Prof. Wojciech Polkowski, MD, PhD, DSc
Surgical oncologist, SAB Member
Surgical oncologist, graduated from the Medical University of Lublin. He completed post-graduate studies at the European School of Gastroenterological Surgery of the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained a doctorate degree. He has served for 15 years as the head of the Clinic of Surgical Oncology at the Medical University in Lublin. During this time, several novel clinical approaches had been implemented, including intraoperative radiotherapy, soft tissue (breast) reconstruction employing the transplantation of the patient fat tissue enriched with stem cells, and intraperitoneal chemotherapy in hyperthermia (HIPEC).
From 2008 to 2014 he served as the President-Elect, President, and Outgoing President of the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology. In 2012, he became a member of the Board of the European Society of Oncological Surgery (ESSO), currently chairs its Website and Editorial Committee. He is a member of the exclusive European Surgical Association.
Prof. Polkowski is an official voivodeship consultant in the field of surgical oncology. The main areas of his scientific interests include pathogenesis, molecular biology, and combined treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, in the particular multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer metastases to the liver, intraoperative radiotherapy in patients with breast and gastrointestinal cancer, total cytoreductive surgery, and HIPEC in the treatment of peritoneal surface cancers. He is the author of nearly 200 published articles and chapters in books and monographs.
He is a recipient of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland award, the Honorary Medal of the President of the Lublin City in the field of medical care, and the Silver Cross of Merit awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland.