Our Team

Our Team

Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Marcin Wiecheć MD, PhD

At present:

Academic achievements:

 

Education:

  • graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University in 1998
  • acquired II degree specialty in obstetrics and gynecology in 2007
  • holds certificates of competence in:
  • worked as a Specialist Registrar at the Centre of Fetal Care, Imperial College Healthcare, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom (2008-2009);
  • served internships in ultrasound diagnostics in:
    • Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, London, United Kingdom (2009);
    • Yale University: Fetal Maternal Medicine Department, New Haven, USA (2006);
    • Tennessee Woman’s Care Ultrasound Office, Nashville, USA (2006);
    • Center for Fetal Cardiology, Perinatology and Perinatal Cardiology Clinic, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw (2004)
    • participated in two research projects as a co-investigator;
    • completed 3 basic and 17 advanced obstetric-gynecological courses in Poland and abroad, in Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom and Italy, among others;
  • teaching experience:
    • Expert in Fetal Medicine at an annual seminar organized by the Imperial College, London, United Kingdom (2015, 2016)
    • a lecturer within European Cross-border Grant Programme: Timisoara (Romania)-Vrsac (Serbia) “PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS NETWORK”, MIS-ETC code 1347;
    • a lecturer at specialization courses on ultrasound in gynecologic oncology within Human Capital, National Cohesion Strategy, Project co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw, Postgraduate Medical Training Center of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow;
    • since 2011 a co-founder of MWU- Ultrasound Workshops;
    • since 2010: a Director of courses on 3D ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology and Board Member at Roztoczańska School of Ultrasound;
    • 2009-2014 Ian Donald School of Ultrasound – lectures in Romania and Turkey
    • 2008-2014 Vienna International School of Three-Dimensional Ultrasound as well as International Academy of Medical Ultrasound – lectures and practical classes in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Spain, Qatar, Kuwait, Macedonia, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the United States, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, the United Kingdom;
    • 2004-2007, 2009-until now: Postgraduate Medical Training Center of the Jagiellonian University – lectures and individual courses concerning ultrasound to physicians completing medical specialty in obstetrics and gynecology, since 2011 lectures concerning ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology to physicians completing medical specialty in radiology;
  • other achievements:
    • A two-DVDs educational recording: Wiechec M. „Introduction to the effective diagnostic application of clinical features on the Voluson Signature Series” 2011 Volusonclub, General Electric Company, Zipf, Austria;
    • A whitepaper: A.Nocuń, M.Wiecheć „Application of transabdominal STIC color in the first trimester” Volusonclub White Paper Collection 2010, General Electric Company, Solingen, Germany: 51-57.
    • an author of educational ultrasound posters together with Holbex company, which were distributed free-of-charge to local OB/GYN specialists – an edition of 1,500 copies concerning:
      • an early fetal anomaly screening (11+0-13+6) – (2013);
      • second trimester fetal anomaly scan (2014);
  • beta-tester of ultrasound scanners since 2011.

Membership in Chambers for Physicians and Medical Societies:

Clinical interests:

  • ultrasound in gynecology and obstetrics;
  • ultrasound-guided procedures – chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling, intrauterine transfusions, fetal stenting: of the urinary bladder and other fetal body cavities;
  • biopsies and drainages under the ultrasound guidance;
  • fetoscopy

Research interests:

  • an analysis of screening performance for trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and monosomy X in a fetus using ultrasound in the late first trimester of pregnancy without the use of serum biomarkers supported by the tests of high sensitivity NIPT;
  • fetal imaging with particular focus on an early fetal anatomy screening and an early fetal heart evaluation in the late first trimester;
  • applying 3D ultrasound in fetal examination and gynecology, mainly in scope of malignant tumors of the female reproductive system;
  • developing 3D printed models of the normal and abnormal fetal heart on the basis of volumetric images of the fetal heart using the Spatial and Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) technique;
  • education in the field of a practical application of ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis, with particular focus on an early fetal anomaly scan and early fetal echocardiography in the first trimester;
  • modern ultrasound imaging techniques;
  • the use of ultrasound in detecting and assessing malignant tumors of the female reproductive system.

Dr. Agnieszka Nocuń, MD, PhD

MWU OB/GYN Ultrasound, Kraków, POLAND

  • specialist in OB/GYN,
  • private Consultant in OB/GYN ultrasound, Ultrasound Group Practice "DOBREUSG", Krakow, Poland,
  • domestic and international speaker on OB/GYN ultrasound (more than 50 activities);
  • author and co-author of publications on OB/GYN ultrasound;
  • awarded by Jagiellonian University in Krakow for her PhD thesis "Application of 2D and 3D ultrasound in staging of endometrial cancer."

