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Wojciech Polak MD, PhD graduated in medicine cum laude at the Medical University in Wroclaw (Poland) in 1992. Between 1992 and 1993 he finished his internship in Klinikum Innestadt in Munich (Germany). From 1994 until 2000 he was trained as a surgeon at the Department of Vascular, General and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital in Wroclaw, where he was appointed as a consultant surgeon after his training. In 1998 he defended his PhD thesis at the Medical University in Wroclaw. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a surgical fellow in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation at the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center in Groningen. After completion of his fellowship he returned to Poland to participate in kidney and liver transplant program in the Medical University in Wroclaw. In 2006 he was invited to work as a consultant surgeon in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery at the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center in Groningen. Since 2007 he is certified transplant surgeon at the European Board of Surgeons. In 2008 he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Technical aspects of liver transplantation” at the University of Groningen. The same year he was appointed as Associated Professor at the Medical University in Wroclaw. Since September 2009 Dr. Wojciech Polak works as a consultant transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon at the Department of Surgery at the Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2007 he has been actively working in the Education Committee of the ESOT, where he is responsible for the European Transplant Fellow Workshop since 2011. Dr. Wojciech Polak is also a board member of the European Liver and Intestine Association. His clinical and scientific area of expertise is liver transplantation, deceased kidney transplantation, organ donation and hepatobiliary surgery.

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