Prof. Piotr Chłosta, Head of the Chair and Clinic of Urology at the Jagiellonian University Medical College, was conferred with doctorate honoris causa from the Semmelweis University in Budapest. The award ceremony will be held in the Hungarian capital on 16 November 2018.
Prof. Piotr Chłosta is en eminent specialist in the field of urology, a Fellow of the European Board of Urology. His main areas of interest include urological oncology, endourology, and laparoscopic urology. He was the first doctor in Poland and one of the first physicians in the world to perform a laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in metastatic testicular cancer patients, the first in Poland to create an orthotopic ileal neobladder completely laparoscopically, and the first in the world to laparoscopically implant an artificial sphincter around prostatic urethra. He has immense experience in uro-oncologic laparoscopic surgery, including radical laparoscopic prostatectomy and radical laparoscopic urinary bladder dissection with urinary tract reconstruction.
Prof. Chłosta has introduced a number of innovative surgical methods to Polish urology, along with modifications of several widely used treatment methods. Continuing the work of his teacher, Professor Andrzej Borówka, he developed a minimally invasive method of biopsy, which can be applied to treat advanced urinary bladder cancer. He also co-authored and implemented the method of percutaneous cystolithotrypsy (PCCL) to remove bladder stones.
Piotr Chłosta graduated from Wrocław Medical Academy. Since 2008 he has been the head of the Polish Urological Association (PUA). From 2002 to 2014 he was the PUA delegate at the European Board of Urology. He has authored over 250 papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals and a over a dozen book chapters. He is the co-editor and co-author of the first Polish atlas of laparoscopic urology.
Prof. Chłosta is a member of a number of scientific associations, including the European Association of Urology (EAU), the Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU), the Laparoscopy Working Group of European Section Uro-Technology (ESUT), the American Urological Association (AUA), and, from 2014 on, the Royal College of Surgeons. He received a number of awards from Polish and international research associations, international medical journals, and the Polish Ministry of Health.
Piotr Chłosta’s initiatives include KultURO – a cultural event combining medicine with music and art, aimed at promoting early detection of urinary tract diseases.