Our team

Medical team

Doctor of Medical Sciences Krzysztof Grettka

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology ESHRE;
Member of the Polish Gynecological Society;
Member of the Polish Andrological Association;
Author and co-author of about 50 scientific papers.

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Training and certifications:

IVF/ICSI lab Haga Holland, Dr Jansen:
Kings College Hospital Harris Birthday Research Centre Londyn UK Prof Nicolaides,
IVF Unit Kings College Hospital,
Vanderbilt University Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Dept/Nashville TN US Prof Bruner,
Institute of Endocrinology and Human Reproduction IVF Unit Bregenz Austria Prof. Zech,
IVF Centre Utrecht Netherlands Prof B.Fauser
IVF Unit/ GYN/OB dept, Istanbul doc Cem Demirel,
IVF Unit – University in Ulm – Germany Vladamir Isachenko
Certificate of the Human Fertility Research Centre

Doctor of Medical Sciences Jacek Magnucki

A doctor with over 25 years of professional experience.
Specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics. He specialises in endoscopic surgeries (laparoscopy, hysteroscopy), obstetric and gynaecological ultrasonography, computed cardiotocography and focuses on patients with recurrent and recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm deliveries and unexplained infertility, pathological pregnancy and all patients with coexisting immune disorders.

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Graduate of the Medical University of Silesia. Since 1991 until now he has been closely associated with the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Central University Clinical Hospital of Silesian Medical University in Katowice Ligota named after Prof. Kornel Gibinski.
Author of doctoral dissertation: “Homocysteine serum concentration and uterine artery colour Doppler examination in cases of recurrent miscarriages with unexplained aetiology”, defended in 2006 with honours.

He started his professional career at the Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Siemianowice Śląskie. He gained his experience in gynaecology and pregnancy pathology while working at the 3rd Perinatal Care Centre in Katowice.
He participated in the creation of the first Polish birthing bed together with Famed – Żywiec. He has attended many national and international conferences throughout his career.
He is a specialist in laser aesthetic gynaecology and a specialist in revitalization techniques for the intimate area; RF; HIFU

Doctor of Medical Sciences Anna Cygal

I graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.
In 2011, I defended my doctoral thesis entitled “Serum anti-Müllerian levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian failure”.
In 2013, I obtained the title of a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
In 2018, I obtained the title of Clinical Andrologist of the Polish Society of Andrology.
In 2020, I completed a specialisation training in endocrinology.

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Professional experience and clinical practice:

I gained knowledge and skills in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology as well as gynaecological endocrinology at the Clinic of Gynaecological Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Katowice, where I still work.

Working at the clinic allowed me to gain valuable experience in the care of both pregnant women and women requiring treatment for gynaecological conditions and infertility.

While working at the Endocrinology Clinic, I became interested in the problem of couple infertility and gained experience in the diagnosis and treatment of marital infertility.

Interests and hobbies:
Non-medical interests: travelling, diving, quality literature, cynology.

Grzegorz Franik, MD-PhD, Associate professor of the Medical University of Silesia

Grzegorz Franik, MD-PhD, Associate professor of the Medical University of Silesia

Professor at the Medical University of Silesia, deputy head of the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology at the University Clinical Center of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.

Physician since 1996, doctorate in 2010, habilitation in 2020, obtaining the title of Professor of the Medical University of Silesia in 2022.

Completed specialization course in: Endocrinology
Other completed training courses:

Training Course in Laparoscopy, Medical University of Lodz
Training Course in Hysteroscopy at the Jagiellonian University Medical College

Treated conditions: gynecological and menstrual disorders, endometritis

lek. Przemysław Klar

Jestem lekarzem specjalistą w zakresie położnictwa i ginekologii.
Zajmuję się kompleksową opieką nad pacjentkami z problemami z całego zakresu położnictwa i ginekologii.

Szczególne jednak miejsce w zakresie moich zainteresowań zajmuje ginekologia operacyjna, prowadzenie ciąży oraz problem niepłodności – zajmuję się pełną diagnostyką i leczeniem par z tym problemem. Zakres moich działań obejmuje wszystkie dostępne metody diagnostyki i leczenia – również procedury z zakresu zapłodnienia IN VITRO (w Klinice Fertilita w Katowicach).

