Kulczycki, Lukasz, 1911-2018

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Kulczycki, Lukasz, 1911-2018

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  • Lucas Kulczycki
  • Łukasz Kulczycki
  • Luke Kulczycki

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Lukasz (a.k.a. Łukasz, Lucas) Kulczycki was born on August 19, 1911, in Jurampol, Poland (Ternopil region in the present-day Ukraine) to parents Ludwik and Rozalia (nee Stabiszewska) Kulczycki.

Lukasz Kulczycki obtained his post-secondary education in Lwow, Poland. He graduated from Lwow University as a Doctor of Bacteriology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine through the Academy of Veterinary Medicine in Lwow in 1936.

At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, Łukasz Kulczycki was in his second year of Law at Uniwersytet Jana Kazimierza in Lwow. He crossed over the Carpathian Mountains on foot, making his way to Hungary. From there, he made his way to France and then to Liverpool in 1940, where he served in the Polish Armed Forces. He studied in Pediatrics at the University of London, England, and received a degree in Public Health and Pediatrics. In 1943, he began his studies at the Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he received his medical degree in [1945].
Dr. Kulczycki immigrated to Canada in 1950. He lived in Swan River, Manitoba, where he served as a Medical Director at the Department of Health until 1953. He then moved to the United States, where he developed an eminent career as a pediatrician specializing in cystic fibrosis. He worked in pediatrics at the Boston Children’s Medical Center, and was an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He was the Clinical Director at what was at the time called the State Institution for Retarded Children,* and the consulting pediatrician in cystic fibrosis in the state of Maine. He also served as Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical School, specializing in cystic fibrosis, and as the Director of Cystic Fibrosis Program at the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr Kulczycki was the founder and first president of the Polish American Health Association (PAHA), which was incorporated in 1992.
Dr. Kulczycki died on May 3, 2018 in McLean, Virginia, USA.

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Jurampol, Poland
Ternopil, Ukraine
Lwow, Poland
Edinburgh, Scotland
London, England
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Swan River, Manitoba
Boston, Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
McLean, Virginia

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  1. PAHAUSA. “PAHA History.” http://pahausa.org/about-us/paha-history. Accessed April 10, 2018.
  2. Polonia Reporter. “Our Man of Science.” Polonia Reporter No. 3. 1962. Accessed at http://pahausa.org/about-us/paha-history/ on April 10, 2018.
  3. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Newsroom. “Cystic Fibrosis Pioneer Celebrates 100th Birthday.” August 19, 2011. https://www.medstargeorgetown.org/2011/08/19/cystic-fibrosis-pioneer-celebrates-100th-birthday/
    Accessed April 10, 2018.

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