3rd October 2019
Prof. dr hab. Jacek Manitius

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Manitius has been appointed as the Vice-Rector for Collegium Medicum. His term of office began on 1 December 2019. Prof. Manitius took over the post after prof. dr hab. Grażyna Odrowąż-Sypniewska, who is now retired.

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Manitius graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical Academy in Gdańsk, where he worked for over twenty years – first in the Department of Internal Diseases, and then in the Department of Renal Diseases. His cooperation with NCU Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz (formerly: Ludwik Rydygier Medical University) began in 1998, when he was commissioned to establish and manage the Department of Nephrology and Internal Diseases.
Over the next few years, the unit expanded its scope of activity to include the treatment of and research into arterial hypertension. The department currently holds the title of a „Hypertension Excellence Centre” awarded by the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).

Prof. Manitius specialises in internal diseases, nephrology, hypertensiology and clinical transplantology. He also completed postgraduate studies in the management of healthcare institutions at the Department of Economy and Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He has worked as an academic teacher from 1975 until today. He completed international fellowships at Abteilung für Nephrologie, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover (1980-81), the Department of Physiology, University of Birmingham (1985), and the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Toronto (1991-92).

Since 1998, Prof. Manitius has been acting as the regional medical consultant for nephrology. In the years 2010-2013, he served as the President of the Polish Society of Nephrology; currently, he holds an Honorary Membership. In the period 2014-2018, he was the acting head and then director for healthcare services at the Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz. Since September 2016, Prof. Manitius has been serving as the Rector’s Deputy for Clinical Affairs at NCU Collegium Medicum.