Dr. Piotr Gajewski

Division of General Internal Medicine

Piotr Gajewski


Assistant Professor (PT), Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine






Educational Background

1999 – PhD, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
1993 – Diplomate in Internal Medicine
1987 – MD summa cum laude, Medical Academy, Krakow, Poland

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Physicians (Fellow since 2008)
  • Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine (Co-founder, President 2003–present)
  • Polish Society of Internal Medicine (Vice President 2016–2020, Chair of the Committee for Postgraduate and Continuous Education 2004–present)
  • Polish Association for Spiritual Care in Medicine (Co-founder, member of the Executive Board)

Current Main Professional Activities

  • Co-editor in Chief, McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine
  • Chair/Co-chair:
    • McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (www.mircim.eu)
    • Medical Education Forum (www.medforum.eu)
    • Medical Review Auschwitz: Medicine Behind the Barbed Wire (www.mp.pl/auschwitz/conference)

Selected Publications

  1. Nowobilski R, Plaszewski M, Wloch T, Mika P, Gajewski P, Brożek JL. Physiotherapy in asthma – seeking consensus. J Asthma. 2013 Aug;50(6):681-6

  2. Nowobilski R, Plaszewski M, Wloch T, Gajewski P, Szczeklik A. Physiotherapy interventions in the BTS guidelines on the management of asthma (2011): a need for change? Thorax. 2012 Aug;67(8):749-50

  3. Jaeschke R, Gajewski P, Bates SM, Douketis J, Solnica B, Crowther M, Leśniak W, et al. 2009 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for diagnosing a first episode of lower extremities deep vein thrombosis in ambulatory outpatients. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2009; 119(9): 541-549

  4. Gajewski P, Jaeschke R, Brożek J, Schünemann H. Can clinical practice guidelines lead astray? Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2007; 117(4):132-135

  5. Jaeschke R, Gajewski P, Brożek J. Cardiovascular thrombotic events in controlled, clinical trials of rofecoxib. Circulation. 2002 Jul 30;106(5):e18

  6. Musial J, Undas A, Gajewski P, Jankowski M, Sydor W, Szczeklik A. Anti-inflammatory effects of simvastatin in subjects with hypercholesterolemia. Int J Cardiol. 2001; 77(2-3):247-253

  7. Szczeklik A, Undas A, Musial J, Gajewski P, Swadzba J, Jankowski M. Antithrombotic actions of statins. Med Sci Monit. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):1381-1385

  8. Szczeklik A, Musial J, Undas A, Gajewski P, Gora P, Swadzba J, Jankowski M. Inhibition of thrombin generation by simvastatin and lack of additive effects of aspirin in patients with marked hypercholesterolemia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999; 33(5):1286-1293

  9. Szczeklik A, Nizankowska E, Splawinski J, Dworski R, Gajewski P, Splawinska B. Effects of inhibition of thromboxane A2 synthesis in aspirin-induced asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1987 Dec;80(6):839-843