Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Warsaw (Poland), 1977; cardiology. Died Feb. 16, 2021, aged 69. Survived by his wife Monika, 1 son and 2 grandchildren. “After completing medical school in Poland, Wlodek received his PhD in cardiovascular physiology and went on to lecture across Europe, winning research and teaching awards from the European Society of Cardiology and the Polish Heart Association. He published extensively, including many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 1988 he and Monika made the difficult decision to uproot their lives in Poland and move to Canada for an invited post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary. Out of dedication and devotion to his family, Wlodek decided to retrain as a physician in Canada, completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Manitoba and then his cardiology residency at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He worked for over 20 years as a cardiologist in Manitoba. There, he attended in the coronary care units at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, where he was known as a devoted teacher. He had clinic practices at the Manitoba Clinic and then the Victoria General Hospital until he retired in 2020.”

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