Assoc. Prof. Jacek Kołcz, MD, PhD,

Jagiellonian University in Krakow

  • senior academic staff member, Department of Pediatric Cardiosurgery, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • underwent courses in the field of cardiac surgery in Poland, USA, Germany, Italy and Canada;
  • a consultant and a lecturer in the Department of Cardiac Surgery of Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany (2016),
  • a pediatric surgery (2001) and a cardiac surgery (2006) specialist, European specialization in the field of cardio- and thoracic surgery (Vienna 2009);
  • the winner of a prestigious award: Congenital Heart Surgery Investigator Award – Switzerland, Geneva, 2010.


  • Georg August Universiy Göttingen, Germany; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1994),
  • University of Würzburg, Germany, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1995),
  • General Surgery Rupecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany, Department of Surgery (1996).
  • Advanced International Course Transplant Procurement & Management, University of Barcelona (1997).
  • The Department of the Pediatric Heart Surgery of duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA (2004),
  • Developing the Academic Surgeon – a course by American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Canada (2004)
  • European School for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Bergamo, Italy (2008)
  • Ipocrates International Course: Cardiovascular Intensive Care in Neonates and Children (2009),
  • Courses: Pediatric Advanced Life Support as well as Advanced Circulatory Life Support, American Heart Association (2009),
  • Certificate in advanced methods of statistical analysis in the field of biomedical sciences (2010),
  • Internship at Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiology of the Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (2011),
  • Certified lecturer of educational techniques (2011),
  • Special Education certificate – Problem Based Learning (2012)

Member of scientific societies:

  • Polish Cardiac Society,
  • European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery,
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society


  • Congenital Heart Surgery Investigator Award – Switzerland, Geneva, 2010.
  • Award of prof. Z. Religa in cardiac surgery, Poland, Zabrze, 2011