Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Central University of Venezuela, School of Medicine, Venezuela


Manuel Velasco, M.D., is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Central University of Venezuela, School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) at the Vargas School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela. Before joining to CPU, he obtained his Fellowship in Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA. Dr. Velasco obtained his Fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. and acquired considerable experience in the areas of nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells, embryo micromanipulation and state-of-the-art genetic engineering techniques in Biostatistics, radioisotopes and advanced Clinical pharmacology in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He has contributed significantly in the understanding of Endogenous Amines in blood pressure control, and his observations on anti-hypertensive drugs have helped spark the renewed interest in clinical pharmacology of this disease. He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board or Reviewer ad hoc of the following international journals: Hypertension, the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Journal of Hypertension , the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He also serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Therapeutics and reviewer ad hoc of the Journal of Hypertension and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Velasco has edited several international congress series of Elsevier(The Netherlands) In the area of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hypertension, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Internal Medicine. Among his activities have being the founding of numerous scientific societies: Venezuelan Society of Pharmacology, Venezuelan Society of Clinical Pharmacology, Interamerican Society of Clinical Pharmacology, Latinamerican Society of Hypertension, Venezuelan Society of Hypertension and Interamerican Society of Diabetes He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of two of the most accredited Scientific Journals in Latin America: ?Archivos Venezolanos de Farmacología y Terapeutica? y la ?Revista Latinoamericana de Hipertensión?. Dr. Velasco is one of the top scientists involved in Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology combining years of extensive research and clinical experience. Dr Velasco is an author and co-author of many scientific papers in the field of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome diseases(Hypertension, prediabetes, diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, etc)

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