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Prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., MSc.

ENT, pediatric ENT specialist, audiologist and phoniatrist

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., Msc., ENT Specialist Piotr Henryk Skarżyński

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., Msc., ENT Specialist

My education started in 2001 at the University of Warsaw where I completed a Masters degree in management (with specialisations in: law management, enterprise management). Additionally, in 2012 I graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw thus obtaining a Doctor of Medicine. Subsequently, I was appointed an Assistant Professor in 2015. In 2016, I passed the examination in the field of otolaryngology, in 2017 in pediatric otorhinolaryngology and in 2019 in audiology and phoniatrics. In 2020 he started a specialisation in public health.

In 2008 I filled the post of the Director of Science and Development at the Institute of Sensory Organs, since when I have dedicated myself to development of the independent enterpirse. Moreover, I am a board member of the Center of Hearing and Speech, Ltd. Since 2009, I have been undertaking internships and voluntary placements at hospitals and medical centers. At present I am an employee of Department of Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Medical University of Warsaw.

My scientific activity manifests in a dozen of nationally and internationally funded research projects, as well as in patent applications and active commitment to scientific societies at both national and international level. I am a Member of Congress and Meeting Department of the European Academy of Otology and Neuro-otology. In January 2016 I was elected a Board Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health (till December 2018) and designated to be the Regional Representative of Europe at the International Society of Audiology. Since 2017 I am also a Board Secretary of the Society of Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Phoniatrists and Audiologists. It is worth to notice that since 2017 I am a Member of the State Examination Committee of Poland in the field of otorhinolaryngology and Expert Witness in Laryngology of Provincial Court of Warsaw (Warszawa-Praga; until 2018). In November 2017 I became a Vice-President of Hearring Group. Since 2018 I am a Member of Hearing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Delegate for Regional Assembly of Regional Medical Chamber in Warsaw and a member of Young Scientists Council of Medical University of Warsaw. He also participated in the 3rd Stakeholders Consultation meeting during which the World Hearing Forum of WHO was announced. I am also a Vice-President and Institutional Representative of the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health (2019–2021). I am also an Auditor and National Representative of European Federation of Audiology Societies (since 2019), a member of Consultant Committee of International Experts of CPAM-VBMS and a honorary member of Danube Society. I am a member of the Roster of Experts on Digital Heath by WHO (since 2019), a member of Scientific Council of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing (since 2019) and a member of the Policy Council of Audiophonology at the Medical University of Warsaw (since 2020). I am also an expert of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (The National Centre for Research and Development), a member of the University Council of the Maria Grzegorzewska University, a member of the Policy Council of „Health of Poles” Congress and a member of the Team of Experts to develop and update the program of specialization in the field of pediatric otorhinolaryngology at the Medical Center of Postgraduate Education.

Since 2005 I have been taking an active part in national and international conferences. I have authored and co-authored many scientific publications in national and international specialist journals. My current scientific achievements total:

  • Impact Factor 230,473;
  • Index Copernicus 48 781,04;
  • Points assigned by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 11822.

I act as a trainer at numerous meetings and congresses and actively participate in medical training sessions and conferences (national and foreign ones) devoted to ENT, hearing prosthetics, audiology, otolaryngology, rhinology, otology and neuro-otology.

Furthermore, in addition to reviewing numerous high-ranked journals of international and national scope, I am the Vice Assistant Editor of the “Nowa Audiofonologia” and the Associate Editor of the “Journal of Hearing Science”.

Another vital aspect of my scientific engagement is a supervision over the Student’s Scientific Society of World Hearing Center and Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Department of the Medical University of Warsaw, whose members have so far presented several dozens of works at various conferences and received a dozen of prizes and honorable mentions at national and international conferences.

In addition, I expend a considerable effort to develop new medical technologies, implantable devices, diagnostic methods and treatment, aiming at improvement in the state of medicine and the parallel increase in public awareness Polandwide and abroad. I coordinate and manage national and international projects related to telemedicine and e-health across Europe, Asia and Africa, which includes telekonsultations, telerehabilitation and remote hearing implant systems setting. Studies conducted in Bishkek and Dushanbe were the first two pilot hearing screening programmes in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In addition, I make every endeavour to increase detection of hearing deficits in African countries by medical consultations and hearing screening programmes. The latter took place in Senegal and Ivory Coast in March 2014, as well as in Tanzania and Rwanda in the subsequent year. I have also entered into negotiations with the scientific institutes in Africa on international cooperation in the field of implantation and development of telemedicine. Moreover, I am affiliated with the research and working group of the Nationwide Network of Teleaudiology.

Besides, in cooperation with the subsidiary units located Polandwide (in Kajetany, Warsaw, Danzig, Katowice, Cracow, Olsztyn, Opole, Radom, Rzeszów) and abroad – in Odessa, Kiev and Lutsk (Ukraine), Brest (Belarus), Bishkek and Osh (Kyrgyzstan), Dakar (Senegal) and Shymkent (Kazakhstan). I coordinate multi-faceted process of hearing implants fitting.