AWARDS

MENTORS

" I have been extremely lucky to have extraordinary mentors in my  professional life.  The best of the best- surgeons, physicians and scientists, pioneers in the field of transplantation and hernia repair. They continuously inspire me to work hard, keep improving, keep looking for answers and share my experience with others. They have  all helped me by opening doors to the next step of my career and personal life. They have been guiding me throughout my life. I am very thankful to my mentors for all that they have done for me. Now, I give back by mentoring new, young physicians and researchers in their professional lives. "

 

MEDICAL

UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK, NY

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO 

 
Mark A Hardy MD

Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital

New York, NY    

Pioneer in Kidney Transplantation

 

Professor of Surgery,

Founder of Kidney and Islet Transplantation Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Founder of the New York Organ Donor Network, organ procurement organization in New York City in 1978.

 

Dr Hardy gave me a unique chance for my career and new life in the USA. I owe him the most. As my mentor, he has guided me in my professional and personal life and supported me all these years. I am so lucky that he pushed me into research with islet transplantation, which has remained my main field of interest. It was such a great experience to work for him, that I spent over 6 years in his lab. Under Dr .Hardy's leadership, we performed the first islet transplant at Columbia Presbyterian in 2004.

 

Must see- Interview Dr Hardy's about first clinical kidney transplantation in 1960-ties >>.

"Clearly, I have been very fortunate in my professional life. I was so lucky to have a chance to work with extraordinary mentors, pioneers in the field, not only outstanding surgeons and leaders but also fantastic teachers eager to share their experience and wisdom. I owe all of them a lot, as giving me a chance, they inspired me to work hardf and helped take my professional and personal life to the highest level.  

Now, I have been trying to give back by training and mentoring many young physicians and researchers approaching me for help, giving them a chance to be even more successful."

Thank you all.  

PW 

 

KONTAKT 

 

 

Polsko-Amerykanskie Centrum Transplantologii

 

Instytut Transplantologii

University of Chicago 

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

 

tel. (773) 834-8482

Patrycja.Ulijaszyk@uchospitals.edu

CONTACT

 

 

Polish-American Transplant Center

 

Transplant Institute

University of Chicago Medicine

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

 

tel. (773) 834-8482

Patrycja.Ulijaszyk@uchospitals.edu

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