Editorial Board


The role of the advisory and editorial board is to ensure the Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) maintains the highest scientific and ethical standards, whilst navigating the development of a new paradigm in medical publishing. The board aims to be diverse, fully inclusive and representative of all regions in the world.


Joffre Guzman Laguna / Colombia

Joffre Guzman Laguna is an M.D. from Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he moved to San Antonio, TX, where he attended Douglas MacArthur High School and was an honors graduate at 15 years of age. Since early on in his career, he has been involved in several contributions to the medical literature as both an author and illustrator, starting in the Neurosciences Institute at Universidad El Bosque. His more recent projects have been developed with the Innovation Research Group at the Central Military Hospital of Bogotá, where he’s worked closely with biomedical engineers and physical therapists to develop medical devices, which are now close to starting clinical trials.

Joffre carried out his medical internship at the Central Military Hospital of Bogotá, embarking on special rotations in Clinical Research and Surgical Oncology, and, at its end, being awarded the Certificate to the Best Intern of the year 2020. Joffre also took on the role of co-chair of InciSioN Colombia during 2020 and was a major player in the organization of IGSS 2020. Joffre hopes to one day become a thoracic surgeon and continue to apply the concepts of global surgery, held to a greater standard of social responsibility.

Gnanaraj Jesudian / India

Gnanaraj is an accomplished Urologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, trained in one of the premier medical colleges in India, Christian Medical College Vellore of Madras University. He has been working in rural and very remote areas of India for three decades, has performed or been directly involved in helping others perform thousands of surgical procedures in rural areas, and has helped more than 61 hospitals start minimally invasive surgery capabilities. Dr Gnanaraj is currently President of the Association of Rural Surgeons of India (ARSI) and the Secretary for the International Federation of Rural Surgeons (IFRS). He has received numerous awards and published many works in a range of surgical topics. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation department of Karunya University

Deepa Bose / United Kingdom

Ms. Deepa Bose qualified as a doctor from the University of Calcutta in 1990. She subsequently came to the UK for higher training. Upon completion of her orthopaedic training programme, she underwent subspecialist training in bone infection and limb reconstruction at the Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, which houses the only dedicated Bone Infection Unit in the UK.
In 2009 she was appointed as a consultant to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she currently works. Her practice is exclusively in adults, and includes general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction (osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction).

She also has a keen interest in medical education. She completed MSc degrees in Orthopaedic Engineering and Medical Education from Cardiff University. She is now Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Trauma and Orthopaedics and the lead for the CESR application reviews. She has been past Regional Training Programme Director for Core Surgery in West Midlands, and past Education Secretary for the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

Ms Bose has a desire to promote and encourage teaching in orthopaedics in developing nations, and she gained the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 2011. She is currently the Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource settings. She has considerable experience in curriculum design, and has helped to establish the postgraduate MMed programme in Orthopaedics in Guyana.

She has been on the International Emergency Trauma Register of the UK, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.

Saqib Noor / United Kingdom

Saqib is a British paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, training as a surgeon in many parts of the world, including the UK, South Africa, Cambodia, Canada and Australia. He has also volunteered in disaster zones, publishing a book about his surgical experiences in austere settings, and through these life changing experiences, has committed to improving surgical care in the developing world. He has multiple research publications, a business degree and extensive experience designing, developing and successfully launching multiple innovative web based applications throughout the world. In 2018, he also launched the online platform, ONE.SURGERY (https://one.surgery) - dedicated to improving access to safe surgery worldwide through a collaborative approach.

John Nieri / Japan

John Nieri is the president of General Protocols, an organization building products using Bitcoin Cash. He has been working to build a more inclusive global currency for over 6 years.

Lauri Romanzi / United States

Romanzi is an academic ObGyn leader based in New York City, with decades of experience working and collaborating in over 20 countries throughout Africa and South Asia, from Somaliland Rwanda, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Her experience includes mentoring, clinical and public health research, clinical education, skills training, curriculum development, systematic needs assessments, strategic planning; public-private partnerships for health equity and quality; and advocacy coalition building. In the United States, she is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New York, and holds dual certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; one for Obstetrics and Gynecology and another in the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. Whether local or global, Dr. Romanzi is dedicated to health education and health systems equity, breaking down of siloes, navigation across the humanitarian-development continuum, evidence-based quality assurance frameworks, and cross-sector dynamics that make real women's health, well-being and empowerment.

