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Piotr Socha is a Head of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Disorders Ward in The Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw.
His research and clinical work were devided into two streams- nutrition and liver. He described nutritional problems in cholestatic liver disease-eg. he developed the concept of TPGS (water soluble vitamin) therapy, indicated the risks and causes of LCPUFA deficiency. His research concentrated also on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with critical approach to therapy. His clinical experience with rare diseases brought to scientific contribution in research on Wilson disease and newly described PGM-1 as a defect of glycosylation. Most of the recent research work was devoted to obesity prevention and therapy and feeding disorders became one of the major clinical interests.
Piotr Socha was the chair of the Hepatology Committee of ESPGHAN (2010-2013). He was awarded with John Harries Prize by ESPGHAN in 1995. Piotr Socha contributs/contributed to 7 EU projects (CHOP, EUROWILSON, EARNEST, PERFECT, NUTRIMENTHE, TOYBOX, EARLY NUTRITION). He is the president of the Polish Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He published over 250 peer reviewed papers and contributed to 26 books. He is the Associated Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
The major research interests at present are childhood obesity and its complications (mainly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), feeding disorders, immune deficiencies causing severe inflammatory bowel disease, Wilson’s disease, congenital defects of glycosylation and gene modifiers in those frequent and rare diseases.