Prof. Maciej Banach

Prof. Maciej Banach was an Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (2010-2012), and a President of the 2nd largest hospital in Poland. – the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute (PMMHRI) (2014-2021). He is a Head of Cardiovascular Research Centre at University of Zielona Gora, Head of Department of Preventive Cardiology and Lipidology at the Medical University of Lodz (MUL), and Professor Consultant at the Department of Cardiology and Congenital Diseases of Adults at the PMMHRI in Lodz, Poland. Since October 2022 he has also joined the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease as an Adjunct Professor (the Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked as the 6th in the World’s Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek).

He is a Secretary of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) (2021-2024) and member of the Scientific and Health Policy Advisory Group of the FH Europe. He is a Founder and Head of the Polish Lipid Association (PoLA) (2011-), Founder of the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group (2012-; – a group of over 150 worldwide experts aimed to investigate the most important issues in the field of lipid disorders, hypertension, nutrition and cardiovascular risk, as well as the International Lipid Expert Panel (ILEP; (2015-), which has been founded to prepare recommendations in the area of preventive cardiology in the most debatable issues that have not been covered in the existing guidelines. He is also a member of the REPROGRAM Consortium – a group of experts challenging with Covid-19 pandemic, CArdiometabolic Panel of International Experts on Syndemic COVID-19 (CAPISCO), ORCHESTRA Project – EU project dedicated to long-Covid research, and member of 2 largest worldwide databases – the Global Burden of Disease (GDB) (University of Washington, Seattle, US) and Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC, Imperial College of London, UK). He is also Founder and President of the foundation – Think-Tank “Innovation for Health”, which gathers six main health research institutes and over 40 medical business representatives in Poland with main aim to make innovations in the medical area in Poland. He is a Visiting Professor of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes in Timisoara, Romania, and University of California at Irvine (UCI).
Prof. Banach has published over 1500 original articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters in the field of hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiology, and risk stratification. His combined IF (for only full-text manuscripts) is over 20,000 pts, number of citations (Sept. 2023): 69,306 (acc. Web of Science Core Collection/Publons), 82,317 (acc. SCOPUS), 95,632 (acc. ResearchGate), and 121,491 (acc. Google Scholar), Hirsch’s Index = 90 (WoS/Publons), 93 (SCOPUS), 109 (ResearchGate) and 116 (i10-index: 743) (Google Scholar) – being within 1% the highest cited scientists in the world (in the research area of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology) according to Essential Science Indicators by Clarivate (with 57 TOP Papers). Prof. Banach is also within top 5 worldwide experts according to ExpertScape in the field statins (3), dyslipidemias (5), cholesterol (3), lipoproteins (5), lipoproteins LDL (5), and HDL cholesterol (4). He is also a 1% Top Reviewer in the areas of Clinical Medicine and Cross-Field (in 2018 and 2019) by Publons/Clarivate and Publons Academy Mentor.
He is a laureate of several prizes and award, including: Doctor Honoris Causa of the University in Zagreb, Croatia (2022), Doctor Honoris Causa of the Medical University in Kosice, Slovak Republic (2020), on Top-100 List of the most influential scientists in medicine in Poland for year 2022 (position 7), 2021 (position 3), 2020 (position 8), 2019 (10), and 2018 (9), Doctor Honoris Causa of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, “Gold Scalpel” Distinction in 2019 for the Innovation (Smart Hospital); Honorary Member of the Romanian Society of Cardiology (2019), Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Cardiology in Kiev (2018), and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes in Timisoara (2017); Gold Honorary Medal for scientific achievements of the Medical Faculty of Medical University in Kosice, Slovak Republic (2018), The Manager of the Year 2016 – Public Entities (2017), “Innovator of the Year – Science Category” by Wprost journal (2017); “Gold Scalpel” Distinction in 2016 for the Innovation; The Personality of the Year 2013 in Poland for the development of science in the field of healthcare – founded by the Heath Manager journal (Termedia Publishing House), Super-Talent in Medicine 2012 Award – the winner of the competition for young scientists in medicine (up to 40) founded by Puls Medycyny journal.