Editors and Boards


Last Update:   06-22-2020

Staff Editors

  • Kowsar, as an STM publisher, makes a contract for providing publishing services to academic universities and institutions as the journal owners. All editors of journals are introduced by the journal owners and will be re-evaluated at the first of each contract and annually by the governing board of Kowsar to be matched within the editorial board criterias of independence and responsibilities. Therefore, staff editors are completely independent of the publisher.
  • The Kowsar editors are paid a fixed salary by the journal owners and their payments are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal. Editors are required to declare all relevant conflicts of interest and do not participate in the review of any paper for which they have a competing interest. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the scientific context of all published materials in the journal. The conflict of interests statements is declared below each staff editor and shows their relationship to activities over the previous 12 months since the last update. However, relevant competing interests from previous years will also be taken into account when deciding whether it is appropriate for an editor to handle a paper.
 

Founder & Editor in Chief

Farnad Imani

  • Professor, MD, FIPP
  • Affiliation: Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Published papers in this journal: 41 out of 645 published article
  • Paid Salary: Iranian Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ISRAPM)
  • Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in Kowsar:
    • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium, Accommodation and travel or Fees for speaking:  No
    • Fees for organizing education or funds for researches from Publisher: No
    • Stocks or shares in Publisher: No
    • Other competing interests related to the journal: Not Declared
International Editorials:

Arthur C. Hertling (Atchabahian)

  • MD, FASA, MBA
  • Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Elliot S. Krames

  • MD
  • Founder and Emeritus Editor-In-Chief of Neuromodulation Journal, USA
  • Past President International Neuromodulation Society
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Bardia Amirlak

  • MD, FACS
  • Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Kennet D. Candido

  • MD
  • Professor and Chairman, University of Illinois, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Susilo Chandra

  • Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 6/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Ivano Dones

  • ndazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Italy
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

John Doyle

  • MD, PhD
  • Cleveland Clinic, Institute of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Frank J.E. Falco

  • USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Stephen Gatt

  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Salim M. Hayek

  • MAPS Medical Pain Clinics, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Krzysztof M. Kuczkowski

  • USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Philippe Mavrocordatos

  • Switzerland
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Nameer R. Haider

  • USA
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Pasquale De Negri

  • MD, FIPP, EDPM
  • Department of Surgical Oncology & Pain Medicine, IRCCS, Italy
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Kyung-Hoon Kim

  • Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, South Korea
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

George Mychaskiw

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Ernesto A. Pretto

  • MD, MPH
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
  • Profiles: ReseaarchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Giustino Varrassi

  • Full Professor
  • Paolo Procacci Foundation, Italy
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 3/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Vikram Patel

  • MD, FIPP, DABIPP
  • Phoenix Interventional Center for Advanced Learning, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Ali N. Shariat

  • Saint Luke's Hospital, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 7
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Hariharan Shankar

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal:4
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Andriana Schwartz

  • Spain
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Menno E. Sluijter

  • Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Switzerland
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 4/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Peter Staats

  • MD, MBA
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Thomas T. Simopoulos

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Andrea M. Trescot

  • MD
  • Pain and Headache Center, USA
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

David Abejón González

  • Spain
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Eric Buchser

  • MD, DEAA
  • Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal:
  • Published Articles in this journal: /645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Nicholas Hai Liang Chua
  • Singapore
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 4/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Tariq Hayat Khan
  • Pakistan
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 3
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Gauhar Afshan
  • Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 3
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Danesh Mazloomdoost
  • USA
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 6
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohamed M. Mohi Eldin
  • Head of Neurosurgery Department, Nasser Institute, Egypt
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Girija Rath
  • Professor
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Sumitra G Bakshi
  •  
  • Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Fred Shapiro
  • USA
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
G.Ulufer Sivrikaya
  • Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 3
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Nedim Solakovic
  • Kantonalna bolnica Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 12
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Behnam Jafarpour
  • USA
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 7
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Alexander Teixeira
  • Portugal
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
National Editorials:
Ali Dabbagh
  • Professor
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 39
  • Published Articles in this journal: 14/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Masood Mohseni
  • Associate professor
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 65
  • Published Articles in this journal: 10/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ali Mohammadian Erdi
  • Associate Professor
  • Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 39
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mehdi Fathi
  • Associate Professor
  • Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 12/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ali-reza Mirkheshti
  • Associate professor
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 51
  • Published Articles in this journal: 11/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohsen Ziyaeifard
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 32
  • Published Articles in this journal: /645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ali-reza Pournajafian
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 15
  • Published Articles in this journal: 8/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Mahmoud-Reza Alebouyeh

