• Editor-in-Chief

    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz, MD, PhD

    Senior Consultant and Chief of the Rheumatology Division in Cruces University Hospital; Head of the Investigation Group for Arthritis at Biocruces Health Research Institute; Associated Professor of the Department of Medicine in School of Medicine and Nursery at the Basque Country University, Biskay, Spain
    Email: fperezruiz@telefonica.net
    Associate Editors

    Jürgen Braun, MD

    Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis
    Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Herne, Germany

    Rebecca Grainger, PhD

    Interests: Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Health services, Digital health
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, and Hutt Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand

    Vivien Hsu, MD

    Interests: Scleroderma spectrum disorders
    Scleroderma Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

    Reuven Mader, MD

    Interests: Hypertrophic bone disease, Pondyloarthritis, Inflammatory arthritis
    Ha'Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

    Peter Mandl, MD, PhD

    Interests: Musculoskeletal imaging, Musculoskeletal ultrasound, Fibroblast, Synovial biopsy, Rheumatoid arthritis
    Division of Rheumatology, 3rd Dept.of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Vienna, Austria

    Javier Narváez, MD, PhD

    Interests: Systemic autoinmune diseases, Vasculitis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Systemic sclerosis
    Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge; Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain

    Joan M. Nolla, MD, PhD

    Interests: Treatment of immune-mediated rheumatic diseases, Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcopenia, Osteoporosis Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis
    Head of Rheumatology Department, Bellvitge University Hospital. Barcelona; Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Ahmad Oryan, PhD

    Interests: Fracture healing, Biomechanical performance, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Histopathology, Ultrastructure, Tendon healing
    Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

    Naomi Schlesinger, MD

    Interests: Gout, Gouty inflammation
    Division of Rheumatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Editorial Board Members

    Amin Bigham-Sadegh, DVM

    Interests: Bone, tendon and cartilage healing biology, Tissue engineering research, Animal modeling for healing research
    Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

    Marek Brzosko, PhD

    Interests: Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, Diagnostics of cardiovascular complications in systemic connective tissue diseases and vasculitis
    Department of Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

    Ivan Castellví Barranco, MD, PhD

    Interests: Systemic Sclerosis, Sclerodermia, Myositis, Interstitial lung disease, Pulmonary hypertension
    Department of Rheumatology and Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Hospital Universitari de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

    Reinhard Graf, MD, Univ.Prof, Prof.h.c.

    Interests: Baby hip joints, Sonography
    Academic hospital Stolzalpe, Austria

    Carlos Antonio Guillen-Astete, MD, PhD

    Interests: Spondyloarthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    Rheumatology Department, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal; Associated Professor at Biomedical Sciences Faculty at Universidad Europea de Madrid; Associated Professor at Medicine Faculty at Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain

    Stefano Soldano, PhD

    Interests: Inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis, mechanism of fibrosis in autoimmune diseases, macrophage polarization, fibroblasts-to myofibroblast transition, fibrocyte- myofibroblast transition
    Laboratory of Experimental Rheumatology, Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, IRCCS Polyclinic San Martino hospital, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy

    Xinping Tian, MD, PhD, MS

    Interests: Vasculitis and pregnancy in women with rheumatic diseases
    Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China

    Mohammed Tikly, PhD

    Interests: Clinical and genetics of Rheumatic Diseases in Africans, particularly systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematous
    Division of Rheumatology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa