Tomasz ROGULA, MD, PhD, FACS
Tomasz Rogula, MD, PhD, FACS is currently a full time professor of surgery at the Jagiellonian University I Department of Surgery, Chief of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery and Part-Time Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, United States. He is also a professor of surgery at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. Prof. Rogula is a former Staff Surgeon and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic – Bariatric Metabolic Institute, a former Chief of General Surgery Devision and Co-Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Cleveland-Chardon, OH, USA. He was born in Poland, now US and Polish Citizen living permanently in Poland and part time in USA. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Krakow, Poland and was trained in weight loss and general surgery Fellowships in the United States (Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, University of Pittsburgh, PA), Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, United Kingdom and Japan. In addition to bariatric surgery, his specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and hernia repair. He performed the first robotic assisted gastric bypass for obesity and initiated single incision laparoscopic bariatric surgery, cholecystectomy and hernia repair at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rogula has done pioneering research on novel weight-loss surgery procedures. He published numerous articles and book chapters on topics of bariatric and laparoscopic surgery and is a peer reviewer for the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and Guest Editor for Journal of Obesity and Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. Dr Rogula initiated the Bariatric Clinical Program for Medical Students at the Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He was an invited speaker for numerous national and international surgical meetings and workshops. He is a Fellows of American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of the American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and European Association for Endocopic Surgery and Polish Society of Surgeons. He is a co-founder of the International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons and a founder and President of the International Bariatric Club – a global bariatric network organization. He was awarded for his medical innovations and holds pending patents for new surgical devices.
Klaudia PRONIEWSKA, PhD, Eng.
Klaudia Proniewska M.Sc. Eng. completed Ph.D. studies in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in 2014 and in that year was granted the title of doctor of technical sciences in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering by the Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automation, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow on December 18th. The submitted doctoral dissertation was entitled "Identification of human vital functions based on selected cardiac and respiratory signals". The subject undertaken during the course of research leading to the Ph.D. was regarded as very important, as evidenced by the award of a prestigious scholarship in the region of Malopolska "Doctus", which was funded by the Malopolska Centre for Entrepreneurship. She has completed an internship at Thoraxcanter, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2013 as well as the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City in 2014, a scientific internship at the Center for Heart Diseases in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Center for Cardiology in New York in 2014. Some of the more notable achievements include winning first prize for the best poster at the international conference on Computing in Cardiology 2011, receiving a Mortara fellowship allocated by the organization Computing in Cardiology in 2014 and participation in Top500 Innovators - Cambridge, Oxford, a program focused on the cooperation between research and industry and commercialization of the results. Between 2010 and 2013 she was the vice-president of Ph.D. candidates at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and in 2012 she was a representative of the National Representation of Doctoral international affairs. She was also a member of the board of doctoral students across Europe in an organization called Eurodoc, during the term 2012/2013. Currently, Klaudia Proniewska is a member of the international organization IEEE engineers and the co-founder and board member of the Foundation for the Development and Promotion of Science (FRiPN). She has proven organizational skills obtained through many projects related to science and culture she has taken part in during her years at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. For example, she was a co-organizer of two international conferences in 2012 - Computing in Cardiology and Eurodoc, among others. She very quickly learns new skills and reliably manages multi-task projects. She loves to work in a group and fulfills the entrusted tasks with professionalism and dedication. She is currently employed at the Department of Bioinformatics and Telemedicine Jagiellonian University Medical College as a research assistant and a member of Telemedicine research group at the Jagiellonian University. She is the member of the Editorial Board of the Open Science Journal and a reviewer in Journal of Interventional Cardiology and Computers in Medicine and Biology. Mrs. Proniewska has given many lectures at prestigious national and international conferences focusing on the monitoring of patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system. Her research interests are Biomedical Engineering, in particular, biomedical signal processing, imaging of the coronary arteries and the heart and telemedicine solutions dedicated to the prevention of chronical diseases. A longtime analyst of medical images related to interventional cardiology. She works with passion on introducing modern technologies to education medical i.e. augmented reality.
Aneta MYSZKA, MD
Aneta Myszka is a sixth-year medical student at Jagiellonian University Medical College, where she is a Chief of the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurobiology Students’ Association. She is also a co-founder of the interdisciplinary team AGH Medical Technology and member of BrainX AI EU. Aneta is a board member of Scientific Group UJ CM. She is the first author of more than 20 conference presentations in Poland and Europe. Her medical interests are vascular neurosurgery and brain tumors. Aneta is conducting research on behavioral changes in patients with primary brain tumor after neurosurgical resection. She is also leading a project using machine learning algorithms to predict intracranial aneurysmal rupture. Additionally, she is trying to develop deep learning algorithms to facilitate the robotic surgery training process. Aneta is a recipient of the research grant Najlepsi z Najlepszych 4.0, funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Nasit VURGUN, MD
Nasit Vurgun is a fourth-year student in the Medical Doctor (MD) Program at Jagiellonian University Medical College. His research interests are in heart failure, surgical robotics and medical education. He joined BrainX-EU to create learning modules for the surgery clerkship, and to support artificial intelligence (AI) research projects in the Department of Surgery. At CM UJ, he has been a member of the Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG). In 2019, he founded MedCamps Inc, an innovative summer camp for high school students interested in medicine or dentistry. He has a degree in medical physics from McMaster University and is excited about AI.