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On April 2nd, one of PAMS’ honorary members, Dr. Maria Siemionow, was invited to the Polish Consulate in Chicago by the Consul General Paulina Kapuścinska.  Several other PAMS members attended the event and participated in interesting discussions about Dr Siemionow’s work, her achievements and the importance of Polish medical professionals in United States. In attendance were PAMS doctors Marek Rudnicki, Ewa Radwanska , Andrzej Jakubowiak, Marek Niekrasz, Jack Czarlinski, Wojtek Lysinski and Kornelia Krol.

The event was broadcasted by the Polish media and was also attended by local academic and medical professionals.

Professor Maria Siemionow is a renowned Polish surgeon who, in 2009, led a team of surgeons to perform first face transplant in US at the Cleveland Clinic.  Last year Dr. Siemionow transferred to Chicago and is a faculty member at the University of Illinois.  She is involved in many scientific research projects and sponsors young scientists from Poland and the US.  Two fellow-physicians from Poznan currently working in her lab also attended the event.

Written by:

Kornelia Król
President of PAMS