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Juozas OLEKAS

Juozas OLEKAS, Lithuanian Minister of Health Care. Republican Prize, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 1987. International Society of Microsurgeons; Lithuanian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society; Lithuanian Society of Hand Surgery.

Background

  • OLEKAS, Juozas was born on October 30, 1955 in B. Ungut, Mansk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Parents: Juozas Olekas and Joana Olekiene (née Kulbokaite).

  • Education

    • Vilnius University, Medicine, 1980. Ph D; spoken languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian.

    Career

    • Member, Seim of Lithuanian Sajudis, 1988-1990. Member of Parliament, since 1989. Member, Council of Lithuania Social Democratic Party, since 1989.

      Minister of Health Care, since 1990. Doctor, Vilnius Red Cross Hospital, 1980-1985. Senior scientist, Vilnius University, 1985-1990.

    Works

    • Replantation in Vilnius Microsurgery Centre, 1988. Vascularised Bone Transfer for Defects and Pseudoartrosis of Forearm Bone, 1991.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party

    Religion

    Catholic.

    Membership

    International Society of Microsurgeons. Lithuanian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society. Lithuanian Society of Hand Surgery.

    Clubs: Vilnius Rotary Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sports, tourism; social affairs, reform of the health care system.

    Connections

    • Spouse Aurelija Olekiene (née Sarpalyte), 1976. Children: Laura Joana, J uozas.
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    Born October 30, 1955
    (age 61)
    Nationality

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