Professor Wiecek is head of the Department of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, at the Medical University of Silesia, Poland, where he was appointed in 2000.
Professor Wiecek received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of Silesia, Poland. He continued his medical career with a scientific scholarship in the Department of Nephrology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, under the leadership of the world famous Professor Eberhard Ritz. He also holds honorary doctorate from the Semmelweis University, Budapest.
Professor Wiecek’s main research interests include the clinical aspects of anaemia management in patients with chronic kidney disease. He teaches and conducts research in the East-Central European region and also across the whole of Europe, and is the Principal Investigator and National Coordinator of numerous clinical trials.
Professor Wiecek is a member of the KDIGO Guidelines Implementation Task Force and Chairman of its Central and Eastern Europe division. He is Honorary Member of the Romanian Society of Nephrology and Council Member of the European Renal Association. Furthermore, he is a member of the European Renal Best Practice, the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) Working Group and Scientific Advisory Board, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a former President of the Polish Society of Nephrology and of the Polish Society of Hypertension. He has previously served as Vice-Rector of the Silesian Medical University, was a member and president of the board of the Polish Society of Nephrology, president of the Polish Society of Hypertension, and is a member of the board of the Polish Transplantation Society.
Professor Wiecek has authored or co-authored over 550 publications and over 100 book chapters. He has also co-edited 20 books in the field of kidney diseases and hypertension, and has been an Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Clinical Nephrology, and Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation.