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Parvaiz A Koul 
Editor in Chief Emeritus
Journal of Medical Sciences
Professor and Head, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine
Chair in Medicine/Program Director,
Chairman, Core Committee, RNTCP program
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, J&K (India)

Prof.(Dr.) Parvaiz A. Koul did his MBBS from Government Medical College, Srinagar and MD (Medicine) from SKIMS. He completed fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from Northshore Long Island Jewish Hospital System, Long Islands, New York. Dr. Koul is a member of many International professional bodies, fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians and a fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London. He has been conferred a number of International and National awards including the Pfizer Human Initiative 2004 Award. He has more than 100 publications are to his credit in books and high impact factor journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Chest etc. and delivered more than 200 lectures, keynote addresses and research presentations. Dr. Koul has set up an independent state-of-art Influenza Lab. Dr. Koul also heads recently established Clinical Research Department of Sher-l-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar and is the nodal officer for ART centre besides being the Chairman Core Committee for RNTCP and Chief of Geriatrics. His current interests include Influenza, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Shariq Masoodi 
Journal of Medical Sciences
Professor of Endocrinology, SKIMS Srinagar
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura,
J&K (India)

Dr. Shariq Rashid Masoodi is a senior consultant of Endocrinology at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar, and a visiting professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. He has done MBBS from Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and MD (Medicine) from SKIMS Srinagar. He did DM (Endocrinology) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He is an active member of International Endocrine Society (ESI) USA, besides being Life-member of Endocrine Society of India, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), Indian Society of Bone Mineral Research (ISBMR), Indian Thyroid Society, and Association of Physicians of India (API). Dr. Masoodi is also member-secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) SKIMS and has been instrumental in making the first SOP for IEC-SKIMS. He has delivered numerous lectures in the field of Endocrinology & Diabetes and is active resource person for public awareness programs like AASH at SKIMS and outside. He is recipient of AV Gandhi for Excellence in Endocrinology (2004) and DBT-CREST Award 2013. He has more than a hundred original research publications in National and International medical journals to his credit. He is also on the Editorial board of British Journal of Medical Practitioners (BJMP) besides being a reviewer for many national and international journals. His current interest is in Vitamin D Deficiency, insulin resistance and Obesity.