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Na co dzień pracuję w oddziale Ginekologii i Położnictwa w Szpitalu w Knurowie gdzie również pełnię dyżury w oddziale oraz na bloku porodowym.
Wykonuję liczne zabiegi operacyjne w zakresie ginekologii, w tym znaczna część zabiegów techniką laparoskopową (małoinwazyjną).

W swojej codziennej pracy poza profesjonalizmem i starannością w postępowaniu zgodnie z najnowszą wiedzą medyczną szczególną uwagę zwracam na jak najlepszy kontakt z pacjentką, swobodną atmosferę wizyty oraz pełne wyjaśnienie problemu i zrozumienie go przez pacjentkę.

Regularnie uczestniczę w licznych kursach i konferencjach ciągle rozszerzając i aktualizując swoją wiedzę i umiejętności, tak aby swoim pacjentkom oferować diagnostykę i leczenie na jak najwyższym poziomie.

OSC IVF Project team

prof. Franco Silvestris

Head of the Project

He completed his Master’s degree in 1974 at the University of Bari, Italy, where he also obtained specializations in Clinical Haematology and Medical Oncology in 1977 and 1980, respectively.
In 1982, he completed a 6-year study in the US at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and then at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he received a research award from the “Lupus Foundation of America”.

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Upon his return to Italy, he was appointed Full Professor of internal medicine and oncology at the University of Bari in 1999, where he lectured while mentoring and supervising medical students and conducted research in his academic field.
At the same School of Medicine, Prof. Silvestris was elected Chairman of the Postgraduate Specialty School of Medical Oncology and served in that capacity for 3 consecutive terms (9 years) until his retirement in November 2019. During the last 3 years of his tenure, he also served as Head of the Doctoral Programme of the University of Bari in Biomolecular Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.

As the Head of the Clinical Department of Medicine and Oncology at the University Hospital, Polyclinic of Bari, Professor Silvestris focused on the treatment of complex conditions such as autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiencies and certain hematopoietic malignancies such as multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, chronic leukaemia and lymphoma. He has also developed basic and clinical research programs in solid tumours, particularly such as colorectal, breast, lung, kidney, prostate and ovarian cancers. In this area, his main research interests were devoted to basic and clinical research in immunology, cancer immunology, molecular mechanisms of metastasis in cancer, cancer immunotherapy, and molecular medicine. In 2015, he developed the “Center for Oncogenomic Research” (CROG) at the same University, which focuses on molecular diagnosis of cancer and precision medicine for cancer treatment.


This research team implemented an oncogenomic approach to cancer treatment, the “Liquid Biopsy Program,” for use in clinical oncology in breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers, as well as for early detection of relative cancer risk, particularly in cases of exposure to carcinogenic environmental conditions. The research results of the team led by Professor Silvestris have been presented at numerous Italian and international congresses and meetings and published by both national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. His scientific output includes more than 350 scientific articles, and in 2019 he published the textbook “ONCOGENOMICS: from basic research to precision medicine” (Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-811785-9).

prof. Simone Palini

He graduated in biology in 1998 from the University of Urbino, Italy and specialized in molecular genetics at the University of Bologna in 2001. During his postgraduate studies, he participated in many basic research activities at the University of Bologna, particularly in the field of embryogenesis, and gained extensive experience in gamete biology.

His dedication to these issues contributed to his ESHRE certification as a “Senior Clinical Embryologist”, which opened the possibility for him to undertake clinical research and molecular and cell biology studies in institutional centres such as the “Infermi Hospital” in Rimini, where Dr Palini heads the section related to IVF (in vitro fertilization) used both in cases of primary infertility, as well as associated with cancer in women.

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His main interests are in the biological and genetic aspects of human reproduction in cancer-related infertility, with a focus on gene expression profile in gametes, genomic evaluation and gene signature of primary female infertility, gamete and embryo vitrification.


Dr Palini has participated as a speaker in numerous international conferences and graduate courses. In 2013, he was awarded the “Roberts Edward Prize” for his research on gene DNA properties in human blastocyte fluid, and in 2018 he was awarded the GFI Prize for additional research on miRNAs in blastocyte fluid. His research findings have been published in several national and international scientific journals, where he has authored more than 50 articles.

