Prof. Marek Krawczyk is professor and chairman, department of general, transplant, and liver surgery, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. Professor Krawczyk was born in Poland and received all of his education at the University of Warsaw, earning his medical degree in 1969 from the Medical University of Warsaw. Following medical school, he completed an internship and surgical residency in 1977, also at the Medical University of Warsaw. During his residency, he earned a PhD in medical sciences in 1975 and was afforded additional training opportunities at other European institutions, beginning in 1977 through 1987, to study pancreatic and laparoscopic surgery and liver transplantation. In 1987, he earned a doctor of medical science degree from the Medical University of Warsaw, and he was appointed full professor in their department of surgery. Since 1988, he has been their chief of surgery. Additionally, he has been the president of the Medical University of Warsaw since 2008.
Professor Krawczyk has contributed extensively to peer-reviewed journals, totaling 472 publications. Of those, 162 have been in English in both European and U.S. journals, and he has published in 33 more journals, including the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Transplantation Proceedings, Annals of Transplantation, and the Annals of Surgery, with his primary focus in the area of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.
Professor Krawczyk is a member of numerous medical societies in Europe, as well as the Transplantation Society. He also has been intimately involved in resident training in general surgery and transplant surgery, mentored 17 PhD students, and served as an advisor or reviewer for an additional 47 PhD students. He is well respected by both young academic surgical trainees and experienced surgical colleagues. He has received many honors and awards, which include 11 awards from the Minister of Health for clinical/scientific achievements, as well as 20 other awards and honorary distinctions from various organizations. He was named the 2011 “Personality of the Year in Medicine.”
Finally, Professor Krawczyk was the first Polish surgeon to obtain the European Honorary Certificate as an expert in liver, pancreas, and hepatobiliary surgery, and he personally established the first, and very successful, liver transplant program in Poland.