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ANew Content Itemna has a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica, she also took a year of ERASMUS exchange studies in Public Health Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute. After returning to the University of Costa Rica she obtained a MSc in Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in Physiology while also teaching physiology to undergrad students. She obtained a double degree PhD in Neurosciences / Medical Sciences from the University of Strasbourg and the University of Amsterdam, respectively. She is interested in strengthening the use of the 3Rs in animal experimentation, increasing awareness of the ARRIVE guidelines among editors and promoting open access. Ana joined BMC in 2022 and is the editor of BMC Urology.


Senior Editorial Board Members
Sachit Anand, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Michael O'Callaghan, University of South Australia, Australia
Zhamshid Okhunov, University of California, Irvine, USA
Cosimo de Nunzio, Sapienza University, Italy
Vitaly Margulis, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Kim Moretti, University of Adelaide, Australia
Alberto Perez-Lanzac, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Spain  

Editorial Board Members
Maynak Agarwal, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India
Ardalan Ahmad, University of Toronto, Canada
Murat Akand, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
Yigit Akin, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey
Satoshi Anai, Nara Medical University, Japan
Salvatore Arena, University of Messina, Italy
Anastasios Asimakopoulos, Policlinico Casilino, Italy
Arun Azad, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Pierfrancesco Bassi, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, IRCSS, Italy
Bimal Bhindi, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology / University of Calgary, Canada
Saleh Binsaleh, King Saud University, Faculty of Medicine, Saudi Arabia
Gianluigi Califano, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Davide Campobasso, University Hospital of Parma, Italy
Rossella Cannarella, University of Catania, Italy
Francesco Cantiello, University of Catanzaro, Italy
Daniele Castellani, Polytechnic university of Le Marche, Ancona, Italy
Jyoti Chouhan, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Antonio Cicione, Uiniversità di Roma, Italy
Giovanni Cochetti, University of Perugia, Dept. Medicine and Surgery, Division of Urology, Italy
Thomas Cundy, University of Adelaide, Australia
Snir Dekalo, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
Hooman Djaladat, University of Southern California, USA
Stefan Du Plessis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Sanaa Eissa, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Albert El Hajj, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ahmed R. EL-Nahas, Mansoura University, Egypt
Cristian Fiori, University of Turin, Italy
Riccardo Galli, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bogdan Geavlete, Saint John Emergency Clinical Hospital, Romania
Liangyou Gu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Shilpa Gupta, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, USA
Matthias D Hofer, Northwestern University, USA
Shigeo Horie, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Sumit Isharwal, University of Virginia, USA
Sudhir Isharwar, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Ravi Jayadevappa, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mustafa Kadihasanoglu, ─░stanbul Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Wassim Kaoussf, Montreal General Hospital / McGill University, Canada
Sorena Keihani, University of Utah, USA
Muhieddine Labban, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Susan MacDonald, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Celeste Manfredi, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy
Vitaly Margulis, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Sean Martin, University of Adelaide, Australia
Ranjiv Mathews, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, USA
Badar M Mian, Albany Medical College, USA
Anirban Mitra, University of Southern California, USA
David-Dan Nguyen, University of Toronto, Canada
Antonio Nouvenne, University of Parma, Italy
Mehmet Serkan Özkent, Konya City Hospital, Turkey
Alessio Paladini, Urology Clinic, Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia, Italy
Athanasios Papatsoris, University of Athens, Greece
Alberto Pérez-Lanzac, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Spain
Giacomo Maria Pirola, Usl Toscana Sud Est, San Donato Hospital, Arezzo, Italy
Emanuele Rubilotta, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata University of Verona, Italy
Osama Sarhan, Mansoura Urology and Nephrology Center, Egypt
Tarik Emre Sener, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Turkey
Shomik Sengupta, Monash University, Australia
Sanjay Sinha, Apollo Hospital, India
Federico Soria, Jesus Uson Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre Foundation, Spain
Thomas Tailly, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
Tufan Tarcan, Marmara University School Medicine, Dept. of Urology, Turkey
Tzevat Tefik, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Jeremy Y.C. Teoh, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Senol Tonyali, Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Igor Tsaur, University Medicine Mainz, Germany
Pradeep Tyagi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Andrew Vincent, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Homayoun Zargar, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Jingsong Zhang, Moffitt Cancer Center, USA

Editorial Advisors
Paul Abel, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, UK
Peter Black, University of British Columbia, Canada
Christopher R Chapple, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, UK
John Gearhart, John Hopkins University, USA
Kenneth Iczkowski, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Caleb Kovell, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Costantino Leonardo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Charles Rosser, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, USA

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  • BMC Urology works with with Cochrane Urology in providing our authors with expert advice on systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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