Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Head of the Hypertension Unit, Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.
Krzysztof Narkiewicz graduated in medicine from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland in 1988, and obtained his PhD from the same University in 1993. He was a visiting scientist of the National Institutes of Health at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, USA (1996-1998). He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine in the Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, and the Head of the Hypertension Unit at the Medical University in Gdansk.

His research has been focused on the role of the sympathetic nervous system and metabolic factors in regulation of cardiovascular function in physiological and pathological states, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea and syncope. Recently, much of his activity is related to prevention and treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure and diabetes. His current projects include large clinical trials in hypertension, obesity-related hypertension and role of patient education in treatment of hypertension and diabetes. He was the Polish national coordinator of several trials including SCOUT, IDEA and INSPIRE ME. He served as a member of international Data Safety Monitoring Boards of several trials including ROADMAP and HYVET.

Professor Narkiewicz has published over 180 papers mainly in the areas of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders (total Impact Factor >500, total number of citations > 5300). He is the editor of Blood Pressure – journal endorsed by the European Society of Hypertension. He is on the editorial board of 12 journals. He has received various medical awards including the Austin Doyle Award of the International Society of Hypertension (2000). Since 2003 he is a Polish national consultant in clinical management of hypertension. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Polish Society of Hypertension. He was a member of the Task Force for the Management of Arterial Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) preparing the 2007 Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension. He is the Immediate Past President of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension (2009-2011).

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