Senior Clinical Embryologist of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Roberts Edward Prize

Erica Silvestris, MD

Consultant Clinical Gynaecologist – graduated from higher education in the field of molecular and cellular biology in 2007 with honours at the University of Bari, and in 2012, also with honours, she graduated from medical studies.
In 2016, she obtained the title of specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics by submitting a thesis on ovarian stem cells in both fertile and menopausal women.

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Dr Silvestris spent 2 years studying at the University of Lyon, France, improving her qualifications in the field of fertility preservation. She particularly focused on assessing the role of specific molecular pathways involving homocysteine in oocyte maturation. After returning to Bari, she became a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology of the University of Bari, joining a research group investigating the role of ovarian stem cells in adult women. Since 2019, he has been an assistant professor at the National Cancer Institute in Bari, where she runs daily practice for patients undergoing anti-cancer treatment and those at risk of infertility. The pathogenesis of infertility in women is her main scientific interests. She plans to develop an innovative strategy for overcoming the inability to conceive through the use of oocytes derived from ovarian stem cells.

This therapeutic option for young infertile women is the subject of intensive research only in a few laboratories and infertility treatment centres in the world, and the involvement of doctor Silvestris in this subject is confirmed by her recent research published in international scientific journals.

Silvia De Stefani, MD

In 2007, she received a degree with honours in Biotechnology and Medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, for her dissertation on in vitro oocyte maturation.
In 2012, she completed master’s degree in reproductive medicine at the University of Padua in Italy, and in 2015 she completed master’s degree in reproductive sciences and assisted reproductive technology.

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In the same year, Dr De Stefani completed an international course at ESHRE in Barcelona, where, having passed the exams, she obtained a certificate in Clinical Embryology. She then joined the Department of Reproductive Physiopathology at Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica (RN) and since 2017 she has been in charge of the IVF laboratory in Rimini. She specialises in diagnostic procedures and assisted reproductive techniques.

Dr De Stefani has also participated in several human infertility clinical trials using improved procedures and methods for female insemination.

MSc. Katarzyna Idzik

Holds a master degree in biotechnology and a certificate in laboratory diagnosis. For years, she has been interested in genetics, expanding her knowledge in this field by participating in a scientific project at the University of Aarhus (Denmark), and then working at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Sosnowiec.

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Professionally, she is also interested in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. She dealt with this subject at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas “Alberto Sols” in Madrid and in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the Institute of Oncology. Since 2010, he has been expanding her knowledge and skills in the field of diagnosis and treatment of infertility. She holds the title of Clinical Embryologist of ESHRE (Clinical Embryologist of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and Clinical Embryologist of the Polish Society of Reproductive Medicine.

MSc. Ksena Świętek

Student of Medical Biotechnology. Actively developing her knowledge of in vitro procedures. She is particularly interested in the role of AMH in the diagnosis of infertility among young women.

Administrative staff

MSc. Katarzyna Piątek

Head of the Reception Department

A graduate of the Faculty of Organization and Management Silesian University of Technology,
specialization: Economics, Finance and Marketing in an Enterprise.

Completed postgraduate studies at the University of Economics in Katowice.

She worked in foreign commercial departments of the chemical industry and cooperated with manufacturers of medical equipment.

Management Board

Adam Matusiewicz - Administrative Director

Former Deputy Governor of Silesia and Marshall of Silesia, who supported us with his vast experience at the stage of creating EU projects.

Joanna Króliczek – Vice President of the Management Board

A manager with 20 years of management experience gained in international corporations in the beauty and health care sectors. President of the Management Board and founder of Globiana Medical Center in Katowice, the first fully self-sufficient, multi-functional medical unit in Poland.

She studied at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia, graduated from Management at the University of Economics in Katowice, and is currently a student of MBA studies in Health Care at the Lazarski University in Warsaw.

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An experienced manager in the Health Care sector, who in her daily work combines high quality medical services with their comprehensive, modern and patient-friendly form. Passionate about coordinated medical care for patients, based on Value Based Healthcare standards.

Member of the Expert Council at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice and Ambassador of the Success Pisany Szminką Foundation, an organization supporting women’s entrepreneurship.

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