Professor Zbigniew Gaciong, M.D. Ph.D. graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw and completed his training in internal medicine. He spent three years as a fellow of American Heart Association in University of Southern California. Since 1998 he has been the chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Diseases (Medical University of Warsaw) – the biggest reference center for hypertensive patients in the country. His research interest includes pathogenesis of hypertension and mechanisms of vascular remodeling and the results were published in leading international journals (New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, PNAS, Cancer Cell, PLoS Medicine, PloS One, American Journal of Hypertension, Cardiovascular Research, Hypertension Research). His publications were cited more than 2700 times and his h-index is 19. Prof Gaciong served as Dean for Postgraduate Education and he developed and introduced courses on the methodology of clinical trials in the university curriculum. He also was a member of the International Advisory Board in JAMA and the Union of European Medical Specialists.