Medical University of Warsaw

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Medical University of Warsaw
Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Kampus Banacha ©WUM.jpg
Main Office Building, 61 Żwirki i Wigury St.
TypePublic university
Established1809 (1809)
RectorZbigniew Gaciong
Academic staff
Students10 002
Location, ,

Coordinates: 52°12′21″N 20°59′08″E / 52.2059°N 20.9856°E / 52.2059; 20.9856
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The Medical University of Warsaw (Polish name: Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Latin name: Universitas Medica Varsoviensis) is one of the oldest and the largest medical school in Poland. The first academic department of medicine was created in 1809. It is one of the most prestigious schools of medical science affiliated with a number of large hospitals in Poland.

The academic staff of the Medical University of Warsaw are recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to the research and practice in medicine. Many of them hold the prestigious posts of National Medical Consultants.

The Medical University of Warsaw provides general and specialty training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students learn at five clinical teaching hospitals who provide general and tertiary medical care to patients. Students and staff also conduct scientific and clinical research at these hospitals as well as are involved in a number of clinical academic departments located in other hospitals in Warsaw.

MUW offers 19 degree programs including 3 full-time degree programs in English: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy.

Pediatric Teaching Hospital
Pediatric Teaching Hospital, 63a Żwirki i Wigury St.


  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

University hospitals[edit]

Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital, 4 Lindleya St.
Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital, 4 Lindleya St.
  • Centralny Szpital Kliniczny UCK WUM, Banacha Street
  • Samodzielny Publiczny Kliniczny Szpital Okulistyczny, Marszałkowska Street
  • Dziecięcy Szpital Kliniczny m. Józefa Polikarpa Brudzińskiego UCK WUM, Zwirki i Wigury Street
  • Szpital Kliniczny Dzieciątka Jezus UCK WUM, Lindleya Street
  • Szpital Kliniczny im. ks. Anny Mazowieckiej, Karowa Street

Science and research[edit]

The Medical University of Warsaw has managed to establish a recognized international position in research, both in clinical and theoretical medicine. The University has scientific research cooperation with many universities and research institutions in Europe, especially Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria and Great Britain. At present this cooperation is also being developed with other foreign partners from Europe, USA, Canada and Asia – China and Japan. Research projects are conducted and developed in clinical medicine in: oncology, nephrology, transplantology, cardiology, hematology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, urology, as well as in theoretical medicine (histology, immunology, anatomy, biology, pharmacology and physiology).


  • 1950–1955: Franciszek Czubalski
  • 1955–1962: Marcin Kacprzak
  • 1962–1972: Bolesław Górnicki
  • 1972–1979: Szczęsny Leszek Zgliczyński
  • 1979–1981: Jerzy Szczerbań
  • 1981–1987: Jan Nielubowicz
  • 1987–1990: Bogdan Pruszyński
  • 1990–1996: Tadeusz Tołłoczko
  • 1996–1999: Andrzej Górski
  • 1999–2005: Janusz Piekarczyk
  • 2005–2008: Leszek Pączek
  • 2008–2016: Marek Krawczyk
  • 2016–2020: Mirosław Wielgoś
  • from 2020: Zbigniew Gaciong

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