Prof. Limas Kupcinskas, MD (LT)

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Professor at Kaunas University of Medicine, Head of Gastroenterology Department, Kaunas Medical University Hospital, President of Lithuanian Gastroenterological Association

Date of birth: 13th March 1953

Business addresses: Kaunas university of medicine Mickeviciaus 9 Kaunas, LT 44307 Lithuania

Kaunas medical university hospital Eivenių 2 Kaunas, LT 50009 Lithuania

Tel.: +37037326898 Mobile: +37068640575 Fax: 37037 326508 E-mail: ; likup (at) ta­kas.lt

Education: 1970–1976 Student of Kaunas Medical Institute, Diploma of Physician 1976–1978 Residency in Internal Medicine, Kaunas Academic Hospital 1988 Degree of Medical Doctor (Equiv. PhD), Internal Medicine 2000 Degree of Habib. Doctor of Science, Internal medicine, Gastroenterology

Employment: 1978–1990 Assist. Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kaunas Medical Academy 1990–1992 Assoc. Professor at the Dep. of Internal Medicine, Kaunas Medical Academy 1991–2002 Deputy dean for international affairs, Kaunas University of Medicine 1992–2000 Assoc. Professor and Head of Gastroenterology Dpt., Kaunas University of Medicine 2000 Full Professor and Head of Gastroenterology Dpt., Kaunas University of Medicine 2008 Member-expert of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Research: 1988 Defended MD (Equiv. Ph.D.) thesis 2000 Defended Habil. Doctor Science degree theses ?Relationship of Helicobacter pylori and gastro-duodenal pathology? Scientific supervisor of 14 MD (Equiv. Ph.D.) dissertations Chairman of the Board, consultant, reviewer of more than 35 dissertations, author or co-author of 2 medical text-books and 11 tutorials

Publications: Limas Kupcinskas is an author of more than 500 research articles and other publications; including 43 papers in per-review ISI Web of Science journals. Limas Kupcinskas publications were cited 229 times in journals of ISI Web of Science database.

Areas of current research: H. pylori-related diseases Inflammatory bowel diseases Orphanic liver diseases (intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy Wilson?s disease, hemochromatosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome), chronic viral hepatitis, invasive hepatology Gastrointestinal oncology

Awards: 2009 The honorary name ?Honored medical doctor of Lithuania? awarded by Lithuanian Ministry of Health. 2008 Winner of the award of Lithuanian Academy of Science for research achievements ?Tree of life? 2008 nominated by Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation for the Louis Janet Price for Medicine 2009 2007 The award of the best scientist of Kaunas Univ. of Medicine 2006 The award of the best scientist of Kaunas Univ. of Medicine 2005 The award of the best scientist of Kaunas Univ. of Medicine 2006 R Bares international award for the best international publication from East-Central Europe in Gastroenterology and Hepatology during 2004–2005. (Gastroenterology, 2005, IF=13.0) 2005–2006 Award and Diploma of Lithuanian Ministry of Education for Leonardo Da Vinci project LT/03PL/3/0564 ?Training of young medical specialists in EU countries according requirements of Lithuanian labor market. 2006 Diploma of Austrian Ministry of Education for Leonardo Da Vinci project LT/03PL/3/0564 ?Training of young medical specialists in EU countries according requirements of Lithuanian labor market. 2003 5th Eurpean Bridging Meeting in Gastroenterology, Bratislava. The 3rd award for the best poster. 2005 7th Eurpean Bridging Meeting in Gastroenterology, Magdeburg. The 1st award for the best oral presentation. 2007 11th UEGW congress, Paris, 1st-2nd award for the best oral presentation in plenary session.

Affiliation: since 1994 Chairman of the Lithuanian H.pylori group since 1993 OMGE since 1992 Chairman of the Kaunas Society of Gastroenterology since 2003 President of the Kaunas Club of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy 1993–2005 Vice-President of the Lithuanian Association of Gastroenterology since 1984 Lithuanian Internists? Society (member of the Kaunas Chapter Board since 1995, Vice-president since 2004) 1989–1994 Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Society of Cardiology since 1990 Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Medical Association (coordinator for international affairs since 2004) 1994–1998 International Gastro-Surgical Club 1991–1997 Association of Medical Education in Europe since 1991 Association of Medical Schools in Europe (member of student exchange committee 1993–1995) since 2004 UEMS European Board of Gastroenterology, (observer since 1997) since 2007 National Representative of the UEMS Executive committee since 2001 National Coordinator of the European Crohn?s and colitis association since 2007 European Association of Study of Liver diseases since 2008 President of Lithuanian Gastroenterological Association

Editor, Member of Editorial Board: since 2006 Member of Editorial Board of Word Journal of Gastroenterolo­gy?(ISI Web of Science) since 2008 Member of Editorial Board of ?Journal of Global Infections? since 2008 Member of Editorial Board of ?Gastroenterology Research? (McGill university press, Canada) since 2001 Deputy Editor of Journal ?MEDICINA? (ISI Web of Science), since 2007 Member of Editorial Board of ?Veterinarija ir Zootechnika? (ISI Web of Science, Lithuania) since 2006 Member of Editorial Board of ?Rocz Akad Med Bialymst? (Poland, PubMed) since 2006 Editor of Journal ?Gastroenterologija ir Hepatologija? (in Lithuanian) since 2003 Member of Editorial Board of the journals: ?Folia Gastroenterologica and Hepatologica? (Czech, Elsevier) since 2000 Member of Global Faculty of Internet journal GastroHep.com (): ?Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy?, (Blackwell Science)

Other activities: since 1996 Member of Senate of Kaunas University of Medicine since 2001 Member of Medical Faculty Board of Kaunas University of Medicine 1994–2002 Member the Board of Kaunas University of Medicine (Chairman of Ethics Committee1997–2000) since1994 Chairman of Open Fundation of Kaunas University of Medicine 1995–1997 Member of Lithuanian Pharmacological Committee since 1999 Consultant ? gastroenterologist of Lithuanian Ministry of Health 1993–1997 National co-ordinator of EU Hospital committee HOPE exchange program since 1997 National co-ordinator of Nordic-Baltic H.pylori Study Group 1990–2002 Co-ordinator of Danish-Lithuanian medical students exchange program since 2004 Member of Lithuanian committee of Pharmacological safety of registered drugs 2004 President of 6th European Bridging Meeting in Gastroenterology, Kaunas