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Juozas OLEKAS

Minister of Health Care

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.

Religion

Catholic.

Membership

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

Clubs: Vilnius Rotary Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

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

Connections

Spouse Aurelija Olekiene (née Sarpalyte), 1976. Children: Laura Joana, J uozas.