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Four Seasons – Spring 2020’s Top Reviewer

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

 

The Spring 2020 Crown goes to Runzhuo Ma 

Runzhuo Ma is a research fellow in the Center for Robotic Simulation and Education (CRSE), Institute of Urology, at the University of Southern California. After finishing his MD at Peking University, he joined CRSE under the leadership of Dr. Andrew J. Hung and Dr. Inderbir Gill. His research interests include surgical assessment, surgical simulation, and studying the impact of surgical quality on patient outcomes in urologic cancers.

Four Seasons – Autumn 2019’s Top Reviewer

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

 

The Autumn Crown goes to Prof. Guohua Zeng.

 

Prof. Zeng is Vice-director of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Vice-Chair of the Urolithiasis section of CUA, President of Guangdong Provincial Urological Association,  Co-chairman and Secretary General of International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) and Director of the Endourology Society Certified Fellowship Program. He specialises in endourology and has finished more than 15000 endourological procedures including all kinds of PCNLs, rigid URS and RIRS procedures and Uro-laparoscopic procedures.

Prof. Zeng and his colleagues created a unique mini-PCNL technique, namely Chinese Mini-PCNL. More than 32000 Chinese Mini-PCNLs surgeries have been performed by Prof. Zeng and his team with good clinical outcomes. He also invented a new minimally invasive technique in the treatment of middle size renal stones, called “Super-Mini-PCNL (SMP)”.

Serving the position as the Director of Endoscopic Training Centre, Ministry of Health, PRC, Prof. Zeng has led and organized more than 330 endourological stone management workshops. At least 3100 Chinese residents and more than 60 international residents from 51 countries including USA, Italy, UK,,Germany have been trained in his Endoscopic training center.

In 2012, Prof. Zeng, Prof Zhangqun Ye, and Prof Kemal Sarica set up an international organization specialising in Urolithiasis, named as the International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU). So far more than 512 stone disease doctors from 65 countries have become IAU members. Seven IAU annual conferences were held in China, Nepal, India and Turkey in November each year. IAU will provide an academic exchange platform for all stone disease doctors in the world.

Prof. Zeng has gained 5 research projects for stone disease from National Natural Science Foundation. More than 120 academic papers have been published in SCI-indexed journals and 14 books about stone disease have been published.

 

 

Four Seasons – Spring 2019’s top reviewer

 

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

 

 

 

 

The Spring Crown goes to Dr Janet Kukreja.  Prokar Dasgupta, Editor-in-Chief of the BJUI, presented her with the award at the AUA conference in Chicago.

 

Dr Kukreja is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO, USA. She specializes in urologic oncology with a specific interest in bladder cancer. She currently works on research in surgical recovery and bladder cancer in both clinical and translational research.

 

Four Seasons – Winter 2019’s top reviewer

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Winter Crown goes to Dr Makarand Khochikar.

Dr Khochikar is Chief of Uro Oncology dept at Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj (India) since 1998.

He has won many awards; including, Dr Kirpekar award and Gold Medal for standing first in university in Master of Surgery exam in 1988, Schering Prize and a Gold medal for standing first at University of London in Dip. Urol exam in 1991, Vijayawada Best poster award and Brijkishor Patana best paper award. In 2010 he was awarded the highest honor of urological society of India (West Zone) – The Urology Gold Medal. Recipient of Gold Medal and SLAUS oration by Sri Lanka Urology Association in 2011. In 2012 he was awarded yet another prestigious award – Pinamaneni Oration and Gold medal by USI for his life time work on adrenal tumors mainly pheochromocytoma. He has one of the largest individual series on adrenal tumors in India. He was awarded the best reviewer’s award – special appreciation by Indian Journal of Urology for 2015. He is the recipient of Prof P B Sivaraman oration award from ASU and Prof Roy Chally oration award from UAK in 2018.

Has been invited as a guest speaker for many international meetings (AUA, SIU, EAU, WPCC, WUOF, BAUS , Euroasian Urooncology group) and has published widely.

