Chief Editor


Maricarmen Chacín

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Maricarmen Chacín MD, MgS. currently works in the Research Department at Universidad Simón Bolívar. She is Assistant Editor of Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Drug Discovery Journal from Bentham Science and belongs to the Centro de Investigaciones Endocrino-Metabólicas "Dr. Félix Gómez" (CIEM), Venezuela. Dr Chacín received her medical education (graduate and post-graduate as Pediatrician) at the University of Zulia, Venezuela and, then her MSc degree in Alcalá de Henares University (Dermatology in primary care). During the last 10 years, she received formal trainning in clinical and basic research rose to Investigator level B recognition by The Minister of Science and Technology from Venezuela. Dr Chacin’s research interest is focused on childhood obesity, psicosocial determinants and risk factors in ponderal disturbances during the childhood, as well as data mining techniques and artificial intelligence in the interpretation of massive medical data.




Valeria Montoya Psy, MSID(c) 

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

She is a psychologist with research and professional competences for editorial management who is responsible for handling the style and content used for communicating scientific knowledge. She has graduated from the course “Editor’s resume” dictated by COLCIENCIAS and is pursuing her Master’s in Digital Information Systems from the University of Salamanca, Spain. 


Scientific Committee


Jesús Culebras Fernandez MD, PhD

Universidad de León, Spain

He is a medical doctor who specializes in the field of General Surgery and Gastroenterology. His main research work has been within the field of artificial nutrition. He is the founder and honorary president of the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE, in Spanish) as well as the founder and director of the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria (Hospital Nutrition) since 35 years and continues to hold it.



Abelardo Garcia de Lorenzo Full Prof. MD, PhD, FCCS

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

He has a total of five 6-year periods of research. He is the director of the Lecture on Patronage of Critical Medicine and Metabolism (FUAM-Fundación Abbott) as well as the co-director of the Master's degree in Critical Medicine and Urgencies (Universidad de Barcelona and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He is an honorary academic member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the president of the Foundation of the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.



Alessandro Garcea MD, EBSQ-C, FEBS

Hospital Universitario de Torrevieja, Spain

He has conducted more than 1200 elective surgeries (thyroidectomy, inguinal hernia repair, colectomy, cholecystectomy, fundoplication, rectopexy, hemorrhoidectomy, ventral hernia repair, rectocele repair, anal fissure treatment, and anal fistula treatment). He has also assisted in more than 1000 main surgeries (hepatic resection; pancreatic resection; liver, pancreatic, and kidney transplants; and aortic aneurysm repair).



Nubia Leonor Posada González RN, MEd, PhD 

Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia

She has a Diploma in Nursing from Universidad de Navarra (Spain), Nursing degree from Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), Master's degree in Education and Specialist in Bioethics, both from Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia), and PhD in Philosophy from Universidad de Málaga (Spain). She is a professor of Ethics, Deontology and Bioethics in the School of Medicine, Psychology, and Nursing at Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia).



Carlos Serón Arbeloa MD, PhD

Servicio Aragonés de Salud, Spain

Medicine on Critical Healthcare, Mechanical Ventilation, ICU, Critical Care, Hemodynamics, Nutrition, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Nutritional Requirements, Ventilation, Airway Management, Resuscitation, Sepsis, and Emergency Management.



Shirley Beatriz Perez Romero MD, MsPH, PhD

Servicio Murciano de Salud, Spain

She is a medical doctor who specializes in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, with competences and interest in the application of acquired knowledge and the development of abilities that contribute to the fulfillment of the organization’s purpose.



Guillermo Ashton MD, GYN

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

He is a medical doctor and surgeon specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, with experience in primary care. He undertook courses provided within the Resident Medical Intern training program, internal medicine, and clinical pharmacology at Hospital Márques de Valdecilla, Spain. He has several years of experience in urgency care, external consult, and epidemiological control at different public and private institutions at both the national and international level.



Vladimir Ospino MD, IM, MsID, PhD(c)

Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain

Internal Medicine - Infectious diseases



Andrés Orellana Uribe RKin, PhD

Universidad Valparaiso, Chile

He is the director of the School of Kinesiology of the Department of Medicine of Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. He has participated in exercise physiology and free radicals courses within the Magister program in Biomedical Sciences with mention in free radicals and antioxidants.



Juan David Ávila Cadavid MD, P, CHP

Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

He specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has published the following papers: Insomnio crónico en pacientes alcohólicos (Chronic Insomnia in Alcoholic Patients) in Universidad Nacional de Colombia journal; Trastorno de identidad de género (Sexual Identity Disorder) in MedUNAB journal; Trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad en adultos (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adults) in Cuadernos de Enlace.


Valeska Gatica-Rojas  PT, MS, PhD

Universidad de Talca, Chile




Jose Armando Vidarte, PhD

Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia

He has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and specializes in research and university teaching and management of development projects with a humanistic emphasis. He has an Advanced Studies Diploma in Physical Activity and Sport Science and PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Science.



Ronald Maestre Serrano PhD

Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia

Biologist, graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and PhD in Tropical Medicine from the University of Cartagena 


Systems Engineer

Reynaldo Villareal SE

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia


Social Communicator

Karen Sanchez

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Social Communicator with specialization in Organizational Communication Management from the Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla, focused on Internal and External Communication.


OJS Administrator and Technological Support

Kevin Villarreal Jimenez

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia