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Jerzy Sarosiek

Jerzy SarosiekOccupation: Professor; Vice Chair for Research
Born: Pucilki, Bialystok, Poland, April 13, 1945

Education:
Doctor Honoris Causa, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (2015)
PhD, School of Medicine, Biochemical Institute, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1975)
Internship and First-Year Residency in Medicine, University Hospital, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1969-1971)
MD, School of Medicine, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1969)

Career:
Professor of Medicine, Associate Chairman for Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX (2009-Present)
Chairman, Internal Medicine Research Committee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX (2009-Present)
Director, Molecular Medicine Research Laboratory, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX (2009-Present)
Research Professor of Medicine, Director, Gastroenterology Research Laboratory, Division of Gastroenterology, GI Nerve & Muscle Function Center, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (1997-2009)
Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA (1989-1997)
Research Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Research Center, NJ (1988-1989)
Research Associate, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Research Laboratory, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY (1986-1988)
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1983-1986)
Postdoctoral Gastroenterology Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Research Laboratory, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, NY (1982-1983)
Attending Physician, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1976-1982)
Senior Assistant Resident in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland (1972-1975)

Career Related:
Visiting Professor, Departments of Physiology & Gastroenterology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland (1999-Present); Invited Speaker, Numerous Organizations; Principal Investigator, Investigator Initiated Medical Research Awards, Consultant, Pharmaceutical Companies Including AstraZeneca, PriCara, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited)

Civic:
Member, Medical Exchange International (MEI), North Tarrytown, NY (1988-2007)

Creative Works:
Co-author, “Lubiprostone Accelerates Intestinal Transit and Alleviates Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth in Patients with Chronic Constipation,” The American Journal of Medical Sciences (2016); Author, “Does the Healing of the Esophageal Mucosa Improve Function of Esophageal Submucosal and Salivary Glands?,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2016); Co-author, “Gastric pH and Therapeutic Responses to Esomeprazole in Patients with Functional Dyspepsia: Potential Clinical Implications,” American Journal of Medical Sciences (2016); Co-author, “Stimulation of Mucin, Mucus and Viscosity During Lubiprostone in Patients with Chronic Constipation may Potentially Lead to Increase of Lubrication,” Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology (2015); Co-author, “Glucose Levels and Depression in Hispanic Patients Admitted to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Study,” Angiology (2015); Co-author, “Role of Saliva in Esophageal Defense: Implications in Patients with Non-erosive Reflux Disease,” American Journal of Medical Sciences (2015); Co-author, “Protective Factors of the Gastric and Duodenal Mucosa: An Overview,” Current Gastroenterology Reports (2015); Co-author, “Impairment of Salivary Protection in Esophageal Defense: Its Implications in Reflux Esophagitis,” Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Treatment (2015); Co-author, “Depression as a Predictor of Length of Stay in Patients Admitted to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at a University Medical Center,” Angiology (2014); Co-author, “Salivary Bicarbonate as a Major Factor in the Prevention of Upper Esophageal Mucosal Injury in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,” Digestive Disease and Sciences (2014); Co-author, “Can Stimulation of Salivary and Esophageal Protective Factors Help to Prevent Reflux Esophagitis, BE and Adenocarcinoma Sequelae in GERD?,” Annuls of the New York Academy of Sciences (2014); Co-author, “Impaired Viscosity of Gastric Secretion and Its Mucin Content as Potential Contributing Factors to the Development of Chronic Constipation,” Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2014); Co-author, “A Distinct Salivary Secretory Response Mediated by the Esophago-Salivary Reflex in Patients with Barretts Esophagus: Its Potential Pathogenetic Implications,” Advances in Medical Sciences (2014); Co-author, “Benign and Precursor Lesions in the Esophagus,” Annuls of the New York Academy of Sciences (2014); Co-author, “The Addition of Pyloroplasty as a New Surgical Approach to Enhance Effectiveness of Gastric Electrical Stimulation Therapy in Patients with Gastroparesis,” Neurogastroenterology & Motility (2013); Co-author, “Crohns Disease may be Differentiated into 2 Distinct Biotypes Based on the Detection of Bacterial Genomic Sequences and Virulence Genes within Submucosal Tissues,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2013); Co-author, “Impairment of Salivary Mucin Production Resulting in Declined Salivary Viscosity During Naproxen Administration as a Potential Link to Upper Alimentary Tract Mucosal Injury,” Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology (2013); Co-author, “Crohn’s Disease and the Mycobacterioses: A Quarter Century Later. Causation or Simple Association?,” Critical Reviews in Microbiology (2012); Co-author, “Gender and Estradiol as Major Factors in the Expression and Dimerization of nNOSa in Rats with Experimental Diabetic Gastroparesis,” Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2012); Co-author, “Gastric Juice Prostaglandins and Peptide Growth Factors as Potential Markers of Chronic Atrophic Gastritis, Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Cancer: Their Potential Clinical Implications Based on this Pilot Study,” Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2011); Co-author, “Barrett’s Esophagus: Proton Pump Inhibitors and Chemoprevention I,” Annuls of the New York Academy of Sciences (2011); Co-author, “Are Esophageal Mucosal Defense Mechanisms Different in BE?,” Annuls of the New York Academy of Sciences (2011); Co-author, “What is the Effect of Lubiprostone on Chloride Channel-2 (ClC-2) Driven Secretion of Protective Components of Mucus in the Human Esophagus?,” Annuls of the New York Academy of Sciences (2011); Member, Editorial Board, Polish Journal of Surgery; Invited Reviewer, Gastroenterology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Digestion, Journal of Digestive Diseases, Gut, Clinical Chemistry; Contributing Author, Numerous Articles to Professional Journals; Contributing Author, Books, Abstracts and Presentations

