Our team

Dr. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Gynecology and Oncology Department at Jagiellonian University Medical School Krakow Poland. Her work is cantered around developing and integrating innovative approaches to advance women health. Her interest lies in the field of female urinary incontinence and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Broadly, Dr. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz methodological research focuses on new surgical approaches for female urinary incontinence including regenerative medicine.  She had been leading the interdisciplinary group to develop the robotic system for stem cells injection with the cooperation of Department of Robotics and Mechatronics AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

Dr. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz authored the book Regenerative medicine for the treatment of urinary incontinence published by the Jagiellonian University Press in 2016.

Dr. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz is certified by the Polish Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and urogynecology.

Dr. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz’s research interests include optimizing learning practices. She helped develop multiple teaching materials, including computer-assisted instruction tools for teaching urogynecology to medical students and fellows called virtual patients.

She has published extensively in the medical literature on pelvic floor and urinary dysfunction in women, is the author and co-author of forty-nine original articles in refereed journals and chapters in books.

She is running a private general gynaecological and urogynaecological practice and running urodynamic diagnostic services at the Femina-Med Centre in Krakow.

She is a member of the International Urogynaecological Association and International Continence Society.

Training, workshops, and conferences

  • 2015, 2017

    • Breast Ultrasound Training Course, Polish Ultrasound Society, Krakow, Poland
    • International Urogynaecology Association workshop: Controversies in the Approach to Uterine Prolapse, Nice, France
  • 2011, 2013, 2015
    • Workshop on Synthetic Materials in Surgical Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Novy Jicin, Czech Republic
  • 2011
    • Workshop on Synthetic Materials in Surgical Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Novy Jicin, Czech Republic
    • Advancement Training Course in Ultrasound – Congenital Disorders, Prenatal Screening Tests, Doppler in Obstetrics, Foetal Heart Study, Roztocze School of Ultrasonography, Poland
  • 2005
    • Training Course in Laparoscopic Techniques organised by the Gynaecology Clinic at the University of Giessen, Germany
  • 2005
    • The Fetal Medicine Foundation – Certificate of Competence in Ultrasound Examination at 11-13th Weeks, Poznan, Poland
    • Nationwide Symposium of the Urogynaecology Department of the Polish Gynaecological Society: New Trends in Urogynaecology, Lublin, Poland
  • 2004, 2005
    • 1st and 2nd Training Conference of Medycyna Praktyczna – Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Krakow, Poland
    • Clinical Workshop: Synthetic Materials in Surgical Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Bytom-Wisła, Poland
  • 2004
    • Clinical Workshop: The Use of 3D Ultrasound in Gynaecology and Perinatology, Bytom-Wisła, Poland
  • 2004
    • Certificate of Completion of the Training Course in Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy organised by the Gynaecology Clinic of the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2004, 2005
    • Advanced Training Course in Colposcopy, Polish Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology
  • 2004
    • Certificate of Completion of Urodynamic Testing Workshop, Provincial Hospital in Łomża, Poland
  • 2003, 2004
    • Certificate of the Polish Ultrasound Society, Ultrasound Testing in Obstetrics and Gynecology (basic and advancement training course), Roztocze School of Ultrasonography, Poland
  • 2002
    • Training Course in IVS Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence, Clinic of Operative Gynaecology, Lublin, Poland


Selected publications

  1. 1. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Majka M., Basta A., Stec M., Pabian W., Piwowar M., Chancellor MB.
    Adult stem cells therapy for urine incontinence in women.
    Ginekol. Pol. 2010 : T. 81, No. 5, pp. 378-381
  2. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Stec M., Nikolavsky D., Chancellor MB.
    Cellular therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
    Curr. Stem. Cell. Res. Ther. 2010 : Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 57-62,
  3. Nikolavsky D., Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Stec M., Chancellor MB.
    Stem cell therapy : a future treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
    Semin. Reprod. Med. (Online) 2011 : Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 61-70
  4. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Jarocha D., Piwowar M., Jach R., Uhl T., Basta A., Majka M.
    Autologous muscle-derived cells for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a 2-year follow-up of a Polish investigation.
    Neurourol. Urodyn. 2014 : Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 324-330
  5. Jarocha D., Stangel-Wojcikiewicz K., Basta A., Majka M.
    Efficient myoblast expansion for regenerative medicine use.
    Int. J. Mol. Med. 2014 : Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 83-91
  6. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Piwowar M., Migdał M., Skotniczny K.
    Virtual patient case: study of a urinary incontinence therapy procedure in a woman.
    Bio-Algorithms Med-Syst. 2014 : Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 151-157
  7. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K.
    Medycyna regeneracyjna w leczeniu nietrzymania moczu [Regenerative medicine for urinary incontinence].
    Krakow : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, cop. 2014, p. 84
  8. Stangel-Wójcikiewicz K., Petko M., Basta A., Karpiel G.
    Opracowanie robota do wspomagania nowej metody leczenia wysiłkowego nietrzymania moczu u kobiet z wykorzystaniem komórek macierzystych [Development of a robot to support a new method of stem-cell therapy of stress urinary incontinence in women].
    [in:] Projektowanie mechatroniczne: zagadnienia wybrane [Mechatronic design: selected issues], ed. Tadeusz Uhla. Krakow: Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, AGH University of Science and Technology; Radom: Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute, 2014, pp. 57-64


Danuta Wójcik

– Midwife

She is a long-term employee of the Clinic of Obstetrics and Perinatology at the University Hospital in Krakow.