A graduate of the Poznan Academy of Medical Sciences, under the patronage of Karol Marcinkowski. where she had also passed her doctoral dissertation. A specialist in internal medicine. Her special interests include gastrointestinal diseases, liver and pancreas, inflammatory bowel diseases, nutritional therapy among malnourished and obese patients, as well as diseases of the stomach and duodenum. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Gastroenterology, Human Nutrition and Internal Medicine, a lecturer in the English-speaking University of Medical Sciences . Dorota Mańkowska – Wierzbicka is a member of the Polish Society of Gastroenterology, the Polish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PTŻPD), the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and the European Colitis and Crohn Organisation (ECCO).