• Thursday, 22 October , 2020

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Boris Topor, MD, PhD, Professor of Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery
Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4427-2027; editor@moldmedjournal.md; boris.topor@usmf.md
Publication metrics: H-index Scopus – 3, Citations – 85

         Dr. Boris Topor is a Professor of Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova. He received his MD degree in 1972 in the same university.
In 1980 he received his first PhD degree (Dr. med) and in 1991 – the second PhD degree (Dr. habil. med), both in I. M. Sechenov First Medical University of Moscow, Russia.
         His research interests include the methods of teaching topographic anatomy and its significance for surgical procedures, bone tissue grafting, bone regeneration, elaborating new biomaterials for reconstructive
and plastic surgery. At present, apart from the teaching, he is involved as the chief researcher at the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Cell Culture.
         To obtain more professional experience, Dr. Topor visited the departments of Anatomy and Surgery in many universities:
– Fulbright Scholar, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
– Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University of Erlangen, Germany.
– Institute of Anatomy, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
– Dentistry Faculty, Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania.
– Department of Anatomy, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
– Scientific Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, Moscow, Russia.
– Department of Topographic Anatomy, I. M. Sechenov First Medical University of Moscow, Russia.
– Department of Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery, State Medical University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
– Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, State Medical University of Kiev, Ukraine.
– Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine University of Nairobi, Kenya.
– Department of Anatomy, State Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
– Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
         Dr. Topor published in English, Moldovan and Russian languages 209 scientific works. He is a consultant for 21 theses of MSc degree and an adviser for 11 theses of PhD degree.
He is the author of 54 innovations and 22 patents (16 – in Moldova, 4 – in the Russian Federation, 2 – in the European Union).
         In 2013 he was awarded with the National Premium, the highest prize of the Republic of Moldova.
         Dr. Topor is the member of professional societies: Morphology (Chisinau, Moldova), Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeons (Chisinau, Moldova), Association of Surgeons (Chisinau, Moldova),
Society of Inventors and Innovators (Chisinau, Moldova), Fulbright Program Alumni Association of Moldova (Chisinau), Honorary Member of European Society of Biomedical Applications (Milan, Italy).
         He is the member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the scientific journals:
Medicina Stomatologica, Chisinau, Moldova.
Public Health, Economy and Management in Medicine, Chisinau, Moldova.
Klinichna Anatomiya ta Operativna Khirurgiya, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
         In 2002 he was appointed the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Curierul Medical, Chisinau, Moldova, which was renamed in 2017 into the Moldovan Medical Journal.

Associate Editors

Sawa Kostin, MD, PhD, Honorary Academician of Moldova, Professor of Morphopathology
Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1594-9476; sawa.kostin@mpi-bn.mpg.de
Publication metrics: H-index Scopus – 58, Citations – 11703

         Dr. Sawa Kostin is a Professor of Pathology and Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany. He received his MD degree in 1984 in Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova. In 1990 he received his first PhD degree in the Institute of Human Pathology, Moscow, Russia. In 2005 – the second PhD degree (Dr. med) in the University of Giessen, Faculty of Medicine, Germany
with Distinction “Summa cum laude” and in 2008 – the third PhD degree of Venia legendi (Dr. habil. med) in the same university. In 2011 he was elected Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
         Research interests of Dr. Sawa Kostin are wide. He is a member in professional societies:
European and German Societies of Cardiology, German Society of Pathology, Association for the European Cardiovascular Pathology, International Society for Hear Research, International Society for Translational Medicine.
         Publications:
Total number of papers indexed/abstracted in Medline/PubMed/PubMed Central Databases – 139.
Total impact factor based on ISI/Journal Citation Reports (ISI JCR) – 952.3.
Mean impact factor per paper – 6.92. Mean cites per paper – 72.87. Hirsch index – 55.
Total number of cites based on Web of Knowledge Databases/Web of Science – 10130.
         Dr. Sawa Kostin is the Associate Editor of journal Clinical and Translational Medicine (Indexed/abstracted in PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBase, Chemical Abstract, DOAJ, CSCD, CAS-OAJ, and Open J-Gate).
         He is the Member of Editorial Board of the:
Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ISI JCR impact factor 2015: 4.68)
Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (ISI JCR impact factor 2015: 1.39)
Current Cardiology Review (ISI JCR impact factor 2015: 1.35)
World Journal of Experimental Medicine (Indexed/abstracted in PubMed and PubMed Central)
          He is the Standing Reviewer of the:
Journal of American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research, International Journal of Cardiology, Heart and Vessels, International Journal
of Molecular Sciences, BioMed Research International, Journal of Molecular Histology,Histochemistry and Cell Biology.
         In 2011, Dr. Sawa Kostin was elected the member of the journal Curierul Medical (Chisinau, Moldova) and in 2017 – Associate Editor of the Moldovan Medical Journal (Chisinau, Moldova), follower of the journal Curierul medical.

