Piotr Ponikowski



Prof. Piotr Ponikowski

Areas of expertise

Heart failure, coronary heart disease and heart arrhythmia

Piotr Ponikowski (born in 1961, Wrocław, Poland) is professor of cardiology, Rector and Head of Department of Heart Diseases at Wroclaw Medical University. He is also Head of the Center for Heart Diseases at University Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.

His research interests focus on the pathophysiology and management of acute and chronic heart failure. He is co-author of more than 700 peer-reviewed papers with total number of citations: >95000, h-index=117; selected among Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Professor Ponikowski currently serves as Member of the Board of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (since 2004; in 2010-2012 he served as the President of the Heart Failure Association), former President of the Polish Cardiac Society.

He has been involved in the development of several guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases edited by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) as the member of the ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines and was the Chair of the 2016 ESC Heart Failure Guidelines. He is a member of editorial boards for several cardiology-focused journals. Professor Ponikowski is an advisor and consultant for the range of pharmaceutical companies and has been a member of international steering/executive committees and endpoint committees of numerous clinical trials.