Instytut Chorób Serca

PIOTR PONIKOWSKI

POSITION TITLE:  Professor of cardiology

EDUCATION/TRAINING (MD, PhD)

Medical University, Wroclaw, Faculty of Medicine, 1980-86

Medical University, Wroclaw, Doctorate thesis (MD),  1990; PhD thesis (PhD), 1997;

Professor of cardiology, 2002

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:

Rector of Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw Poland

Head of Centre for Heart Diseases, University Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING (MD, PhD)

1980-86 Wroclaw Medical University, Faculty of Medicine (Diploma with disctinction)

1990 doctorate thesis (MD), Wroclaw Medical University;

1992 a specialist accreditation exam in internal medicine

1997 PhD thesis (PhD), Wroclaw Medical University;

1997 a specialist accreditation exam in cardiology

2002 professor of cardiology

 

Positions and Honours

since 2019: Rector of Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw Poland

since 2019: Head of Centre for Heart Diseases, University Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

since 2009:  Head of Department of Heart Diseases, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

2016-2019: Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

2005-2018:  Head of Cardiology Department, Centre for Heart Disease, Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

1997-2005, Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology Department, Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland

1994-96 Research Registrar, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

1986-93 Assistant, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

 

Scholarships and Training (selected)

1995-96 – ESC Research Fellowship, National Heart and Lung Institute, Cardiac Department, London, UK

1992 - British Council; National Heart and Lung Institute, Cardiac Department, London, UK

1991 - Swedish Institute; Karolinska Hospital, Cardiology Department, Thoracic Clinics, Stockholm, Sweden

 

National experience and professional memberships

President of the Polish Cardiac Society (2017-2019)

2013, 2015, 2017 – chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Polish Cardiac Society (approx. 5000 participants)

Chairman of the Polish Society of Cardiology Congress Scientific Committee (2004-2011)

 

International experience and professional memberships

Member of the Heart Failure Association Board  (2004-present)

President of the Heart Failure Association (2010-12);

Fellow of Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) (2019)

Fellow of the Heart Failure Association of ESC (FHFA) and Fellow of the ESC (FESC)(present)

Chairman of the 2016 ESC Heart Failure Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

Member of the Board of the ESC (councillor) (2012-14)

Member of the Committee for Practice Guidelines (2012-2018),

Member of Congress Programme Committee of HFA Congresses (approx. >5 000 participants) since 2012

Member of Congress Programme Committee of ESC Congresses (approx. >30 000 participants) in the years 2002-2006, 2008-12

 

Other activities:

Member of numerous advisory boards to industry (Vifor Pharma, Servier, Novartis, Bayer, Pfizer, Impulse Dynamics, Abbott Vascular, Astra Zeneca and others)

Member of numerous Steering/Executive Committees of phase II and III large clinical trials (most recent co-chair FAIR-HF (Vifor), RESHAPE-HF (Abbott Medical Devices); AFFIRM-AHF (Vifor):
Executive Committee: Pre-RELAX/RELAX Programme and RELAX-AHF-2 (Novartis), TRUE-AHF (Cardiorentis); VICTORIA (BAYER and MSD), DAPA-HF (Astra Zeneca); EMPERIAL(Boehringer Ingelheim); VITALITY-HFpEF (Bayer); CCM-HFpEF (Impulse Dynamics);

Numerous invited plenary lectures at the conferences in Poland and abroad organized by Cardiac Societies (national and international incl. Polish Cardiac Society of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Association of European Society of Cardiology, Royal Society of Medicine, Turkish Society of Cardiology; Italian Society of Cardiology, French Society of Cardiology, German Society of Cardiology, Portuguese Society of Cardiology, and others).

Reviewer for journals with IF (incl. The Lancet, Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, European Journal of Heart Failure, and others)

Member of Editorial Boards for: European Heart Journal, Europen Journal of Heart Failure, Polish Heart Journal

Rewards (selected)

2018 Copernicus Polish-German Research Award for long-standing and distinguished collaboration in heart failure research

2018 Golden Cross of Merit from the President of Poland for outstanding scientific achievements

2018 The Polish Prime Minister Award for outstanding scientific achievements

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Laureate of Thomson Reuters Ranking The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

2015 Medal from the President of Wrocław Merito de Wratislavia

 

Research and publications

Area of main research interest: heart failure syndrome, clinical trials

Co-author of more than 800 peer-reviewed papers

Total number of citations: >85000 h-index=110

Selected among Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

 

Research Support

Numerous national research grants or funded by the European Committee, for example:

Horizon 2020: Beta3_LVH and Secure (2016-2020, member of the Steering Committee, country coordinator);

FIM Endovascular Endovascular carotid body ablation in patients with treatment resistant hypertension: a safety and feasibility study (2014-2017)

BIOSTAT-CHF (2010-2015, member of the Steering Committee, country coordinator);

SICA-HF Studies investigating co-morbidities aggravating heart failure (2009-2013, member of the Steering Committee, country coordinator);