  • Ph.D
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 8
  • Published Articles in this journal: 8/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Bahram Naderi-Nabi
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Alzahra Hospital, Guilan University, Guilan, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 19/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Poupak Rahimzadeh
  • Professor, MD, FIPP
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehan, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 84
  • Published Articles in this journal: 18/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Fardin Yousefshahi
  • Professor, MD
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 35
  • Published Articles in this journal: 14/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Rasoul Azarfarin
  • Professor
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 37
  • Published Articles in this journal: 7/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Farsad Imani
  • Assistant Professor
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 34
  • Published Articles in this journal: 12/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Reza Shariat Mohararii
  • Professor
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 10
  • Published Articles in this journal: 10/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Hamid-Reza Faiz
  • MD
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 39
  • Published Articles in this journal: 17/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Saeid Safari
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResaerchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 3
  • Published Articles in this journal: 37/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Hassan Soleimanpour
  • Professor
  • Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 42
  • Published Articles in this journal: 18/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Saeid-Reza Entezary
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 37
  • Published Articles in this journal: 4/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Mohammad-bagher Khosravi

  • Professor
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Mir-Mousa Aghdashi

  • Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia , Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Davoud Agha-Mohammadi
  • Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 8
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohammad Taghi Joghtaei
  • Guilan university of Medical Scinces, Guilan, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ghodrat Akhavan-akbari
  • Associate professor
  • Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 3
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ata Mahmoodpoor
  • Professor
  • Tabriz University of Medical, Tabriz, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 32
  • Published Articles in this journal: 12/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mahzad Alimian
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 26
  • Published Articles in this journal: 8/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Elham Memary
  • Assistant Professor
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles:
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 20
  • Published Articles in this journal: 5/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Hamid-reza Amiri
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 12
  • Published Articles in this journal: 6/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Seyedeh-Zahra Faritoos

  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohammad Hossein Bakhshaei
  • Associate professor
  • Hammadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 2
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Faramarz Mosaffa
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 4/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Farhad Etezadi
  • Full Professor
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 8
  • Published Articles in this journal: 10/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohammad Radmehr
  • Jahrom medical university, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Farid Abolhasan-Gharehdaghi

  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Seyed Alireza Seyed Siamdoust
  • Associate Professor, MD
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 23
  • Published Articles in this journal: 4/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Helen Gharaee
  • Azargan Pain Clinic, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Ali Shahbazi
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 4
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mohammad-Reza Ghodraty
  • Iran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 6/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Mohammad Haghighi

  • Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 12
  • Published Articles in this journal: 7/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Abbas Haghparast
  • Professor
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Sussan Soltani-Mohammadi
  • Associate Professor
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 18
  • Published Articles in this journal: 5/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Seyed-Masoud Hashemi
  • Associate Professor
  • Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 10
  • Published Articles in this journal: 6/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Zahra Taghipour-Anvari
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences
  • Profiles: Scholar
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.

Zahid Hussain-khan

  • Iran
  • Professor, M.D
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResarchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 3/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Arman Taheri
  • Associate professor
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 1
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Alireza Khajehnasiri
  • Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran
  • Profiles: ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 22
  • Published Articles in this journal: 1/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Maryam Zafarghandi
  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 4
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Reza Aminnejad
  • MD.
  • Qom university of medical sciences, Qom, Iran
  • Profiles: Scholar | ResearchGate
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 11
  • Published Articles in this journal: 7/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
 
Methodological Consultant:
Alireza Ahmadvand
  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 5
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Mahsa Motavaf
  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 2/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Hooman Bakhshandeh
  • Iran
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
Peiman Habibollahi
  • USA
  • Completed assignments in this journal: 0
  • Published Articles in this journal: 0/645
  • Conflict of Interest: No. Voluntary.
In Collaboration of:
Iranian Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ISRAPM)
Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)
Iranian Neuroscience Society (INSS)
World Institute of Pain (WIP), Iran Section

 

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