Vol 15, No 1 (2022)
Biographic note
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Leading figures in Polish Nephrology. Part II – Dr. Sławomir Bautembach

Janusz Ostrowski12, Bolesław Rutkowski32
DOI: 10.5603/RDTF.2022.0005
Renal Disease and Transplantation Forum 2022;15(1):58-62.


Following the example of the series of publications on honorary members of the Polish Society of Nephrology, in the second issue of Forum Nefrologiczne published in 2021, we launched a new series titled “Meritorious to Polish Nephrology,” which is a title awarded under the statute of the Society. The first figure presented was Dr. Zbigniew Fałda, one of the pioneers of dialysis treatment in Poland and a member of the team that performed Warsaw’s first hemodialysis session in 1959. In this article, we set to shed light on Sławomir Bautembach, Ph.D., who sadly passed away in 2021. Although not a medical doctor, he worked for the Medical Academy in Gdańsk, cooperated with the Clinic of Renal Diseases, held the position of the Academy’s administrative director, and closely cooperated with the National Coordinator for the Development of Dialysis Treatment. Consequently, it must be said that his input in the development of nephrology, and especially dialysis treatment in Poland, though different than that of dr. Fałda’s, was still significant.

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