Dr Khochikar served on editorial board of Indian Journal of Urology (2000-2009) and  Current Urology Reports. He has served as a guest editor of the special issue of IJU on hormone refractory prostate cancer. He is currently consulting editor for BJUI.

He is member of the Board of Directors of SIU since 2016 and has served as President of US-WZ in year 2017-1018.

 

Four Seasons – Autumn’s Top Reviewer

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team  select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Autumn Crown goes to Nicholas Raison.

Nicholas Raison is Urology Specialist Registrar in the North London Deanery and Vattikuti Research Fellow at King’s College London. Alongside clinical urology, Nicholas’ academic interests include medical education and surgical innovation. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently completing a PhD on a pan-European project on the validation and assessment of robotic simulation training.

 

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Summer

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team will select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Summer Crown goes to Henry Woo.

Henry Woo is Professor Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.  He is also the Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Sydney.  He serves as a Board Director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP) and the Australasian Urological Foundation (AUF). His research interests are in all aspects of both benign and malignant prostate disease.  He is the former and foundation Editor-in-Chief of BJUI Knowledge and serves on the BJUI Editorial Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Spring

This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team will select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Spring Crown goes to Alexander P Cole.

Alexander P. Cole is a research fellow in urologic oncology and health services research in the Division of Urological Surgery and the Center for Surgery and Public Health, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. His research involves analyzing large secondary datasets to study cancer detection and treatment as well as variations in care, financial incentives and the diffusion of medical technology.

Alexander received his BA at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his MD at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After medical school he worked with the Swedish National Prostate Cancer Registry on a young investigator award under Professor Pär Stattin. He completed his general surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2015, followed by urology residency also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

During residency he was awarded a Brigham Research Institute grant under the mentorship of Dr. Quoc-Dien Trinh. Other awards include Best Abstract at AUA 2016, and the Max Wilscher research award at the New England AUA section meeting. His work has been featured in medical journals including JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Urology, BJUI and Cancer. In addition he has written multiple articles for the lay-press including in Stat News and the Boston Globe. A native of Maine and a life-long New Englander, Alexander enjoys running, sailing and backcountry skiing in the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Winter

Four Seasons Winter 2018This month, BJUI continues the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award recognising the hard work and dedication of our peer reviewers. Each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team will select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Winter Crown goes to Jose A. Karam.

Jose A Karam - winner of the BJUI Winter 2018 Four Seasons peer reviewer award

Dr. Karam is an Associate Professor of Urology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is certified by the American Board of Urology, and provides surgical care for patients with renal, testicular and adrenal tumors. He performs open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery, with a special interest in surgery for locally advanced and locally recurrent disease.

Dr. Karam earned his medical degree with Distinction from the American University of Beirut. He completed Urology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, followed by a Urologic Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Karam’s primary clinical and research interest is renal cell carcinoma, including the integration of targeted therapy with surgery (adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and presurgical therapy), sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma, rare kidney cancer histologies including renal medullary carcinoma, mouse models of renal cell carcinoma and molecular markers. He has authored more than 170 articles and book chapters in urologic oncology. He serves as a reviewer for over 20 journals, and is an Editorial Board member of BJU International, Section Editor for Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology.

 

 

 

Four Seasons – BJUI Reviewer of the Autumn

Like most journals, BJUI relies on the hard work and dedication of its peer reviewers and we are grateful to them all. This month, BJUI introduces the Four Seasons Peer Reviewer Award – each quarter the Editor and Editorial Team will select an individual peer reviewer whose reviews over the last 3 months have stood out for their quality and timeliness.

The Autumn Crown goes to Gianluca Giannarini.

Gianluca is Staff Member at the Urology Unit of the Academic Medical Centre “Santa Maria della Misericordia” in Udine, Italy.

He qualified from Udine University and trained in Florence, Pisa and Leuven, Belgium, before a 2-year clinical research fellowship at the Department of Urology of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

His clinical and research interests focus on urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery and prostate MRI.

 

 

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