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Akademia Medyczna Im Piastow Slaskich Wroclawiu Am Wroclaw (AMWR)
Legal residence: Poland
Contact person: Vice-Rector Development - Jacek Szepietowsk
Address: Wybrze?e L. Pasteura 1, 50-367 Wroc?aw
Phone: 691 522 343
Sectors: Education
Funding agencies:
About us

The Faculty of Medicine is the oldest and the largest faculty of Wroclaw Medical University. It was established on November 14, 1945, as one of six faculties of the University of Wroclaw and Technical University. The opening lecture was given by Ludwik Hirszfeld. The scientific staff consisted mainly of professors from the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv.
The Wroclaw Medical University was established in 1950, consisting of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy. Since then, 16,068 medical doctors and 4,715 dentists have graduated. On February 12, 1958, the first open heart surgery in Poland was carried out by prof. Wiktor Bross at the Faculty of Medicine, who also on March 31, 1966 performed the first kidney transplant from a living donor. These achievements were significant in European medicine. A great number of prominent scientists conducted research at the Faculty of Medicine, including the following professors: Ludwik Hirszfeld, Zygmunt Albert, Edward Szczeklik, Witold Orłowski, Stefan Ślopek, Hugon and Zofia Kowarzyk.