Honoris Causa Doctorate for prof. Maciej Banach


The President of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute, prof. Maciej Banach received a Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. The ceremony took place in the impressive main hall of the Palace of the Romanian Parliament.
The Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy is one of the oldest medical colleges in the region, celebrating its 162nd anniversary. According to World University Rankings it is the fourth best university in Romania.
– Receiving the title is a great honour and commitment for me – says prof. Banach. – Also because during the ceremony I was called a friend of Romanian cardiology. I will therefore try to continue to support scientific research groups from Central and Eastern Europe to show that the potential of many of them no longer stands out from the best Western European research groups.
This is the third Honoris Causa Doctorate title of prof. Maciej Banach. The previous ones were given in 2018 by the Dr.Strazhesko’sNational Research Center – Institute of Cardiology in Kiev, Ukraine and Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara, Romania.
Professor Maciej Banach has won many other awards and distinctions, including: Manager of the Year 2016 for public entities operating in healthcare system (2017), Innovator of the Year from the “Wprost”, the “Golden Scalpel” Award for innovationsin 2016; Personality of the Year 2013 in Poland for the development of science in the field of healthcare – funded by the magazine “MenedżerZdrowia” (Termedia publishing), Super-Talent in Medicine 2012 – a competition for young scientists in the field of medicine (up to 40 years old) founded by the magazine “PulsMedycyny”; as well as scientific awards of the Ministry of Health and many others.
Professor Maciej Banach, from February 2014, has been the president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute in Łódź (PMMH-RI), the Head of the Hypertension Department at the Medical University of Łódź, the Head of the Heart and Vascular Research Center at the University of Zielona Góra, full professor at the Medical University of Łódź and PMMH-RI.
He says that scientific work relaxes him. He reveals that when the family goes to sleep, he relaxes by following scientific reports and preparing further works. Effect? Over 700 scientific publications.