 
Alexander Mustea, MD, PhD, Professor of Gynecology
Department of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, University Hospital, Bonn, Germany.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3002-6039; alexander.mustea@ukbonn.de
Publication metrics: H-index Scopus – 25, Citations – 2503.

         Dr. Alexander Mustea is the head of the Gynecological Tumor Centre and also the head of the National Centre of Uterine Sarcomas and Rare Tumors as well as the acting director of the Department of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology of the University Hospital, Bonn.
         After completing several fellowships at Departments in the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic and the United States, he received a research fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2001.
         Alexander Mustea received his doctorate degree at the Medical Faculty of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin in 2004. In 2009 he completed his habilitation in the field of gynecological oncology, followed by his first professorship at the University Hospital in Greifswald in 2010.
         In 2018 Professor Mustea became an honorary member and Doctor Honorius Causa of Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova as an acknowledgment of his dedication.
         Having been established as an expert in the field of Gynecology and gynecological oncology he was appointed a W3-professorship at the University Hospital in Bonn in 2019.
         Research topics: Epigenetics, Genetics, Predictive and Prognostic factors in gynecological tumor. Professor Mustea is a member in the following professional societies and committees:
– Head of the workgroup Uterine Tumors of the NOGGO e.V.,
– Member of the advisory board of NOGGO e.V.,
– Representative of NOGGO e.V. in the Gynaecological Cancer Intergroup (GCIG),
– Member of the Ovary Committee of AGO e.V.,
– Member of the Uterus Committee of AGO e.V.,
– Member of the S3-Guideline group cervical carcinoma and endometrial carcinoma,
– Treasurer of the German-Polish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics,
– Head of the Gynecological Oncology workgroup, University Hospital Greifswald,
– European Network for Translational Research in Ovarian Cancer (EUTROC),
– German Interdisciplinary Sarcoma Group (GISG),
– Gynecological and Obstetrical Endoscopy workgroup e.V. (AGE e.V.),
– European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC),
– American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),
– German-Moldovan Society of Oncological Gynaecology,
– Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG),
– Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (DKG),
– Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie e.V. (AGO),
– Nord-Ostdeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologische Onkologie (NOGGO),
         Alexander Mustea is the Member of Editorial Board of the journal International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer and the Standing Reviewer of the:
– The Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Research,
– Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

         In 2017, Professor Mustea was elected the member of the Editorial Advisory Board and in 2020 – the Associate Editor of the Moldovan Medical Journal.

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

Stanislav Groppa, MD, PhD, Academician, Professor of Neurology
Laboratory of Neurobiology and Medical Genetics, Chisinau, Moldova.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2120-2408; stanislav.groppa@usmf.md
Publication metrics: H-index Scopus – 5, Citations – 115; Google Scholar – 5, Citations – 179; Web of Science – 5, Citations – 98.

