Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Jose Mario is the Deputy Editor for Diabetes at the Community Forum of healthcare professionals in British Medical Journal. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Universidade Federal Fluminense, and a Senior Staff Physician in the Intensive Care Unit-Adults at Hospital Federal da Lagoa, all in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also has been a principal investigator, and has published clinical studies & Letters to Editors about the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus in peer reviewed journals like British Medical Journal, Hypertension, New England Journal of Medcine, and American Journal of Hypertension. He was also a post-doctoral Clinical & Research Fellow in the Endocrinology-Diabetes and Hypertension Division of the Brigham & Women´s Hospital at Harvard Medical School where he did many angiotensin II infusions in humans, normotensive, hypertensive, and diabetic individuals. When at Harvard Medical School, he also became certified in the Principles of Epidemiology by the Harvard School of Public Health. He expect for the newer future better prevention and treatment strategies for macrovascular and microvascular diabetic complications, based on more rational and effective strategies. In the University, he is proud of running a busy Hypertension and type 2 diabetes clinic. At British Medical Journal, he enjoy the freedom and internationality of opinions. And also expect a brighter debate about all the clinical future research pathways and controversies surrounding diabetes mellitus.
He has a special interest in type 2 Diabetes, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and Cardiovascular Diseases associated with Chronic Kidney Diseases.