Company: Health Sciences Center El Paso, Texas Tech University
Location: El Paso, Texas, United States
Jerzy Sarosiek, MD, Professor at the Health Sciences Center of El Paso, Texas Tech University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Originally from Pucilki, Poland, Dr. Sarosiek settled in the U.S. in 1986, and has been vice chair of research with the department of internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso since 2009. He was an attending physician in Poland before traveling to New York as a gastroenterology research fellow with the New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Sarosiek is well known for his patents on the human esophageal perfusion catheter and esophageal protection by mastication. He also performed research on the balance of aggressive factors and protective mechanisms in the alimentary tract, and collaborated with the 2005 Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Barry Marshall on his work with Helicobacter pylori colonization. Dr. Sarosiek is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award who appeared in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America.
An alumnus of the School of Medicine at the Medical University of Bialystok in Poland, Dr. Sarosiek served his residency and internship there, and on top of an MD in 1969, earned a PhD from the university’s Biochemical Institute in 1975. After arriving in the U.S., Dr. Sarosiek worked with a string of medical laboratories, and notably became director of the Gastroenterological Research Laboratory at the Kansas University Medical Center from 1997 to 2009. He returned to Poland as a visiting professor of the Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Cracow in 1999 and continues to offer his tutelage there.
As a child, Dr. Sarosiek was intrigued and puzzled by the body and mind, and has since dedicated his career to their mysteries. He has been a prolific contributor to medical literature, and was an invited reviewer for publications like Gastroenterology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Among numerous awards, Dr. Sarosiek received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Medical University of Bialystok in 2015, as well a 2008 AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Award from the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a member of numerous medical societies, notably the scientific committee of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, and as a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Sarosiek is the proud father of Konrad Jerzy, Kris Andrew, and Aleksandra Maria with his wife, Irene Skiepko.
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