Professor Rudolf KLIMEK, D.h.c., M.D., Ph.D., FWLA

 Let a man be born at his own due time.
  1. Education 
  2. Scholarships and/or main visits 1964-1986:
  3. Academic appointments: 
  4. Hospital appointments:
  5. Memberships: 
  6. Honorary member of: 
  7. Main Awards:
  8. Publications:
  9. Active presentations at World Congresses:
  10. Editorial Board member of:
  11. Main Scientific Achievements:
  12. Biographical notes:


          The childbirth at the individual term with use of the new technology"(full text articles)

          Practical application of the birth prognosis program



Born: December, 12, 1932, Cracow, Poland. 

Family: married - Ewa Kownacka-Klimek, M.D. April, 21, 1961; 
son - Marek Klimek, M.D. Ph.D. hab., born October, 8, 1964. 


9/1950-9/1955 physician diploma with distinction, Medical Faculty of Jagiellonian University (JU), Cracow 

9/1952-9/1957 biochemical investigator, Department of Biochemistry, JU 

4/1960 1-st level of specialization as obstetrician and gynecologist 

2/1961 M.D., JU 

4/1963 2-nd level of specialization as obstetrician and gynecologist 

6/1964 habilitation (Ph.D.habilitated) in Ob/Gyn, JU 

6/1965 specialization as endocrinologist 

6/1972 extraordinary professor of medicine 

4/1980 ordinary professor of medicine 

10/2000 doctor honoris causa of Silesian University School of Medicine 

Scholarships and/or main visits 1964-1986: 

Abderhalden's Institute of Enzymology and Biochemistry - Basel, 

Biochemical Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Prague, 

Departments of Ob/Gyn: Basel, Liestal, Vienna, Leningrad, Prague, SUNY at Stony Brook, Charlottesville, Milwaukee, Houston, Philadelphia, Munchen, London, Rome, Paris. 

Neuroendocrinological Labs.: New Orlean. 

Department of Biochemistry and Radiology: SUNY at Stony Brook, 

Department of Legal Medicine: Fort Worth, 

Department of Clinical Pharmacology: University of Bern, Switzerland. 

Academic appointments: 

9/1952- 9/1957 Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, JU 

9/1957-10/1964 Senior Assistant, Department of Ob/Gyn, JU 

10/1964- 6/1967 Assistant Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, JU 

6/1967- 6/1972 Associate Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, JU 

6/1972- 4/1980 Extraordinary Professor of Medical Sciences, JU 

9/1975/- 9/1981 Dean, School of Nursing, JU 

1/1981-11/1986 Scientific Board of Polish Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 

9/1981-10/1987 Central Commission for Approval of Scientific Degrees in Poland 

4/1980- Ordinary Professor of Medical Sciences, JU 

Hospital appointments: 

9/1957- 9/1965 Clinical Investigator, JU 

9/1965- 9/1969 Chief, Central Endocrine Lab., JU 

7/1969-10/1974 & 

9/1982- 9/1992 Chairman, Institute of Ob/Gyn, JU, Cracow 

9/1969- 9/1992 Head, Department of Endocrinology, Institute of Ob/Gyn, JU 

9/1992- Chairman, Univ. Chair and Department of Endocrinology and Fertility, JU 

9/1992- Director, Univ. Ob/Gyn Chairs and Departments, JU 


1955 Polish Biochemical Society 

1957 Polish Gynecological Society 

1959 Polish Endocrine Society 

1974 Polish Physician Society 

1963 International Society for Biochemical Pharmacology 

1965 International Society of Endocrinology 

1966 European Society for Clinical Investigations 

1970 French Endocrine Society 

1972 American Association for the Advancement of Science 

1978 New York Academy of Science 

1982-1985 FIGO Scientific Board 

1985 American Fertility Society 

1985-1994 FIGO Executive Board 

1986-1991 EAGO Executive Board 

1986 International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine 

1988 President of Polish Gynecologists' World Club 

1988 V-Chairman of FIGO Study Group of Assessment of New Technology 
          in Obstetrics and Gynecology 

1989 International Biographical Centre Advisory Council, Honorary 

1990 International Academy of Geocancerology and Environment 

1991 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 

1991 Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine 

1992-1995 ISPPM President 

1992 American Biographical Institute, Board of Governor 

1992 Fellow of World Literary Academy 

1992 World Institute of Ecology and Cancer 

1993-1995 Tutorial Systems International, 

1993-1997 Board of UPIGO and UMES 

1994 European College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ECOG 

1994 World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) 

1995 Int. Assoc. For Advanced Technology in OB/GYN/Perinatology 

1995 European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology 

1995 Life Fellowship of the World Literary Academy 

1995 Interuniversity Board of NMR Centre 

1997 FIGO Expert Advisory Panel on Maternal & Perinatal Health & Obstetrics

1998 International Academy of Human Reproduction

1998 Federation Internationale de Gynecologie Infantile et Juvenile (FIGIJ)

Honorary member of: 