Katayoun Madani / United States

Katayoun Madani is a Global Surgery Research Fellow at the Sadanah Trauma and Surgical Initiative, and is concurrently completing her Master of Public Health at St. George’s University. She was born and raised in Iran, and moved to the United States where she completed her Undergraduate and Master of Science in Tissue Engineering at Arizona State University. Katayoun attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada West Indies, where she co-founded and became the first Chair of InciSioN Grenada.

She co-led a large-scale advocacy effort with the Ministry of Health Grenada and Grenada General Hospital to deliver medical devices and supplies to furnish an operating room and intensive care unit. She led InciSioN’s Research Team from 2017 to 2020 and created InciSioN’s research infrastructure, re-established the online Twitter-based Global Surgery Journal Club. Dr. Madani served as InciSioN Co-Chair in 2020 leading the organization through the pandemic, resulting in one of the most successful years of InciSioN marked by the first fully virtual InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium, a range of COVID-19 webinars, and expansion of the network to 49 countries and counting.

Shahnur Shah / Kenya

Dr Shah is a junior doctor in Kenya. He is a Co-Chair of InciSioN. He led the Students’ Surgical Forum in Kenya where he oversaw its expansion to a nationwide organisation. He is passionate about improving the quality of surgical care in LMICs and led in the training and organisation of basic surgical skills for over 900 medical students. He led the largest study in Kenya looking at doctors’ mental health and assisted with the creation and design of Kenya’s largest registry for cardiovascular disease. His current research interests focus on improving access to affordable care for trauma/orthopaedic patients in LMICs.

Mamta Swaroop / United States

Dr. Mamta Swaroop is a dynamic, collaborative, and visionary academic global trauma surgery leader. She has been an invited national and international visiting professor and keynote speaker, authored over 65 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, chaired numerous symposiums, and mentored over 100 rising leaders around the world. For the past 11 years, Dr. Swaroop excelled as a Trauma, Acute Care, and Critical Care Surgeon, researcher, and mentor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She served as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, the Director for the Center for Global Surgery, and the Global Surgery Fellowship Program Director in the Feinberg School of Medicine. Her lab, the Sadanah Trauma, and Surgical Initiative, as well as her 501c3 non-profit organization, The Sadanah Foundation, both aim to build sustainable access to surgical care and  healthcare through education and research in low resource settings, conducting community-directed research and programmatic development in Southeast Asia, South America, and North America.  She was recognized as one of Oprah’s Health Heroes, received the 39th annual Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, presented the keynote address at the Royal College of Surgeons Global Frontiers Conference in London, and received the Inaugural Mahler Global Mentorship Award from the InciSioN Network. As a Board Certified physician, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Texas A&M University, Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, General Surgery Residency at the University of South Florida, and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern University.

Maryam Ali Khan / Pakistan

Maryam is an aspiring surgeon and Co-chair for InciSioN Pakistan. Over the past two years, she has been actively involved in global surgery advocacy and strongly believes that sustainable solutions for the LMICs created by empowering local communities are vital in improving access to surgical care in these countries.

Massey Beveridge / Canada

Dr. Massey Beveridge trained initially as an anthropologist at McGill and Cambridge and did fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. Then he went to medical school at Queen’s (1990), interned in Toronto and completed his general surgery residency in Ottawa (1996). He holds Fellowships in Burns and Trauma (Sunnybrook) and the Diploma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (DTM&H). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). He is now retired from clinical practice but remains adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

He has worked in a variety of countries including Canada, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Vanuatu, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and St. Lucia. He served as a war surgeon with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kenya and Afghanistan. He did Fellowships in Trauma and Burns at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto where he worked as a burn surgeon and Trauma Team leader. He founded the Office of International Surgery at the University of Toronto to advance surgical education and research for development, and the Annual Bethune Round Table on International Surgery; which brings surgeons from across Canada and around the world to discuss the issues of surgical advancement in developing countries. He served as chair of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Committee for International Surgery and practiced rural and remote general surgery in St Anthony at the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. He serves on the Board of the Children's Surgical Centre in Phnom Penh Cambodia where he began teaching burn reconstruction 20 years ago. He wrote the Burns chapters for the first edition of the ICRC War Surgery text, The WHO District Clinicians Manual, the Surgery in Africa Intensive Care text and the Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine. He was appointed Guest visiting Professor of Surgery at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has served as an external examiner for COSECSA.

He is now retired and builds furniture in a forest by a lake in northern Ontario.

