Dr. Marek Kaminski (Member)
Dr. Marek Kaminski,
of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, grew up in Lomza. He graduated form Bialystok
Medical School in 1974, and continued there as a faculty at the
Department of Physiopathology. In 1975, Dr. Kaminski was appointed an
editor of the school's monthly magazine. For his persistence in the
preservation of editorial independence under the Communist regime, he
was assigned to three years of military service, an equivalent of a
low-security imprisonment. He fled to the United States in 1980 and
continued his research in blood clotting at University of North Carolina
and Harvard Medical School.
He is a
board-certified internist, and has been practicing emergency
medicine since 1990, currently at Mayo Clinc, Menomonie, Wisconsin. He also has
served as a consultant for Poland’s Ministry of Heath on the Emergency
Medical System Reform.
Kaminski is a Roman Catholic. In 1999, in response to Pope John Paul
II's appeal for "respect and love toward our older brothers in faith,"
Dr. Kaminski co-founded the Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation and has
been serving as its president since then. His wife, Dorota, is treasurer
of the Foundation.