         Dr. Stanislav Groppa is the member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and Professor at the National Scientific Institute of Emergency Medicine. He received his MD degree in 1979 in Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova. In 1985 he received his first PhD degree (Dr. med) in Nicolae Pirogov Second Medical University of Moscow, Russia and in 1992 – the second PhD degree (Dr. habil. med) in Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova. In 2007 he was elected the member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
         He is involved also in teaching as the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Head of the Scientific Laboratory of Neurology and Medical Genetics at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova and in the research of the National Center of Human Reproduction and Medical Genetics. He is the founder and chairman of the Moldovan League of Anti-Epilepsy.
         He is visiting Professor of Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania; The National Institute of Health of Erevan, Armenia; University Clinic of Geneva, Switzerland.
         Dr. Stanislav Groppa published in English, Moldovan and Russian languages 310 scientific works. He is a consultant adviser for 16 theses of PhD degree. He is the author of 21 innovations, 4 patents of invention, 7 monographs and 5 textbooks. He is rewarded with the Paisie Velicicovski Order, the Gloria Muncii Order, Henri Coanda Medal, European Innovation Award (Brussels) and Gold Medal for Invention.
       Professor Stanislav Groppa is the member of professional societies:
– European Federation of Neurological Societies,
– European Academy of Epilepsy,
– International League of Anti-Epilepsy,
– American Society of Cerebro-Vascular Diseases,
– International Society of Cerebro-Vascular Diseases,
– National Society of Neurology of Russia,
– Society of Stroke of Romania,
– International Association of Neurosciences.
         He is the member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the scientific journals:
Akademos, Chisinau, Moldova.
Acta Neurologica Moldavica, Chisinau, Moldova.
Moldovan Journal of Health Sciences, Chisinau, Moldova.
Bulletin of Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova.
Epilepsy and Paroxysmal States, Moscow, Russia.
         In 1998-2001, Professor Stanislav Groppa was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Curierul Medical (Chisinau, Moldova) renamed now into the Moldovan Medical Journal.
         The main fields of clinic expertise and scientific interests are peripheral nerve disorders, neuromuscular diseases.
         In 2003-2004 Vitalie Lisnic was the Principal researcher in the grant on demyelinating neuropathies with participation of the Moldovan Research and Development Association and Civilian Research and Development Foundation of USA. He was also the Principal researcher in neuropathies, neuropathic pain, and depressive disorders projects.
         For many years Vitalie Lisnic worked for the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) as a member of the Education Committee, member of the management group of the scientific panels on neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuroepidemiology and was clinical lead of the e-brain educational platform. Since 2017 he is a Fellow of the EAN.
         Nowadays Vitalie Lisnic is the President of the Society of Neurologists of the Republic of Moldova, delegate of the Republic of Moldova for the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), EAN, and member of the Education Committee of the WFN. Other professional memberships are as follows:
– American Academy of Neurology;
– European Stroke Organization;
– Movement Disorders Society;
– Romanian Society of Electrodiagnostic Neurophysiology (honorary member).
         Professor Vitalie Lisnic is the author of 2 monographs, more than 150 scientific publications in Moldovan and International biomedical journals. Under his guidance were defended 5 PhD theses.
         He is the member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals: Ukrainian Neurological Journal, Ukrainian Journal of Medical and Social Expertise.
         In 2012, Professor Lisnic was elected the member of the Editorial Advisory Board and in 2020 – the Managing Associate Editor of the Moldovan Medical Journal.

Managing Associate Editor

Vitalie Lisnic, MD, PhD, FEAN, Professor of Neurology
Diomid German Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Chisinau, Moldova.

https://rcid.org/0000-0002-5432-8859; vitalie.lisnic@usmf.md
Publication metrics: H-index Scopus – 6, Citations – 103; Google Scholar – 8, Citations – 272; Web of Science – 5, Citations – 84

         Vitalie Lisnic is a Professor of Neurology at Diomid German Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery and at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova. Dr. Lisnic received his MD degree in 1989 in the same university. In 1996 he received his first PhD degree (Dr. med) and in 2006 – the second PhD degree (Dr. habil. med), both in Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Moldova.
         To obtain more professional experience Dr. Lisnic completed internships in Neurology and Neurophysiology in:- European Federation of Neurological Societies,
– Moscow, Russian Federation, 1993;
– Charles University, Czech Republic, 1994;
– Landesnervenklinik of Salzburg, Austria, 1999;
– Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 2002-2003;
– National Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK, 2003;
– Vienna University, Austria, 2008;
– Department of Neurophysiology in Manheim, Germany 2015.
         The main fields of clinic expertise and scientific interests are peripheral nerve disorders, neuromuscular diseases.
         In 2003-2004 Vitalie Lisnic was the Principal researcher in the grant on demyelinating neuropathies with participation of the Moldovan Research and Development Association and Civilian Research and Development Foundation of USA. He was also the Principal researcher in neuropathies, neuropathic pain, and depressive disorders projects.
         For many years Vitalie Lisnic worked for the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) as a member of the Education Committee, member of the management group of the scientific panels on neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuroepidemiology and was clinical lead of the e-brain educational platform. Since 2017 he is a Fellow of the EAN.
         Nowadays Vitalie Lisnic is the President of the Society of Neurologists of the Republic of Moldova, delegate of the Republic of Moldova for the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), EAN, and member of the Education Committee of the WFN. Other professional memberships are as follows:
– American Academy of Neurology;
– European Stroke Organization;
– Movement Disorders Society;
– Romanian Society of Electrodiagnostic Neurophysiology (honorary member).
         Professor Vitalie Lisnic is the author of 2 monographs, more than 150 scientific publications in Moldovan and International biomedical journals. Under his guidance were defended 5 PhD theses.
         He is the member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals: Ukrainian Neurological Journal, Ukrainian Journal of Medical and Social Expertise.
         In 2012, Professor Lisnic was elected the member of the Editorial Advisory Board and in 2020 – the Managing Associate Editor of the Moldovan Medical Journal.

