The triumph in the Supertalents in Medicine 2022 competition

The winner of this year's edition of the competition was... Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, MD, PhD, from the 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, MUW. Among the 10 winners there were three more scientists affiliated with our university!

The Medical University of Warsaw as a university for young talents! The Supertalents in Medicine competition has been organised by "Puls Medycyny" since 2012. Its goal is to find and recognize young medics who, with their impressive knowledge and commitment, are changing our health care for the better. Candidates are evaluated in three categories: scientific achievements, involvement in public activities, perspectives of further development. The jury consists of distinguished experts and authorities in Polish medicine.
It was their decision to award the first place to Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, MD, PhD, specialist in cardiology, echocardiographer, assistant professor at the 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology of the Medical University of Warsaw. Her academic and clinical work includes heart failure, atrial fibrillation, valvular defects, echocardiography and transcatheter structural procedures. She has numerous publications to her credit, including the “European Journal of Heart Failure.” She is the initiator and coordinator of the Polish multicenter registry of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing transesophageal echocardiography TEE. She coordinated the work on the Internet Platform for Scientific Cooperation "Club 30" PTK. The platform is used to establish scientific cooperation between young scientists from all over Poland.
The second place in the competition was taken by Mariusz Tomaniak, MD, PhD, specialist in cardiology, scientific and didactic assistant professor, just like Kapłon-Cieślicka, MD, PhD, he is associated with the 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology MUW. Independent invasive cardiology operator, on duty at the Invasive Cardiology Laboratory of the University Clinical Center MUW, consulting cardiologist at the European Cardiovascular Research Institute in Rotterdam. His clinical and research interests focus on invasive cardiology and diagnostic imaging. Together with a team from the Netherlands, he showed that by altering the dosing regimen of previously used platelet inhibiting drugs required after coronary artery stent implantation, the risk of life-threatening bleeding can be reduced while maintaining protection against reinfarction and stent thrombosis.
The laureates also included Natalia Szejko, MD, PhD, and Pawel Sobczuk, MD. Szejko, MD, PhD, is a resident physician in her final year of neurology and an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Palliative Medicine MUW. She specializes in research study on tics and Tourette syndrome. She is the first author of the latest European guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment with deep brain stimulation of Tourette's syndrome. Whereas Paweł Sobczuk, MD,  is an assistant professor at the Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology of the Medical University of Warsaw and a clinical oncology resident at the Department of  Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcomas and Melanoma at the Maria Skłodowska-Curie National Institute of Oncology - National Research Institute. He treats patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas and skin cancers, and is active in clinical and translational oncology research.
 Full list of winners is available here