World Association for Medical Law


Prof. Dr. Thomas Noguchi, MD, WAML President, One of the World's most distinguished Forensic Pathologists, Chairman of the Past Presidents Committee of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), Chief Medical Examiner of California State 1967-1992, "Coroner of Stars", "Coroner of Hollywood", Award of the Emperor of Japan "Order of the Sacred Treasure", Author of bestseller "Coroner", Professor at Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Member of Quality Improvement of Trauma Center and Acute Surgical Care, Professor and Ethics Committee member at University of Southern California Medical Center and Consultant to the Medical Examiner-Coroner's Forensic Science Center, Los Angeles, USA (Medical Law, Forensic Medicine, Bioethics)

Prof. Henry Lee, JD, One of the World's foremost Forensic Scientists, Connecticut State's Chief Criminalist, 1979-2000, Founder of The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center, Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science of University of New Haven, USA (Forensic Science)

Prof., Dr. Yuriy Sergeyev, MD, JD, WAML Honorary Governor, Member-Correspondent Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Deserved Lawyer of Russian Federation, Deserved Doctor of Russian Federation, President of Russian Medical Law National Institute, Chief Editor of Federal Scientific Journal of Russian Federation "Medical Law", Head Medical Law Dept., Sechenov's First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation (Medical Law, Forensic Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Yuriy Pigolkin, MD, Member-Correspondent Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Head Forensic Medicine Dept., Sechenov's First Moscow State Medical University, Chairman of Expert Council of Forensic Medicine of Russia Supreme Attestation Commission, Moscow, Russian Federation (Forensic Medicine)

Prof., Dr. Osama M. Al-Madani, M.D., M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Edin.), CFFM (Edin.), FFFLM Senior Medico-Legal Consultant of the Minister of Health, Chairman of Scientific Board Committee and Exam Board Committee, Forensic Medicine, SCFHS Riyadh, K.S.A; Complaint Panel Chairman, DHCA; Deputy Regional Health Director Eastern Province; Head of Department,, Chairman and Senior Consultant, Clinical forensic Examiner, Forensic Medicine Department for the East Prov. KSA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Forensic Medicine, Medical Law)

Prof. Dr. Henriette Roscam Abbing, JD WAML Governor, President of European Health Law Association, Co-founder of the European Journal of Health Law, Co-author of the WHO Declaration on the Rights of the Patient, Past Dutch representative at the Council of Europe Public Health Committee, Emerita Professor of University of Maastricht and University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Dr. Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, One of the World's foremost Forensic Scientists, President J.F.Kennedy death investigation consultant, Past President of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Head of Board of Trustees of American College of Legal Medicine, Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Legal Medicine, Founder and Distinguished Professor of University of Pittsburgh, Founder and Chairman of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, USA (Forensic Medicine, Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Brigitte FEUILLET, JD Professor of Law at University of Rennes, Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Catholic Universita of Louvain-Belgium, Chairman of International Academic Network on Bioethics, Rennes, France (Bioethics, Medical Law, Human Rights)

Prof. Dr. Roy Beran, MD, WAML Governor, Chief-Editor of «Medicine and Law» Journal, Professor of New South Wales University, Melbourne, Australia (Medical Law, Bioethics, Medicine)

Prof. Anabel Pelham, Professor Emerti of San Francisco  State University; Past President of California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics; President of National Association of Professional Gerontologists, Professor and Founding Director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco  State University; Founding Director of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence of the Los Altos Community Foundation and member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, San Francisco, California, USA (Gerontology, End of Life, Bioethics)

C. William Hinnant, Jr.,  MD, JD, DABU, FCLM, Counsel and President of American College of Legal Medicine, WAML Membership Committee Chair, Member of Bar of the US Supreme Court, President of Hinnant Medical & Law Offices, LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Anderson USA (Medical Law, Jurisprudence)

Prof., Dr. Shengbin Li, M.D.  Founder of Forensics & Genomics Institute (FGI), Chairman and Professor, Institute of Human Genomics and Forensic Science; Dean and Professor of College of Medicine & Forensics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China (Forensic medicine, Human DNA, Genetic markers)

Prof. Dr. Sherein S. Ghaleb, General Secretary of Arab Union of Forensic Physicians, President of International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences; Forensic Consultant of International Rehabilitation Council of Torture Victims, "Dignity" Danish Institute Against Torture, "MSF Medicine Sans Frontier"; Founder and Editor of Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences; Head of Department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Beni Sueif University; Professor of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt ( Forensic Medicine, Clinical Toxicology, Medical Law)

