MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw.
Until June 2019, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Previously, Prof. Szajewska served as a member of the Council and then as the General Secretary of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). She also served as the Secretary of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Most recently (January 2019), she joined the Board of Directors of the International Scientitic Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics.
Prof. Szajewska has broad interests in paediatric nutrition but her research focuses on the effects of early dietary interventions on later outcomes, the gut microbiota modifications such as with probiotics and/or prebiotics, and diarrhoeal diseases. She is or has been actively involved in several European Union-funded research projects. She is an enthusiastic advocate for the practice of evidence-based medicine.
She has co-authored more than 320 publications. In 2020, Prof. Szajewska has been ranked as one of the world’s top 2% most-cited researchers.