Lovenish Bains / India

Dr Lovenish Bains is Associate Professor of Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India and Academic Consultant (Global Surgery) with WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Surgical Care Delivery in LMICs (Mumbai, India). He is an avid researcher and mentor to young budding surgeons. He is passionate about Safe Surgery, Patient Safety, Quality improvement, Surgery in Low resource settings and formally introduced Surgical Safety Checklist at his place. He is on the Editorial Board for BMC Surgery; Journal of Medical Case Reports (BioMed Central, Part of Springer Nature); Clinical Case Reports (Wiley Online Library) and World Journal of Clinical Cases. He is a peer reviewer for more than 20 international pubmed indexed journals. Apart from being an accomplished author, he is a part of various multinational collaborative projects. He has numerous accolades to his credit and was awarded for exemplary work in Covid pandemic in 2021.

Makinah Haq / United Kingdom

Makinah Haq is a 4th year medical student at King's College London with an intercalated degree in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. As Co-Chair of InciSioN, her vision for the organisation is to further amplify and optimise the efforts and skills of InciSioN's members to continuously empower students, trainees and early career physicians within Global Surgery through education, advocacy and research.

She was a Class of 2019 Campus Director and Millennium Fellow, a programme run jointly by the Millennium Campus Network and United Nations Academic Impact in which she developed her initial interests in the area of global equity and ethics by implementing a social impact project that focused on soft skills development in line with SDG 4:Quality Education.

Makinah has a specific interest in Neurosurgery and is currently a member of the Secretariat for the WFNS Global Neurosurgery Committee.

Zineb Bentounsi / Morocco

Zineb Bentounsi is the co-founder of InciSioN, (International Student Surgical Network) which she co-chaired for two years  and is currently serving as the co-European liaison for the Gender Equity in Global Surgery Initiative. She holds a medical degree from the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Casablanca, Morocco and a Masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is currently working as a junior doctor in the UK and is passionate about surgery, global health challenges and fair access to healthcare. 

Jean Wilguens Lartigue / Haiti

Jean Wilguens Lartigue completed his medical training at the State University of Haiti and a global surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is the founder and chair of InciSioN Haiti, a network of medical student and young doctors advocating for access to surgical care for every Haitian. He is also a founding member of the Equity Research Hub, a research group dedicated to produce evidence to advance equity in the global health area. His academic interests include global neurosurgery, health equity, trauma systems and health system strengthening.

Vaikunthan Rajaratnam / Singapore

An internationally accredited and passionate hand surgeon, medical educator, and instructional designer with four decades of clinical practice, teaching, and faculty development. Key player through leadership to develop public and health professional education while enabling and empowering learners and teachers through technology. An active researcher in clinical and educational domain and mentoring teams in authentic and real-world action research. A committed humanitarian and activist with extensive experience in clinical and health professional education across borders. An advocate for democratising learners with a blended approach enhanced with open access platform and educational technology. A lifelong learner with effective communication and collaboration assets through extensive networks globally.

Salome Maswime / South Africa

Salome Maswime is an associate Professor and the Head of the Global Surgery Division at the University of Cape Town; an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; a World Economic Forum Young Scientist; Next Einstein Fellow; vice President of Women in Global Health South Africa; and founder and President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She is a former research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a trustee of the South African Health Systems Trust; and a member of UNITARs’ Global Surgery Foundation leadership team.

Emmanuel Makasa / Zambia

Professor Emmanuel Makasa is a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon turned global health diplomat. He served as Deputy Director responsible for Emergency Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Zambia and as Secretary General of the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) and the Surgical Society of Zambia (SSZ) before his current assignment as a global health diplomat. He is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Sectral & Southern Africa (COSECSA) and serves on the boards of the Doctors Outreach care International (DOC-i) and Africa Directions (AD). He is a honorary Lecturer at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine (UNZA-SoM), and a Trustee at the Lusaka Orthopaedics Research & Education Trust (LORET). He is the past coordinator (2014) of Health Attachés’ from the African Region at the UN in Geneva. He proposed, chaired and led the global intergovernmental negotiations that resulted in the adoption of the first ever resolution on surgery and anaesthesia at the World Health Organisation’s 68th World Health Assembly.


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Primary interest of board members
Blockchain technology (2)Cryptocurrency (1)Bitcoin Cash (1)Urology (1)General surgery (2)Obstetrics and gynaecology (1)Neurosurgery (2)Hand surgery (1)Global health (1)Trauma and orthopaedic surgery (1)Burns, Trauma, rural general surgery (1)Trauma surgery (1)Global health, Global Surgery, Obstetrics and gynaecology (1)Global surgery (4)Trauma and orthopaedics (2)Health policy (1)Tissue Engineering (1)Academic research (1)Education (1)Biomedical Engineering (1)Research (1)