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Education:

  • Certified by Polish Ultrasound Society in OB/GYN sonography; Fetal Medicine Foundation (complete first trimester, Doppler, uterine cervix evaluation).
  • Observerships and internships (Bielanski Hospital in Warsaw 2006; Orlowski Clinical Hospital in Warsaw 2006; Individual Medical Practice Marcin Wiechec 2005-2006; Center for Fetal Care, Imperial College Healthcare, London, UK 2009.

Assoc. Prof. Jacek Kolcz, MD, PhD, FECTS.

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, POLAND

  • the associated Professor of cardiac surgery at Polish – American Children’s Hospital, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland;
  • the lecturer in cardiac surgery & general surgery Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Polish - American Children's Hospital, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland;
  • in 2016 - consultant and lecturer at the Department of Cardiac Surgery Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany;
  • Board certified in pediatric surgery (2001), specialist board certified in cardiac surgery (2006), European Cardio - Thoracic Surgery Board Examination (Wien 2009).

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Education:

  • Georg August Universiy Göttingen, Germany; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1994),
  • University of Würzburg, Germany,  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1995),
  • General Surgery Rupecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany, Department of Surgery (1996).
  • Advanced International Course Transplant Procurement & Management, University of Barcelona, (1997).
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery DuPont Children’s Hospital, Wilmington, DE, USA (2004),
  • Developing the Academic Surgeon by American Association for Thoracic Surgery Course, Toronto, Canada (2004),
  • European School of Cardio – Thoracic Surgery, Bergamo, Italy (2008),
  • Ipocrates International Course: Cardiovascular Intensive Care in Neonates and Children (2009),
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Circulatory Life Support certifications by American Heart Association (2009),
  • Certification in Advanced Methods of Statistical Analysis in Biomedical Sciences (2010),
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiac Center Observership, Boston, MA (2011),
  • Certificated Lecturer in Educational Technics (2011),
  • Certification in Advanced Education – Problem based Learning (2012).

Professional Organization Membership:

  • Member of Polish Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
  • Member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
  • Member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons,
  • Member of Society of Herat Valves Surgery, Member of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society.

Awards:

  • Congenital Heart Surgery Investigator Award – Switzerland, Genève, 2010.
  • National Award of prof. Z. Religa in cardiac surgery, Poland, Zabrze, 2011
 
 

Dr. Fred Ushakov MD

ISUOG Ambassador, ISUOG International Faculty Member, Fetal Medicine Unit of University College London Hospitals, London, UK

  • a highly experienced fetal medicine professional with a unique expertise in practical implication of ultrasound;
  • has more than 25 years of international practice within the world's leading institutions (including Kings College of London, UK; Hadassah Medical Centers, Jerusalem, Israel);
  • world-renowned expert and passionate teacher of Early Fetal Anomaly Scan and Early Fetal Echocardiography;
  • main speaker at anual Early Echocardiography Courses organized in London by UCLH;
  • the author of the web-based First Trimester Atlas of Fetal Anomalies and plenty of didactic materials in the field of Early Enomaly Assessment.
 

Prof. Moshe Bronshtein MD,PhD

Haifa University, ISRAEL

  • world-renowned expert in transvaginal Early Anomaly Scan and Early Fetal Echocardiography (experience of >76,000 consultations);
  • author of 144 articles on Early Fetal Evauation (PubMED);
  • author of 12 chapters in textbooks;
  • Editor of the textbook "Transvaginal sonography of the normal & abnormal fetus", Parthenon 2001
  • held 45 international Invited speaker activities around the globe.
 

Dr. Tomasz Roszkowski MD

Main Speaker of Polish Ultrasound Society on Prenatal Diagnostics. Warsaw, POLAND

  • senior consultant at Orlowski Distict Hospital in Warsaw (tertiary center);
  • postgraduate lecturer at Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Warsaw;
  • vice Head of the Section dedicated to Obstetrics, Perinatal Medicine and Gynecology of Polish Ultrasound Society;
  • renowned lecturer and trainer at Roztoczanska School of Ultrasound under auspices of Polish Ultrasound Society and Mazurska Schol of Ultrasound;
  • author and co-author of publications on prenatal diagnostics.
  • has a wide teaching experience in teaching OB/GYN Ultrasound
 

Dr. ELŻBIETA ŁUCZYŃSKA, MD, PhD.

