Head of the Department of Heart Diseases
Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
Piotr Ponikowski is Head of the Department of Heart Diseases, Wroclaw Medical University and Head of the Cardiology Department at the Center for Heart Diseases at 4th Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland. His research interests mainly include heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmias. He has been involved in numerous research projects, such as the benefits of physical rehabilitation in patients with chronic HF, assessment of metabolic derangements in HF (with special interest in iron deficiency), evaluation of reflex control in the cardiorespiratory system in order to optimize assessment and management of patients with HF. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials as main investigator, member of international steering committees, endpoint committees and advisory boards.
Professor Ponikowski is a past-President of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and was a member of the ESC Board. He has been involved in the development of several ESC guidelines, including the ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic HF.