prof. dr hab. n. med. Sergiusz Jóźwiak

Sergiusz Jóźwiak

prof. dr hab. n. med. Sergiusz Jóźwiak

  • The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw

Head of the Department of Neurology and Epileptology in the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw. National consultant for child neurology. In the years 2003-2011 the president of the Polish Society of Paediatric Neurology.

Consultant of the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR)-Italian Agency of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), Michelle Foundation (Maastricht), Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (USA). A grant recipient of multiple research projects of the Polish Ministry of Science, the Children’s Memorial Health Institute and the National Institute of Health (NIH). A recipient of the Programme for Oncology Leaders in Europe at Bocconi School of Management, Milan.

Professor Jóźwiak received the Manuel Gomez Award, established by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for "creative or pioneering efforts that have appreciably improved either the understanding of the disease or the clinical care available for individuals with tuberous sclerosis". In the years 2006-2009, Prof. Jozwiak was the recipient of the Polish Academy of Science awards and Ministry of Health. In 2012 he has been nominated to the Gold Lancet Award for Innovation in Medicine.

Professor Jóźwiak’s research focuses mainly on neurocutaneous disorders and epilepsy, with a particular interest in infantile spasms. For more than 20 years, he has directed a special programme for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and participated in the discovery of the TSC1 gene, working out practical guidelines for TSC management. He also conducts clinical research and directs basic studies on TSC pathogenesis. Other interests include paediatric multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and metabolic diseases.

Professor Jóźwiak is an editor of 30 monographs and textbooks, author of 107 chapters and over 240 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His Hirsch index is 23.