Dariusz Dudek is a Professor in the Institute of Cardiology at the Jagiellonian University. He obtained his degree in medicine from the Jagiellonian University, but also trained at medical institutes abroad, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (OH, USA), The Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX, USA) and University of Münster (Germany).
Professor Dudek’s key areas of research are acute myocardial infarction, new antiplatelet and antithrombotic drugs and high-risk PCI, bioresorbable stents. In 2008 he started TAVI procedures in Poland. He has contributed extensively to the scientific literature within these fields with more than 200 scientific articles and IF >1000.
Dariusz Dudek was President of the Association on Cardiovascular Intervention of the Polish Cardiac Society (2011-2013). Since 2011 he is the Chair of the Congress Programme Committee of the Polish Cardiac Society. He is also Director of the New Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology annual meeting.
Professor Dudek is coordinating the Valve for Life campaign. VL depends on its ability to balance education and clinical knowledge with the specificities of each individual country and its healthcare system.
It is the precursor to the application of HoloLens in Polish cardiology. The use of this software is very helpful in designing treatments. Loading holograms allows you to see the way to a damaged heart structure, such as heart valves.
He is also the director of the NFIC Congress, which has been around for 18 years.
In 2006 – 2011 he served in the Board of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) ESC, and is a member of Scientific Board of the TCT. In 2013 Professor Dudek was appointed Head of Department of Cardiology and CardioVascular Intenventions at University Hospital in Krakow. He is the Chair of Education and Training Committee of the EAPCI ESC in 2016 -2018.
His work has been widely recognised and honoured with several awards, including the Minister of Health Award for Achievements in Cardiology in 2005, the Polish Prime Minister Award for Outstanding Scientific Award for Achievements in 1998 and again in 2011 and the Polish Academy of Sciences and Mayor of Krakow in 2009 and 2010 respectively.