Achievements:
Filed patents for human esophageal perfusion catheter and esophageal protection by mastication; Performed research into the balancing aggressive factors and protective mechanisms in the health and diseases of the alimentary tract, including collaboration with 2005 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barry Marshall in his work with Helicobacter pylori colonization

Awards:
Honoree, Whos Who (2005-Present); Honoree, American Registry of Outstanding Professionals (2002-Present); Recipient, AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. Marek Majewski) (2008); Recipient, World Medal of Freedom, American Biographical Institute (2005); Recipient, AstraZeneca Senior Fellow Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. Tomasz Jaworski) (2003); Honoree, Man of the Year, American Biographical Institute (2003); Recipient, Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. Randal Brown) (1997); Recipient, Astra Merck Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. Mark Marcinkiewicz) (1996); Recipient, Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. George Goldin) (1995); Recipient, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Research Award, American Gastroenterologist Association (1993); Recipient, Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (Preceptorship on Behalf of Dr. Donald Hetzel) (1992); Recipient, Special Award, Ministry of Health and Public Services, Warsaw, Poland (1979); Recipient, International Scientific Award for Young Investigator, Sofia, Bulgaria (1972); Honoree, Distinguished Faculty, Bureau of Acid Suppression Experts (BASE), Stamford, CT

Memberships:
Member, Permanent Scientific Committee, OESO Foundation, Paris, France (2007-Present); Fellow, American Gastroenterologist Association (2007); Fellow, American College Gastroenterology (1992); Lifetime Member, American College of Gastroenterology; Member, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society; Member, The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation; Member, New York Academy of Sciences; Member, Polish Society of Gastroenterology (PSG); Member, Polish Society of Surgery; Member, OESO Foundation, Paris, France

Political Affiliation:
Conservative

Religion:
Christian

Family:
Married Irene Skiepko (8/27/1977)
Children: Konrad Jerzy; Kris Andrew; Aleksandra Maria
Eight Grandchildren

Hobbies:
Swimming; Golf; Travel; Tennis

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)

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