CMCF supports Nephrology Fellows from the following medical institutions:

  • Academy of Medicine in Warsaw
  • Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
  • Medical University Wroclaw
  • Medical Academy, Warsaw
  • Military Academy of Medicine, Warsaw

Historical Highlights

  • 1983 – CMCF supported Dr. Maria Sieniawska, Medical Academy of Poznan and Dr. Teresa Wyszynska, Institute Of Mother and Child, Warsaw, to train at UCLA to successfully introduce “Cutaneous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)” to keep children alive when their kidneys stop functioning.
  • 1984 – First Pediatric Renal Transplant performed in Poland by a joint team made up of CMCF sponsored Polish physicians, UCLA physicians and support team from UCLA flew to Warsaw to work with Polish doctors in the first pediatric kidney transplant which took place on June 8th at the Monument Children’s Hospital in Warsaw.
  • 1985 – Successful Pediatric Renal Transplants Continue. Professor Jerzy Czernik, Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology at the Medical Academy of Wroclaw, developed the Kidney Transplant Program developed there where it continues to successfully grow.
  • 1990 – Successfully introduced “abdominal (peritoneal) dialysis”.
  • 1998 – Sponsored seminars on catastrophic kidney disease in children in Warsaw
  • 2000 – Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, began the “ Multi-Organ Transplants Program” performing simultaneous liver/kidney transplantations.  The success rates of these transplants are comparable to procedures in western Europe and American medical centers
  • 2001 –Dr. Katarzyna Drabko, a CMCF Fellow in Oncology was trained by Professor Stuart Siegal at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.  She specializes in bone marrow transplantation and has made it possible for Polish Children to have the benefit of receiving transplants from unmatched umbilical cord donors.