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Prof. dr hab. med. Maciej Wójcicki

Prof. dr hab. med. Maciej Wójcicki

Professor Maciej Wójcicki graduated from the Pomeranian Medical School in 1992 and started working in the Dept. of General and Transplantation Surgery in Szczecin, Poland. He defended his MD thesis in 1995 (title: Effect of experimental and extrahepatic cholestasis on absorption, distribution and elimination of digoxin) and his DSc thesis in 2008 (title: Critical analysis of biliary complications following whole-organ or split liver transplantation). He received his professorship in medicine in 2011.

Professor Wójcicki passed his specialty exam in general surgery (with honors) in 1999. Between March 1999-April 2001, he underwent two-years specialty surgical training in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation in the Department. of Surgery, Division of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. After his return to Poland, he was in charge of hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation in Marie Curie Hospital in Szczecin. He summarized the development of a new liver transplant program in this hospital describing the early results of the first transplant series performed by his team (Wojcicki M et al, Ann Transpl 2003). These were followed by his clinical and research activity, mainly focused on pancreatoduodenectomy and pancreaticojejunostomy during Whipple procedure, surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis, iatrogenic biliary injuries and piggy-back liver transplantation (around 360 liver transplants between 2002-2012) in the center he was in charge till 2012.

Professor Wójcicki has twice received (2003 and 2011) the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Short Stay and Study grant. Thanks to these, he underwent additional specialty trainings in both cadaveric and living-donor liver transplantation in expert centers, such as Liver and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, U.K. (2003), Dept. of General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, University Medical School in Ghent, Belgium (2011). and Liver Transplant Institute, Inonu University in Malatya, Turkey (2012).

In 2013-2014, he worked as a surgeon at the Dept. of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery, Warsaw Medical University, and the Dept. of Transplantation, Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. In 2015-2016 he was the head of the Dept. of Surgery, Ministry of Interior and Administration Hospital in Szczecin, Poland. Since Sept. 2016 he has been working at the Liver and Internal Medicine Unit, Dept. of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland. ww.hepatologia.org