Lidia Ziółkowska

The Children's Memorial Health Institute


Lidia Ziółkowska, Professor M.D. PhD

Diplomas, degrees - with the Name, Place and Year of Graduation and the Title of the Doctoral Thesis.
a) Degree in Medicine:
12.06.1983 – the Degree of Medical Doctor, the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland
b) Medical Specialties:
•Medical Specialties in Specific Areas of Medicine:
04.06.2003 – specialization in paediatric cardiology
12.06.2002 – specialization in cardiology
•Medical Specialties in the Basic Areas of Medicine:
21.06.1996 – second degree specialization in paediatrics
08.03.1989 – first degree specialization in paediatrics
c) Diploma of the International Heart School:
21.10.1994 – obtaining the diploma of the International Heart School
01.11.1993 – 10.31.1994 – International Heart School, Bergamo, Italy, subspecialty in the field of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
d) Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Specialising in Medicine
12.10.2000 – obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) specializing in paediatric cardiology
Title of the Thesis: The Usefulness of Immunohistochemical Test Results of Endomyocardial Biopsy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myocarditis in Children
Degree-awarding Institution: The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
e) Degree of Associate Professor M.D. PhD Specialising in Medicine
21.05.2015 - obtaining the degree of Assistant Professor M.D. PhD specializing in paediatric cardiology
Title of the Thesis: Evaluation of Prognostic Factors in Acquired and Congenital Heart Diseases in Children”
Degree-awarding Institution: The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
f) Awarding the title of Professor of Medical Sciences and Health Sciences in the discipline of medical sciences by the President of the Republic of Poland on September 5, 2022.
Information on Previous Employment in Scientific Units.
•Department of Paediatric Cardiology, The Children's Memorial Health Institute – from 01.08.1983 – still.
Current position: Professor in the Institute “The Children’s Memorial Health Institute”, Warsaw, Poland

•Postgraduate Medical Education Center, Warsaw, ul. Marymoncka 99/103 (from 01/02/2021 - to date)
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Medical Center of Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
Current Position: Head of the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Professor in the Medical Center of Postgraduate Education.

Research Interests.
From the beginning of my research career I have been working on issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of children with inherited and acquired myocardial diseases. My specific research and educational interests include advances in the diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, and also children with heart failure, as well as the possibility of predicting the prognosis in these diseases and assess the risk stratification of sudden cardiac death and death from heart failure in children with cardiomyopathies. The objectives of my research have focused primarily on the use of the most recent methods of diagnosis of children with inherited and acquired heart diseases, which is necessary to:
•determine the clinical phenotype of the disease,
•implement optimal treatment,
•innovative treatment of children with heart failure,
•analysis of genotype and phenotype correlation in children with cardiomyopathies,
•conduct genetic counselling and screening of the patient’s family,
•execute risk stratification of sudden death and heart-failure related death in children with cardiomyopathies, especially in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Key words: cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, children, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, risk stratification, genetics, prognosis.