Oncology Centre - Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Institute, Branch in Krakow, POLAND

  • consultant Radiologist;
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology Center - Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute in Warsaw, Cracow Branch;
  • Author / co-author of 63 publications and 16 chapters in textbooks;
  • Polish Medical Radiology Board member -co-developed Specialty Program in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging;
  • Represents Poland in the team developing the BI RADS classification in CESM and in EUSOBI;
  • Member of 5 scientific societies: Polish Medical Radiology Society (PLTR), Polish Society of Oncologic Surgery, Polish Oncologic Society, European Society of Radiology and EUSOBI;
  • From 2010 to 2016 Chair of the PLTR Breast Disease Section, from June 2016 Deputy Chairman of the PLTR Breast Disease Section;
  • Laureate Scientific Award of the 2nd degree of the Polish Society of Medical Radiology, for the whole work published in the years 2013 -2015;
  • Prize laureate. Hilary Koprowski award by the Polish Oncologic Society.
 

Assoc.Prof. Tullio Ghi

  • the Associated Clinical Professor at the University of Parma
  • since 2014 the Director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit of the University Hospital of Parma
  • Vice President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Vice President of the Italian Society of Preeclampsia
  • Member of the Clinical Standard Committee of the International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • His main field of research is on obstretrics, ultrasound in labor and prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies
  • author of more than 150 articles and 3 books

 

Francesca Romana Grati Ph.D.- Biologist, Medical Geneticist


  • Contract professor at Graduate School of Medical Genetics (University of Milan)
  • Head of Molecular Cytogenetics  at Laboratorio TOMA, Advanced Biomedical Assays, S.p.A.
  • Research and Development Director at Laboratorio TOMA, Advanced Biomedical Assays, S.p.A.
  • Member of the faculty of virtual academy of genetics (CoGen)
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Internation Society for Prenatal Diadnosis and therapy (ISPD)
  • Member of the Editorial Board at Prenatal Diagnosis Journal
- Scientific interests:

Prenatal Diagnosis
Cell free DNA (cfDNA) and cell-based non invasive prenatal testing
PGS/PGD
Prevalence of chromosome abnormalities in prenatal populations
Feto-placental development: genomic imprinting and feto-placental mosaicism
Quality in laboratories

- Memberships:

1997-today: professional association of biologists
2005-today: SIGU (Italian Society of Human Genetics) member (Cytogenetics, molecular
cytogenetics and prenatal diagnosis group member)
2010- today: SIGU Working group of Cytogenetics
2010-today: SIGU Working group of microarrays
2011-today: ACMG (American College of Medical Genetcs and Genomics) - Corresponding Member
2011-today: ISPD (International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy) - Regular Member
2012-today: Italian Society of personalized medicine (SIMeP)
2015-today: ESHG European Society of Human Genetics

 


Trainers


 
 
 

Dr. Magdalena Juszczak MD

Kraków, POLAND

  • specialist in OB/GYN;
  • certified sonologist by Polish Ultrasound Society in the field of OB/GYN ultrasound;
  • completed her residency at the University Hospital in Krakow;
  • gained practical teaching experience at 10 domestic and 4 international activities; 
  • underwent intensive training in Krakow, at numerous courses and the internship at Charles University in Prague;


Dr. Dominika Stettner MD

Kraków, POLAND

  • certified sonologist by Polish Ultrasound Society in the field of OB/GYN ultrasound;
  • based at Obstetric and Perinatology  Clinic of University Hospital in Krakow;
  • gained practical teaching experience at 9 domestic and 3 international activities; 
  • underwent intensive training in Krakow, at numerous courses and observerships in Poland;
  • PhD student at Jagiellonian University in Cracow.


Dr. Krzysztof Szpejankowski MD

Rzeszów, POLAND

  • Consultant at OB/GYN Unit of the John Paul the 2nd City Hospital in Rzeszow;
  • Private Consultant - Private Office in Rzeszow;
  • Certified Sonologist by Polish Gynecologic Society in OB/GYN Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnostics;
  • Domestic trainer in OB/GYN Ultrasound.

 

 

Dr. Anna Deszyńska MD

Kraków, POLAND

  • specialist in OB/GYN;
  • certified sonologist by Polish Ultrasound Society in the field of OB/GYN ultrasound;
  • based at "DOBREUSG" Group Pracice, Krakow;
  • starting from 2010 assisted as a trainer at courses on 3D ultrasound in OB/GYN conducted by Dr. Wiechec and Dr. Nocun (Roztoczanska School of Ultrasound);
  • gained practical teaching experience at 10 domestic and 4 international activities; 
  • underwent intensive training in fetal and pelvic ultrasound (Ultrasound Lab of OB/GYN Dpt., Jagiellonian University in Krakow), and at numerous courses;
  • completed her residency at the University Hospital in Krakow.