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Editorial Structure

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine

Founder and Publisher: David G.T. Bloomer


Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
  • Peter von Dadelszen, FRANZCOG, FRCSC, FRCOG
  • Professor of Global Women’s Medicine
  • Kings College, London

Consultant Editors

Bosede B. Afolabi

Bosede B. Afolabi, MBChB, DM, FRCOG, FWACS, FMCOG
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Hema Divaka

Hema Divakar, MBBS, MD
Past President of FOGSI
Medical Director
Divakars Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, India

María Fernanda Escobar Vidarte

Dr María Fernanda Escobar Vidarte
High Complexity Obstetric Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia

William Stones

William Stones, MD, FRCOG
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Public Health
Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi

Emeritus Editors-in-Chief

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCOG
St George’s University of London, UK

John J. Sciarra

John J. Sciarra, MD, PhD – Founding Editor
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA

International Editorial Advisory Board

  • Chair: Professor Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, FICOG
  • Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • University of Perugia, Italy; IE Sechenov State University, Moscow, Russia; Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • Former Secretary General of FIGO

Vice Chair
Gerry H Visser,
MD, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Former Chair, Safe Motherhood Committee of FIGO

Jose L. Bartha (Spain) – Obstetrics

Neerja Bhatla (India) – Oncology

Giuseppe Benagiano (Switzerland) – Reproduction

Chiara Benedetto (Italy) – Oncology-Woman’s Health

Katia Bilardo (NL) – Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound

Eduardo Borges Fonseca (Brasil) – Maternal Fetal Medicine

Despina Briana (Greece) – Perinatology-Neonatology

Flavia Bustreo (Switzerland) – Woman’s Health

Philippe Descamps (France) – Oncology-Surgery

Tim Draycott (UK) – Obstetrics

Andrea R. Genazzani (Italy) – Endocrinology-Reproduction

Tamsin Greenwell (UK) – Urogynecology

Alessandra Graziottin (Italy) – Sexology-Aging

Moshe Hod (Israel) – Maternal Fetal Medicine

Khalid Khan (Spain) – Epidemiology-Statistics

Anne Beatrice Kihara (Kenya) – Obstetrics-Gynecology

Alexander Makatsarya (Russia) – Obstetrics

Mario Malzoni (Italy) – Endoscopy

Simon Mather (UK) – Communication Specialist

Alberto Mattei (Italy) – Endoscopy

Edgar Mocanu (Ireland) – Reproduction

Roberto Romero (USA) – Maternal Fetal Medicine

Yalid Sehouli, Gynecologic (Germany) – Gynecologic Oncology

Umberto Simeoni (Switzerland) – Neonatology-DOhAD

Tommaso Simoncini (Italy) – Urogynecology

Daniel Surbek (Switzerland) – Obstetrics

Basil Tarlatzis (Greece) – Reproduction

Gerhard Theron (South Africa) – Maternal Fetal Medicine-Obstetrics

Marleen Temmermann (Kenya – Belgium) – Woman’s Health

Valentina Tsibizova (Russia) – Fetal medicine/Surgery

Juan Diego Villegas (Colombia) – Endoscopy

Liliana Voto (Argentina) – Obstetrics-Gynecology

Huixia Yang (P R China) – Maternal Fetal Medicine