Editorial Advisory Board

Adrian Belii, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Reanimatology, Institute of Emergency Medicine, Chisinau, Moldova.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4128-1318; adrian.belii@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 5, Citations 186; Google Scholar – 5, Citations – 152

Victor Botnaru, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0863-5268; victor.botnaru@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 6, Citations – 2188; Google Scholar – 9, Citations – 381

Emil Ceban, MD, PhD, Professor of Urology, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1583-2884; emil.ceban@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 4, Citations – 27; Google Scholar – 8, Citations – 172

Dumitru Chesov, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pneumology, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6203-5020; dumitru.chesov@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 7, Citations – 116; Google Scholar – 7, Citations – 188

Ion Codreanu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2644-5572; ion.codreanu@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 12, Citations – 680; Google Scholar – 16, Citations – 1132

Susan Galandiuk, MD, Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9994-5263; susan.galandiuk@louisville.edu
H-index Scopus – 44, Citations – 7110

Aurel Grosu, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Chisinau, Moldova
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2824-2306; grosuaa@gmail.com
H-index Scopus – 11, Citations – 10980; Web of Science – 2, Citations – 13

Gabriel Gurman, MD, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9694-4652; gurman@bgu.ac.il
H-index Scopus – 26, Citations – 1883

Raymund Horch, MD, Professor of Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6561-2353; raymund.horch@chir.imed.uni-erlangen.de
H-index Scopus – 46, Citations – 8526; Web of Science – 43, Citations – 7675

Anna Ivanenko, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8998-6619; aivanenko@sbcglobal.net
H-index Scopus – 21, Citations – 2040

Hisashi Iwata, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5031-6124; hiiwata@kaikou.or.jp
H-index Scopus – 44, Citations – 6229

Igor Mishin, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Institute of Emergency Medicine, Chisinau, Moldova
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0754-7917; igor.misin@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 8, Citations – 213; Google Scholar – 12, Citations – 478; Web of Science – 6, Citations – 115

Viorel Nacu, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Anatomy and Operative Surgery, Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Cell Cultures, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-00032274-9912; viorel.nacu@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 5, Citations – 97; Google Scholar – 7, Citations – 223

Murali Naidu, BDS, MMedSc, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6156-430X; murali_naidu@um.edu.my.
H-index Scopus – 18, Citations– 830; Google Scholar – 3, Citations – 17; Web of Science – 17, Citations – 717

Hiram Polk Jr, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1590-4219; hiram.polk@louisville.edu
H-index Scopus – 59, Citations – 14989

Irinel Popescu, MD, PhD, Academician, Professor of Surgery, Dan Setlacec Center of General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Bucharest, Romania. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2897-1170; irinel.popescu@icfundeni.ro
H-index Scopus – 31, Citations – 4622; Google Scholar – 43, Citations – 8368; Web of Science–35, Citations – 4814

Lilian Saptefrati, MD, PhD, Professor of Histology, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2779-718X; lilian.saptefrati@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 5, Citations – 53; Google Scholar – 7, Citations – 142

Dumitru Sofroni, MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Chisinau, Moldova
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2779-718X; dumitru.sofroni@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 4, Citations – 96; Web of Science – 4, Citations – 95

Mihail Todiras, MD, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, Max-Delbrück Center of Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9373-4753; mihail.todiras@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 18, Citations – 1174; Google Scholar – 19, Citations – 1559

Valery Timirgaz, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Chisinau, Moldova
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5205-3791; timirgaz@mail.ru
H-index Scopus – 5, Citations – 281; Web of Science – 5, Citations – 228

Svetlana Turcan, MD, PhD, Professor of Gastroenterology, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3348-8466; svetlana.turcan@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 12, Citations – 560

Eleonora Vataman, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Chisinau, Moldova
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1091-4549; vatamanab@mail.com
H-index Scopus – 11, Citations – 12746; Web of Science – 3, Citations – 20

Emeritus Members of Editorial Board

Gheorghe Ghidirim, MD, PhD, Academician, Professor of Surgery; Laboratory of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliar Surgery, Chisinau, Moldova. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9047-0596; gheorghe.ghidirim@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 7, Citations – 180

Valeriu Rudic, MD, PhD, Academician, Professor of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences, Medical Section, Chisinau, Moldova.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8090-3004; valeriu.rudic@usmf.md
H-index Scopus – 7, Citations – 146