Wojciech Wojakowski

Wojciech Wojakowski

Poland

Current positions:
From 2014 – Chief 3rd Chair and Division of Cardiology and Structral Heart Diseases, Medical University of
Silesia
2006 – present: interventional cardiologist, scientific consultant Research and Development, American Heart of
Poland LTD
Clinical experience:
Coronary interventions: 500 PCI/y, IVUS/NIRS, FFR, OCT, carotid interventions, TAVI
(Sapien, Evolut, Lotus, Portico), LAA occlusion (Watchman, Amulet), renal denervation, cell
delivery with NOGA and C-cath systems
Scholarships and awards:
2004, 2005, 2007: Polish Ministry of Health Scientific Award
2005, 2006, 2008: Award of the Polish Cardiac Society
2007: Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigators Award
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation, TCT)
2015: Andreas Gruntzig Award, Warsaw Course on Cardiovascular Interventions
2015: NFIC achievement award, New Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology
Professional memberships:
2017 – president Polish Cardiac Society Association for Cardiovascular Interventions
2009 – 2013 Board member, Polish Cardiac Society Association for Cardiovascular Interventions
2014 – member, Committee of Education and Training EAPCI
Research Support
Grants of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
2004-2008: Gene therapy for coronary heart disease
2006-2009: Use of bioengineered coronary stents covered with anti-CD34 antibodies in ACS
2006-2011: Use of bone marrow stem cells overexpressing heme oxygenase in porcine model of myocardial
infarction
2015-2017 Innovative ocluder for percutaneous closure of paravalvular leaks
European Commission funding
2006-2009: European Vascular Genomics Network,
2009-2015: “Innovative use of stem cells in medicine” Innovative Economy Operational Programme POIG
01.02-00-109/09)
2012-2016 7th Framework Programme, BAMI Trial
2014-2018 Horizon 2020 “SCIENCE, Allogeneic MSC in IHD”
2016-2019 Horizon 2020 “Gene therapy of refractory angina”
2015-2018 STRATEGMED “New device for paravalvular leak closure”
Fields of research
 OCT/NIRS imaging
 Percutaneous closure of paravalvular leaks
 TAVI registries
 Use of cell therapy in CV disease
 Proteomic analysis of stent healing
 Registries on long term outcome of DES
H-index 26
IF approx. 410
Citations 3300