Dr. Cornelia Franz is the founder and owner of the Franz Center in Orlando, Florida. She was raised in Asheville, NC and attended Wake Forest University as an undergraduate. She received her MD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, and went on to complete her Pediatric Internship in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Franz finished her Residency in pediatrics at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida at the University of Florida. After residency, she did a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She has been in pediatric practice in Orlando since 1985! Dr Franz is the author of Common Sense Pediatrics: Combining Alternative and Traditional Medicine in Everyday Practice, noted speaker, and the founder of Common Sense Pediatrics Informative Sessions. She also loves teaching on various subjects that help empower parents to raise healthier children. The Common Sense Pediatric Informative Sessions are offered on a regular basis to help parents learn more on how to provide their children with numerous ways to treat simple illnesses.
Dr. Vita Boyar is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Certified Wound Specialist Physician, specializing in pediatric and neonatal wound care. Dr. Boyar is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra University Medical School and practices both neonatology and wound care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY, Northwell Health System. She combines both specialties as a director of Neonatal Wound Services. Her neonatology research involves respiratory care and devices; it is closely intervined with her work in Quality Improvement, specializing in pressure injury (PI) reduction. As a chair of Pressure Injury Prevention group at CCMC and a Co-Chair of Northwell PU Task Force she had implemented numerous protocols in PI Prevention, achieving reduction in medical-device related and ECMO related PI. Her active areas of research include use of natural products in pediatric population and education on injury prevention.
Dr. Ramin is the Medical Director of the AdventHealth Medical group. And currently serving as a professor at the University of Central Florida, USA. Experienced Consulting Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Evidence-based Medicine. Strong media and communication professional who graduated from Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL.
Dr. Silverstein is a board-certified pediatrician. He attended University of Illinois medical school and did his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He continued as an attending physician at Cook County Hospital until he moved to Orlando, Florida in 1984. He served as chairman of pediatrics at Florida Hospital for six years along with serving on many committees at the hospital. He has also served on many boards in the community such as the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Seminole County Special Olympics, President of the Central Florida Pediatric society. He was listed as Top pediatrician in Orlando Magazine every year from 2002-2019 and named as Best Doctor in 2013 in US News and World report. He started as the medical director of the Seminole County Child Protection team in 2006. He retired in 2019 from private practice but still serves as the Medical Director for the CPT as a certified child abuse physician.
Boris Gramatikov obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Biomedical Engineering in Germany, and his Ph.D. in Bulgaria. He has completed a number of postdoctoral studies in Germany, Italy and the United States. He joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department of The Johns Hopkins University in 1996, and has been working in the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Instrumentation Development at The Wilmer Eye Institute since 2000. His areas of expertise include electronics, optoelectronics, computers, computer modeling, signal/image processing, data analysis, instrumentation design, biophotonics, ophthalmic and biomedical optics, polarization optics, all applied to the development of diagnostic methods and devices for ophthalmology and vision research. His team has developed a series of pediatric vision screeners. He has over 120 publications, 41 of which in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a reviewer and editorial board member with a number of technical and medical journals
Dr. Ana Lilia Rodríguez Ventura is a pediatric surgeon, graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has a specialization in Pediatrics and later in Pediatric Endocrinology. Her main interest is to achieve optimal control of diabetes and adiposity (overweight/obesity), as well as thyroid and growth disorders. The diseases are explained and what the scientific evidence indicates is the best regarding the treatment to achieve a better adherence of the patients. Her dream is to achieve a better quality of life of the patient with diabetes and adiposity, She would like the whole society to have good habits not only to prevent these diseases, but also so that those who already suffer from them, do not suffer so much to comply with the recommendations to have a good control if each family and the whole society are in the same line of eating healthy and having good habits. Her research interests are 1. Obesity 2. Diabetology 3. Thyroid Pathologies
Mohamed Abdel Baky Fahmy, MD, FRCS, is head of Pediatric Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Diseases. After studying at Al-Azhar University, Dr. Fahmy became a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and trained in Manchester, UK before taking up his present position. His previous posts include Head of the Pediatric Surgery Department at the King Fahed Tertiary Hospital, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia, and Consultant and Head of Pediatric Surgery Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment, Cairo. Dr. Fahmy has also been registered with the British Medical Council since 1994. He was the secretary-general of Egyptian Association of Pediatric Surgeons and also a Member of the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons and American Association of Academic Surgery. Dr. Fahmy has published on a range of topics in pediatric urology and neonatal surgery in both national and international publications, with innovation in the field of continent urinary diversion. In recent years he has exhibited a great interest in rare genitourinary anomalies, and he is the author of Springer’s Illustrative Textbook of Rare Genitourinary Anomalies, 2015.
Mona Passler graduated from Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany. She is a junior researcher and has worked for several years with Dr. Pietzner and Professor Sehouli from Charité University Berlin specializing with malignant ascites in ovarian cancer and checkpoint inhibition therapy.
Dr. Syrmos is a board-certified Neurosurgeon and also Paediatric Neurosurgeon. The title of his thesis is Endoscopic Anatomy of the Fourth Ventricle. He visits many times the pediatric neurosurgical department of the Catholic University of Rome, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy and the neurosurgical department of Verona General Hospital, Borgo Trento, Verona, Italy. He has completed the post-graduate courses of the European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and of the European Society of spine surgery.
Dr. Wadih has completed his B.S at the age of 26 years from Moscow Medical School of dentistry and his Master degree from Beirut Arab university in Lebanon. He is the director for a premier Bio-Soft service organization. He has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dr. Giuseppina Marcuccio is serving as an Assistan Researcher in University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. She received her degree in Medicine and Surgery with highest honors in October of 2007 and won an award on the history of medicine. In July 2014, she received a degree in Specialization in Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery from the Second University of Study of Naples with highest honors and won an award with the Society of University Otolaryngologist. She has completed her PhD in Experimental, Medical and Clinical Sciences in December, 2017. Her research areas are Rhinology, Obstructive Sleep Apnea in adults and Children and in Otology.