Prof. Maciej Banach was an Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (2010–2012). He is a President of Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital – Research Institute (February 2014-), full Professor of Cardiology at the Medical University of Lodz, Head of Foreign Affairs Office (2012–2014), Head of Department of Hypertension (2008-) at the Medical University of Lodz and Professor in the Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Family Medicine, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, at the WAM University Hospital in Lodz, Poland (2009-). He is member of the Executive Committee of European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) working as an Advisor in Matters related to European Union Relations/Contacts. He is a Founder and Head of the Polish Lipid Association (PoLA) (2011-) – the official partner of National Lipid Association (NLA, US) and Lodz Chapter of Polish Society of Hypertension (2009-). He is the founder of the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group (2012) – a group of worldwide experts aimed to investigate the most important issues in the field of lipid disorders and hypertension. He is a Visiting Professor of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes in Timisoara, Romania (2014-).
Cardilogy, rehypertension, new biomarkers, optimal level of BP – J-curve phenomenon, pharmacotherapy/combined therapy, prevention, complications), lipid disorders (risk stratification, new biomarkers, diagnosis, rare diseases), dyslipidemia therapy (statins, new drugs combined treatment) and new drugs in CVD therapy.