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Adam Stefan Jelonek, Polish pediatrician. Research grantee United States Department Department of Health, 1976; named to Officers Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, President of Poland, 1986.


Jelonek, Adam Stefan was born on December 22, 1934 in Cracow, Poland. Son of Franciszek Edward and Katarzyna Maria (Gajoch) Jelonek.


Doctor of Medicine, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1965.


Assistant department pediatrics College Medicine Jagiellonian University, 1958-1966, adjunct professor, 1967-1976, associate professor, 1976. Associate professor, head department dialysis Institute Children's Health Center, Warsaw, 1977-1985, director health services, 1979-1992, professor medicine, head department dialysis & kidney transplantation, 1986-1992. Executive director, founder Friends of Litewska Children's Hospital, since 1993.

Member expert panel on nutrition World Health Organization, Geneva, 1975-1985. Medical director Institute Children's Health Center, Warsaw, 1979-1992. Regional consultant in pediatrics Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Cracow, 1972-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Parentheral Nutrition in Surgery, 1994. Initiator kidney transplantation for children in Poland, 1985 (award Minister of Health and Social Welfare). Developed method of treatment of chloride diarrhea (award Minister of Health and Social Welfare, 1975).


Board directors National Fund for Children, since 1990. Founder Friends of Litewska Children's Hospital Foundation, 1993. Board health services Sulejowek County, Poland, since 1994.

Member New York Academy of Sciences, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, European Society Pediatric Nephrology.


  • Other Interests

    Organ music, mountain hiking, cottage work.


Married Elzbieta Halina Jaroszewska, July 15, 1965 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Adam; married Elzbieta Joanna Michalska, July 15, 1976. Children: Katarzyna, Jakub.

Franciszek Edward Jelonek

Katarzyna Maria (Gajoch) Jelonek

Elzbieta Halina Jaroszewska

Elzbieta Joanna Michalska

Adam Jelonek

Katarzyna Jelonek

Jakub Jelonek