Scientific Advisory Group

B. Greenough, MD, FAACP Chair ,Scientific Advisory Board, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and School of Medicine
Dr. Greenough was Director of the ICCDDR, where oral electrolyte therapy (ORT) was discovered; he is responsible for the first studies on this topic, and is widely published and respected in the field.

Alan Lewis Buchman, MD, He is the former president of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) and served on committees that include the FDA’s Gastrointestinal Drugs Review Committee for which he was acting chair, AGA’s Education and Manpower and Training Committees, Council of the Central Society for Clinical Research, and National Commission on Digestive Diseases. He is past chair of the AGA’s Nutrition and Obesity Section.

Dr. Buchman received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, completed his residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA and has a Master's of Science in Public Health. He also completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Emory University and served on the faculties of the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Houston Medical School.

Kevin Gerold, DO, JD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine His areas of specialty include burn resuscitation and providing operational medical support during high-risk, large-scale, and extended operations. He is a consultant-trainer to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and has published a number of articles and lectured on topics related to tactical medicine; including the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness.

Roscoe M. Moore, JR., D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc.Former Assistant United States Surgeon General and Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service (Ret.) Dr. Moore was a career officer within the United States Public Health Service within the Immediate Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Services. He has conducted clinical research on infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and has carried out epidemiological research on a number of chronic and molecular diseases. He is the Founder and President of PH RockWood Corporation which is focused on the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases worldwide.

Henry Binder, MD, Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Binder's focus is on the regulation of colonic ion transport, especially related to diarrheal diseases.  One of Dr. Binder's specialties relates to the use of starch resistant to amylase digestion.

Mark Donowitz, M. D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Donowitz is one of the top specialists in absorption mechanisms, and is the former Chair of the Dept. of Gastrointestinal Diseases at Johns Hopkins.

Michael Field, M. D., emeritus, Columbia University Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Field is the former Division Chief of Gastroenterology at Columbia-Presbyterian, and his research in intestinal ion transport processes is known and respected internationally.

Zarin G. Jacobson, DVM, Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in small animal medicine, with experience in management of dehydration. Her research includes work on antibodies against Vibrio cholera in cattle, published in Proceedings of the Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK, as well as work with fresh water porpoises in Bangladesh.

Darlene Kelly, MD, PhD Gastroenterologist ,Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kelly specializes in Crohn's and short-bowel syndrome; she holds a doctorate in Nutrition and is a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic.

Abdul Majid Molla, MBBS, MD, PhD joined the Aga Khan University as full professor and chairman of the deptartment. Later in 1992 he joined Kuwait University also as full professor of peadiatrics. Dr. Molla is Chairman of Pediatrics at University of Kuwait Hospital. Dr. Molla is a pediatrician and scientist responsible for much of the original study and research on cereal-based oral electrolytes; he is world-renowned for his scientific expertise in this field.

David A. Sack, MD Director, Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh (formerly, ICDDRB), Professor,  Johns Hopkins Schools of Hygiene and Public Health and School of Medicine, Dr. Sack is the former Chair of Human Research at Johns Hopkins, and is the head of its Vaccine Testing Unit; he is a consultant for both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan-American Health Organization, and is widely known for his innovations in Cholera vaccine research.