For almost nine years, we have been fortunate to have Dr. Omer Iqbal as Editorial Review Group Chair in Molecular Biology for Doody’s Review Service. Since mid 2008, we have sent him 227 titles and he has been responsible for getting reviews of 124 of them. Most notably, he reviewed 104 of the books himself!
Dr. Iqbal is a professor in the departments of pathology and ophthalmology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He is a physician-scientist and an elected fellow in the American College of Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology. For nearly three decades he has been actively involved in research in the fields of hemostasis and thrombosis. His scientific interests are wide and varied, including interventional cardiology, hemostasis and thrombosis, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacovigilance, molecular biology, cancer-associated hypercoagulable states, and new anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and thrombolytic drugs.
In the field of ophthalmology he is interested in age-related macular degeneration, keratoconus, Stevens Johnson Syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, especially the role of mitochondrial dysfunction, ocular surface disease, and graft versus host disease. He is currently working on the mechanism of action and point-of-care monitoring of heparin, low molecular weight heparins, and new oral anticoagulant drugs.
In addition to the ACC and ESC, he is a member of numerous national and international scientific organizations, including ISTH, IUA, ASH, and ASCO. He is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is an invited speaker at several national and international meetings. He has authored and coauthored over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is absorbed in editing the OMICS ebook on “Molecular Thrombosis and Thromboembolism.”