Maria Koltowska-Haggstrom, MD, PhD
Maria Kołtowska-Häggström, the Medical Director at Proper Medical Writing is a Paediatrician and an independent consultant affiliated with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. She is a specialist in the effective communication of medical information, in particular, clinical research publications. With more than 20 years’ experience in senior positions within global pharmaceutical companies – both on the medical and marketing sides of the business, she has presented at various meetings relating to late phase drug development, data management and drug safety evaluation. Maria has been a leading member of numerous research groups investigating growth hormone disorders in paediatric and adult patients managed in real-life clinical settings. Furthermore, she has an extensive track record in research relating to quality of life and patient-reported outcomes. Her PhD, undertaken at Uppsala University (2008) was based on the dissertation “Quality of life in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency; bridging the gap between clinical evaluation and health economic assessment”. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; European Journal of Endocrinology; Clinical Endocrinology; Growth Hormone and IGF Research; Hormone Research in Paediatrics; Diabetes Care; Value in Health; Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and the Polish Journal of Endocrinology and Management Issues (Warsaw University), Cost effectiveness and Resource Allocation. Maria is a member of the European Society of Endocrinology as well as the European Medical Writers Association, and is currently a reviewer for the European Journal of Endocrinology; Clinical Endocrinology; European Endocrinology; Value in Health; European Journal of Health Economics; Archives of Medical Science and BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is an Associate Editor for BMC Endocrine Disorders.