Prof. Dr. D. Tibboel followed his training in Pediatrics during the period 1980-1984 at the Sophia Children's Hospital. In 1984 he became head of the Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care Unit and in January 1993, Sophia Foundation Professor of Experimental Pediatric Surgery. In August 2005 he was appointed full professor (Research Intensive Care in Childhood). In 2008 he became the director of the ICU at the Sophia Children's Hospital. He is (co)-author of over 578 international peer reviewed articles. He is a member of several Editorial Boards, chairman of the scientific committee of the European Society for Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care (ESPNIC) and member of the American Thoracic Society(ATS). In 2002 he was awarded the Edgar Doncker prize from the Dutch Pediatric Association for his outstanding contributions in the field of major congenital anomalies. In total, over 90 PhD students wrote their thesis under his guidance.
In 2013 he was appointed Director of Research, Sophia Children's Hospital.
Rita P Verma Director of Research
Nassau University Medical Center
Rita P Verma
Rita P. Verma, MD is a practicing Pediatrician in Richmond Hill, NY. Dr. Verma graduated from Lalitnarayan Mithila University in 1973 and has been in practice for 45 years. She completed a residency at Suny Upstate. Dr. Verma also specializes in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She currently practices at Best Medical Care and is affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Verma accepts multiple insurance plans including MVP Health Plan, Medicare and Humana. Dr. Verma is board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Verma also practices at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Verma's practice supports in Spanish language.
Carmelo Romeo Head of Pediatric Surgery
University of Messina
Carmelo Romeo is a Full Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Messina and Director of the Operative Unit of Pediatric Surgery, Policlinico G. Martino Messina from July 2009. He completed Post Graduation in Rhode Island Hospital Pediatric Surgery (USA) and Pediatric Surgery University of Bologna from 1987 - 1989. He has been in practice for 28 years. He is the author of 266 scientific publications: 150 in extension national and international journals; 4 monographs, 12 chapters of books, 100 abstracts and 7 videos presented at National and International Congresses. He is an editorial member of many international scientific journals like Case Reports in Pediatrics (Hindawi Publishing), Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatal disorders (Annex Publishers), Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Journal of Pediatric Nephrology Research (ACT Publishing).
Zora Raboteg-Saric Professor
Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences
Professor Zora Raboteg-Saric is a research advisor at the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb and the head of its Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies. She received her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Zagreb in 1993. She was the head of several research projects funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Croatian government offices and international organizations that focus on child and adolescent socio-emotional development and subjective well-being, peer relations, parenting and vulnerable social groups. She worked as Adjunct Professor at the Croatian Studies of the University of Zagreb, where she taught several courses in the areas of developmental psychology for many years. At the national level, she served as a member of the Council for Youth of the Croatian government and a member of the National Scientific Council. Professor Raboteg-Saric has published over 60 original papers and reviews, authored a book on the psychology of altruism, co-authored books on single-parent families, quality of life of youth in war-affected areas, trafficking in women and children, and co-edited a book on war and traumatic psychology.
Antonio Ruggiero Associate professor
Prof. Ruggiero is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Catholic University of Rome where he is responsible for teaching Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. He received his medical degree from the Catholic University in Rome in 1992. He holds Board of Pediatrics in 1996 and Board of Pediatric Haematology and Oncology in 1998 at the Catholic University of Rome. His research interests focus on pediatric clinical trials, clinical pharmacology of antineoplastic drugs, pain therapy and pediatric drugs. He is one of the winners of the 2013 edition of prize awarded to the Lucanians who have distinguished themselves in national and international social life. Carrying a regular patient load as consultant in pediatric hemato-oncology allows him to maintain his clinical skills and to promote improvements in safety and quality of healthcare.