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Reumatologia/Rheumatology
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1/2020
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In memoriam

In memoriam of Professor Anatol Święcicki

Maria Maślińska
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Eugeniusz Józef Kucharz

Online publish date: 2020/02/28
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We have learnt with great sorrow and grief about the sudden passing of Professor Anatol Święcicki, a great physician from Ukraine. Professor Anatol Święcicki (in Ukrainian: Анатолій Станіславович Свінціцький, in English: Anatoliy Svintsitskyy, in Russian: Анатолий Станиславович Свинцицкий) was born on May 2, 1948 in Zhytomyr (Ukraine) as a son of a Pole, Stanisław Święcicki. In 1975, he graduated with honours of the Kiev Medical Institute (now: the Bogomolets National Medical University). In 1981, he obtained a PhD upon presentation of the thesis entitled: Functional state of the heart muscle in the process of management of infection-induced bronchial asthma. He was a disciple of Professor Anatoliy Petrovitch Peleshchuk (1913–2010). His associate professor thesis was presented in 1991 and summarized his research on gastrointestinal manifestations of rheumatic disorders. He was a head of the Second Department of Internal Medicine in Kiev (2008–2017), and the Third Department of Internal Medicine (2017–2020) of the Bogomolets National Medical University. For two years, he was the dean for postgraduate education, and later held the post of Deputy Rector for Science and Education of the University (2008–2013). He received the title of professor in 1995. Professor Anatol Święcicki passed away on January 29, 2020 in Kiev (Ukraine).
Research activity of Professor Święcicki was voluminous. He authored more than 800 papers, including several handbooks and chapters to medical handbooks. His research addressed gastrointestinal involvements in patients with rheumatic diseases. He was a pioneer in Ukraine of investigations of gastric toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and he studied the role of irradiation damage to the gastric and muscular-skeletal system. Early investigations of Professor Święcicki focused on cardiology, especially functional changes of the cardiac muscle in patients with allergic or infectious disorders of the respiratory system. He was the supervisor of twenty-two PhD theses and two theses for the title of associate professor. Professor Święcicki was given a number of important posts in the health system of Ukraine. He was a national medical consultant (2003–2006) and contributed to the preparation of several legislative documents referring to the health organisation of Ukraine. He was a member of a few committees and scientific councils, including the Council of the Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology. He contributed to...


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