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Clinical champions

doc2doc’s clinical champions are senior doctors from a variety of specialties who contribute to our forums. They can be approached about specialty specific queries. This page details who our clinical champions are.

doc2doc screen name diabetesMD
Specialty Diabetes champion

Conflict of interest statement: I was Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care from 1996 to 2001. Following that I became an Associate Editor with the responsibility to supervise manuscripts submitted by current editors in order to minimize any potential conflict of interest; I continue in this role today. While I was Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care I developed a program under the supervision of the publisher, the American Diabetes Association, to select articles from Diabetes Care to be published in Spanish and Portuguese versions of the journal. I continue to edit these editions of Diabetes Care.

I was Chair of the Data, Safety Monitoring Board of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and I am an expert in the design, conduct and safety monitoring of clinical trials. I have continued in this role in both government-sponsored (NIH-sponsored) and privately sponsored trials. Currently I am on the Data Monitoring Committees of the NIH-sponsored FREEDOM and ACCORD trials and I am Chair of two Data Monitoring Committees for clinical trials of insulin analogues sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company.

doc2doc screen name Joey Rio
Specialty Deputy diabetes champion

Conflict of interest statement: I am the first past Director for scientific affairs of the Hypertension Department of the Rio de Janeiro’s branch of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology.

I am one of the partners of a private Cardiology Diagnostic Clinic (“DIAGNOSTICOR”) where I coordinate the section of Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) since this year. I am also one of the partners of a private single Dialysis Unit (clinica DERT) where I am responsible for providing chronic hemodialysis treatment for about 30 patients, mostly but not only, from the Brazilian Public Health Care System (SUS) since 1997.

I have no commercial or financial ties with pharmaceutical and device companies, public or private.

doc2doc screen name sadian
Specialty Cardiology champion

Conflict of interest statement: My only conflicts of interest are that I teach on the West Middlesex ECG interpretation course and the PACES Ahead MRCP courses.

doc2doc screen name DundeeChest
Specialty Respiratory medicine champion

Conflict of interest statement: In the past 5 years I have received honoraria for speaking at regional and national respiratory meetings from GSK, Pfizer, Boeringher Ingleheim, Astra Zeneca, Chiesi, and Teva. I have been supported by educational grants to attend national and international conferences by GSK, Astra Zeneca, Boeringher Ingleheim, and Chiesi. I have no investments with any pharmaceutical companies, and am neither currently, or within the last 5 years, sat on any editorial boards for journals, respiratory or otherwise. I am an ordinary member of the council of the Scottish Thoracic Society, and was the Scottish representative to the BTS Speciality Training Advisory Group in 2008 - 2009.

doc2doc screen name salah
Specialty Stroke medicine champion

Conflict of interest statement: I certify that there is no conflict of interest with any organisation regarding the material posted on doc2doc blog.