1983 Hungarian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

1983 Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

1988 Polish Gynecological Society 

1989 Croatian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 

1989 Israeli Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics 

1990 German Ob/Gyn Society 

1993 Bohemica (Czech) Ob/Gyn Society 

1995 Slovak Ob/Gyn Society 

1996 Polish Medical Society of Magnetic Resonance 

2000 Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology 

Main Awards: 

1969 Medal for Exemplary Services, Polish Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 

1972 Individual 1-st grade scientific Award, Polish Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 

1975 Bachelor's Cross of Polonia Restituta 

1975 Academia Medica Cracoviensis - Signum Memoriale Copernicanum Adiudicat 

1976 & 1977 Individual 1-st grade educational Award, Polish Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 

1978 Gold Medal of Cracow City 

1983 Order of Merit of Opole, Poland 

1984 Order of Merit of Cracow County 

1986 Medal of World Polonia 

1987 Order of Merit of Koszalin County 

1989 Medal of University Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow 

1989 Gold Medal of Jerusalem City 

1991 Walter Stoeckel Medal of Kiel University 

1993 Medal of Gőttingen University

1995 Medal of Academia Medica,Lublin

1988 Medal of Academia Medica Vratislaviensis Polonia 

1997/1998 International Man of the Year (Cambridge, England)

2000 Medal of honor for invaluable contributions EAGO/EBCOG

2000 Decree of Merit for outstanding contribution to medicine and science, Int.Biographical 

Centre Cambridge, England


Editor, author and co-author of over 480 publications (papers, reviews and 45 books in the field of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, endocrinology, internal medicine, sexuology and physiology).

Active presentations at World Congresses: 

Pharmacology-Prague, 1963

Cytology-London, 1972

Gynecology-Moscow, 1976; Tokyo, 1979; San Francisco, 1982; Rio de Janeiro, 1988; Singapore, 1992; Montreal, 1994

Endocrinology-Melbourne, 1980

Fertility and Sterility-Madrid, 1980; Caracas, 1992

Gynecologic Endoscopy-Washington, 1983

Prenatal Psychology and Medicine-Badgastein, 1986; Jerusalem, 1989; Cracow, 1992; Heidelberg, 1995

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine-New York, 1987 and San Francisco, 1988

Ultrasound in Ob/Gyn-Bonn, 1992; Las Vegas, 1993; Budapest, 1994

Editorial Board member of: 

Ginekologia Polska, Peptides USA, Int. J. Gynecol. Obstet. USA, Int. J. Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, Ginekologia Praktyczna, Kliniczna Perinatologiai Ginekologia, Archivio di Ostetricia e Ginecologia, Int. J. Médecine Biologie Environnement, Archives of Perinatal Medicine, Neuroendocrinology Letters, Italian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Polish Journal of Gynaecological Investigation, Polski Przeglšd Ginekologiczny(Polish Gyneacological Review),.

Main Scientific Achievements: 

  1. Discovery of sulfur bacteria cytochrome (co-author)-1954
  2. Introduction (for the first time in the world) of hypothalamic hormones in medicine and synthetic ACTH in obstetrics-1960
  3. Elaboration of enzymatic monitoring of pregnancy (oxytocin-oxytocinase system) and hormonal management of labor and delivery-1960
  4. Description of hypothalamic post-pregnancy syndrome-1963
  5. Indication of neurohormonal conditions of uterine cervix carcinogenesis-1963
  6. Demonstration of different reactions of cervical vessels to the hypothalamic hormones stimuli in precancerous and cancerous stages of uterine cervix-1963
  7. Practical application of relative duration of human pregnancy and its relation to the induction of labor-1965
  8. Elaboration of principles in connected conservative-surgical induction of ovulation-1972
  9. Description of neoplasms as natural, biological dissipative structures-1977
  10. Thermodynamic theory of health and disease-1978
  11. Introduction of short-term bromocriptine therapy in induction of ovulation in normoprolactinemic women-1979
  12. Bringing into gynecological practice of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods with nuclear magnetic resonance-1980
  13. Immunotherapy of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia-1985
  14. Patent - Computerized prediction of fetal birth-date and weight-1992


Biographical notes: 

  1. World Who's Who in science from antiquity to the present. Allen G. Debus (ed), Chicago, 1968
  2. Who's Who in the World, 5th ed. Marquis, 1980/1981 ... 1995/1996
  3. International Who's Who in Medicine, London, 1986
  4. Who's Who in Polish Medicine, 1987
  5. Men of Achievement 1988
  6. Honorary member of International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, 1989
  7. Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, 1992
  8. Longman Reference on Research Database and CD ROM, 1993-1995
  9. International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, 1994-1995
  10. Five Thousand Personalities of the World, 1994
  11. Who's Who in America, 1995
  12. Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1995
  13. International Leader in Achievement, 1995
  14. 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century, 1998, Cambridge, England
  15. 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, 2000, Cambridge, England
  16. Outstanding People of the 20th Century, 2000, Cambridge, England