Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, POLAND
Hania Szajewska, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw. Since 2014, she has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Prof. Szajewska has broad interests in paediatric nutrition but her research focuses on the effects of early dietary interventions on later outcomes; the gut microbiota modifications such as with probiotics and/or prebiotics; acute and chronic diarrheal diseases, and coeliac disease.
She is or has been actively involved in several European Union-funded projects. She is an enthusiastic advocate for the practice of evidence-based medicine. Previously, Prof. Szajewska served as a member of the Council and then as the General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). She also served as the Secretary of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Currently, she serves as the co-chairperson of the ESPGHAN Working Group on Probiotics and Prebiotics. Most recently (January 2019), she joined the Board of Directors of the International Scientitic Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). She has co-authored more than 300 publications and 25 book chapters. Citations over 14,000; Hirsh index 63 (Scopus, January 2019).