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educator , surgeon

Tadeusz Popiela, Polish surgeon, educator. Specialization in general surgery I, specialization in general surgery World War II. Recipient President Best Poster prize World Congress CICD, Jerusalem, 1986, 2 1st prizes International Gastric Cancer Congress, Kyoto, 1995; First Prize 3rd, 1999, 4th, 2000, 8th, 2004, annual meeting of European Society Surgery; award City of Cracow, 2002.


Popiela, Tadeusz was born on May 23, 1933 in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Son of Jan and Bronislawa (Chelmecka) Popiela.


Diploma, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1955. Doctor's degree, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1961. Habilitation, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1965.

Professor's degree, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1972. Degree (honorary), Pomeranian Medical Academy, Szczecin, 2002. Degree (honorary), Wroclaw Medical University, 2003.

Degree (honorary), Medical Academy, Warsaw, 2005.


Research assistant department surgery III department General Surgery Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 1955-1965, professor assistant, 1965-1971, head surgical unit gastroenterology, 1971-1976, head 1st department general and GI surgery, 1976—2003, rector medical academy, 1972-1981, head intraoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy, 1st department general and gastrointestinal surgery, since 2003. Head clinical and basic science State Committee Science Research, 1991-2005. Visiting professor University Illinois, Chicago, 1975, 81, University Chir.

Klinik Wurzburg, 1974, 79, Loyola University Medical Center, 1988, 93, University Erlangen, 1983, Medical Hochschule, Hanover, 1993, 94, Stanford University School Medicine, 2002, others. Presenter in field.


  • Specialization in general surgery I, specialization in general surgery World War II.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor more than 450 articles to professional publications, several monographs.


Member of American College of Surgeons, Polish Oncological Union (head science council since 2004, president-elect 2008), International Society Surgery, European Society Endocrine Surgeons, International Society Digestive Diseases (national delegate), Society Laparoscopic Surgeons, European Digestive Surgery, International Association Pancreatology, International College Surgeons, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy Arts and Sciences, World Association Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, International Gastro-Surgical Club, International Gastric Cancer Association (head Science Council since 2001, council member since 2003), American Gastroenterological Association, Midgerman Society Gastroenterology (honorary), Polish Society Ultrasonography (honorary), Polish Society Surgical Oncology (honorary), J.E. Purkyne Czech Society Surgeons (honorary), Polish Cybernetical Society (honorary), German Society Surgery (honorary), Society Polish Surgeons (honorary. President 1987-1989), Polish Gastroenterological Association (honorary), Polish Order Merit (officer grand cross 2001, Laur Jagiellonski medal 2001, Merentibus medal 2003).


Married Mieczyslawa Werner, October 28, 1955. Children: Anna, Tadeusz.

Jan Popiela

Bronislawa (Chelmecka) Popiela

Mieczyslawa Werner

Anna Popiela

Tadeusz Popiela