Prof. Dr. Andrey Kovalyov, MD, Chief Forensic Medical Expert of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Director of All-Russian Forensic Medical Expertize Center of the Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russian Federation (Forensic Medicine)

 Prof. Dr. Sevil Atasoy,  Member, United Nations, International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna, Austria; Vice-Rector, Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey; Head, Institute of Addiction and Forensic Science, Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey ( Forensic Sciences, Narcotic Control, Addiction, Medical Law)

Prof. Dr, Kerim Munir, MD, Professor of Harvard University, Director, Fogarty/NIH Bioethics and NCD-Global Health Programs; Director of Psychiatry, University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities, Boston, USA (Bioethics, Psychiatry)


Prof. Ken Berger, MD, JD, FCLM, WAML Vice-President and Secretary General, Program Chair of WCML 2020 - Toronto; Professor of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Policy, University of Toronto, Canada (Medical Law)

Dr. Oren Asman, LL.D., Adv, WAML Executive Vice-President, Program Chair of WCML 2018 - Tel Aviv; Assistant Professor of Nursing Department, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv Unversity, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Medical Law)

Dr. Richard Wilbur, Editor of WAML Newsletter, Co-Editor of "Medicine and Law" Journal, Chairman WAML Finance Committee, Advisor to the WAML Executive Committee, Chairman of American Medical Foundation for Peer Review and Education, Chairman, Judicial Council, American College of Legal Medicine, Lake Forest, USA (Medical Law, Medicine)

Shigeki Takahashi, MD, JD, PhD, Chairman, WAML Audit Committee, Hamani-Takahashi Law Office, Tokyo, Japan (Medical Law)

Prof. Berna Arda, WAML Vice-President, Program Chair of WCML 2021 - Istanbul; Chairman of Board of International Association of Ethics Education IAEE, Professor of University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Anne-Marie Duguet, MD, PhD, WAML Governor, Emeritus Senior Lecturer UMR/INSERM Unit 1027 Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (Medical Law)

Prof. Andre Dias Pereira, JD, WAML Governor, National Ethics Committee for Life Sciences, Director of the Centre for Biomedical Law, Professor of Law Faculty, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Dr. Mitsuyasu Kurosu, WAML Governor, Program Chair of WCML 2019 - Tokyo; Head of Japan Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; Professor of Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Dr. John Conomy, MD, JD, WAML Audit Committee Member, President of Health Systems Design, Inc, Ohio; Professor of Cleveland University, Cleveland, USA (Medical Law, Bioethics, Medicine)

Richard J. Kelly, MD, JD, MPH, WAML Member, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Health Policy Research Institute, UCI School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief Journal of Legal Medicine, Irvine, USA (Medical Law, Medicine, Health Policy)

Prof. Natalya Sedova, Chief-Editor of Russian "Bioethics" Journal, Professor and Head of Philosophy Department of Volgograd University, Honored Scientist of Russian Federation, Volgograd, Russian Federation (Bioethics, Medical Law)

Prof. Dr. Chunfang Gao, MD, WAML Governor, President of China Health Law Society, Director of Colorectal Surgery Institute of People Liberation Army of China, Professor and Medical Director of Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China (Medical Law, Medicine)

Prof. Dr. Alireza Bagheri, MD, Ph.D.  Member of UNESCO International Bioethics Committee; Advisor of WHO; Senior Editor, Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics; Member of Ethics Committee, Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation; Professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Prof. Judit Sándor , JD Chief of the Bioethics Section at UNESCO HQ in 2004-2005; Full Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies, Founding Director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (Medical Law, Bioethics)  

Dr. Irina Senyuta, JD, Ph.D.,  Head of Medical Law Department, Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University, President of the Foundation of Medical Law and Bioethics of Ukraine, Chief-Editor of "Medical Law" Journal, Lviv, Ukraine (Medical Law, Bioethics)

Dr. Zhe Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. Secretary-general, Silk Road Forensic Consortium; Director, DNA Service Center Co. Limited, Hong Kong (Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences, Human DNA, Genetic markers)

  Barrister La-olu A.Osanyin, JD, WAML Governor, President of Resource Center for Medical Law Research & Development; Director of Medicolegal, Medical Tutors Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria (Medical Law)

Dr. Eduardo Dantas, JD, WAML Governor, Vice-President of the Latin American Medical Law Association; Member of the Special Commission of Medical Law for the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, Recife, Brasil (Medical Law)

Dr. Radmila Hrevtsova, JD, Ph.D., WAML Governor, Associate Professor and Director of the Education and Research Center for Medical Law, Shevtchenko National University of Kiev, Head of the Committee on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law, Association of Advocates of Kiev, Ukraine (Medical Law)

