Professor Maria Bieniaszewska graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical University of Gdańsk in 1988. In 1989, she started her doctoral studies at the Department of Physiology and worked at the 3rd Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical University of Gdańsk. Professor Maria Bieniaszewska was initially a teaching assistant at the Department of Haematology of the Medical University of Gdańsk, established in 1992 and later renamed the Department of Haematology and Transplantology in 2007. She is currently the associate professor. She was appointed the Deputy Head of the Department in 2009. She obtained the first-degree specialization in 1992, and second-degree specializations in the field of internal medicine in 1995, in haematology in 1999, and in clinical transplantation in 2011. She was awarded a PhD degree in medical sciences in 1998, and a post-doctoral degree in 2014. She completed medical fellowship programs at the Department of Haematology of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, the Department of Haematology at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and the Ospedale Civile Maggiore in Verona, Italy. Professor Maria Bieniaszewska is a member of the European Society of Haematology (EHA), the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), the Polish Society of Haematologists and Transfusionists (PTHiT), the Polish Adult Leukemia Group, the Polish Myeloma Group, and the Polish Union for Transplantation Medicine. In the years 2003-2011, Professor Maria Bieniaszewska was the Secretary and then the General Secretary of the Polish Society of Haematologists and Transfusionists PTHiT. Since 2009, she has been the Head of the Gdańsk Division of PTHiT, and an Executive Board Member of PTHiT. Her scientific and clinical work is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, rare monoclonal gammopathies, as well as transplantation and therapy of chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GvHD) with a particular focus on the therapeutic use of regulatory T cells.
Professor Maria Bieniaszewska wrote a publication on the first-ever use of regulatory T cells in the treatment of GvHD in human. She has authored and co-authored 68 publications in the field of haematology, clinical transplantation and transplantation immunology, as well as a number of chapters in textbooks of haematology. In 2005, she received an award of the Minister of Health and the Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk.