Sebastian Szmit, MD, PhD
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education
Sebastian Szmit is the research coordinator of the cardio-oncology section of the Polish Lymphoma Research Group and president of the onco-cardiology team within the Polish National Oncology Network.
Dr Szmit graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Poland and then worked as an internal medicine doctor in the Military Institute of Medicine from 2003 to 2012, and in the Central Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw from 2007 to 2012. From 2012, he has been the cardio-oncology consultant and chief of the laboratory of cardio-pulmonary exercise testing in the department of pulmonary circulation, thromboembolic diseases and cardiology, based in the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education at the European Health Centre, Otwock, Poland. He is the author and lecturer of the specialised course ‘Oncology in Cardiology’ at the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education.
Dr Szmit was appointed executive editor of the Task Force of National Consultants in Cardiology and Clinical Oncology to develop the first two Polish documents: Recommendations of National Team of Cardiologic and Oncologic Supervision on cardiologic safety of patients with breast cancer (in 2010) and lung cancer (in 2012).
Dr Szmit is a member of the Polish Cardiac Society (PTK) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He was an invited reviewer for the 2016 ESC Position Paper on cancer treatments and cardiovascular toxicity, developed under the auspices of the ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines. His additional affiliations include the ESC Council of Cardio-Oncology, executive committee of the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS), and scientific steering committee and educational planning committee of the European Cardio-Oncology Symposium (ECOS).