Dr. Jonathan Davies, JD, WAML Council of Presidents, Member of the Israel Bar Association, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Medical Law)

Prof. Muh Nasser, SpKK, JD, MD, D.Law, WAML Vice-President, President of Indonesia Health Law Society, Professor of Jakarta University, Jakarta, Indonesia (Medical Law)

Prof. Nicola Glover-Thomas, JD, LLB (Hons); Ph.D.
WAML Governor, Professor of Medical Law, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (Medical Law)

Dr. Svetlana Pospelova, JD, WAML Governor, Director on Scientific Affairs, Russian Medical Law National Institute; Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Medical Law Department, Sechenov's First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation (Medical Law)

Dr. Sanjin Dekovic, WAML Governor, Lecturer, Gynecology & Obstetrics Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Medical Law, Bioethics, Medicine)

Dr. Nada Eltaiba, PhD., Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia; Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (Social Work, Bioethics)

Prof. Dr. Melinda Truesdale, MD, Senior emergency physician and Director Royal Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospitals Emergency Departments; Associate Professor University of Melbourne, Australia (Medical Law, Clinical Ethics, Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Rajinder Singh Chandel, Ph.D Visiting Professor, College of Medicine and Forensics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China; Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Punjabi University, Visiting Faculty, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, India ( Forensic Sciences, Environmental Law)

Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Sawas, IRB Officer, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Abdul Aziz Medical City for National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ( Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioethics)


Acad., Prof. Dr. Irada Huseynova, Deputy Chairman, UNESCO National Committee on Bioethics, Ethics of Science and Technologies undr Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Academician and Active Member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan (Bioethics)

Prof. Ilham Rahimov, JD, President, Association of Lawyers of The Countries of Black Sea - Caspian Region, Chairman of Expert Council on Law Science, Supreme Attestation Commission under President of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan (Criminal Law, Forensic Science)

Prof. Aytan Mustafayeva, JD, WAML member, Director of Law and Human Rights Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan; member of National Parliament of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan (Human Rights, Bioethics, Medical Law) 

Prof. Amir Aliyev, JD, Dean of Law Faculty, Head of UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law, Professor of International Law and European Law, Baku State University; Chief Editor of scientific journal "International Law and Problems of Integration", Chairman of the Permanent Dissertation Defenses Council on Law Disciplines at Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (Human Rights, International Law, European Law)

Prof. Javanshir Suleymanov, JD, Chief-Editor of Journal "Juridical Sciences and Education", Member of Expert Council on Law Sciences, Supreme Attestation Commission under President of Azerbaijan, Head of Civil and Political Rights, Department, Institute of Law & Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan (Criminal Process, Medical Law)

Prof. Mahabbat Damirchiyeva, JD, Head of Civil Law Dept., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (Civil Law, Family Law)

Prof. Irada Huseynova, Head of History of Caucasian People Dept., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (History, Bioethics, Multiculturalism)

Prof. Aydin Qasimov, JD, Dean of Law & Economy Faculty, National Aviation Academy, General-Mayor of Justice, Baku, Azerbaijan (Criminal Law, Criminal Justice)

Prof. Rustam Mammadov, JD, Head of Public International Law Dept., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (International Law, Human Rights)

Prof. Kamil Salimov, JD, Member of Expert Council on Law Science, Supreme Attestation Commission under President of Azerbaijan, Head of Criminalistics and Forensic Science Dept., Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan (Forensic Science, Environmental Law)

Prof., Dr. Mansur Bunyatov, MD, JD, Head of Forensic Medicine Dept., Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, Azerbaijan (Forensic Medicine, Medical Law)

Prof. Mayis Aliyev, JD, Professor of Labour and Ecology Law Dept., Baku State University. Chief-Editor of Journal «“Actual problems of Azerbaijan  Republic in  state and law construction”, Chairman of «Research of Social Rights» Public Union, Baku, Azerbaijan (Environmental Law, Medical Law, Labour Law, Social Welfare Law)

Prof. Dr. Eldar Gorin, MD, Head of Social and Economical Rights, Department, Institute of Law & Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan (Bioethics, Medical Law, Medicine, Multiculturalism)

Prof. Nazim Jafarli, JD, Member of Expert Council on Law Science, Supreme Attestation Commission under President of Azerbaijan, Professor of State Management Academy under President of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan (Constitutional Law, Multiculturalism)

Dr. Gulnara Balakishiyeva, Ph.D, Scientific secretary of UNESCO National Committee on Bioethics, Ethics of Science and Technologies under Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, PhD in Molecular Biology, Senior research scientist at the Bioadaptation laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan (Bioethics)

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