even though our journal is just beginning.

All eight new members have made significant achievements in the neurointervention field. It would be difficult to fully demonstrate their excellence in the field of neurointervention in one short paragraph each. Clearly, their experience and passion for neurointervention ensure that the new editors will strengthen the base of expertise among our editorial board as well as help provide the additional support necessary for the timely processing and review of submissions.

I would also like to thank the existing editors who recommended these new members to me. Without their thoughtful recommendations, it would have been very difficult to invite appropriate new members to our journal.

We are honored to introduce Ronit Agid, Tommy Andersson, Harry J. Cloft, Hiro Kiyosue, Seon-Kyu Lee, Jianmin Liu, Yasushi Matsumoto, and George Kwok-Chu Wong.

Ronit Agid, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and a staff interventional and diagnostic neuroradiologist in the Department of Medical Imaging at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Agid earned her M.D. degree from the Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Hadassah University Hospital Residency of Radiology and completed her fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Toronto. Agid is also in charge of Quality Control and Morbidity Mortality Rounds in the division of Interventional Neuroradiology and a member of the REB committee of the University Health Network. She was awarded a best paper at the ninth Congress of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN). She has extensively published the results of clinical studies and basic research investigations. Dr. Dong Jun Kim, who is a member of the editorial board, has introduced Dr. Agid to the editorial board.

Tommy Andersson, M.D., Ph.D., has served as the head of Neurointervention and the director for Education in Neurovascular Treatment at Karolinska University Hospital since 2002. He also serves as a shared director for the Section of Neurointervention and Angiography at KERIC (Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre). Dr. Andersson graduated from Karolinska Institute Medical School and completed his fellowship in Vascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology at Toronto Western Hospital. He has authored over 30 publications and book chapters, and has served as referee for several international journals. He has showed excellence in the field of neurointervention and neurovascular disease as an invited lecturer at international congresses and courses. Dr. Bum-Soo Kim introduced Dr. Andersson to the editorial board.

Harry J. Cloft, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic and a consultant for the Department of Radiology and Neurologic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University School of Medicine, he is a graduate of the University of Virginia Residency in Radiology, and he completed his fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Virginia. He shows great enthusiasm in editing medical articles and serves both as a senior editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and as a reviewer for several international journals related to neuroscience and neurointervention. He received the Editor's Recognition Award from Radiology three years in a row beginning in 2008. His name appears on over 200 scientific publications, including many of the classics that established and defined the neurointervention field. In addition, his researches on neurovascular stents and coils are supported by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as well as by many vendors. Dr. Sang Hyun Suh, who was an executive board member of the Korean Society of Interventional Neuroradiology, introduced Dr. Cloft to the editorial board.

Hiro Kiyosue, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Oita University Hospital. He has been on the faculty at Oita University for the past ten years. He previously worked as the director of the Department of Radiology, Nagaromi Neurosurgical Hospital, and as an invited Medical Specialist in the Medical Education Center of Dominica. He graduated from Oita University Medical School and completed his radiology and cardiology residency at Oita University Hospital. He has more than two decades of experience and productivity in neurointerventional research, with an emphasis on dural arteriovenous fistula. He has published over 100 articles in international and domestic journals and has received many awards from scientific congresses or publications including RSNA and WFITN. Dr. Bum-Soo Kim introduced Dr. Kiyosue to the editorial board.

Seon-Kyu Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is currently the director of Neurointerventional Service at the University of Chicago Medical Center and an Associated Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Neurology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, and as an Associated Professor in the department of Radiology, Tuft University School of Medicine. He was educated at Seoul National University School of Medicine and completed his Radiology residency at the Seoul National University Hospital. After he earned his US medical license, he completed fellowships in Interventional Neuroradiology at Toronto Western Hospital. He received an International Master Degree in Neurovascular Diseases at Paris SUD University. Dr. Soo Mee Lim introduced Dr. Lee to the editorial board.

Jianmin Liu, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital, Sanghai. He received the B.D., and M.D. degrees from The Second Military Medical University, Sanghai, China, in 1984 and 1996, respectively. He has been at Changhai hospital since 1984. He has more than two decades of experience and productivity in Neurosurgery with an emphasis on interventional neurosurgery. He has published more than 60 indexed articles. And, recently, his publications about the application of the intracranial stent for neurovascular disease are awesome. He is currently a vice chairman of Committee of Experts for Cerebrovascular Diseases of China, Endovascular Treatment Branch of Chinese Association of Neurological Surgeons and senior member of WFITN. He has been an invited keynote speaker at major conferences in the neurointervention field including AAFITN. He is actively engaged as the editor and reviewer for many international journals.

Yasushi Matsumoto, M.D., Ph.D., served as director of the department of Neuroendovascular Therapy at Kohnan hospital. He graduated from Shinshu University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Shinshu University Hospital. He has served on the medical faculty at Shinshu University Hospital and Kohnan hospital for eleven years. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Neuroendovascular Therapy, Japanese Society of Neurosurgery, World Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuro-radiology and Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology. He has recently published many articles on the subject of neurointervention. Dr. Bum-Tae Kim introduced Dr. Matsumoto to the editorial board.

George Kwok-Chu Wong, M.D., Ph.D., is currently is a professor in the Department of Neurosur gery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and conducted an Interventional Neuroradiology attachment in Baylor College of Medicine in Paris. He conferred the Medicine Higher Doctorate degree in 2010. Recently, he was awarded the State Scientific and Technological Progress Second-class Award 2010 by the State Council of the People's Republic of China - It is a highly prestigious award in the Chinese's science and technology field-. Recently, Dr Wong's research focuses on the neuroprotection after subarachnoid hemorrhage and he is the principal investigator of several ongoing and completed clinical trials. During his career, he has published over 126 articles and 63 abstracts in indexed journals and conference communications such as Stroke, JNNP, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgery. He has been invited as international scientific committee member for many international conferences.

We look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

Chang-Woo Ryu

Editor-in-Chief, Neurointervention

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