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Journal Contributor Acknowledgements

New Content ItemThe in-house Editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders would like to warmly thank these Editorial Board Members and peer-reviewers for their invaluable support, whose good work helps progress our mission to publish robust and reproducible musculoskeletal science.

Gül Baltaci - editorial board member

She graduated with PhD at Physiology Department in Gazi University Medical Faculty in 1994. Dr. Baltaci has already given Exercise Physiology, Basic Physiology and Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus for 8 years as a part-time professor.
She is also currently President of Turkish Sports Physiotherapy Association and responsible for giving post-graduate courses in Turkey as an instructor. Also she is a President of Kinesio Turkey Association on behalf of Kinesio University-USA.

Dr. Baltaci had dedicated most of her time on teaching and specially working on research projects in subjects of sports medicine and physiotherapy. She has several research papers published in various International Publications and paper presentations at the International Congresses over 200 and 10 published books regarding rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology. She was retired from Hacettepe University in October 2014 and has worked at Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department in Private Ankara Guven Hospital as a coordinator since November 2014. 

Bibek Banskota - peer-reviewer

Executive / Medical Director - Hospital & Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC), Banepa, Kavre, Nepal.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, B & B Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Elizabeth Bradley - editorial board member

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) W. Bradley started as a BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Editorial Board Member in 2020.  She obtained her BS in Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota and received her PhD training at Mayo Clinic.  After post-doctoral training at Mayo Clinic and the University of Connecticut Health Center, she secured a tenure-track position at the University of Minnesota within the Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Bradley’s research interests include 1) how phosphatases, a class of molecular switches, dampen anabolic signaling within bone cells and how this affects skeletal generation and bone resorption, 2) how epigenetic reprogramming of myeloid progenitors cells can be utilized to promote bone healing and limit inflammation, and 3) the effects of MSK progenitor cell sex and age on bone loss. Dr. Bradley is thankful for the opportunity to serve the MSK research community as an Editorial Board Member and is committed to providing a fair and expedited review process.

Wing Hoi Cheung - editorial board member

Wing Hoi Cheung is currently a Professor and Deputy Director at Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of
Hong Kong. He is an orthopaedic scientist with research interest in osteoporosis, osteoporotic fracture healing, sarcopenia and mechanical stimulation. He has over 120 peer-reviewed SCI journal articles, 1 book (as editor), 8 book chapters, and 5 patents. He is serving a few editorial boards. He acquired PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in
2000. He has been joining the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders editorial board since 2019 and is committed to provide good quality peer-review service.

Daichi Hayashi - editorial advisor

Dr. Hayashi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Program Director at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, USA. He is a former Section Editor of the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal, serving between July 2014 and December 2020. He is currently an Editorial Advisor of the journal. His research interest is musculoskeletal radiology, with specific focus on semiquantitative imaging analysis of osteoarthritis and imaging of sports injuries.  

Dr. Hayashi has been involved in several large-scale epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis such as the Osteoarthritis Initiative, Framingham Osteoarthritis Study and Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study, as well as clinical trials in osteoarthritis research. He also has numerous publications on sports injuries in Olympic Athletes. His recent research interest include application of AI and Radiomics in imaging of fractures and soft tissue tumors.

Satoshi Maki - editorial board member

Dr. Maki is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chiba University Hospital (Japan). He is a spine surgeon, and his recent research interests are cervical degenerative diseases, spine and spinal cord injury, and machine learning and medical imaging in the spine region. He received his MD from Chiba University School of Medicine in 2006 and received a PhD from Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Maki joined the editorial board of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in 2020. He is committed to providing a fair and constructive editorial process for authors.

Pascal-André Vendittoli - peer-reviewer

Dr Venditolli is a Professor of surgery and Clinical Researcher in orthopedic surgery at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital / University of Montreal. Over the last 18 years, I also offer private services as a surgeon at the Duval Clinic. After my training in Orthopaedic Surgery, I undertook specialist training in hip and knee reconstruction for the young and active adult in Melbourne, Australia. Then, I worked  with Paollo Agglietti in Florence, Italy to gain expertsise in knee replacement surgery. 

My principal research activities are the evaluation of new surgical techniques, new technologies and new orthopaedic implants, mainly in the framework of prospective and randomized trials. From 2006 to 2012, I was elected as Research Director of the Orthopaedics Division of Université de Montréal. In recent years, my work was presented more than 325 times at peer-reviewed congresses, and I was invited on more than 225 occasions as speaker. I published more than 150 scientific articles on hip and knee arthroplasty in peer-reviewed journals. As a Professor of Surgery at UdeM, I supervised fellows, master students, and doctoral students (PhD). I am the Program Director of the postdoctoral program in hip and knee reconstruction at Montreal University.