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Meet our team

Mrs Joanna Salomon MD, PhD

Dermatologist specialist

She is a graduate of the Medical Academy in Wroclaw. In the years 2001 – 2019 she worked at the Clinic of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, as a dermatologist, but also as an academic teacher. She conducted classes in the field of dermatology with Polish and English-speaking students and was also a teaching assistant for English-speaking students.

In 2005, she defended her doctoral dissertation on aspects of the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, one of the most common allergic dermatological diseases. In 2019 she received a postdoctoral degree.

She is particularly interested in aesthetical dermatology, dermatological allergology and acne.

She is a member of the Polish Dermatology Society and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The author of many publications in Polish and foreign literature, including in such fields as: atopic dermatitis, skin cancer, seborrheic dermatitis, psychodermatology, psoriasis and many others. Co-author of books and textbook chapters.

Author of many lectures for doctors in the course of specialisation in dermatology and other fields of medicine. Participant of many dermatological conferences in Poland and abroad. She constantly broadens her knowledge during training and specialist courses. She has certificates for all treatments performed.

Mr Kazimierz Dąbek MD, PhD

Obstetrics and Genecology Specialist

He started his professional career in 1980 at the Institute of Obstetrics and Women’s Diseases of the State Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Lublin, where he obtained his second degree of specialisation and defended his doctoral thesis as a consultant.

In 1990 he left to Africa. For the first two years he worked as Gynaecology and Obstetrics Consultant at two hospitals in Luanshya, in the north of Zambia, and then left for Botswana, where he worked as a Specialist at Princess Marina Referral Hospital in the capital of Gaboronie. Whilst there he was a Team Leader of the UNICEF-sponsored Safemotherhood program, he trained doctors and midwives in the treatment of perinatal complications.

In 1996 he returned to Poland. Whilst working at the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical Academy in Lublin, he collaborated with the Reproductive Clinic.

Caithness General Hospital in Scotland and Blackpool Victoria Hospital in England are other places where he gained experience.

From 2008 to 2012, he stayed in Spain. La Real Foundation Hospital de la Reina in Ponferrada, Castilla Leon province (founded in 1492 by the Catholic Kings to help pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela) is the place where he organised and led the Department of Surgical Gynaecology.

Due to the bad economic situation in Spain, he was forced to leave. He returned to Poland and, like in Ponferrad, organised, and ran the Surgical Gynaecology Department in Opole Lubelskie for 3 years.

Since January 2015, he has been working in UK NHS hospitals.

Mr Grzegorz Sianos MD

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Grzegorz Sianos is a consultant for hand surgery at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He is on the GMC Register of Specialists.

Dr. Sianos is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, In the years 1999-2004 he worked at the Municipal Hospital in Zabrze as a senior assistant, specialist in the field of orthopaedics and traumatology, and then specialist in the field of medical rehabilitation. In the years 1999-2004 he ran the Outpatient Hand Surgery Centre in Zabrze.

His doctoral dissertation “Clinical and densitometry evaluation of late results of treatment of the distal radius fractures in women” was successfully defended at the Medical University of Silesian in Katowice in October 2002.

He completed specialist training in hand surgery in Poland, as well as in German hospitals in Hannover in 1995 and in Bad Neustadt in Bavaria in 2003. The C.M.Kleinert Institute scholarship in the USA in 2004-2005 allowed him to obtain the European Diploma of Hand Surgery in Lausanne Switzerland in 2008.

His role in the hospital is to lead the hand surgery team. It deals with all aspects of adult hand disorders and diseases, both of traumatic and non-traumatic in origin, offering outpatient and surgical treatment.

Since 2007, he has treated most of the complicated injuries to the wrist that came to him and referred from other hospitals.

In collaboration with the NHS of the Western Islands, he has developed a unique video hand surgery clinic based on the Attend Anywhere platform, aimed at efficient use of the hospital capacity, focusing on the patient’s well-being, and reducing treatment costs. This project significantly improved the accessibility of consultation to patients in the West Islands.

His clinical interests include the treatment of osteoarthritis (arthritis) rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic sequel. Dr. Sianos has experienced in the surgical treatment of scaphoid fractures and non-union wrist degeneration, as well as surgical correction of traumatic wrist and forearm deformities. He has uses 3D computer modelling for forearm deformation surgery and offers joint replacement treatments in cases irreversible damage to the joints of the wrist, hand and fingers.

Dr. Sianos is involved in the evaluation and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression syndromes. Dr. Sianos extensive experience in Dupuytren’s disease covers both clinical and scientific aspects. In his career, he has dealt with cases of varying severity, including very complex revision operations. He has used collagenase injections, transdermal release with needles, and surgical techniques involving skin grafts. He has treated over 1000 patients with Dupuytren’s disease.

Dr. Sianos scientific activity focuses on wrist and scaphoid fractures and Dupuytren’s disease.

During his ten years of medical and legal practice, Dr. Sianos wrote over 800 expert opinions in his specialised field of traumatology and orthopaedics. They cover both personal injury cases and complex clinical negligence lawsuits.

In addition, he has experience in drawing up insurance reports and assessing health detriment.

Dr Marek Zelinski

Orthopaedic

Dr. Zelinski graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.

“In my work I deal with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system in new-borns, infants, children, adolescents and adults.”

He guides patients through all stages of recovery: from consultation, through advanced ultrasound diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system, to possible treatment or surgery.

According to the credo “first of all – do not harm”, it focuses on the precision of diagnosis.

He gained experience in this field during numerous shifts in hospitals, private clinics, consultation in orthopaedic, as well as by participating in national and foreign conventions and courses.

The spectrum of interest includes both rare orthopaedic diseases in children and adults as well as the broadly understood problems of foot and hip diseases.

Dr. Zelinski deals with the treatment of inflammatory, degenerative, and motor organ injuries as well as sports medicine.

Orthobiological treatment.

Dr. Zelinski is particularly interested and experienced in the use of Orthopaedic Regenerative Medicine – including PRP – treatment with platelet-rich plasma, growth factors, collagen, stem cells, nucleopeptides, biological combined therapies and hyaluronic acid.

He is recognised specialist coopering with the Karolinska Institute – University Hospital in Stockholm in the field of work on the use of Stem Cells and is under the supervision of the Scientific Committee – European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology – in the field of advanced ultrasound and MRI procedures of the musculoskeletal system.

Zbigniew Tkacz, MD, PhD

Gynaecology, Urogynaecology specialist

A graduate of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. In the years 1996 – 2004 he worked as the Specialist Genecology and Obstetrics Hospital in Gliwice as a senior assistant, specialist in the field Genecology and Obstetrics. In the years 1997 – 2004 he was the Head of the Department of Genecology and Obstetrics at the Esculap Clinic, Bielsko Biała. Since 2004, he has been employed at the University Hospital in Norwich, UK. He then worked at the Brighton University Hospital, UK. Since 2010, he has been a Genecology and Obstetrics Consultant and Head of the Urogynaecology Department at the University Hospital, Scotland.

He is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery (both laparoscopy and hysteroscopy), urogynaecology (treatment of prolapse and urinary incontinence) and treatment of perimenopausal disorders.

In 1997 he defended his doctoral dissertation on risk factors in urinary cancer in the aspect of continuous hormone replacement therapy.

Winner of the Pink Ribbon award, awarded and presented by the Presidential Lady Jolanta Kwaśniewska in 2000 – symbolizing the fight against breast cancer.

He is a member of the International Society of Urogynaecology, the Scottish Society for Static Disorders of the Reproductive System and the European Society of Endoscopic gynaecology. Author of many publications in Polish and foreign literature, including in such fields as: laparoscopic treatment of prolapse of the reproductive organ, ultrasound in gynaecology, treatment of stress urinary incontinence, diagnosis and treatment of perimenopausal.

Author of many innovative operations in Poland and Great Britain, Senior University  Lecturer at the Medical University of Dundee, Lecturer and Educational and Clinical Tutor for doctors in the course of specialisation in gynaecology. Participant of many conferences at home and abroad. Constantly deepening his knowledge during trainings and specialist courses.

He gained certificates for all treatments performed.

Mr Marcin Ufnal M.D., PhD

Mr Marcin Ufnal M.D., PhD

Family Doctor

Professor of medical sciences, family medicine specialist, physiologist, graduate of the Medical Academy in Warsaw (2002). He has gained many years of clinical experience as a family doctor in Poland and Great Britain. He works as a family medicine specialist, scaring for patients from the neonatal period to old age. An avid supporter of personalised and holistic medicine, in the treatment of patients, he is guided solely by evidence-based medicine.

He conducts clinical and preclinical research on civilisation diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, diabetes and the influence of compounds produced by intestinal bacteria on human health. Author of over 80 scientific papers published in prestigious international scientific journals (link). The work of the team of Prof. Ufnal has been awarded by international scientific societies, including the American Heart Association, American Physiological Society, and the international Society of Microbiota.

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